22 May 2019
We are a Society Registered under Societies Registration Act 1860 and running a charitable hospital. We have started constructing a new building through a contrator (only labour basis). We are deducting TDS u/s 194C @ 1%. I wanted to know if we are responsible for any ESI/PF or Contract license of our Contractor while making him the payment?
23 May 2019
ESI and PF will come into force if you are engaging workmen for continuous employment. If it is through contractor, it is contract's responsibility to ensure minimum wages and other statutory compliance and you have responsibility being Principal Employer to ensure compliance.