Babu’s always score 9/10 on Appraisals

Babu’s always score 9/10 on Appraisals

And if you thought that those Government Babu’s (Officers) were never assessed for their performance, here’s news. They have something called the Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) and this is supposed to be their Performance Appraisal system. Before the Right to Information Act (RTI) came to existence, this format was called the ACR (Annual Confidential [...]

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Who gets the most Statutory Holidays?

Who gets the most Statutory Holidays?

In the United Kingdom the Companies provide up to 28 days of Statutory Holidays in a Year. This is followed down the ranking with Poland 26 days, Greece/Australia/ France /Sweden 25 days and Japan/ Australia with 20 statutory holidays. From the other end the Country that provides one of the least statutory holidays is Philippines [...]

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Management/Success/Leadership: Mostly Bullshit – Scott Adams

Management/Success/Leadership: Mostly Bullshit – Scott Adams

Scott Raymond Adams is the American creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, business, and general speculation. His blog on Management/Success/Leadership makes an interesting reading.
Management/Success/Leadership: Mostly Bullshit
Sometimes I think the field of management/success/leadership is nothing more than a confusion of correlation for causation. For example, I blogged [...]

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Five Levels of HR Leaders and Managers – by T V RAO

Five Levels of HR Leaders and Managers – by T V RAO

Came across an interesting  article on HR Leaders and Managers by T. V. Rao (Chairman, TVRLS and a Adjunct Professor at IIMA)
The reason why most people in HR don’t make it to the top is because they have been playing lower level roles and have not groomed themselves as “HR Driven Business Managers”. I classify the [...]

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On what allowances should PF deduction be applicable?

Aggrieved by an order of the Assessing PF Authority, the appellant-The Supreme Industries filed an appeal (ATA No.383(8) 2009) before the Employees’ Provident Fund Appellate Tribunal. The PF Appellate Authority in its order dated 11-10-2012 has considered the provisions of section 6 of the Act regarding allowances to be or not to be as component of [...]

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PF to be calculated on all Allowances

PF to be calculated on all Allowances

Most of the companies have been calculating PF only on the Basic and DA wage components. HRA was already an exempted wage element. The wage elements for PF contribution are mentioned in Section 6: The contribution which shall be paid by the employer to the Fund shall be ten/ twelve per cent of the basic wages, [...]

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PF Authorities shed some Powers off – Employers smile

PF Authorities shed some Powers off – Employers smile

PF Commissioner RC Mishra took the following decisions on 30-11-2-12, his last day at Office –

PF Authorities cannot take action against Employers for having failed to deposit the workers dues unless the PF Authorities are able name the workers against whose names the remittances are due.
No assessment shall be made unless the individual, into whose [...]

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Amendment to Payment of Wages Act w.e.f 12-09-2012

Attached is a copy of the notification S.O. No.2260(E) Published in the Gazetteof India (extraordinary) part II, Section 3, Sub section (ii), dated 20th September, 2012.Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, has revised the wage ceiling from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 18,000 under the payment of wages act, with effect from 12th September [...]

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Notification: Tamilnadu Factories Rules Amend – 5 Sep 2012

The Tamil Nadu Government has notified amendment in the TN Factories Rules 1950.  The notification is issued and major amendments are listed in the attachment for your reference – Major Amendments
DOWNLOAD ATTACHMENT: Notification Tamilnadu Factories Rules Amend of 5 Sep 2012

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Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2010

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2010

An important bill that seeks to protect women, including domestic workers, from sexual harassment at workplace was passed in the Lok Sabha on 03-09-2012. The bill defines domestic worker as a woman employed to do household work for remuneration.
Sexual harassment includes any unwelcome act or behaviour such as physical contact and advances, a demand or [...]

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