Ministry of Labour and Employment vide notification dated December 29, 2017 has amended the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Central Rules, 2017. Vide this amendment-
· In Rule 2(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;
· for Rule 56, the following 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.”;
· Form XXIII which relates to return to be sent by the contractor to the licensing officer and Form XXIV which relates to Annual Returns of principal employer to be sent to the registering officer shall be omitted.