Category Archives: Provident Fund

Exemption from routine transfer of care giver Govt employee of person with disability : EPFO

By | October 18, 2018

Exemption from the routine exercise of transfer / rotational transfer HO No. HRD/1(34)/2014/7th CPC/Vol. II/Pt.I/66 dated 18/10/2018 A Government employee who is a care-giver of dependent daughter/son/parents/spouse/brother/sister with Specified Disability, as certified by the certifying authority as a Person with Benchmark Disability as defined under Section 2(r) of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act,… Read More »

Revised interest rate on Staff Provident Fund in EPFO : Oct to Dec 2018

By | October 12, 2018

Revised rate of interest – with regard to Staff Provident Fund in EPFO HO No. HRD/3(2)2012/SPF/63 dated 10/10/2018 RESOLUTION It is announced for general information that during the year 2018-2019, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 8% (Eight percent)… Read More »

Refund of Double Payment by ECR to employers : EPFO

By | October 5, 2018

Refund of Double Payment by ECR : EPFO HO No. Bkg. 1(34)2017/Bank Commn./UBI/157 dated 05/10/2018 Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India) Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14- Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi – 110066 No. Bkg.1 (34) 2017/Bank Commn./UBI/157 Date: 05/10/2018 o All Addl. CPFCs, Zones. All RPFCs In… Read More »

UAN Generation without Aadhaar for residents of Assam, Meghalaya & Nagaland : EPFO Instructions

By | August 29, 2018

Hence, a provision has been made available in the Unified Portal in the Establishment login for generation of UAN without Aadhaar for employees resident in Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland states. It is being allowed initially for a period of 3 months from 24/08/20 18 to 23/11/2018. EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISAT ION MINISTRY OF LABOUR &… Read More »

EPFO members can withdraw 75% from PF, if employment not received in 1 month

By | June 28, 2018

Ministry of Labour & Employment Many Key Decision taken in 222nd Meeting of the Central Board of Trustees, EPF Posted On: 27 JUN 2018 12:28PM by PIB Delhi The 222nd meeting of the Central Board of Trustees, EPF was held yesterday under the chairmanship of Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment (Independent Charge) Shri Santosh… Read More »

EPF Revised administrative charges from 01.06.2018 : Notification S.O. 2011(E) dated 21.05.2018

By | May 25, 2018

Revised administrative charges under EPF from 01.06.2018 Revised administrative charges under EPF from 01.06.2018 under Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 Summary of Revised administrative charges under EPF from 01.06.2018 PF Administrative Charges Reduced to 0.5% from 0.65%. Ministry of Labour and Employment decided to reduce PF administrative charges payable by employers. As per gazette notification issued on 21st May, 2017 new rate of… Read More »

EPF Account Interest Rate for FY 2017-18 @ 8.55 % : EPFO Circular 25.05.18

By | May 25, 2018

EPF Account Interest Rate for FY 2017-18 @ 8.55%  EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Head Office: Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaji cama Place, New Delhi -110066 www.epfindia.qov.in , www.epfindia.nic.in No.Invest.I/CBT Agenda/ROI/2017-18/4153 Dated 25th May, 2018 To All Regional Provident Fund Commissioners, Officers-In-Charge, Regional Offices/Sub-Regional Offices. Sub: Declaration of Rate of… Read More »

Pension can’t be denied for not submitting Life Certificate /non re-marriage certificate

By | April 12, 2018

Pension not to be denied for non-submission of Life Certificate or non re-marriage certificate for want of Aadhaar or fingerprint authentication failure EPFO has issued a circular letter no. Pension-1/17(10)2016-17/Jeevan Pramaan/913 dated 09.04.2018 to all Pension Disbursing Banks, Director General, Postal Services regarding problems faced by Pensioners in submission  of Life Certificate/non  re-marriage certificate under EPS, 1995. As per… Read More »

Enhancement of Gratuity Limit w.e.f. 29.03.2018.

By | April 5, 2018

Ministry of Labour & Employment Enhancement of Gratuity Limit Posted On: 04 APR 2018 3:12PM by PIB Delhi The Government has issued Notification the same day wherein gratuity limit has been increased   from Rs.10 lakhs to Rs.20 lakhs under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972. The Government has also issued another Notification on the same day wherein it… Read More »

Online EPF claims : Do test checking : EPFO

By | April 3, 2018

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi 110066 www.epfindia.gov.in Tel : 011-26197023 Fax : 011-26100166 WEB CIRCULATION No. NDC/Appl Software/2018/41 Dated: 02-04-2018 To All ACC (Zones) & ACC (Audit) All Regional PF Commissioners (RO) OIC, Concurrent Audit Cell. Madam/Sir, Further to the… Read More »

Gratuity Tax Free Limit increased to Rs 20 Lakh : Notification

By | March 30, 2018

Gratuity Tax Free Limit increased to Rs 20 Lakh NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 29th March, 2018 S.O. 1420 (E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 4 of the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 (39 of 1972), the Central Government hereby specifies that the amount of gratuity payable to an employee under… Read More »

Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Act 2018 : Notification : Download

By | March 30, 2018

MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE (Legislative Department) New Delhi, the 29th March, 2018/Chaitra 8, 1940 (Saka)   The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 28th March, 2018, and is hereby published for general information:— THE PAYMENT OF GRATUITY (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2018 NO. 12 OF 2018 [28th March, 2018.] An Act… Read More »

Pensioner’s Portal at EPFO website : Track eKYC status online

By | March 28, 2018

Pensioner’s Portal at EPFO website Ministry of Labour & Employment Posted On: 28 MAR 2018 11:30AM by PIB Delhi EPFO has launched the pensioner’s portal  https://mis.epfindia.gov.in/PensionPaymentEnquiry. The pensioner’s portal is recently launched service, available at EPFO website by which all EPFO pensioners may get the details of pension related information like Pension payment order number,… Read More »

EPFO Instructions for payment of erroneous contributions deposited

By | March 26, 2018

For web circulation only Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (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.wsu@epfindia.gov.in No. WSU/9(1)2013/Settlement of Claims/Pt /1985 Date: 23.03.2018 To All ACCs (Zone) All RPFCs- In charge of Regional Offices. Sub: Review of public grievances —… Read More »

Aadhar based identification of pensioners under EPS 1995

By | March 26, 2018

Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA) Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaiji Came Place, New Delhi- 110066 Website: www.epfindia.gov.in, www.epfindia.nic.in No: Pension-I/7(10)2016-2017/Jeevan Praman/30479 Dated: 23.03.2018 To ALL Addl. Central P.F. Commissioner (Zone) Regional P. F. Commissioner (All Region Offices) Subject: – Aadhar based identification of pensioners under EPS 1995… Read More »

Inspection Policy for defaulting establishments modified by EPFO

By | February 28, 2018

Through Web Circulation EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION (Ministry of Labour & Employment Govt. of India) Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi – 110 066, (CENTRAL ANALYSIS & INTELLIGENCE UNIT) No.CAIU/011(5)2016/Inspection/20509 Date: 27.02.2018 To All Addl. Central P.F. Commissioners (Zones) All Regional P.F. Commissioner-I (In-charge of Regions). Sub:-Modification in Inspection Policy… Read More »

File online Claim for PF if amount claim settlement above Rs.10 lacs / 5 Lacs for EPS

By | February 28, 2018

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India) Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14-Bhikaiji Came Place, New Delhi-110066 www.epfindia.gov.in www.epfindia.nic.in Telephone: 011- 26172685 Fax: 011-26173022 Email: rc.wsu@epfindia.gov.in No. WSU/17(1)2017/Frauds/20514 Date 27 FEB 2018 To All ACC(HQ)/ACC(Zones) & All RPFCs-Incharge of Regional Offices Sub: Mandatory submission of claims through online mode in case… Read More »

Govt approves Wage Policy for 8th Round of Wage Negotiations for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises 

By | November 22, 2017

Cabinet approves Wage Policy for the 8th Round of Wage Negotiations for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises  The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Wage Policy for the 8th Round of Wage Negotiations for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs). Highlights:   i.            Management of the CPSEs would be free… Read More »

EPFO : link UAN with Aadhaar online 

By | October 20, 2017

EPFO introduces a new facility for its members to link their respective UAN with Aadhaar online On the eve of Deepawali, Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is pleased to introduce a new facility for its esteemed members having Universal Account Number (UAN) and other relevant details to link their respective UAN with Aadhaar online. This,… Read More »

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 »