EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt of India)
Subject : Circulation of important judgement by Hon’ble High Court in WP No. 33120/2014, Manik Bakers Vs. UOI & Ors.–regarding.
Please find enclosed herewith a copy of the judgement delivered by Hon’ble High Court of Allahabad in WP No. 33120/2014, dated 24.06.2014 (copy enclosed).
2. The petitioner establishment contended that since manufacturing of ‘rusk’ is not mentioned in Schedule 1 to the Act, therefore the EPF & MP Act, 1952 is not applicable to them.
3. While dismissing the above petition and contrary to the pleas taken by the establishment Hon’ble Court held that any industry manufacturing ‘Rusks’ would be covered by the provisions of the EPF & MP Act, 1952 in view of the entry added by GSR 170, dated 12.03.1958 w.e.f 30.05.1958 in Schedule I of the Act which reads as under:
” Biscuit making industry including composite units making biscuits and products such as bread, confectionery, milk and milk-powder”.
4. Therefore, it being a favourable order of Hon’ble court of Allahabad, field offices are advised to utilise the judgement while defending similar cases.
Encl: As Above
(P. K UDGATA)
Addl. Central P. F. Commissioner-I (Compliance)