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- 26186512 Fax: 011-26173022 Email: rc.fa@epfindia.gov.in

No. WSU/44(2)97/Administrative Charges/33959

Date: 22.03.2017


All ACCs (HQ)/ACC5 (Zones) &

All RPFCs-Incharge of

Regional Offices.

Sub: i) Reduction in the rate of administrative charges from 0.85% to 0.65% of the pay towards EPF Scheme, 1952

ii) Non-levy of administrative charges towards EDLI Scheme, 1976.

Ref: MoL&E Notifications No. S.O.827(E) dated 15th March, 2017 and S.O.828(E) dated 15th March, 2017.


Please find enclosed copies of notifications issued by the Ministry of Labour & Employment on the above said subject. The notifications shall come into force from 1st April, 2017.

2. The expenditure incurred in administering the Employees’ Provident Fund is met from the administrative and inspection charges collected from the employers of un-exempted and exempted establishments respectively. The administrative charges had been reduced from 1.10% to 0.85% with effect from 1st January, 2015

3. The Central Government, after consulting the Central Board and having regard to the resources of the Employees’ Provident Fund available for meeting its normal expenditure expenses, has further reduced the administrative charges payable by the employer for the purpose of paragraph 30 and sub-paragraph of (1) of paragraph 38 of EPF Scheme, 1952 at 0.65 per cent (zero point six five per cent) of the pay vide Notification No. S.O.827(E) dated 15th March, 2017.

4. Further, the Central Government vide Notification No. S.O.828(E) dated 15th March, 2017 has determined that no sum shall be payable by the employer towards the administration of the Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976.

5. The Information Services Division has also been requested to bring in necessary changes in the application software.

Yours faithfully,

Encl: As above

(Sanjay Kumar)

(Regional P.F. Commissioner – I (F&A)

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One response to “Reduction in EPF & EDLI administrative charges”

  1. Harbhupinder Singh says:

    Please refer to telephone number published on your website number is 011-2612685 is un-complete. The other number fixed for FAX Machine and not picking up. You are requested to please update your correct telephone number on the website.

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