Section 9-A of the Punjab Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1965 (as applicable in Haryana) mandates that an employer and an employee would be required to make labour welfare contributions to the Punjab Labour Welfare Fund at specified rates.
The Haryana Legislature, by a notification dated 11 April 2012, has revised the rates of contributions required to be made under section 9A. The rates of welfare contributions have now been increased for employers and employees from Rs 10 and Rs 5 to Rs 20 and Rs 10 respectively. Therefore, an employer would now be required to mandatorily contribute Rs 20 per employee per month on his own behalf and Rs 10 per employee per month on behalf of each employee, to the Punjab Labour Welfare Fund. Commercial establishments located in Gurgaon would be required to take specific note of this amendment and remit contributions at the increased rates.