HC Orders MCD To Issue GPF Details

New Delhi, March 28 | Updated: Mar 29 2004, 05:30am hrs
In an important order benefiting thousands of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) employees, the Delhi High Court has asked the civic body to credit the money deducted from the employees salaries towards contribution to general provident fund (GPF) to their GPF account and update their passbooks within four months.

The order came on a petiton by MCD General Mazdoor Union and three employees of MCD who complained that it was not issuing details of employees GPF contribution.

In the writ filed through counsel Varun Prasad, the Union had complained that MCD was violating the mandate of Rule 39 of GPF rules, 1960 thereby depriving thousands of employees of the statutory benefits under GPF Act, 1925.

Allowing the petition, Justice Pradeep Nandrajog ordered MCD to comply with the mandate of Rule 39 of GPF rules with respect of all employees from whose salary provident fund is deducted and is credited in GPF account of the employee.

The court further directed that after March 31 of each year, within a reasonable period, not exceeding four months, the accounts officer of the municipal corporation shall send to each subscriber, a statement of his accounts containing the entries as required by Rule 39 of GPF rules.

The general provident fund passbooks issued to employees by MCD should be signed by a duly authorised officer and should also bear the stamp or seal of the civic body as a token of the authenticity of it being issued, the court said.