20 January, 2020
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Prelims and Mains focus: about the SC judgement and its significance; about EPF Act, EPFO
News: The benefits of the provident fund should be extended to contractual employees, the Supreme Court has held in a recent judgment.
What was the case about?
What did the SC judges say?
A Bench of Justices U.U. Lalit and Indu Malhotra held that employees who draw wages or salaries directly or indirectly from a company are entitled to provident fund benefits under the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Act.
What is EPF scheme?
Employees Provident Funds Organisation (EPFO):
Source: The Hindu
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