Hi All,

I need a small help.. i got to know from the website and cite HR that minimum wages for punjab and haryana are revised for unskilled worker.. i want to know is thr any rule for minimum PF to be payed.. say my basic i have kept 1400.. and i m paying Rs 168 (12% of basic).. is it as per law.. or problem.. total i m paying him 3594 ruppes per month..

please help.. this is for punjab..

if there is minimum PF for haryana plzz do mention...

thanx a lot.. will wait for a correct reply..

From India, Mumbai

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Dear Rohit As per my knowledge the PF should not be less than the 12% of minimum wages decided by the govt. So the minimum wage decides the Minimum PF amount Regs Naveen
From India, Mumbai
minimu wage specified by punjab is Rs 3594 for unskilled labor.. so does that mean that i have to pay 431.28 rs (12%).. is it that the minimum wage specified has to be the basic salary.. or the minimum wage specified can be bifurcated by us...
plzz reply..

From India, Mumbai
Dear Rohit As in Himachal we can change only 5% of the minimum wage, it means 95% of the minimum wage have to be kept as basic.Please confirm the same in Punjab & Haryana. Regs Naveen
From India, Mumbai
dear rhoit/naveen
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

From India, Delhi
PF contribution is 12% of the basic salary and minimum basic wage is decided by the Labour Department. There is no relaxation on minimum basic wage as Mr. Malik said.

I am enclosing here with Notification of revised minimum basic wage of Haryana w.e.f. 1st April 2009 for your reference.


Pankaj Chandan

From India, New delhi

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Dear Naveen
Kindly check for Circular issued by RPFC, Faridabad, Ref. No. PA/RC(II)/Misc./05/6856 dated 04.01.2006 for said changes noting the deduction of EPF on Minimum Wages in Haryana.
Mikky Vij

From India, New Delhi
dear pls find attach letter of regional office gurgaon. tks j s malik
From India, Delhi

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Thanks a lot Mr. Malik, The notification is for Haryana but iam talking about the relexation of 5% in Himachal Pradesh there is relexation of 5% to Bifurcate the min wage. Regs Naveen
From India, Mumbai
but sir u have provided the minimum wages.. i want to know is there a rule that we have to pit 12% of minimum wageas PF. for Punjab as per govt minm wage is 3594 for unskilled and my minm wage can be basic + DA + HRA.. but PF is to be on Basic only.. so is it ok if my PF is on 1400 rups thats the basic in that minm wage of 3594..??.. i hope u get my quesn..
From India, Mumbai

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