Chandigarh: Haryana government on Saturday reiterated its commitment to ensure compliance of provisions of all labour laws like minimum wages act, employees state insurance (ESI) act and employees provident fund (EPF) act wherever applicable, an official spokesman said.
    
The state government would ensure welfare of contractual employees both engaged on contract basis directly by government departments, or public sector undertakings or through different contractors or service providers, the spokesman said.
    
He said when a government department engaged any person directly on a period specific contract, it was not covered by the provisions of ESI, EPF Acts, and thus was not required to seek registration under these Acts.
    
The Minimum Wages Act would be applicable in all cases, he said.
    
In the case of outsourcing of services, the service provider himself will be the principal employer and in case of the manpower provider or contractor it would be the immediate employer and the government department will be the principal employer, he said.

(Agencies)

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