No affidavit can substitute legal compliance required under statue. You need to ensure that the respective contractor has his own PF and ESI code and he deposits contributions timely.
Else as a Principal employer you will be liable, and you will require to deposit the same under your code.
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16th November 2018 From India, Mumbai
According to a few court rulings, you as a principal employer is not responsible for contractors workers PF dues
Go through this link for more details - https://www.businessmanager.in/princ...rs-pf-dues.php
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16th November 2018 From India, Bengaluru