Educator, Management Consultant & Trainer
21st February 2017 From India, Delhi
PF contribution under Act of 1952 has no relation whatsoever with the minimum wages fixed under the Act of 1948. PF contribution has to be paid only on the basis of basic wages as defined u/S.2(b) of the Act of 1952 as well as DA/Retaining allowance, if any in terms of S.6 of the Act of 1952.
PF authorities has no power under the PF Act to direct the establishment to remit PF on minimum wages prescribed by State Govt.
The issue is pending in the S.C. in Appeal Civil 9284/2013 between Asstt. PF Commissioner vs. M/s G4S Security Services.and there is no stay to the judgment of Division Bench of P & H H.C.
However, it is better to pay PF Contribution on the basic wages which is a component under the Minimum wages declared by the State Govt.
S. Sensharma, Industrial Law Consultant, Meerut
23rd February 2017 From India, undefined