Unconstitutional for Unequal Treatment of Equals: Karnataka HC strikes down EPF Scheme Extension to International Workers [Read Order]

The petitions contended that mandating contributions to the EPF Scheme from international workers, irrespective of their income levels, was arbitrary and discriminatory
Unconstitutional - Unequal Treatment of Equals - Karnataka HC - EPF Scheme Extension - International Workers - taxscan

The Karnataka High Court has invalidated the Central Government decision to extend the Employees Provident Fund Scheme and Employees Pension Scheme to international workers in India. The Single Bench of Justice K S Hemalekha bench noted a discriminatory practice between Indian employees in non-SSA countries (not classified as international workers) and foreign employees from non-SSA…

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