Capital: New Delhi
Official language: Hindi, English & Others
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)
Payroll Cycle: Monthly
Paid Time Off: While there are no regulations governing the number of paid leaves granted per year, it is ideally to grant paid leaves ranging from 15 to 25 days.
Public Holidays: Public holidays vary by state (there are 30 different states), religion, and other factors. Employees are entitled to ten paid public holidays, which are not mandated by the government but are at the discretion of the employer.
Individual Income Tax: The Indian Income-tax laws are divided into two regimes: the new regime and the old regime, and taxpayers can select the regime that is most advantageous to them. For both regimes, the average ranges up to 30%.
Employer Cost: The average employer tax is 13% of employee salary.
Employment Contract Specifications: Employment contracts must be in writing. English is the most used language, and both employees and employers should be able to communicate in it.
Probation Period: A probation period is not required. However, depending on the employee's seniority, the standard practice is three months.
Minimum Wage Requirements: Minimum wage requirements in India are set by the state government under the Minimum Wage Act. The minimum wage will be determined by several factors, including the employee's job type, industry, and location.
Overtime and maximum working hours: Working hours will depend on the activity of the employee. The standard working hours are between 8 or 9, and the general weekly limit is 48 hours.