Thank you for your response.
I wanted to bring it to your notice that there is a certain degree of control that is exercised, won't that create an employee - employer realtionship?
My collegue has been working since past 8 years, will she be eligible for PF or Gratuity? Even her role is the same. The contract terminated in between even once and have been contionusly working as a consultant for the same employer.
It will be ehelpful if there are there any judgements that state "Consultant or Retainers are not entitled to Gratutity or PF" or visa versa. Is there a specific set of guidelines laid down for the same?
I appreciate your help and your impromtu response.