05-December-2016 14:44 IST

Press Information Bureau, 

Government of India,

Ministry of Labour & Employment

Gap between PF accounts and contribution

The total number of Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) member accounts as on 31.03.2016, as per Annual Report for 2015-16, is 17.14 crore. On an average, contributions have been received in respect of 3.76 crore members during the year 2015-16. Reasons for this gap are as under:-

(i) The members after switching over from one covered establishment to another, especially, those employed in seasonal establishments and contractor workers, do not withdraw or get their balance transferred to the new Provident Fund (PF) account resulting in multiple accounts.

(ii) It is not statutorily mandated for members to withdraw the accumulations after they are no longer in employment.

The total number of EPF member accounts as on 31.03.2016, as per Annual Report for 2015-16, is 17.14 crore. Further, there is no dormant account in Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF). However, as per para 72(6) of the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, certain amounts are classified as ‘Inoperative Accounts’ in which contributions have not been received for 36 months continuously. All such Inoperative Accounts have, however, definite claimants.

The State/UT-wise details of accounts/ members is enlisted.

The total number of members (on an average) whose contributions have been received during the last three years are as under:-

2013-14 : 3.26 crore

2014-15 : 3.49 crore

2015-16 : 3.76 crore

State/UT-wise details of average contributing members as on 31.03.2016 is enlisted. 

ESTABLISHMENTS AND MEMBERS – STATE/UT-WISE (AS ON 31-03-2016) 

State/UT

Establishments

Members

UEX* EX** TOTAL UEX* EX** TOTAL
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLAND 672 3 675 30,522 6 30,528
ANDHRA PRADESH 36,878 50 36,928 31,83,210 80,053 32,63,263
ARUNACHAL PRADESH 826 7 833 23,056 23,056
ASSAM 8,884 29 8,913 5,74,305 15,253 5,89,558
BIHAR 11,354 151 11,505 10,13,852 24,901 10,38,753
CHANDIGARH 3,084 15 3,099 7,82,609 5,999 7,88,608
CHHATTISGARH 12,122 49 12,171 12,79,634 50,860 13,30,494
DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI 104 104 38,270 38,270
DAMAN & DIU 1,538 1,538 4,54,785 4,54,785
DELHI 58,361 207 58,568 1,34,00,294 5,72,256 1,39,72,550
GOA 4,502 13 4,515 11,77,475 12,011 11,89,486
GUJARAT 79,725 238 79,963 1,26,46,642 2,80,609 1,29,27,251
HARYANA 44,399 172 44,571 1,20,51,348 3,40,302 1,23,91,650
HIMACHAL PRADESH 9,869 91 9,960 11,34,512 31,140 11,65,652
JHARKHAND 16,751 173 16,924 16,00,339 2,11,349 18,11,688
KARNATAKA 65,351 200 65,551 1,80,44,940 21,16,094 2,01,61,034
KERALA 25,639 75 25,714 25,97,957 38,086 26,36,043
LAKSHADWEEP 14 14 78 78
MADHYA PRADESH 31,422 70 31,492 37,56,907 81,701 38,38,608
MAHARASHTRA 1,41,912 998 1,42,910 3,18,65,212 22,62,575 3,41,27,787
MANIPUR 673 4 677 23,256 67 23,323
MEGHALAYA 806 2 808 69,220 12,648 81,868
MIZORAM 199 199 6,928 6,928
NAGALAND 522 522 14,733 14,733
ODISHA 22,272 111 22,383 25,45,172 84,417 26,29,589
PUDUCHERRY 2,328 1 2,329 4,32,353 1,308 4,33,661
PUNJAB 39,344 96 39,440 47,77,366 69,723 48,47,089
RAJASTHAN 32,958 236 33,194 41,01,569 1,71,887 42,73,456
SIKKIM 412 4 416 49,989 44 50,033
TAMIL NADU 1,01,693 347 1,02,040 2,00,11,821 5,67,087 2,05,78,908
TELANGANA 42,571 95 42,666 89,37,327 4,56,120 93,93,447
TRIPURA 1,113 1,113 78,250 78,250
UTTAR PRADESH 64,160 263 64,423 69,80,141 2,62,811 72,42,952
UTTARAKHAND 8,445 52 8,497 21,94,552 79,624 22,74,176
WEST BENGAL 51,029 613 51,642 70,93,116 6,13,310 77,06,426
TOTAL 9,21,932 4,365 9,26,297 16,29,71,740 84,42,241 17,14,13,981

 

 *UEX – UNEXEMPTED

** EX – EXEMPTED

Average contributing members as on 31.03.2016 (State/UT-wise)
State Contributing Members
Andhra Pradesh (including Telangana) 32,92,532
Bihar 2,88,521
Chhattisgarh 3,60,161
Delhi 24,92,295
Goa 1,64,211
Gujarat (includes Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli) 24,97,819
Haryana 19,12,951
Himachal Pradesh 2,59,115
Jharkhand 4,23,029
Karnataka 45,61,743
Kerala (including Lakshadweep) 10,07,328
Madhya Pradesh 9,03,547
Maharashtra 74,99,727
States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur & Mizoram (North- Eastern Region) 2,86,388
Odisha 6,77,821
Punjab (including Chandigarh) 9,88,938
Rajasthan 8,75,822
Tamil Nadu (including Puducherry) 45,27,430
Uttarakhand 4,75,648
Uttar Pradesh 16,44,800
West Bengal (including Sikkim and Andaman & Nicobar Islands) 24,82,614
 Total 3,76,22,440

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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