Category Archives: Provident Fund

EPFO FAQs on Inspection Policy of Establishments

By | October 6, 2017

EPFO FAQs on Inspection Policy of Establishments No CAIU/RTI/17/2017/13502 Dated 05.10.2017 The EPFO has released a set of FAQs which clarifies the Inspection Policy of the EPFO. It explains about the relevant regulations, exempted establishment, different types of inspection (mandatory/ optional), establishments selection procedure, frequency of inspections, report and action thereon, etc. Download

New PF Composite Declaration Form 11 (Aadhaar/ Non-Aadhaar) w.e.f 20.09.2017

By | September 21, 2017

Composite Declaration Form The EPFO has notified revised/ new version of single page Composite PF Declaration F-11 (Aadhaar/ Non-Aadhaar), applicable w.e.f. 20 Sept. 2017, which replaces the existing Form 11 and Form 13, as under: EPFO Order dt. 20 Sept. 2017 1. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization has embarked upon next phase of e-governance reforms with… Read More »

Transfer of PF Balance – EPFO Revised Procedure : No Manual/ Amendment/2011/13326

By | September 21, 2017

No Manual/ Amendment/2011/13326 Dated 20.09.2017 The EPFO has notified revised/ new procedure for smooth and hassle free transfer of balance in PF accounts of Members, in the case of change in employment, applicable w.e.f. 20 Sept. 2017, as under: Revised Procedure for PF a/c Balance Transfer: CPFC (EPFO Order dt. 20 Sept. 2017) 1. In… Read More »

Code on Wages Bill 2017

By | September 5, 2017

The Code on Wages Bill 2017 As part of labour law reforms, the Government has undertaken the exercise of rationalisation of the 38 Labour Acts by framing 4 labour codes viz Code on Wages, Code on Industrial Relations, Code on Social Security and Code on occupational safety, health and working conditions. 1. The Code on… Read More »

Format for Authorization of repayment of Housing Loan out of PF Account

By | August 20, 2017

For Web Circulation Only 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.inwww.epfindia.nic.in Telephone: 011- 26713254 Fax: 011-26166609 Email: acc.fa.imc@epfindia.gov.in No: WSU/39(1)2017/Housing Scheme/10420 Dated: 18 AUG 2017 To All Addl. CPFC (HQ/Zone), Regional P.F. Commissioners-incharge of Regional Offices. Sub: Withdrawal under… Read More »

Labour Code on Social Security 2017

By | July 26, 2017

The Second National Commission on Labour has recommended that the existing Labour Laws should be broadly grouped into four or five Labour Codes on functional basis. Accordingly, the Ministry has taken steps for drafting four Labour Codes on Wages; Industrial Relations; Social Security & Welfare; and Safety and Working Conditions respectively, by simplifying, amalgamating and… Read More »

Multiple Banking System for EPFO Payment

By | July 5, 2017

Multiple Banking System for EPFO contribution and payments by Signing of Agreement between EPFO and Public & Private Sector Banks  In keeping with the Government’s mandate for facilitating ‘Ease of doing business’, EPFO has taken a step further. In the august presence of Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour &… Read More »

New Housing Scheme of EPF & MP Act 1952

By | June 22, 2017

EPFO signs MoU with HUDCO under new Housing Scheme of EPF & MP Act-1952 Dr. V.P. Joy, Central Provident Fund Commissioner and Dr. M. Ravi Kanth, CMD HUDCO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the august presence of Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu and the… Read More »

When Indian employee to be treated as International Worker

By | June 10, 2017

BY WEB CIRCULATION Telephone: 26196236 FAX: 26189910 EMPLOYEE’s PROVIDENT FUND ORGANIZATION (Ministry of Labor, Govt. Of India) Head Office Bhavishyanidhi Bhawan, 14-Bhikaji Cama Palace, New Delhi- 110066. File No. IWU/7/(25)/2017/ Clarification reg. Para 83/5366  Dated: 08 June 2017. To, All Addl. C.P.F.Cs (Zones), All R.P.F.Cs –In Charge. Subject:-Definition of “International Worker” as given in Para… Read More »

Exempt provident trusts must file monthly statements electronically using new software

By | June 7, 2017

Exempt provident trusts must file monthly statements electronically using new software: The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation issued a circular announcing that exempt funds and trusts must file monthly statements under the Employees’ Provident Fund Act and various related measures using a new software. Read a June 2017 report [PDF 337 KB] of KPMG

EPF – Online Filing of Returns of Exempted Establishments under New Software

By | June 1, 2017

EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANIZATION (Ministry of Labor & Employment, Govt. of India) Head Office Bhavishya Nidh1 Bhawan, 14, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi -110 066. No. Exem/10(20)2016/Vol. III Dated 29.05.2017 To All ACC(Zones), ALL RPFCs (Incharge of the RO/SRO) Subject : Online Filing of Returns of Exempted Establishments under New Software – Regarding. To streamline… Read More »

Allowing members of EPS’ 95 benefit of actual salary in Pension Fund

By | June 1, 2017

EMPLOYEES‘ PROVIDENT  FUND ORGANISATION (Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India) Head Office, Bhavisha Nidhi Bhavan, 14, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110 066. No: Pension-l/12/33/EPS  Amendment/96 Vol. II/4432 Dated: 31st May, 2017 To. All ACCs (Zonal Offices) All Regional P.F. Commissioner (In-Charge of Regions), All officers-in-charge of SROs. Subject:- Allowing members of the EPS’… Read More »

Coverage of Beedi establishments and workers under EPF & MP Act 1952.

By | May 25, 2017

EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANIZATION (Ministry of Labor & Employment, Govt. of India) Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaji Cama Palace, New Delhi- 110066. No. C-I/3(6)2017/Special drive Beedi Workers/4098                                                                                    Date: 24 MAY 2017 To All Additional Central P.F. Commissioner (Zones) All Regional P.F. Commissioner-I & II-In-charge of ROs. Sub: Coverage of Beedi establishments and workers.… Read More »

EPFO beneficiaries to get payment through e -fund transfer system

By | May 18, 2017

EPFO beneficiaries to get payment through electronic or digital fund transfer system   The Ministry of Labour & Employment vide notification dated 4th May 2017 has provided for electronic or digital fund transfer / payment of EPF benefits, pension disbursement and insurance claim.  For this purpose, suitable amendments have been made in all the three… Read More »

Govt to Transfer cash into account of Pregnant Women -Maternity Benefit Program

By | May 17, 2017

Cabinet approves Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval to Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program which now has been extended to all districts of the country w.e.f. 01.01.2017. The Prime Minister in his address to the nation on 31.12.2016… Read More »

EPFO’s Citizens’ Charter 2017 & e-court management system launched

By | May 17, 2017

Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Labour & Employment 16-May-2017 18:20 IST Shri Bandaru Dattatreya launches EPFO’s Citizens’ Charter 2017 & e-court management system Citizens’ Charter 2017 to bring transparency and accountability on the part of EPFO The Minister of State for Labour & Employment(IC), Shri Bandaru Dattatreya launched EPFO’s Citizens’ Charter 2017… Read More »

Use videography for litigant/ non-cooperative employers – EPFO

By | May 11, 2017

EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION C-1 -1(4)2017/Capital Dyeing/3274 Dated 11.05.2017 Please find enclosed herewith a copy of the judgment dated 27-10- 2016 passed by the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana in CWP No. 17366/1998 in the matter of Capital Dyeing V/s RPFC. The Hon’ble Court while dismissing the Writ Petition filed by M/s Capital… Read More »

Staff Provident Fund in EPFO- Revised rate of interest – Q1 FY 2017-18

By | May 9, 2017

EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION No. HRD/3(2)2012/SPF/ 71 Dated 09.05.2017 To All Additional CPFCs, Zones & ACC (ASD) Director (PDUNASS), All RPFCs, Regional Offices Revised rate of interest – with regard to Staff Provident Fund in EPFO – regarding. Sir, Please find enclosed a copy of Resolution No. 5(1)-B (PD)/2017 dated 18.04.2017 issued by Ministry of… Read More »

Benefit of 2 Years weightage of Service under Employees Pension Scheme

By | May 9, 2017

summary  Where the date of leaving service is before 24.07.2009 benefit of 2 years weightage of service will be given even if a member had opted for pension before attaining 58 years of age, Telephone: 26196236 EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION (Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India) Head office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaji… Read More »

Employees Provident Funds (6th Amendment) Scheme 2017

By | May 6, 2017

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY PART II—Section 3—Sub-section (i) PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 4th May, 2017 G.S.R. 436(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 read with subsection (1) of section 7 of Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), the Central Government… Read More »

Employees’ Pension (Amendment) Scheme 2017.

By | May 6, 2017

NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 4th May, 2017 G.S.R. 437(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6A read with sub-section (1) of section 7 of Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), the Central Government hereby makes the following Scheme further to amend the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995, namely:- 1.     (1) This… Read More »

Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance (Amendment) Scheme 2017

By | May 6, 2017

NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 4th May, 2017 G.S.R. 438(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6C read with subsection (1) of section 7 of 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-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976, namely:- 1. (1)… Read More »

Don’t ask Aadhaar for Pension Claim 10D for North Eastern States Till 30.09.2017 – EPFO

By | May 4, 2017

Don’t ask Aadhaar for Pension Claim 10D for North Eastern States Till 30.09.2017 EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION  No Pension-Pen-1/17(10)2016-17/Jeevan Pramaan Dated 04.05.2017 Related Post Giving Aadhaar in Income tax Return not mandatory for certain Individuals w.e.f 01.07.2017

ESIC – One IP- 2 Dispensaries & Aadhaar Based Online Claim Submission” Schemes

By | May 3, 2017

Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Labour & Employment 01st May 2017 Shri BandaruDattatreya Launches “One IP- Two Dispensaries” and “Aadhaar Based Online Claim Submission” Schemes on International Labour Day The Government is Committed for Job Security, Wage Security and Social Security of the Workers: Shri Bandaru Dattatreya Minister of State (I/C) for… Read More »

EPFO Revised delegation of financial powers for settlement of claims.

By | May 3, 2017

FOR WEB CIRCULATION ONLY 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 Telephone: 011- 26172685 Fax: 011-26173022 Email: rc.fa@epfindia.gov.in No. Manual/Amendment/2011/pt/1948 Dated: 01st May 2017 To, All Addl. CPFC (HQ/Zone) Regional P.F. Commissioners In-charge of Regional Offices. Sub: Revised… Read More »

Contractual Workers eligible for Maternity Benefits Act : HC

By | May 2, 2017

Madras High Court Smt. Archana Pandey Vs State of M.P and others  Appeal Number : Writ Petition No. 15523 of 2016 Date of Judgement/Order : 04/04/2017 The Division Bench of the Allahabad High Court in the case of Dr. Parul Mishra Vs. State of U.P. decided on 27 th January, 2010 in the case of a… Read More »

EPF members now required to submit self-declaration for advance in case of illness of members/ dependents

By | April 29, 2017

EPF members now required to submit self-declaration for advance in case of illness of members/ dependents EPF members will now only be required to submit a self-declaration for the advance in case of illness of members/ dependents. Differently abled members will also get advance on the basis of self-declaration. A member will no longer be… Read More »

EPFO : Doctor Certificate not required for Advance in illness cases – Notification

By | April 27, 2017

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 25th April, 2017 G.S.R.404(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 read with sub-section (1) of section 7 of Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), the Central Government hereby makes the following Scheme, further to amend the Employees’ Provident… Read More »

EPFO to inform Default by SMS and Email

By | April 25, 2017

Introduction of real time system in EPFO Default management EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION (Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India) Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaiii Cama Place, New Delhi – 110 066. No.: CAIU/011(52)16/Principal employer Portal & CAW/722 Dated: 25th APR 2017 To, The Additional Central P.F. Commissioners (Zones) The Regional P.F. Commissioners… Read More »

EPFO allowed Withdrawal from PF for Housing needs

By | April 25, 2017

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 »

EPFO to pay loyalty cum life benefit to EDLI members

By | April 14, 2017

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

By | April 11, 2017

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.

By | March 31, 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

By | March 31, 2017

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 »

Draft National Policy for Domestic workers in India -Key Features

By | March 28, 2017

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

By | March 24, 2017

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

By | March 23, 2017

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 »