Labour Law & Hr Consultant
Bhartiya Akhil
Management Consultancy

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Dear Friends, Can you please let me know whether staff working in a Non-Profit Organisation should be eligible for staff benefits like gratuity, PF, ESI, etc?
Awaiting your valued response.

From India, Kolkata
Staff working in Non-Profit Organisation are entitled to the said statutory benefits subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility laid down in them.
From India, Mumbai
Dear Barnali,
Would have been better had you gone through the definition of the term "industry" defined u/s 2(j) of the ID Act, 1947 beforehand. Profit is not the criterion for defining any industry as such : but it is the systematic co-operation between the employer and the employees so as to serve or satisfy any human need or want. Therefore, every person employed on salary or wages in a non-profit organization would be entitled to the employment benefits under the labor laws applicable to such organization subject to the parameters of eligibility.
If you were the CEO or the HR Manager of the organization, it is important that you should have at least the rudimentary knowledge of the labor laws like the ECA,1923, PWA,1936, IDA,1947, MWA,1948, State S&EA, ESIA,1948, EPFA, 1952, PBA,1965, PGA,1972, ERA,1976, SHWW(PP&R)A, 2013 etc. For instance, the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 totally exempts the employees of institutions including hospitals, chambers of commerce and social welfare institutions established not for purposes of profit.
So, I would suggest to you to browse these laws first.

From India, Salem
Dear Barnali-Sengupta,
While endorsing the response by Umakanthan Sir, I would like to give a link wherein this subject is discussed elaborately. The said post I came across while reading some days back. I thought of reproducing it here.

From India, Mumbai
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