What is written in email sent by company?
Did you demand to send FnF statement? Demand for it in writing under proper acknowledgment.
Do you have salary slip of 3 months Sep-Oct-Nov? Is any amount of salary mentioned in it?
Has the company included salary of Sep-Oct-Nov in Form16?
The entries (unauthorized) were not punched by you. Then why your salary should not be paid?
The subordinate employee that punched the entries is absconding.
How are you responsible for it?
Is the software designed so that you have to grant approval for each entry?
If company has stated entries (unauthorized) as a reason for blocking your salary then has it quoted any service rules, conduct and discipline rule, HR policy, etc vide which it has the discretion to do so?
Usually it is mentioned in appointment letter that service conditions shall be governed by service rules, conduct and discipline rule, HR policy.
Did the company conduct an enquiry and decided that you are responsible?
Has the company stated so in appointment letter issued to you?
Do you have copy of service rules, conduct and discipline rule, HR policy, etc that is usually mentioned in appointment letter?
You had power to recommend leave for approval, forward the leave application for approval, or power to sanction the leave? Study carefully and revert to this point.
Download the pages from NSE website.
Was your branch office registered under Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act?
It should have been registered. The registration certificate is displayed near entrance.
If yes then in the registration certificate the name of Manager/In charge should have been mentioned.
Whose name is mentioned?
Approach your Labor Law Consultant/Service Lawyer AS AP with all docs on record and proceed under expert advice of your lawyer.
Your lawyer may opine that the options are:
--Lodge complaint with Inspector under Payment of wages Act if your wages were upto Rs.18000/pm as per def. of wages in this Act.
--Lodge complaint with Inspector under Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act if you are cover by the def. of employee in this Act.
Your lawyer may ask you a set of structured questions and may opine that you are covered.
One of the job of the Inspector is to ensure that FnF wages of employee are paid in time.
--Lodge complaint with O/O Labor Commissioner if you are covered as 'Workman' as in ID Act…………………….Your lawyer may ask you a set of structured questions and may opine that you are covered.
--approach civil courts
lodge complaint under u/s 406,420......................file for winding up petition.
--approach employee's unions, trade unions and put pressure................
The trade unions may agree to represent you.