haneefabd Started The Discussion:
I want to know can we designate an employee as Consultant.He will be given appointment letter and all terns & conditions will be as an employee but his designation only will be given as consultant like Financial consultant.He will also be covered under PF and ESI.
Will it be classified as a consultant or Salaried person under IT.
Ponraj is right. When you are giving him even PF, etc, he can ONLY be classified as an 'employee'.
But why do you want to designate him as a 'consultant' in the first place? If you can give the details/reasons, maybe someone in this Forum can give you alternate ideas on how to handle the issue.
There is no problem with the designation as long as you have marked his role against the hierarchy defined for the organization. If you have defined a "Consultant" designation you have to map it to, for example, an "Asst. Manager cadre" or a "Manager" cadre. This would be important to have clarity on into which category he falls for certain benefits as an employee.
Also you have to clearly identify his role and responsibilities. Often it is difficult to define such roles when compared to more accepted designations like Manager, Customer Support Executive, Design Engineer, etc.
You could also consider, if it suits your organization, giving him a designation based on the organizational hierarchy( for example, Manager - production support) for the HR records and have the visiting cards to suit the business needs as "Consultant". For all career discussions, the designation from HR records holds good.
Hope this helps.
I full agree with our colleagues who have given their opinion above.. See if he is covered by Pf & ESIC also.. then he is employee only(salaried person only) and the income tax slabs applicable to salaried employees will also be applicable to him..
In order to prove him as "Consultant" the company must enter into an agreement with him for providing specific services.. Then and then he will a consultant and his tax will be deducted accordingly..
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