February 2018

Online Submission of FORM 5A Under EPF

As per EPFO circular dated 25th January 2018, that every employer in relation to a factory or other establishment to which the Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 applies, shall furnish online/electronically in Form No. 5A, particulars of all branches and departments, owners, occupiers, Directors, Partners, Manager or any other person or persons who have the ultimate control over the affairs of such factory or establishment and also furnish details of changes in such particulars within 15 days of such change. E-sign facility has been provided to the employers for online submission of Form No. 5A. EPFO or PF Office has also stated that Offline/Physical submission of Form No. 5A stands discontinued. Details for online submission of Form No. 5A are available on the website of the EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organization). EPFO or PF Field offices have also been directed to not ask hard copies in case of submission of form 5A with digital/e-signatures by employers

Form 5A


Provision of Two Dispensary/IMP under ESIC

ESIC vide circular dated 07th February 2018, introduced additional benefits to all Insured Women/ Insured Persons to choose two dispensaries/IMP’s through an employer which includes one for self and one for their families. For further details please find the attached notification for your reference.

Regulatory Alert ESI


The Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Fund (Amendment) Act, 2018 Notification

As per the notification dated 30th Jan 2018 the Government of Tamil Nadu has amended The Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1972. The amendment now states that any person in supervisory capacity drawing wages exceeding fifteen thousand rupees per mensem will be excluded from the coverage of the Act. This extends only to the state of Tamilnadu.

The Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Fund (Amendment) Act, 2018 Notification