Government of Punjab amends Self Certification Scheme

Nov 06, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The State Government of Punjab on November 01, 2019, has made amendments in the Self Certification Scheme for Industries and Employers under various Central and State laws.

To simplify the Self Certification Scheme for Industries and Employers under various Central and State laws, the following changes are made:

(1) Self Certification Scheme would be mandatory hereinafter for Startups, MSME, IT/ITES, Life Sciences and Biotechnology and other such categories except for certain categories of industries based on risk profiling. 

(2) Requirement of furnishing bank guarantee as provided under clause 6 of the earlier Notification dated December 06, 2013 has been omitted.

This Scheme has been introduced to streamline the implementation of various Labour Laws in the State of Punjab and also to facilitate the employers and entrepreneurs. The objective of this Scheme is to curtail visits of Government officials for inspection and to reduce visits of entrepreneurs to Government Offices, by automatising approval and regulatory compliances.

This Scheme will be valid for following Acts and Rules made there under:

i. Factories Act, 1948.

ii. Punjab Shops & Commercial Establishment Act, 1958.

iii. Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970. 

iv. Employees Compensation Act, 1923.

v. Minimum Wages Act, 1948.

vi. Payment of Wages Act, 1936.

vii. Payment of Bonus Act, 1965.

viii. Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972.

ix. The Motor Transport Workers Act ,1961

x. Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946.

xi. Punjab Industrial Establishment (National and Festival Holidays and Casual and Sick Leave) Act, 1965. 

xii. Punjab Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1965.

xiii. Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.

xiv. Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986.

xv. The Building and Other Construction Workers' (Regulation of Employment & Conditions of Service) Act, 1996.

xvi. The Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Cess Act, 1996.

[Notification No. 06/03/2013-4L/1605789]


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