Thursday, July 21, 2016

Definitions of Provident Fund Act terms

(aa) “basic wages” means all emoluments which are earned by an employee while on duty or on leave or on holidays with wages in either case in accordance with the terms of the contract of employment and which are paid or payable in cash to him, but does not include-
(i) the cash value of any food concession;
(ii) any dearness allowance that is to say, all cash payments by whatever name called paid to an employee on account of a rise in the
cost of living, house-rent allowance, overtime allowance, bonus, commission or any other similar allowance payable to the employee in
respect of his employment or of work done in such employment;
(iii) any presents made by the employer;

(bb) “Contribution” means a contribution payable in respect of a member under a scheme or the contribution payable in respect of an employee to whom the Insurance Scheme applies;
(cc) “controlled industry” means any industry the control of which by the Union has been declared by a Central Act to be expedient in the public interest;

(dd) “employer” means-
(i) in relation to an establishment which is a factory, the owner or occupier of the factory, including the agent of such owner or occupier,
the legal representative of a deceased owner or occupier and, where a person has been named as a manager of the factory under clause f of sub-section 1 of section 7 of the Factories Act, 1948 (63 of 1948), the person so named; and
(ii) in relation to any other establishment, the person who, or the authority which, has the ultimate control over the affairs of the
establishment, and where the said affairs are entrusted to a manager, managing director or managing agent, such manager, managing
director or managing agent;

(ee) “employee” means any person who is employed for wages in any kind of work, manual or otherwise, in or in connection with the work of an establishment and who gets his wages directly or indirectly from the employer, and includes any person,-
(i) employed by or through a contractor in or in connection with the work of the establishment;
(ii) engaged as an apprentice, not being an apprentice engaged under the Apprentices Act, 1961 (52 of 1961) or under the standing orders of the establishment;

(ff) “exempted employee” means an employee to whom a Scheme or the Insurance Scheme, as the case may be, would, but for the exemption granted under section 17, have applied;

(fff) “exempted establishment” means an establishment in respect of which an exemption has been granted under section 17 from the operation of all or any of the provisions of any Scheme or the Insurance Scheme, as the case may be, whether such exemption has
been granted to the establishment as such or to any person or class of persons employed therein;

(g) “factory” means any premises, including the precincts thereof, in any part of which a manufacturing process is being carried on or is ordinarily so carried on, whether with the aid of power or without the aid of power;

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