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Feb 2, 2022 | Posted by Admin

Puducherry Introduces Single Return Form and Integrated Register Form for Employers

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The Government of Puducherry vide an Order dated 29th November 2021 issues the simplifying procedure for furnishing of common periodical Return in Form – I and Integrated Register in Form – II and Form – III as a part of Ease of Doing Business for furnishing of return and integrated registers by establishments under various labour laws.

In pursuance of implementation of the “Business Reform Action Ease of Doing Business " as formulated by the Government of India;  the Government of Puducherry has formulated Simplification of procedure for furnishing of Consolidated Annual Return and Integrated Register electronically by an Establishment under various Labour Laws.

The integrated registers provided under the proposed Order will facilitate ease of compliance, maintenance, and inspection, and will also make the information provided there under easily accessible to the public through electronic means thereby increasing transparency.

Employers, who are liable to submit annual return and maintain registers under Puducherry Shops and Establishments Act 1964, Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition Act) 1970; Inter State Migrant Workers' (Regulation of Employment) Act 1979; Payment of Wages Act 1936; Industrial Disputes Act 1947; Minimum Wages Act 1948; Maternity Benefit Act 1961; Payment of Bonus Act 1965; Payment of Gratuity Act 1972; and Motor Transport Workers Act 1961 shall use only the following 3 Forms instead of a dozen of Forms under the said 10 Acts-

1.Form I- Annual Return: for the financial year ending 31st March, annual return in Form I may be prepared by an employer and shall be filed only through online.
2.Form II and Form III- Integrated Register: Form – Form II and Form – III together, may be maintained by an employer and shall be filed only through online.
3.Where an employer furnishes Return in Form – I  and maintains Integrated Register in Form – II and Form – III together , nothing contained under the above Acts / Rules shall render himself liable to any penalty.
4.If any employer fails to furnish periodical Return for the end of the financial year 31st March, on or before 30th April, or on the date so specified under any Act or Rule in Form – I to the Inspector; he shall render himself liable to penalty under the relevant provision of law, after a due Notice is served on him giving him an opportunity.
5.If any employer fails to maintain and produce Integrated Register in Form – II and Form -III together, to the Inspector on demand in complete shape, he shall render himself liable to penalty under the relevant provision of law, after a due Notice is served on him giving him an opportunity.

Courtesy : Government of Puducherry Labour Department




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