UPDATE MAY 2017: Act has been officially introduced with effect from 15-05-2017
The Central Government has introduced Bill in parliament, on 5th Aug 2016 to amend few provisions of Employees Compensation Act and the proposals are as mentioned below:-
- Every employer shall immediately at the time of employment of an employee, inform the employee of his rights to compensation under this Act, in writing as well as through electronic means, in English or in Hindi or in the official language of the area of employment’
- Penalty of non-compliance of any provision of the Act is revised to Rs.50000/- minimum to Rs.100000/- maximum.
- Appeal in the High Court has revised more than Rs.10000/- compensation from present Rs.300/-.
- On the direction of High Court commissioner can withheld payment of any sum in deposit with him – This provision is omitted.