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News from the desk of Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) and Labour Department, Govt. of Rajasthan

August 06, 2021

Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) on 30th day of July, 2021 issued a general circular providing clarification on spending of CSR funds for Covid-19 vaccination (“Circular”).

Brief of the Circular is as follows:-

The Circular clarifies the spending of CSR funds on Covid-19 vaccination of people other than its employees of their family members would be an eligible CSR activity under item number (i) of Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013, relating to promotion of healthcare and item number (xii) relating to disaster management.

The aforesaid activity would be subject to fulfillment of Companies (CSR Policy) Rules, 2014 and the circulars related to CSR issued by the MCA from time to time in this regard.

The complete text of the Circular may be viewed at below link:

https://www.mca.gov.in/bin/dms/getdocument?mds=LYGLgEX5HiF2cj%252FEWlnVfA%253D%253D&type=open

News from the desk of Labour Department, Govt. of Rajasthan

The Labour Department of the Government of Rajasthan (“Rajasthan Govt.”) has issued a notification dated 30th July, 2021 (“the Notification”) for the purpose of revising minimum wages of Scheduled Employment under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948.

In accordance with section 3(1) of Minimum Wages Act, 1948; the Rajasthan govt. has increased the daily and monthly minimum wages as per the below table.

This following rates of minimum wages shall be applicable in respect of unskilled, semiskilled, skilled and highly skilled categories; apart from these many other categories/ work have been mentioned in the Notification (for more details refer to the link below):-

Category Minimum wages per month Minimum daily wages
Un- Skilled 6552/- 252/-
Semi- Skilled 6864/- 264/-
Skilled 7176/- 276/-
Highly Skilled 8476/- 326/-
Non- Matriculates 10188.83/- 391.87/-

The Notification will be effective from 01st July, 2020.

The complete text of the Notification may be viewed at below link:

https://labour.rajasthan.gov.in/notification.aspx

Article contributed by:

Munesh Gaur

Senior Associate- Legal

MBG Corporate Services

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