Is PF being paid to 400 people working at M/s. Reliance Next Link Pvt. Ltd?
The appellant claimed that a complaint was filed at EPF Regional Office, Patna some months ago enclosing a list of more than 400 persons who had been engaged in Bihar by the company named Adecco Flexione Workforce solutions Private Limited. These workers had been engaged in connection with the work of Reliance Next link Private Limited. None of these persons had been granted provident fund or other benefits under the EPF & MP Act, 1952 by either of these companies. Later, he filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the EPFO Patna, seeking information regarding the action taken by the EPFO against this blatant violation of the provisions of the EPF & MP Act, 1952. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided some information.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the PIO stated that an enforcement officer had visited M/s. Reliance Next Link Pvt. Ltd local office where it was informed that the PF contribution of their employees was being deposited by their head office. He stated that same has been communicated to the appellant. The PIO further stated that he would depute an enforcement officer to the Patna office of M/s. Adecco Flexione Workforce Solutions Private Ltd and provide an appropriate reply to the appellant based on the information collected from them. He requested that a copy of the order should also be endorsed to the RPFC-I, EPFO, Mumbai-II, for making enquiries at their end about both the companies.
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The Commission directed the PIO, EPFO Patna / PIO EPFO Mumbai-II to provide the information as available on record to the appellant.
Citation: Mr. Bipin Kumar v. APFC EPFO Regional Office in File No. CIC/BS/A/2012/000156/2102
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1155
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