1. Yes Labour Contractor must opt for his own PF & ESI Registration and get his own PF & ESI code and start deducting PF & ESI Contributions from the salary/wages of the employees. Although qualifying numbers required are 20 but the departments will register him. Going forward whne more employees are engaged through contractor with growth in business this will come very handy.
2. Yes he should deduct ESI & PF and deposit with concerned department.
17th September 2017 From India, Thane