"This also results in huge loss of government revenue by evading Income Tax provisions," the petition by Shovan Patra had alleged.
The plea had also alleged that "in order to save tax and other benefits, employers enrol their old relatives or even themselves as PF members on full pay though they are not eligible for PF membership.
"As there is no age limit for enrolment under PF, they keep on contributing in the fund till their death and are able to get tax-free benefits under EPF schemes and also additional Employees Deposit Linked Insurance scheme of Rs 6 lakh."
The petition had sought directions to the Centre to modify the existing EPFO software, in accordance with the provisions of the Act 1952 and the schemes framed there-under, "so that only eligible employees of the covered establishments may be enrolled as members".
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