The official order from the Finance Department says that arrears should not be paid even if an aided school teacher or other staff produces a court order.
The interim order by Justice Ziyad Rahman A A on Wednesday came on several pleas by employees and pensioners claiming that one of the details to be furnished while opting for higher contribution was a copy of prior permission for the same, as mandated under the EPF Scheme of 1952.
The EPF is managed by the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation. Several retired and serving employees feel that the pension it disburses, which is not in proportion to their salary, is rendering a huge loss to all subscribers.
According to the order issued in this regard, the leave surrender amount of the employees who apply for it will be credited to their Provident fund (PF) account after March 20 this year. However, this amount can be withdrawn from the PF account only after four years.
The Supreme Court posted the appeals to Friday (July 15) after counsel for EPFO pointed out that one of the judges in the division bench was part of the Rajasthan High Court Bench that had passed an order in the matter.