Maharashtra- Employees' Compensation Act Amendment
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The Industries, Energy and Labour Department of the Government of Maharashtra, on the 21st of January, 2021, announced that it intends to amend the Schedule II of the Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923 to expand its beneficiary base to include persons “employed in any capacity, directly or through any agency, in any shop or establishment to which the provisions of the Maharashtra Shops and Establishments Act, 2017 applies”

Like all other amendments, the decision will be taken into consideration for final implementation at the end of three months from the date of issuance of the notice in the Maharashtra Government Gazette (i.e. 21st April, 2021) and all objections and suggestions received by the Principal Labour Secretary of the Industries, Energy and Labour Department till then shall also be taken into due consideration.

The Government of Maharashtra vide notification no.PFT-1221/C.R.3/Taxation-3 has amended the Maharashtra State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings And Employments Rules, 1975. As per the notification, for providing permanent account number or tax deduction and collection account number under rule 4A, it is added that when a company applies for a certificate of registration or enrollment, it shall provide the Permanent Account Number (PAN) or Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number (TAN) under the Income Tax Act, 1961 of all the directors and authorized signatory of the Company. Furthermore, the provision for the exhibition of certificates under rule 8 has been deleted.

Principal Secretary (Labour)

Government of Maharashtra

Industries, Energy and Labour Department, Mantralaya

Madam Cama Marg,

Hutatma Rajguru Chowk,

Mumbai- 400032.


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