EPF pension case to be listed before another bench on Jan 25

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The Kerala high court pronounced the verdict that ensures pension in accordance to the salary on October 12, 2018.

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court ordered to list the petitions related to EPF (Employees’ Provident Fund) pension on January 25 before another bench.

Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Anirudh Bose had considered the pleas earlier. As both of them are still in the Supreme Court, the matter was left to the consideration of the Chief Justice to list the petitions before the bench that includes either Justice Sanjiv Khanna or Justice Anirudh Bose.

The order was issued by the three-member bench headed by Justice U U Lalit. Chief Justice A A Bobde will decide on Monday before which bench the petitions should be listed.

The Kerala high court pronounced the verdict that ensures pension in accordance to the salary on October 12, 2018. The salary limit of Rs 15,000 on the basis of which the share of the employee to the EPS (Employees’ Pension Scheme) was calculated, was revoked. With this, pension was allowed in accordance to the salary of the staff.

The Supreme Court also upheld the Kerala High Court verdict on monthly pension from the Employees’ Pension Scheme on April 1, 2019. Following this, the EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund organisation) filed a review petition and the Ministry of Labour filed an appeal against the high court verdict.

In the new appeal filed by the Centre, it has been pointed out that the limit of Rs 15,000 was determined targeting the financially and socially backward people. If the verdict revoking the limit was implemented, there will be a shortage of Rs 15,28,519.47 crore in the EPS. The EPFO had to give Rs 839.76 crore after the high court verdict.

Read more: High PF pension: Centre approaches SC seeking stay on verdict

Read more: SC to consider EPF pension case on Jan 18, after 21 months

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