Human Resources Annual Returns, Acts with forms

Annual return filings by the Human Resource Department are crucial for ensuring compliance with various labor laws. Here’s a breakdown of the Acts mentioned along with the forms typically filed annually:

1. Minimum Wages Act, 1948:

   – Form III: Annual Return under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948.

   – This form includes details such as the name and address of the employer, the number of employees, wages paid, deductions made, etc.

2. Payment of Wages Act, 1936:

   – Form IV: Annual Return under the Payment of Wages Act, 1936.

   – This form contains information regarding the total number of persons employed in the establishment and the total amount of wages paid during the year.

3. Maternity Benefits Act, 1961:

 – Form K refers to details of employment, dismissal, payment of bonus, etc., to women for the year ending 31 December.

– Form L refers to details of payment made during the year ending 31 December.

– Form M refers to prosecution during the year ending 31 December.

– Form O: Annual Return under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.

   – It includes details of maternity benefits provided to female employees during the year, such as the number of maternity leaves availed, wages paid during maternity leave, etc.

4. Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1971:

  – Form XXIV: Annual Return under the Contract Labour Act, 1971.

   – This form includes information about the total number of contract laborers engaged, the nature of work performed, wages paid, etc.

5. Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923:

   – Form E: Annual Return under the Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923.

   – It includes details of any accidents or injuries suffered by employees during the year, compensation paid, measures taken for the prevention of accidents, etc.

6. Payment of Bonus Act, 1965:

   – Form D: Annual Return under the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965.

   – This form contains information about the allocable surplus, amount of bonus paid, number of employees eligible for bonus, etc.


7. Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013:

   – Form VII: Annual Report under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013.

   – It includes details of the complaints received, actions taken, workshops conducted, etc., pertaining to prevention and redressal of sexual harassment at the workplace.


These annual return filings ensure that the HR department complies with statutory requirements and helps in maintaining a transparent and legally sound working environment.

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