Category Archives: Provident Fund

EPFO allowed Withdrawal from PF for Housing needs

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt Of India) Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14-Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066 www.epfindia.gov.in www.epfindia.nic.in Phone: 011-26175914, Fax No.: 011-26177829 No. WSU/39(1)2017/Housing Scheme Date: 21.04.2017 To All Addl. Central Provident Fund Commissioners (HQ/Zone) All Regional Provident Fund Commissioners of Regional Offices. Sub: Withdrawal from the provident… Read More »

FinMin ratifies 8.65% rate on Employee Provident Fund

FinMin ratifies 8.65% rate on Employee Provident Fund Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya today said that the Finance Ministry has approved 8.65 per cent interest rate on EPF for 2016-17. The ratification of the 8.65 per cent on EPF will enable the retirement fund body EPFO to credit this rate of return into the accounts of… Read More »

EPFO to pay loyalty cum life benefit to EDLI members

Aadhaar Seeding Application launched by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya Minimum assured amount on death in service and loyalty cum life benefit to EDLI members on superannuation recommended to Government Employee Enrolment Campaign enrolls about 5 million workers in EPFO upto 31st March, 2017 The Central Board (EPF) under the chairmanship of Union Minster of State for… Read More »

Govt makes compliance of Labour Laws and Rules easy

Government makes compliance of Labour Laws and Rules easy Government reduces number of forms and Reports from 36 to 12 to lessen costs and compliance burden of various establishments The Government has undertaken an exercise to promote ease of compliance of LabourLaws and Rules byvarious establishments. The “Rationalisation of Forms and Reports under Certain Labour… Read More »

Employees’ Provident Funds (Seventh Amendment) Amendment Scheme 2017.

NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 29th March, 2017 G.S.R. 299(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 read with sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), the Central Government hereby makes the following Scheme to amend the Employees’ Provident Funds (Seventh Amendment) Scheme,… Read More »

Employee Enrolment Campaign extended till 30th June 2017 -EPFO

Employee Enrolment Campaign extended till 30th June 2017 Social Security coverage under EPFO to the volunteers of Anganwadi, ASHA, Mid-day Meal Workers recommended to the Government. Private Sector Banks allowed to collect contributions on a pilot basis    New eligibility condition for exemption under EPF and MP Act approved.  The Central Board (EPF) under the… Read More »

Claims settlement in cases of deaths within 7 days -EPFO

Field offices of EPFO directed to settle claims in cases of deaths within seven days of receipt of such claims The field offices of Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) have been directed to settle claims in cases of deaths within seven days of receipt of such claims. As per paragraph 72(7) of the Employees’ Provident… Read More »

Draft National Policy for Domestic workers in India -Key Features

Draft National Policy for Domestic workers under consideration A draft National Policy for Domestic workers is under consideration of the Government. The salient features of the Policy are as under: Inclusion of Domestic Workers  in the existing legislations Domestic workers will have the right to register as workers with the State Labour Department. Such registration… Read More »

International Workers PF and Pension Payment on Date of Leaving Service : EPFO Instructions

International Workers and PF and Pension Payment on Date of Leaving Service Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation File No IWU/7/(25)/2017 / Payment of PF and Withdrawal Benefits/34140 Dated 23.03.2017 Payment of PF and withdrawal benefit under Pension Scheme on the date of leaving service to International Workers -Regarding. Instruction were issued vide circular No. CSD-I/CPGRAMS/Pragati E-… Read More »

EPFO allowed benefit of actual salary in Pension Fund exceeding wage limit

EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION No: Pension-I/12/ 33/EPS Amendment/96/ Vol.II/34007 Dated 23.03.2017 Allowing members of the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 the benefit of the actual salary in the Pension Fund exceeding wage limit of either Rs. 5000 / – or Rs. 6500 per month from the effective date respectively as per the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s order… Read More »

Law Of Employees’ Provident Funds -7 th Edition 2017 -R C Chaturvedi

Law Of Employees’ Provident Funds (Seventh Edition,2017) Hardcover – 2017 by R C Chaturvedi (Author) The most exhaustive, analytical, authoritative and up to date treatise on the employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions act,1652 together with Schemes thereunder and other allied matter. Price Rs 2450. Click to buy online Publisher: Caswell Publications; Seventh Edition edition (2017) Related… Read More »

Practical Guide to Employees ESI Act – Book 2016 Edition -H L Kumar

Practical Guide to Employees’ State Insurance- Act, Rules & Regulations Paperback – 1 Nov 2016 by H L Kumar (Author) The Employees’ State Insurance Act (popularly known as ESI Act) is the first major legislation on social security for lower paid employees in India. The scheme, as per provisions of the Act, is devised so as to… Read More »

Relaxations in General Provident Fund Rules

Several relaxations brought in GP Fund rules In a major relief for government employees, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has announced several relaxations in General Provident Fund Rules, with liberalization and simplification, particularly relating to advances and withdrawals by the subscriber/ employee. According to the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development… Read More »

Practical Guide to Employees’ Provident Funds -EPF- 2017 Edition Book -H.L. Kumar

Practical Guide to Employees’ Provident Funds – Acts, Rules & Schemes– 1 Feb 2017 by H.L. Kumar (Author) The new edition contains more case laws since there have been large number of cases by the High Courts. This will add to the utility of the book. With large number of appeals, before the EPF Appellate Tribunals… Read More »

Payment of Wages by cheque or crediting to bank accounts

Payment of Wages by cheque or crediting to bank accounts The present wage limit for applicability of the provisions of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 is Rs. 18,000/- per month. The Act has been amended by Payment of Wages (Amendment) Act, 2017 (effective from 28.12.2016) to enable the employers to pay wages to their… Read More »

EPFO takes various steps for speedy settlement of claims

EPFO takes various steps for speedy settlement of claims The Employees’ Provident FundsOrganization (EPFO) has taken various steps for speedy settlement of claims which inter alia include: •    Composite Claim Form (Aadhaar) and Composite Claim Form (Non-Aadhaar) has been introduced by replacing the erstwhile Claim Forms No. 19, 10C and 31, with a view to… Read More »

Employees’ Enrolment Campaign launched by EPFO to extend social security benefits to all eligible workers

Employees’ Enrolment Campaign launched by EPFO to extend social security benefits to all eligible workers An Employees’ Enrolment Campaign has been launched by Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation during the period 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017, in order to extend social security benefits to all the eligible workers in the country. During the Campaign, various financial incentives are… Read More »

EDLI Scheme – No Admin Expenses w.e.f 01.04.2017

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 15th March, 2017 S.O. 828(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of sub-section (4) of section 6C of the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of… Read More »

EPFO clarify when International Workers to be treated as Excluded Employee

EPFO Clarification on Special Provision in respect of International Workers -Exemption granted under the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement between India and Singapore EPFO has reviewed the Special Provision in respect of International Workers and has clarified that no PF/ EPS is to be deducted from salaries of Singapore citizens who are working purely as temporary workers in… Read More »

Pension Claim Form -Aadhaar – Form 10D Revised -UAN based

Pension Claim Form -Aadhaar – ( Form 10D Revised ) Source : Emplyees Provident Fund Organisation Circular No.Pension-1/7(1)/96/2017/Forms Dated 03.03.2017 Simplified  UAN based pension claim Form 10D has been revised as Pension claim Form (Aadhaar) (topy enclosed) All the RPFCs/OICs of ROs/SROs are hereby requested to accept Pension claim Form(Aadhaar) with immediate effect subject to… Read More »

Composite Claim Form in Death Cases to replace Form 20 (PF Payment)/ Form 10D (Pension) Form 5 IF (EDLI)

Composite Claim Form in Death Cases  by replacing Form 20 (PF Payment)/ Form 10D (Pension) Form 5 IF (EDLI). In case of Death of EPF member , the Claimant may apply for Claim of Provident Fund, Insurance Fund and Monthly pension in this Form Circular No Manual/Amendment/2011/pt/163 of Employees Provident Fund Organations Dated 03.03.2017 Download… Read More »

Aadhaar mandatory for final settlement of Pension claims

Furnishing of Aadhaar mandatory for final settlement of Pension claims The EPFO has clarified that obtaining of Aadhaar should be mandatory for the time being only for final settlement of Pension and not in withdrawl cases. The EPFO had extended the date of submission of Aadhaar Number authentication by the members of Employees’Pension Scheme 1995… Read More »

ESI Act 1948 – 2017 Edition Book -Adv. S. D. Puri

Snow White Publication’s Bare Act of The Employees State Insurance Act, 1948 by Adv. S. D. Puri, 2017 Edition | ESI Act, 1948  by Adv. S. D. Puri  ESI Act 1948 – Employee State Insurance Act, 1948 Bare Act THE EMPLOYEES STATE INSURANCE CENTRAL RULES, 1950. THE ESI GENERAL REGULATIONS 1950. AND THE ESIC [GENERAL… Read More »

New Combined registers Format under various labour Laws Notified -Ease of Compliance to Maintain Registers under various Labour Laws Rules 2017

Summary : Govt has notified  rules called the Ease of Compliance to Maintain Registers under various Labour Laws Rules, 2017. and specified the following Formats FORM A- FORMAT OF EMPLOYEE REGISTER [Part-A: For all Establishments] [PART B: FOR THE MINES ACT, 1952 (35 of 1952) ONLY] FORM B FORMAT FOR WAGE REGISTER FORM C FORMAT OF REGISTER… Read More »

EPFO introduced new Composite Claim Forms (Aadhar and Non Aadhar)

 Composite Claim Forms (Aadhar and Non Aadhar) No.Manual/Amendment/2011/pt/31792 Dated 20.02.2017 Download Complete Circular on Composite Claim Forms (Aadhar and Non Aadhar) Related Post Pension Claim Form -Aadhaar – Form 10D Revised -UAN based Composite Claim Form in Death Cases to replace Form 20 (PF Payment)/ Form 10D (Pension) Form 5 IF (EDLI)

EPFO- Employees Enrolment Campaign 2017 offers opportunity to employers to voluntarily declare details of all employees.

Employees Enrolment Campaign 2017 offers opportunity to employers to voluntarily declare details of all employees. EPFO settles 19,114 grievances in January, 2017 EPFO launched Employees Enrolment Campaign 2017 offering opportunity to the employers to voluntarily declare details of all employees hitherto deprived of social security benefits under EPFO. The declaration scheme is operational between January… Read More »

Reforms in Labour Laws in India

Reforms in Labour Laws Reforms in labour laws are an ongoing process to update legislative system to address the need of the hour and to make them more effective and contemporary to the emerging economic and industrial scenario. Accordingly, Ministry of Labour & Employment have taken several reform initiatives, both legislative reforms as well as… Read More »

Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill 2017 – Discussion in Rajya Sabha

Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill 2017 – Discussion in Rajya Sabha Govt of India introduced the Payment of Wages  (Amendment ) Bill 2017  in Parliament Sh. Madhusudan Mistry’s remarks| Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017 Sh. Sanjay Seth’s remarks| Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017 Ms Dola Sen’s Remarks| Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017… Read More »

Employees not covered with EPFO but covered with ESIC : EPFO Circular

Difference in EPFO ESIC registered employee Difference in EPFO ESIC registered employee membership. EPFO to conduct meetings with employers to bring employees under coverage Employees Provident Fund Organisation MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14-Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066 No.CAIU/011(67)2016/EPFO-ESICDATA/17617 Dated: 16/01/2017 To All RPFCs (In charge of Regions/SROs) Sub:… Read More »