It shall be appropriate to examine the standing orders of the bank, before you act. The Bank union and bank lawyers can also guide.
You may also examine the attachments.
-“not being an apprentice engaged under the Apprentices Act
1961, or under the standing orders of the establishment.”
An apprentice means a person who according to the certified standing orders applicable
to a factory or establishment is an apprentice or who is declared to be an apprentice by
the authority specified by the appropriate government.
It has been decided by the courts that trainees are not employees and are not covered by
the EPF Act. The court has held that stipend paid is not wages. It must be noted that
trainees were recruited under a particular Training Scheme and there was no guarantee of
employment after completion of the training period and that they were not entitled to
other benefits, which were available to other permanent employees
2. R E S E R V E B A N K O F I N D I A
EMPLOYEES' PROVIDENT FUND
(ii) An employee appointed on probation to a post in
which, if confirmed, he will become a permanent
employee shall be deemed to be a permanent
employee for the purpose of these Regulations from
the date of his first appointment.
However you may examine the possibilities in:
(iii) (a) A temporary employee other than an
employee who is already contributing to some other
provident fund may subscribe to the Fund, if so
permitted by the Administrators