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EPF on Stipend

Surinder (Finance Executive) (88 Points)

26 July 2008  

Dear members,

EPF for the training period, which is followed by regular appointment should be paid or not?

What I feel is that tainee under Apprentice Act are not covered by EPF, whereas in above said case EPF should be paid.

Kindly clarify with reference to court case or EPF&MP Act?

Regards,

Surinder Mahar


 2 Replies

CA. S. Indra Kumar FCA (Chartered Accountant) (22 Points)
Replied 19 September 2008

My understanding is that those covered by Apprentice Act do not come under PF.  Another possibility of a similer situation could be where the Management policies stipulate a definite "apprentice and trainee" programme for imparting practical knowledge and accordingly the trainees/apprentices are engaged.  I guess the underlying concept is whether the relationship is 'teacher & ward' or an 'employer & employee'.

Indra Kumar

Taxguy (Consultant) (3383 Points)
Replied 26 September 2008

Apprecntice is covered under tje Apprntice Act.


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