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West Bengal Guidelines to Settle the Bonus Dues


Contents News/Article Date: 15th September 2023

Relating to which Act: The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965         

Penalty under the Act: Offences and Penalties:1000 or both. In case of failure to comply with the directions or requisitions made, then the penalty is imprisonment for six months or may impose a fine of Rs. 1000 or both.

Applicable to which State: West Bengal

Type: Government of West Bengal, Labour Department, Notification No. Labr/853/LC-IR/22013/56/2019 dated 15th September 2023 issued by Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of West Bengal

Pertains to: Employers and Employees of the State of West Bengal

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It is a well-conceived fact that any kind of violations in the context of labour laws in India is taken very seriously by the authorities so much so that prosecution and penalties follow even for minor violations if, in the least, it is disregarded or neglected by any establishments, small, medium and large.

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And in this instance: The Governor of West Bengal makes an appeal to all Employers and Employees of the State covered under the payment of Bonus Act, 1965 as amended by the payment of bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 to stick to the guidelines while settling the legitimate dues of workers in respect of payment of bonus, in view of ensuing Durga Puja for the year 2023 in terms of the said act, in the interest of maintenance of industrial peace and harmony.

Subject: West Bengal –Appeal by Governor to all Employers and Employees of the State covered under the payment of Bonus Act, 1965


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