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Dear friends,

Yesterday Parliament has passed Workmen's Compensation (Amendment) Bill 2009 which mainly provides for the following:

a) Change of name of the Act to Employees Compensation Act 1923

b) Enhancement in minimum compensation payable from Rs.80,000 to Rs.1,20,000 (in case of death) and from Rs.90,000 to Rs.1,40,000 (in case of permanent disability) and funeral expenses from Rs.2,500 to Rs.5,000.

c) Reimbursement of actual medical expenses incurred during treatment of injury caused during course of employment.

d) Increase in coverage by omission of restrictive clause in Schedule-II and inclusion of additional hazardous activities

e) Disposal of cases of compensation by Commissioner within 3 months

f) Empower Central Govt. to specify monthly wages for the purpose of compensation and enhance minimum rates of compensation from time to time.

Copy of the Bill is attached for your ready reference. It will become Act after getting the assent of the President and will come into force on such date as may be specified in the notification to be issued by the Govt.

Regards,


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File Type: pdf WC Amendment Bill 2009.pdf (108.3 KB, 2756 views)

Very useful information shared! Can anyone please elaborate / explain - "Reimbursement of actual medical expenses incurred during treatment of injury caused during course of employment." Thanks!
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Dear Mr.Agarwal Thanks for your valuable information the HR professional may keep this amendment information into their personal record. Regards Shanmugham
Dear Agarwal Thanks for your valuable information. HR professional may keep this information in their personal record for ready reference. Regards Shanmugham
Dear friends, I am attaching Workmen’s Compensation (Amendment) Act 2009 as finally assented by the President in Word format for your use. Regards,

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Dear Mr. Agrawal, Thanks a lot for updating all of us. I would like to know that is there any latest amendment in year 2009 for Maternity Benefit Act. regards Brijesh
Dear friends,
Workmen's Compensation (Amendment) Act 2009 has come into force on 18.1.2010. Pl. see notification below:
Section 1 of the Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923 - Commencement of Act - Notified date for enforcement of Workmen’s Compensation (Amendment) Act, 2009
Notification No. S.O. 101(E), dated 18-1-2010
In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Workmen’s Compensation (Amendment) Act, 2009 (45 of 2009), the Central Government hereby appoints the 18th day of January, 2010, as the date on which the said Act shall come into force.
Regards,

Dear Mr.Agarwal,
It was really a great learning from the update. Thank you ver much for the update. Kindly let me know whether the bill has been passed and what is the effective date. I am keen on learning and sharing anything related to statutory compliance, please do mail me for any information.
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Suresh Deshpande, 9581498904

The Workmen's Compensation (Amendment) Act, 2009 to be effective from 18th January, 2010
S.O.101(E).--In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of Section 1 of the Workmen's Compensation (Amendment) Act, 2009 (45 of 2009), the Central Government hereby appoints the 18th day of January, 2010, as the date on which the said Act shall come into force.
[F. No. S-37012/1/2008-SS.I Vol. II]
S.K. SRIVASTAVA, Addl. Secy


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