Ministry of Labour and Employment vide notification dated December 29, 2017 has further amended the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules, 1971. Vide this amendment-
· In Rule 17, in sub-rule (1), for the words and figure “in Form I”, the words and figures “in Form XIII annexed to the Rationalisation of Forms and Reports under Certain Labour Laws Rules, 2017” shall be substituted;
· In Rule 82-
i. for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, which reads as- Every principal employer and contractor shall file a Unified Annual Return online in Form XIV annexed to the Rationalisation of Forms and Reports under Certain Labour Laws Rules, 2017, on the Shram Suvidha Portal of the Central Government in the Ministry of Labour and Employment on or before the 1st day of February following the end of the year to which it relates.”
ii. sub-rule (2) which relates to ‘Every principal employer of a registered establishment shall send annually a return in Form XXV (in duplicate) so as to reach the Registering Officer concerned not later than the 15th February following the end of the year to which it relates’ shall be omitted;
· Form XXIV which relates to return to be sent by the contractor to the licensing officer and Form XXV which relates to Annual Returns of principal employer to be sent to the registering officer shall be omitted.