Please provide expert opinion on the below matter:-
1. We have contractors those have there separate EPF & ESIC code Nos, with the wage bill we are paying them Employer contribution of EPF & ESIC. Our query is that can we pay the EPF & ESIC Contribution directly through there (Contractors) EPF & ESI portal and debit it from there bills?
2. Does principal employer is liable for delay or default compliance of contractors having there independent code Nos.?
Refer: Pradeep kumar V/s Presiding officer P&H High court, Group 4 securities & Anr V/s EPFO appelate tribunal 2012 Delhi
HC , Bakers India Ltd V/s EPFo 2015 MAd High Court, Calcutta Const Company 2015 P&H Court, Enfield India V/s EPFO Mad High COurt 2003
HP SIngh 5th October 2019 From India, New Delhi