Category Archives: Provident Fund

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 »

Technical Suvidha Centres under EPFO

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14-Bhikaji cama place, New Delhi-110066 www.epfindia.gov.in, www.epfindia.nic.in No.: R-I/Computerisation Project/Phase 2/2015/Vol.II Date: 12.01.2017 OFFICE ORDER  In continuation of the office order of even number dated 30.12.2016 it is informed that the Unified Portal has been launched on 23.12.2016.… Read More »

EPF -5 days Grace period for December 2016 payment

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14-Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-11066 Telephone: 011: 26713254 Fax: 011-26166609 Email: jagmohan@eplindia.gov.in No. WSU/9(1)2013/Settlement of Claims/26308 dated: 12.01.2017 To, All ACCs (Zones All RPFCs-Incharge of ROs/SROs. Sub: Payment of contributions & other dues by the employers — Grace period for… Read More »

Form of Declaration under Employees Enrolment Campaign 2017

EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION No. Coord/3(1)2016/EPF Member Enrolment Scheme,2017 Date: 03/01/2017 To, All ACCs in charge of Zones All RPFC-I/RPFC-II In-charge of Regional/Sub-Regional Offices Sub: Form of Declaration under Employees Enrolment Campaign, 2017 Sir, The Central Government in exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 read with sub-section (1) of section 7 of the… Read More »

Provident Funds Special provision for Employees’ Enrolment Campaign 2017 @ Rs 1 p.a

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 30th December, 2016 G.S.R. 1190(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 further to amend the… Read More »

Employees Pension Scheme -Damages Rs 1 p.a for Employees Enrolment Campaign 2017

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 30th December, 2016 G.S.R. 1191(E).–– In exercise of powers conferred by section 6A 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 further to amend the Employees’… Read More »

EDLI Damages Charges Rs 1 p.a during Employees Enrolment Campaign 2017

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 30th December, 2016 G.S.R. 1192(E).—In exercise of powers conferred by section 6C 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 further to amend the Employees’ Deposit… Read More »

Online Filing of Returns by Exempted/Relaxed Establishments –EPFO clarify

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (Ministry of Labour, Govt. Of India) Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14- Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi — 110066 www.epfindia.gov.in, www.epfindia.nic.in No. Exem/32(29)/2016/Misc./EPF Exemption Dashboard/16348 Date: 22 December 2016 To All Addl. Central P. F Commissioner (Zones), All Regional P F. Commissioner/OIC of Regional Offices. AD Regional P. F. Commissioner/OIC of… Read More »

EPF- Change of surname in case of female employees due to marriage

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of lndia) No. WSU/10(1)2013 /Changes in MAP/21475 Dated 16th November, 2016 To All ACC(Zones) All RPFC-I/Officer-in-Charge Regional/Sub-Regional Offices Sub: Correction in name of PF member- Delegation of powers thereof. Ref:  HO circular No. WSU/9(1)2013/Settlement of claims/TC/ 15765 dated 02.12.2013 Sir/ Madam, Please refer to the… Read More »

PF members Death Claims to be Processed within 07 Days & Retirement Claims to be Settled on Day of Retirement

Death Claims to be Processed within 07 Days and Retirement Claims to be Settled on the Day of Retirement Payment of Statutory Contributions Henceforth only through Internet Banking The Prime Minister of India during the PRAGATI review meeting held on 26th October desired that claims related to death cases be prioritized and expedited and retirement… Read More »

PF- Nepalese / Bhutanese national deemed to be Indian worker on account of Treaty

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 2nd November, 2016 G.S.R.1035(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 further to amend the Employees’… Read More »

PF and Pension payments to EPF members on date of retirement Itself

Employee s Provident Fund Organisation Web Circulation No. CSD-l/CPGRAMS/Pragat/E-Samlksha/2016/1289 Dated: 01.11.2016 All Addl C.P.F.Cs (Zones ) All R.P.F.CS (In Charge) of Regional offices All R.P.F.CS (In Charge) of Sub-Regional Offices SUB: PAYMENT OF PF AND PENSION ON THE DATE OF RETIREMENT TO EPF AND EPS MEMBERS· PRAGATI REVIEW MEETING HELD ON 26.10.2016   -reg Sir/Madam, In… Read More »

online maintenance of registers/records under labour laws

EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION (Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India) Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi – 110 066. (CENTRAL ANALYSIS & INTELLIGENCE UNIT) No. CAIU/011(59)2016/MOL/12872 Dated: 31/10/2016 To All Additional Central P.F. Commissioner (Zones) All Regional P.F. Commissioner-In-charge of ROs/SROs Sub: – Digitization of registers and other… Read More »

Death Claims of EPF member to be settled in 7 days

EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION No. CSD·l/CPGRAMS/Pragati E-SamikSha/2016/12866 Dated: 31-10-2016 All Addl C.P.F.Cs (Political States) All R.P.F CS(ln Charge) of Regional offices All R. P.F CS(ln Charge) of Sub-Regional Offices SUB: PRIORITY TO BE GIVEN TO SETTLEMENT OF DEATH CASE CLAIM SETTLEMENTS WITHIN 7 DAYS· DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY PM DURING PRAGATI REVIEW MEETING HELD ON 26.10.2016 .… Read More »

Applicability of para 26(2) of EPF Act for temporary, casual and site workers

EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANASTION (Ministry of Labour & Employment Govt.) No. C-I/3(2)2016/Court Matter/478/2008/19211 Date: 19 Oct 2016 To All Regional PF Commissioner-I&II In-Charge of Regional/ sub Regional office, Sub:- An order delivered by Hon’ble High court of Madras in WP No. 478/2008 in the matter of Builders Association of Builders Association of India V/S Union… Read More »

Rate of Contribution where ESI Act is implemented for first time: Notified

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 6th October, 2016 G.S.R. 959(E).—Whereas certain draft rules further to amend the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950 were published, as required by sub-section (1) of section 95 of the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 (34 of 1948), in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, section… Read More »

Contribution to pension fund on salary exceeding Rs. 15000 pm w.e.f 01.09.16

Telephone: 011-26172677 EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION (Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India) Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaiji Lama Place, New Delhi -110 066. Letter No. Pension-1/12/33/EPS Amendment/96/18592 Dated: 07-10-2016 To All ACCs (Zonal Office) All Regional P.F. Commissioner (In-Charge of Regions) All Officers -In- Charge of SROs Sub : Contribution to pension… Read More »

Declaration Form (New Form No. 11) issued by EPFO

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14-Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066 No. Manual/Amendment/2011/16854  Dated: 23.09.2016 To, All Regional P.F. Commissioners In-charge of Regional / Sub-Regional Offices 1. In exercise of power conferred on the Central Provident Fund Commissioner under para 36(7) read along with the provisions of para… Read More »

EPFO asked claim settlement in Inoperative Account from Officers

Web Circulation only Telephone: 011-26172680 FAX: 011- 26175913 Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14-Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066 Website : epfindia.gov.in No. R-I/P-20/MIS/2014/517 Dated: 26.09.2016 To All Regional PF Commissioner, In-charge of Regions, All Officer in Charge, Sub-Regional Offices. Sub: Details of claim… Read More »

Duplicate UANs issued to one EPF member : EPFO clarify procedure

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14-Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066 Website : epfindia.gov.in, Telephone: 011-26172680 FAX: 011-26175913 No. R-1/P-20/UAN/2014/VoI.II/pt./509/16046 Dated: 21.09.2016 To, All Additional Central PF Commissioner (Political States), All Regional PF Commissioner, In-charge of Regions, All Officer in Charge, Sub-Regional Offices. Sub:… Read More »

EPFO clarify levy of Penal Damages in case contributions through Internet Banking

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India) Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14- Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi — 110066 Telephone : 01126172668 Fax : 01126105549 No: Bkg.1(4)2010/Online Remit./Vol-II Dated: 14.09.2016 To, RPFC’s in-charge- of ROs/SROs. Sub: Levy of Penal Damages – Deposit of contributions through Internet Banking. Sir/Madam. Kind attention… Read More »

Difficulties in crediting PF amount in the accounts of PMJY Account

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India Bhayishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14- Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi -110066 Web Circular No. Bkg.7(1)2004/NBA/Vol.VII/546  Date: 08 Sep, 2016 Subject : Difficulties in crediting PF account in the accounts of beneficiaries of where bank accounts have been opened in ‘Pradhan Mantri Jandhan Yojna’. Sir\Madam Various reference… Read More »

Verification of Closed Exempted/Relaxed Establishments by EPFO

Employees’  Provident  Fund Organisation Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan,14- Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi -110066 No. C-Ex/32(1)/15/BR/SRO/MUZ/CE/EZ/10249  dated 05/09/2016 To All Addl. Central P.F. Commissioners (Zones) , All Regional P. F. Commissioners , Regional Offices/Sub-Regional Offices. Subject: Verification of Closed Exempted/Relaxed Establishments- Regarding. Sir, Please refer to the subject cited above. Recently a reference was received from… Read More »

EPFO guidelines for Inspection of Security/Manpower Establishments

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India) Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14- Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi — 110066 Telephone : 011-26172672 Fax : 011-26103100 www.epfindia.gov.in www.epfindia.nic.in No . Compliance/C-III/011/3(18)2015/DL/DO-Ref/8654 Dated: 01/08/2016 To, All Additional Central PF Commissioners, All Regional PF Commissioners-I, All Regional PF Commissioners-II, All Assistant PF… Read More »

UAN on claim forms ; Relaxation in the instructions

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India) Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14- Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi — 110066 Telephone : 01126172668 Fax : 01126105549 No.Coord./40(24)2010/DPG Review Meeting/10215 Dated: 13.07.2016 To, To, All Addl. CPFCs (Zones), All Regional P.F.Commissioners – I & II In-charge of Regional/Sub Regional Offices. Subject:-… Read More »

EDLI Scheme benefit increased

Employee benefits, Insurance The Ministry of Labour and Employment issued guidance to increase the benefits under the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation. Read a June 2016 report [PDF 382 KB] Govt has issued  Circular : Read Circular

Staff Provident Fund in EPFO , Revised Rate of Interest

EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaj Cama Place, New Delhi -11006 No. HRD/3(2)2012/SPF/349 dated 01/07/2016 To, All Additional CPFCs, All RPFCs, Regional Offices, including RPFC (ASD), Head Office, All Officers in-charge of SROs Sub: Revised rate of interest – with regard to Staff Provident Fund in… Read More »

Simplified UAN based Pension Claim Form Number 10-D implementation

Tele fax: 26175212 EPFO -WebSite EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaj Cama Place, New Delhi -11006 No. Pension I/7(1)96/Forms/7429 dated 24/06/2016 All ACCs (Zonal Office) All Regional P. F. Commissioner (In – Charge of Regions) All Office – In – Charge of… Read More »

PPF Withdrawal Rules

PPF Withdrawal Rules Section – 6 of Public Provident Fund Act 1968 Withdrawals. (1) A subscriber shall be entitled to make withdrawals from the amount standing to his credit in the Fund (including any interest accrued thereon) to such extent and subject to such terms and conditions as may be specified in the Scheme :… Read More »

Minimum Pension under Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS)

Minimum Pension The Government has notified a minimum pension of Rs. 1000/- per month to the pensioners under Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995 vide Notification No. G.S.R. 593 (E), dated 19th August, 2014 effective from 01.09.2014 for the year 2014-15 which is continued beyond March, 2015 without any break. However, no proposal is under consideration… Read More »

Member can defer the age of drawing pension after 58 years

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART II—SEC. 3(i)] MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 25th April, 2016 G.S.R. 440(E).—In exercise of powers conferred by section 6A 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… Read More »

EPF withdrawal allowed in 6 cases

Restriction on EPF withdrawal As per extant rules governing the withdrawal of Employer’s contribution from the Employees Provident Fund Scheme, a member can withdraw both the employer’s share of contribution and his own share under the following circumstances: – (i) On retirement from service after attaining the age of 55 years. (ii) On retirement on… Read More »

Link Multiple PF accounts with Universal Account Number

A SPECIAL DRIVE TO CONSOLIDATE MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS OF AN EMPLOYEE The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India launched the Universal Account Number (UAN) for EPF members in October 2014 with a view to enable members to have continuity in their PF membership on every change in job and/or location. UAN has been issued to all members… Read More »

EPF Grievance Management

EPF Grievance Management What is EPF Grievance Management  System ? Employees who have failed to transfer their EPF balances when they moved their jobs, or have applied for a transfer and have not got it, can use this system. Withdrawals, loans and maturity proceeds can also be tracked. The Employees Provident Fund Organisation ( EPFO) has… Read More »

File PF Transfer Claim Online

Q:- Whether the member is required to be registered on Member Portal to file the Transfer Claim online? Ans:- Yes, the member is required to be registered on Member Portal to file the Transfer Claim online. The detailed process flow for the registration is available at the link available on the Homepage of EPFO website… Read More »

FAQ on EPFO Pension Scheme

Pension Scheme 1) Who will be covered by the Pension Scheme? Every member of the ceased Family Pension Scheme 1971 and anyone who joins any covered establishment on or after 16-11-95 is compulsorily to join this scheme, provided his/her salary/wage is less than Rs. 6500/- per month at the date of appointment. 2) What is… Read More »

PPF Interest @ 8.1% Notified by Govt

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART II—SEC. 3(i)] MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Economic Affairs) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 29th March, 2016 G.S.R. 350(E).– In pursuance of section 5 of the Public Provident Fund Act, 1968 (23 of 1968) the Central Government hereby notifies that the subscriptions made to the fund on or after… Read More »

EPFO incentive scheme for employers to encourage UAN

EPFO launches an incentive scheme for employers to encourage partnership in allotment of universal account number (UAN) to their employees Employers can get refund upto 10% of administrative charges payable to EPFO under a new incentive scheme EPFO, Head Office, New Delhi:  In order to boost the process of seeding the Universal Account Number (UAN)… Read More »

G-Noc Nerve Centre of EPFO

Bandaru Dattatreya Inaugurates Global Network Operations Centre (G-Noc) Of EPFO G-Noc to Function as the Nerve Centre of all it Operations of EPFO G-Noc – 24×7 Monitor and Trouble Shooter Sh. Bandaru Dattatreya, the Union Minister for Labour & Employment (Independent Charge) today inaugurated the Global Network Operations Centre (g-NOC) of Employees Provident Fund Organisation(EPFO)at… Read More »