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Mandatory Online Filing Of Unified Annual Return Under Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act 1970

Making filing of Unified Annual Return mandatorily online under the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 (37 of 1970):-

Ministry of Labour and Employment Notification G.S.R. 1594(E) dated the 29th December, 2017.—Whereas, a draft of certain rules further to amend the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules,1971, was published, as required by sub-section (1) of section 35 of the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 (37 of 1970) vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 1334(E), dated the 27th October, 2017, inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby before the expiry of thirty days from the date on which the copies of the Official Gazette containing the said notification were made available to the public;

And whereas, the copies of the said Official Gazette were made available to the public on the 27th October, 2017;

And whereas, no objections and suggestions were received from public on the said draft rules;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 35 of the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 (37 of 1970), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, further to amend the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules,1971, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central (Second Amendment) Rules, 2017.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their final publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules, 1971,—

(a) in rule 17, in sub-rule (1), for the words and figure “in Form I”, the words and figures “in Form XIII annexed to the Rationalisation of Forms and Reports under Certain Labour Laws Rules, 2017” shall be substituted;

(b) in rule 82,—
(i) for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:— 
“(1) Every principal employer and contractor shall file a Unified Annual Return online in Form XIV annexed to the Rationalisation of Forms and Reports under Certain Labour Laws Rules, 2017, on the Shram Suvidha Portal of the Central Government in the Ministry of Labour and Employment on or before the 1st day of February following the end of the year to which it relates.”; 
(ii) sub-rule (2) shall be omitted;
(c) Form XXIV and Form XXV shall be omitted.



Note: The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules, 1971 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide notification number G.S.R. 191, dated the 10th February, 1971 and lastly amended vide notification number G.S.R. 1128(E), dated the 5th September, 2017.

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