The Employee's Compensation (Amendment ) Act, 2017 issued by Ministry of Law and Justice


The Employee's Compensation (Amendment ) Act, 2017 issued by Ministry of Law and Justice
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Dear all,

Your association is forwarding herewith a Notification bearing No. 11 of 2017, dtd: 12/04/2017 issued by Ministry of Law and Justice, Legislative Department on “The Employee’s Compensation (Amendment ) Act, 2017. The copy of the Notification is enclosed herewith for your ready reference. The salient features of the notification are as follows:-

  1. In the Employee's Compensation Act, 1923 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), after section 17, the following section shall be inserted, namely:—

"17A. Every employer shall immediately at the time of employment of an employee, inform the employee of his rights to compensation under this Act, in writing as well as through electronic means, in English or Hindi or in the official language of the area of employment, as may be understood by the employee.".

  1. In the principal Act, in section 18A, in sub-section (1),—

               i.  in clause (d), for the word and figures "section 16,", the words and figures "section 16, or" shall be substituted;

              ii.  After clause (d), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:—

                "(e) fails to inform the employee of his rights to compensation as required under section 17A,";

                 (iii) in the long line, for the words "which may extend to five thousand rupees", the words "which shall not be less than fifty thousand rupees but which may extend to one lakh rupees" shall be substituted.

For more information please go through the notification.

Thanking you,
With regards,

For Silvassa Industries & Manufacturers Association

Narendra Trivedi,
Secretary 


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