- Published: 19 August 2019
As part of the Business Reforms Action Plan (BRAP) outlined by the Union ministry of commerce and industry, Goa’s department of labour and employment has gone digital and eliminated the physical process of filing annual returns under 10 labour laws. The commissioner for labour and employment Jayant Tari said that firms will now have to file their returns and comply with labour laws in electronic format on the Goa Online website.
“Therefore, all the employers, contractors, users and other concerned person are hereby directed to file their returns in respect of applicable acts and rules only through online system,” Tari said.
E-governance is an essential part of the Digital India mission, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has stressed on and the Goa Online e-services portal is the state’s initiative to meet the reforms recommended by the Centre.
“As part of the ease of doing business initiative of the ministry of commerce, the department for promotion of industry and internal trade has proposed several reforms. Accordingly, the department has accepted the mandate of filing of returns under 10 labour laws by online single integrated or consolidated form and maintenance of all registers and records under the act and rules thereunder in electronic format,” Tari said.
Firms registered with the department can submit their annual returns and avail other services from the labour department through a single window Goa Online. The web portal, designed by Goa Electronics Limited, also enables access to various government services at any time without visiting any government office.
The portal was launched under the tenure of former revenue minister Rohan Khaunte.
Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 12.08.2019