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SGJMA requested for deferment in Gatepass system “प्रvesh” implementation


Contents News/Article Date: 28th September 2023

Relating to which Act:  SEEPZ Special Economic Zone, Office of Zonal Development Commissioner

(Maharashtra, Goa, Union Territory of Daman, Diu & Dadra Nagar Haveli)

Penalty under the Act: SEEPZ is a high security entry zone. Employees of all companies need to have permanent SEEPZ gate pass to gain entry inside SEEPZ (including the Custodian’s office, Bank, including Customs officials who police the SEEPZ complex).

Applicable to which State:  Santa Cruz Electronic Export Processing Zone (SEEPZ) was set up on 1st May, 1973 as uni-product EPZ exclusively for manufacture and export of electronic items in an area of 100 acres (which was later increase to 110 acres) of land leased through the Maharashtra Industrial Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), Andheri (East), which over the years has become a land mark of Mumbai.

Type: Government of India, Office of the Development Commissioner, SEEPZ Special Economic Zone Authority, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Notice No. SECU/11011/1/2022 dated 28th September 2023

Pertains to:

Total Operational Units In 37 SEZS And EOUS
FY 2020-21 FY 2020-21
Pvt. SEZS 574
EOUS 279
Total 1,152


Relevance of this news: Karma Global is in the business of HR Services, Payroll, Outsourcing and Regulatory Compliances right from its inception in 2004 and since then, has brought in a lot of efficiencies and technological upgradations with experts on its roll, to ease the hassles of Payroll Processing, Temp Staffing, On-boarding, Employee Life Cycle, Statutory, Regulatory and Payroll compliances by providing customized solutions to all its elite clients.

Now Karma Global is also fully into labour compliances for nearly 18 years and is helping both establishments and workers for fulfilment of obligations as per the laws of the land.  It has over 200 staff, both direct and indirect on its rolls and operates on pan India basis.  Recently, it has diversified into foreign shores as well, into countries like US, UK, UAE, Canada, Philippines, and Asia for handling payroll, outsourcing, recruitment and governance.

Karma Global has a lot of clients operating in the Special Economic Zone in the various States and its expert staff keep on visiting the clients in these zones for handling the compliance work at hand.

And in the current instance: Para01 of the Circular may be read as-

“In supersession of procedure set out in Circular No.04 dated23.05.2017, following comprehensive guidelines /procedure will come into force w.e.f. 13thOctober, 2023 in order to implement new Gatepass system “प्रVESH” in a phased manner: a. Units shall apply on or before 06th October, 2023 for all permanent Gatepass of employees and vehicles expiring by 30thSeptember, 2023, accordingly, the passes expired between 05th September to 30th September will be valid till 12th October, 2023 and

  1. All passes of exiting Gatepass system which are valid till 31thOctober, 2023 shall have to apply before 20th October, 2023 in new system “प्रVESH” and
  2. All other permanent passes having validity beyond 31st October,2023 in existing Gatepass system shall have to apply on or before 31thOctober and Old Passes will be discontinued after receiving the “प्रVESH” gate pass. Old Gatepasses with any validity will not be accepted after 30th November 2023 and the person will not be allowed to enter in SEEPZ, SEZ Premises. d. Daily gate-pass will be in issued by “प्रVESH” Gatepass system only from 13thOctober, 2023.

Subject: SGJMA requested for deferment in Gatepass system “प्रvesh” implementation


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