Employees’ Provident Fund Organization
(Ministry of Labor & Employment, Govt. Of India)
Head Office
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14-Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi- 110 066. 
Telephone: 011-261 72685 Fax: 011-26173022


No: WSU/25(1)/2016-17/PLB/10440

Date: 21 AUG 2011


All Regional P.F. Commissioners
In charge of the Regional Offices.

Sub: Forwarding of details required for assessment and timely declaration of Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2016-17.


Please refer to the above said subject.

The work relating to the assessment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2016-17 has been taken up. The Productive Linked Bonus (PLB) for the employees of EPFO is assessed on the basis of the productivity achieved and manpower used in respect of each Regional Office separately. For Head Office (including PDUNASS), it is worked out based on average of All India Productivity and Manpower. Information relating to parameters and performance as per the Scheme is to be furnished in the Annexure A to C (copies enclosed).


2. During the year 2016-17, time-limit of 20 days (calendar days) has been notified for settlement of PF, EPS and EDLI claims, transfer and advances cases. In case, the job is not completed within 20 days, weight age would be reduced for the work done beyond 20 Date of receipt of claim form (complete in all respect) and the date of dispatch of cheque/transfer through NEFT would be taken into account for reckoning 20 calendar days.

3. As regards issue of “Annual Statement of Accounts”, it has been classified into two groups, (1) current year’s Accounts slips issued and (2) Previous year’s Accounts slips issued during the current year. Accounts slips relating to the “current Year” and those pertaining to previous years but issued during the current year should be shown separately.


4. The activities of “Enforcement & Damages” include:

(1) No. of 7A notices issued.

(2) No. of Speaking Orders of 7A passed and compliance effected.

(3) No. of Speaking Orders passed for Levy of Damages.

(4) No. of Recovery Certificates Executed:-

(a) For default in all the five Accounts (A/c 1, 2, 10, 21 & 22)

(b) For default in 3 or 4 of the five Accounts.

(c) For default in 1 or 2 of the five Accounts.


5. Only one notice has to be taken into account for all the three Schemes. In case three separate notices are issued for the three Schemes, it has to be taken as one Further, only the initial notice issued has to be taken into account and not the notices issued every time after adjournment of proceedings due to any reason. With the amendment of Section 7A, the RPFCs are required to decide not only the quantum of dues but also to decide the Applicability. In such cases also if more than one notices are issued, it should be taken as one only for the purpose of PLB return.


6. Against this item all the speaking orders passed under Section 7A should not be Only those orders passed, which have been complied with, should be shown. However, instructions contained in the preceding para as “7A Notices” should also be kept in view.


7. All the speaking orders passed for levy of Damages may be shown against this However, if separate orders are passed for all the three schemes, only one order should be taken into account for the purpose of Bonus return.


8. Only those Recovery Certificates, which have been duly executed and not merely issued, should only be shown against this item. This item has been classified into three categories namely: –

(i) For default in all the five Accounts (Bank A/c 1, 2, 10, 21 & 22)

(ii) For default in 3 or 4 of the five

(iii) For default in 1 or 2 of the five Accounts.

Hence, information may be furnished separately against the three categories.


9. The number of Prosecutions launched against the defaulting establishments / employers under Section 14 of the Act and Section 406/409 IPC has to be indicated against the relevant item under this


10. Manpower in position as on 31stAugust 2016 all over the region has to be furnished. The manpower reckoned for the purpose of assessment of PLB shall be as follows: –

(1) Accounts & Cash LDCs, DPAs/DEOs, SSAs & Sr. SSAs posted in different Sections/ Groups connected with the work of Accounts and Cash.
(2) Enforcement & Damages LDCs, DPAs/DEOs, SSAs & Sr. SSAs posted in different Sections/ Groups connected with the work of Enforcement and Damages.
(3) Inspection All Enforcement Officers in position in whole of the Region.
(4) Administration LDCs, DPAs/DEOs, SSAs & Sr. SSAs in position in all Sections other than those mentioned in (1), (2) and (3) above.

10. Detailed information of various sections/staff coming under all the above four heads is given in Annexure- C. All the Regional offices may forward the consolidated information in respect of the Region.

11. The information relating to Staff in position in respect of the Region as on 31.08.2016 has to be furnished in Annexure– B.If the Staff in position as on 31.08.2016 is less than the previous period i.e., as on 31.08.2016, the reasons thereof should invariably be recorded.

12. It is requested that the aforesaid information in Annexure- A to C may be furnished In any case the information should reach the Head Office on or before 31stAugust, 2017 positively. Information in respect of all Regional Offices may reach Head  Office through E-mail by 31.08.2017 on mail of rc.wsu( .

13. The restructuring/re-organization of zones has been done vide order HRM-I/D-1(1)2017/CR/17462 dated 13th January, 2017 into 21 zones and 135 Regional Offices whereas the calculation of productivity for bonus is to be assessed for the financial year 2016-17 for the erstwhile Regional/Sub Regional Offices. Accordingly, all the erstwhile SROs may furnish their data to their respective erstwhile ROs and subsequently erstwhile 40 ROs after compilation of the same, may forward the same to Head Office.

14. This has approval of ACC-I (F&A).

Encl :- As above.

Yours faithfully,

(Ravindera Babra)

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