I am constrained to state that certain modern management jargons with or without intentions behind them are very loosely employed now a days in the domain of HRM; "Off Roll Employee" is one among them referring to the indirect labor engaged by an organization generally through a third party. For the purpose of all statutory benefits other than permanency of employment, such employees become automatically covered by the provisions of every labor law for the simple reason of the application of the concept of vicarious liability thrust up on the employer for whom the services are rendered by such "Off Roll employees'..
2nd December 2018 From India, Salem
These employees can be taken of "Fixed Term Contract Basis " ie. their contract of employment can be only for the specified six months.
They should be covered under PF & ESI. Also they should be assured that in the next six months cycle they would be given preference.
R. H. Kavarana
3rd December 2018 From India, Mumbai