We have got 2 firms (separate) and the employee details are as follows
1. IT Training firm
Total no: of employees is 8. Of this 7 are drawing less than 6500. Will ESI and PF be applicable?
2. S/w dev firm
Total no: of employees is 21. Of this 1 is less than 6500 and 4 are drawing between 6500 and 10000 and the rest all above 10000. Should we register for ESI and PF?
Some points regarding this.
a) The rule says 20 for not using power. IT firms use power. So is the no: 10 applicable for both the firms (for ESI & PF)?
b) If 20 is the count then can I put 2-3 from the s/w to the IT training firm rolls and escape both ESI and PF registration for the time being?
c) I heard that some firms take a written declaration from the employees saying that they do not need both ESI and PF. Is that valid?
Thanks in advance.
18th November 2008 From India , Bangalore
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