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Petition Filed In Supreme Court To Decide Allowances For Provident Fund Contributions
Surya Roshni Limited, having its industrial establishment in Gwalior (MP), has filed a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court which was heard on 2nd March, 2012 and the notice was issued to the EPFO for further proceedings and for staying of Order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.
It may be recollected that in Surya Roshni Ltd. vs. Employees Provident Fund & Anr., 2011 LLR 568, the Madhya Pradesh High Court (Gwalior Bench) has held that transport allowance, attendance incentive, washing allowance and special allowance being paid to all the employees except house rent allowance and the lunch allowance not being paid to all the workers will be treated as ‘basic wages’ for the purpose of attracting provident fund contributions.
The above case is perhaps the first case where the controversy, as prevailing all over India, will be decided once for all. The subscribers of Labour Law Reporter will be apprised about the outcome of the judgment.