Manager - Hr
Advocate - Labour & Industrial Law
Hr ( Mfg Sector)
Director Of Private Ltd. Companies
Labour Law Professional
Assistant Manager Hr
5th May 2009 From India, Mumbai
it is not like that and there is no relaxation of 5%.you have to pay PF on minimum wages.after the decision in group four security case ,PF dept has issued circular
that there should not be bifurcation of minimum wages and PF should be paid on minimum wages of state.so you have to pay 12% of minimum wages of state.
j s malik
5th May 2009 From India, Delhi
I am enclosing here with Notification of revised minimum basic wage of Haryana w.e.f. 1st April 2009 for your reference.
6th May 2009 From India, New delhi
6th May 2009 From India, Mumbai
7th May 2009 From United States, Roslindale
I have the same querry. If we are paying the gross wages more than the minimum wages and we are deducting the EPF on less amount than minimum wages. One of my lawyer advised me, it is ok; becoz we are paying more than minimum wages. And after observing group four circular, i felt wrong.Is it ok ? pls advise.
8th May 2009 From India, Noida
You can have the copy of the JMA LTd case at the following link
25th July 2009 From India, Ludhiana
2nd October 2009 From India, New Delhi
Mr Naveen can you please attach relevant circular of PF department in this regard, since they are the compentent authority...
3rd March 2010 From India, Madras
Could you please forward me the details of the notification of H.P. Govt. allowing 5% change in the minimum wages fixed.
Further, I have gone through the matter in Punjab and has seen that there is no such saying in the notifications issued by the Punjab Govt on minimum wages. The notifications are silent - whether 5% or whole of the minimum wages can be structured in such a way that the carry home salary of the employee is never less than the minimum prescribed.
I can tell you that the Hon'ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana has admitted the writ filed by an employer and has stayed the operation of the impugned order passed by the Labour authorities who were demanding the difference of the minimum wages, where the basic wage was less than the MW, but the carry home is more than the MW fixed.
Further, I have also come across the verdit of the EPF Appellate Tribunal setting aside the order of the 7-A authority demanding PF on minimum wages rather than the basic wages. I am attaching the extract of journal section of 2009 LLR 233.
31st May 2010 From India, Ludhiana