Shri Bandaru Dattatreya
formally launched, here today, the facility for filing Single online common
return on Shram suvidha Portal in place of filing separate
Returns under eight Labour Laws. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Dattatreya, the
Minister of State(IC),Labour and Employment(L&E) said that the facility
will help in effective implementation of Labour Laws. This service will reduce
the transaction costs of business and make it easy and convenient to meet their
obligations. Thus it will not only help create better environment for business
but will also motivate the informal economy to get formalized, the Minister
Earlier briefing on the facility, Shri Shankar Aggarwal, Secretary L&E
said ,this is a big milestone in the history of the Ministry. This will enable
establishments to file annual returns 24x7 with transparency and
accountability. Shri Manish Gupta, JS made a presentation on the facility.
The ShramSuvidhaWeb-Portal was
earlier launched by the Prime Minister on 16.10.2014 and the facility for
allotment of LIN (16.10.2014) and the Transparent Inspection Scheme
(26.10.2014) were activated on the Web-Portal since then. Now moving ahead,
Ministry of Labour & Employment has formally launched the facility for filing
Online Single Return under the 8 Central Rules through the ShramSuvidha Portal.
The eight Labour Laws, covered in the Common Return are:
(1). The Payment of Wages Act, 1936
(2). The Minimum Wages Act, 1948
(3). The Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition)
(4). The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (RE&CS) Act,
(5). The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
(6). The Industrial Disputes Act 1947
(7). The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965.
(8). The Building and Other Construction workers
(Regulation of Employment & Conditions of Service) Act, 1996
Necessary amendment in the
Rules to enable establishments to file Single Unified Return has been notified.
Now, instead of multiple returns under the above Acts (and sometimes more than
one Return in a year), the units need to e-file a Single
Unified Annual return.
The Ministry of Labour &
Employment developed a unified Web Portal ‘ShramSuvidha
Portal’, catering to four major Organisations under the Ministry of Labour&
Employment, namely Office of Chief Labour Commissioner
(Central), Directorate General of Mines Safety, Employees’ Provident Fund
Organization and Employees’ State Insurance Corporation. The 4 main features of
this Portal are:
Ø Unique labour identification number (LIN) is allotted to Units to
facilitate online registration
Ø Filing of self-certified and simplified Single Online Return by the
establishments. Units will only file a single consolidated Return online
instead of filing separate Returns.
Ø Transparent Labour inspection scheme through computerized system
based on risk based criteria and uploading the inspection reports within 72
hours by the Labour inspectors.
Ø Timely redressal of grievances will be ensured with the help of the