We are IT services organization started in 2015, in bangalore, Karnataka, do we need to pay the LWF fund? and does this apply for startups?
I understand that we need to Rs.20/- ( employee) and Rs. 40/- (employer) as per the new notification. however i am not sure what is the process, could you please guide me if we can pay(online ) and how to submit the returns.

From India, Bengaluru
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Srinath Sai Ram
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Hi Rakesh, Attaching you Form-D along with bank details of labour welfare board. Please pay the amount immediately to avoid penalty as last date for payment was 15th Jan’18.
From India, Bangalore

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File Type: pdf KLWF - Form-D.pdf (820.8 KB, 1091 views)

Hi Rreddygk,
Thank you for the form-D document. Could you please let me know if we need to visit the office and submit the form-D or NEFT fund trasfer would be sufficient( sorry if this query sounds silly, as i am new to all these process hence asking...) and ease there any return that we need to file?
Once again thanks in advance!

From India, Bengaluru
Srinath Sai Ram

Dear Mr Rakesh, The very purpose of attachment of Form-D is for submitting the same duly completed & Signed together with NEFT Details.You are new to this job, but nothing prevents you from going through the act atleast once.Please make reading your daily habit to update your knowledge
From India, New Delhi

Hi Rreddygk, As per the definition of Employee under KLWF , Does Supervisor / Manager / Officer comes under it. A line in reply is appreciated. Regards,
From India, Mumbai
Srinath Sai Ram

Officers &Managers do not come under the definition of Employee as per KLWF
From India, New Delhi

KLWF applicable to establishments employing 50 & more employees. During Dec. 2017 contribution revision all employees are brought under the purview of KLWF i.e. Supervisors, Officers, Managers etc.
Labour Welfare Fund (LWF) - Karnataka
Applicability of Act The provisions of the Act shall be restricted to establishments employing 50 or more persons
Cateogories of Employee to be covered All Employees without any Salary / Wage Limit
Contribution Period Once in a year (December)
Periodicity Yearly Return
Last Day of Submission 15th January
Employee Contribution Rs. 20/-
Employer Contribution Rs. 40/-
Total Contribution Rs. 60/-
Cheque or DD in Favour of Welfare Commissioner, Bangalore
Address of the LWF Commissioner: Labour Welfare Commissioner, Karnataka Labour Welfare Board, Karmika Kalyana Bhavan, No.48, 2nd Floor, Mathikere Main Road,(Behind RTO Office),
Bengaluru – 560022
Remarks Where an establishment has different branches or department all such branches or departments, whether situated in the same premises or different premises shall be treated as parts of the same establishment
Form to be filled Form D

From India, Thane
Srinath Sai Ram

Dear Mr Suresh,
Please peruse the attachments-Bill to amend the Act & Gazette Notification for your perusal.
With regard to your statement:
1 All Employees are brought under the Purview of the Act
2 All Employees, without any salary/Wages
Please let us know the basis

From India, New Delhi

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File Type: pdf 1The Karnataka Labour Welfare Fund (Amendment) Act, 2017.pdf (19.5 KB, 583 views)
File Type: pdf 2 Gazette Notification Dated 06-04-2017 increasing K LWF Contns.pdf (729.2 KB, 424 views)


Karnataka Labour Welfare Fund Act is applicable to all establishments wherein ONE or more employees are working. The interpretation about 50 or more persons is wrong, I think.
From India, Kannur
Srinath Sai Ram

Dear Mr Madhu Sir, The Act is applicable for all Factories.Only in respect of Shops & Commercial Establishments & others it is applicable if the strength is 50 & above
From India, New Delhi

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