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CENTRAL/ STATE LABOUR LAWS UPDATES
Amendment to Telangana Factories Rules 1950
The Government of Telangana has issued notification to substitute Schedule XVIII. The Schedule XVIII applies to all manufacturing process carried on in a factory involving exposure of workers to asbestos and / or product containing asbestos.
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Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishment (Haryana Amendment) Rules 2022
The Haryana government has amended proviso to Rule 15(2)(iv) of Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Rules 1958, to include hundred percent export oriented establishments, and logistics & warehousing establishments related to working hours of women employees.
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Interest on delayed payment of gratuity made mandatory
The Hon'ble High Court of Gujarat reiterated that interest on delayed payment of gratuity is mandatory and not discretionary.

Source: Ashvinkumar Ramniklal Jani v. State of Gujarat (2022 SCC OnLine Guj 575)

ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY LAWS UPDATES
Registration and renewal of boilers under Boilers Act, 1923 in Puducherry
The Government of Puducherry has mandated applications for Registration and Renewal of Boilers/Economizers through online mode only.
Source: Government of Puducherry, Order No. 4654/CIF &B/B5/2022 /835, 7 April 2022.
Lead Stabilizer in Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipes and Fittings (Amendment) Rules, 2022
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified “Lead Stabilizer in Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipes and Fittings (Amendment) Rules, 2022”. The manufacturer of PVC pipes and fittings shall submit water test report of pipes and fittings carried out by authorized agencies to the State Pollution Control Board in accordance with the consent to operate, granted under the provisions of The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.
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Circular on revised category list of industries by Kerala Pollution Control Board
The Kerala Pollution Control Board has issued revised category list of industries under Red/Orange/Green/White categories.
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CORPORATE LAW UPDATES
The Companies (Incorporation) Second Amendment Rules, 2022
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has notified “The Companies (Incorporation) Second Amendment Rules, 2022” to revise Form No. INC - 9 and Form No. INC -32 (SPICe+) with effect from 1st June 2022.
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Clarification on holding of AGM through Video Conference or Other Audio-Visual means
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued a circular to allow the companies whose AGMs are due in the year 2022, to conduct their AGMs on or before 31st December, 2022 through Video Conference (VC) or Other Audio-Visual Means (OAVM) according to Section 96 of the Companies Act, 2013.
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Clarification on holding of EGM through Video Conference or Other Audio-Visual Means
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued a circular to allow the companies to conduct their EGMs on or before 31st December, 2022 through Video Conference (VC) or Other Audio-Visual Means (OAVM) or transact items through postal ballot.
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Companies (Prospectus and Allotment of Securities) Amendment Rules, 2022
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has notified the Companies (Prospectus and Allotment of Securities) Amendment Rules, 2022 to obtain government approval under the Foreign Exchange Management (Non-debt Instruments) Rules, 2019 to offer any securities to a body corporate incorporated in, or a national of, a country which shares a land border with India.
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Companies (Management and Administration) Amendment Rules, 2022
The Companies (Management and Administration) Amendment Rules, 2022 has provided that the following particulars of the register of the members of a company shall not be made available for any inspection namely, address or registered address (in case of a body corporate), e-mail ID, Unique Identification Number and PAN Number.
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Companies (Accounts) Second Amendment Rules, 2022
Every company which uses accounting software for maintaining its books of account, shall use only such accounting software which has a feature of recording audit trail of each and every transaction, creating an edit log of each change made in books of account along with the date when such changes were made, and ensuring that the audit trail cannot be disabled. The amendment has extended this requirement from 1st April 2022 to 1st April 2023.
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INDUSTRY RELATED LAWS UPDATES
The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Terms and Conditions for Renewable Energy Certificates for Renewable Energy Generation) Regulations, 2022
According to the regulation, renewable energy generating stations, captive generating stations based on renewable energy sources, distribution licensees, and Open access consumers shall be eligible for issuance of renewable energy certificates for renewable energy generation.
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The Food Safety and Standards (Ayurveda Aahara) Regulations, 2022
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has notified the Food Safety and Standards (Ayurveda Aahara) Regulations, 2022. The regulation relates to labeling, purity criteria, safety requirements, restrictions on sale, manufacture, etc. of “Ayurveda Aahara” products.
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Medical Devices (Third Amendment) Rules, 2022
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has notified “The Medical Devices (Third Amendment) Rules, 2022”. Failure to comply with any of the conditions of an import license, or any provisions of the Act and the rules, will result in cancellation or suspension of import license.
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MISCELLANEOUS LAWS UPDATES
The Maharashtra Municipal Corporations (Regulation and Control of the Display of Sky-signs and Advertisement) Rules, 2022
The Government of Maharashtra has notified “The Maharashtra Municipal Corporations (Regulation and Control of the Display of Sky-signs and Advertisement) Rules, 2022”. As per the Rules, no agency shall erect, exhibit, fix, retain or display any advertisement by means of hoarding, posters, sky-signs, kiosks, wall paintings, wall stickers, balloons etc. without obtaining permission from the Competent Authority.
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The Goa Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Rules, 2022
The Government of Goa has notified “The Goa Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Rules, 2022” in supersession of The Goa Private Security Agencies (Rules) 2008.
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