Corporate Updates – 08-04-2015

Minimum Wages in Delhi:

Delhi Government has increased roughly about 5% in minimum wages for all categories of labourers in the city. The government notified revised monthly wages for "unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled" workers and the revised wage structure applies to eight-and-a-half hours of daily work. Employers violating the rule will face action from the department of labour. The minimum wages for unskilled workers such as security guards, gardeners, peons and car cleaners will increase from Rs 8,632 to Rs 9,048 per month. For semi-skilled workers, fitters and welders – wages will increase from Rs 9,542 to Rs 10,010 per month. For skilled labour, like drivers, tailors and masons, the new minimum wage is Rs 10,998 per month, up from Rs 10,478.

Service Tax:

CBEC has released the utility for e-filing of Service Tax Return (ST-3) for the period October 2014 to March 2015. Utility is now available in both offline and online version for filing of returns. The last date of filing the ST-3 return for the said period is 25th April, 2015. However, to avoid congestion and inconvenience in the last minute, all assesses who wish to file their ST-3 for the said period are advised to start e-filing the returns immediately and not to wait till the last date.

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