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INTERNATIONAL WORKER

101 Foreign nationals who are employed in India and being paid in foreign currency, whether to be covered or not?

Yes, International workers drawing salary in any currency and in any manner are to be covered. (Section 2 f).
102 Foreign nationals who are employed in India and being paid in foreign currency, whether to be covered or not?

Yes, International workers drawing salary in any currency and in any manner are to be covered. (Section 2 f).
103 Foreigners who are employed directly as an employee by an Indian establishment abroad to be covered or not?

The local employees of an Indian establishment engaged abroad shall be covered by the local legislations
104 Foreigners who are employed directly as an employee by an Indian establishment abroad to be covered or not?

The local employees of an Indian establishment engaged abroad shall be covered by the local legislations
105 Considering that in most countries issuance of work permit to an individual is a trigger for social security compliance, whether the purpose and type of visa i.e. business/ employment will be a determinant for a person to be considered as an International Worker?

The purpose of the visit of an individual is the main determinant for social security compliance. The type of visa may help in determining the purpose of visit. For example - a foreign national coming in to India under an employment visa is working in India.
106 Considering that in most countries issuance of work permit to an individual is a trigger for social security compliance, whether the purpose and type of visa i.e. business/ employment will be a determinant for a person to be considered as an International Worker?

The purpose of the visit of an individual is the main determinant for social security compliance. The type of visa may help in determining the purpose of visit. For example - a foreign national coming in to India under an employment visa is working in India.
107 Whether benefit of reciprocity can be extended to an International Worker if his home country provides for exemption from social security to Indian nationals going to work in that country under its domestic law even though there is no social security agreement with India?

In the absence of a formal agreement the benefit of reciprocity is available at the time of withdrawal of the pension claim and not at the time of coverage. (Para 14 of EPS)
108 Whether benefit of reciprocity can be extended to an International Worker if his home country provides for exemption from social security to Indian nationals going to work in that country under its domestic law even though there is no social security agreement with India?

In the absence of a formal agreement the benefit of reciprocity is available at the time of withdrawal of the pension claim and not at the time of coverage. (Para 14 of EPS)
109 Where will the survivor benefits be delivered in case of a covered employee holding a passport, being other than an Indian passport, issued by a country with which India is not having a SSA?

In the absence of a SSA, the survivor benefits such as widow/widower pension, children /orphan pension, nominee/parent pension, etc. as the case may be, shall be payable to a bank account of the eligible beneficiary in India. (Para 14 of EPS)
110 Where will the survivor benefits be delivered in case of a covered employee holding a passport, being other than an Indian passport, issued by a country with which India is not having a SSA?

In the absence of a SSA, the survivor benefits such as widow/widower pension, children /orphan pension, nominee/parent pension, etc. as the case may be, shall be payable to a bank account of the eligible beneficiary in India. (Para 14 of EPS)
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