What is the current salary limit under the workmen compensation act as applicable in Kerala for paying temporary disablement benefits ?.
8th December 2016

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Dear Csksinc,
2. The Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923 is a Central Act and its extension is for whole of the country. The same has been now amended to read as 'Employees Compensation Act'. However, the State Govts. are empowered to make their own rules. You can go through the State rules for specific query. There is no upper salary limit of the coverage.
The amendment has brought many changes which, inter alia, includes the following changes:-
1.Enhanced compensation limits, full medical expenses reimbursement.
2. case disposal within 3 months.
3. It is now applicable to casual & clericals,
4.Revised monthly wage ceiling limit of 50% of Rs.4000 increased to Rs.8000.
5.The expenditure for funeral has been enhanced to Rs.5000 from 2500, If the injury results in employee's death.
BS Kalsi,
Member Since August, 2011
13th December 2016 From India, Mumbai
Dear Mr. Kalsi, Thanks for response. Would request to through more light wrt points 1 & 3 ,clarifying scopes and limitations if any under ECA. Regds,
14th December 2016 From India, Delhi
Dear Mr. B.S. Kalsi,
Thanks for the updated information.
i would like to know little bit more about your point no. 4,
You have mentioned the limit is increased 50% of Rs. 4000 To 8000 ...
please specify in figure.
Whether earlier limit was 2000 [50% of 4000] and now it is increased to 4000 [50% of 8000]
Pramod Thakar
14th December 2016 From India, Pune
Dear Pramod,
Your contention is correct, the ceiling limit of monthly wage has been increased from Rs.4000 to Rs.8000. A copy of the amended Act is enclosed herewith for your reference.
BS Kalsi
Member Since August, 2011
7th January 2017 From India, Mumbai

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