EPFO loses case (20.07.2011) on Minimum Wage applicability to PF
A few days back in the case of Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner, Gurgaon Vs. G4S Security Services (India) Limited & Anr, 2011 LLR 316, the Punjab & Haryana High Court held that the provident fund contributions are not necessarily to be paid on the wages as fixed under the Minimum Wages Act.
Aggrieved by the Order, EPFO filed a Letters Patent Appeal No. 1139 of 2011 before the Division Bench challenging the order of learned Single Judge. The Division Bench, comprising of the Hon’ble Chief Justice Adarsh Kumar and the Hon’ble Justice A.K. Mittal, on 20.07.2011 dismissed the appeal.
So now the applicability stands as follows – ‘PF need not be calculated on the Minimum Wages’.