EPF

Four changes applicable from 1st August, 2020

Corporate Law - From 1st August, 2020 some rules are getting change. The changes may affect our life. The new rule will be implemented after replacing old one. These changes include the rate of contribution in EPF, change in insurance, interest rate rules on bank accounts. EPF will be deducted @ 12% The Finance Minister announced that monthly […]...

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An Overview of Employee Provident Fund – Withdrawal

Corporate Law - CS Lily Bali We all know that provident fund is a welfare scheme for employees and where both employer and employee contribute their  part but it’s a liability of employer to deposit whole part. Employer deducted the employee share from the salary of the employee. PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTION:  Both employee and employer are required to...

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Disallowance of Employee Contribution to PF- Analysis of Case Laws

Corporate Law - Article on Disallowance Of Employees’ Contribution To Provident Fund Or Superannuation Fund Or Gratuity Fund Or Any Other Fund For The Welfare Of Employees. Section 43B(b) r.w.s. 36(1)(va) of the Act....

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Online EPF Transfer Process

Corporate Law - Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), India Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India has issued Instructions for transfer online EPF during this Pandemic situation (COVID-19). In case of change of Job, it is important to switch EPF account from previous employer to the new employer. Prerequisites: i. must ha...

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Reduction in Contribution to the Provident Fund – 14 FAQs

Corporate Law - Due to the adverse effects of COVID-19 on the economy, the Government has released several relief measures to increase liquidity in the economy. Prominent measures have been announced pertaining to the Employee’s Provident Fund Scheme....

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Launch of virtual hearing in quasi-judicial cases under EPF & MP Act, 1952

Corporate Law - Launch of virtual hearing in quasi-judicial cases under EPF & MP Act, 1952 has now heralded an era of providing expeditious and affordable adjudication....

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Virtual Hearings for Section 7A proceedings under EPF Act

Corporate Law - Shri Gangwar launched virtual hearing facility in quasi-judicial cases under EPF & MP Act, 1952 through Video conferencing. Amendment approved in Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, to enhance maximum assurance benefit to Rs. 7 lakh from the present benefit of Rs. 6 lakh...

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EPF Contribution rate reduction for May 2020 to July 2020

Corporate Law - An Overview of announcement by honorable finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday 13/05/2020 regarding EPF contribution by which EPF Contribution was reduced for Employers and Employees for 3 months to 10% from 12% for all establishments covered by EPFO for next 3 months i.e. May 20, June 20 & July 20. Union finance minister N...

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EPFO updates KYC for 52.62 lakh subscribers since 1st April, 2020

Corporate Law - To extend the availability and reach of online services, which have become crucial in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, EPFO updated Know your Customer (KYC) data for its 52.62 lakh subscribers in the month of April and May 2020....

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Recent amendment of Employee Provident Fund

Corporate Law - What is Employee Provident Fund and the latest amendment. Employees’ Provident Fund or EPF is a popular savings scheme that has been introduced by the EPFO under the supervision of the Government of India. This is focused mainly on the salaried class of India to inbuilt their habit of saving money to build a substantial retirement co...

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Contractual employees entitled to Employee Provident Fund benefit: SC

Pawan Hans Limited & Ors. Vs Aviation Karmachari Sanghatana (Supreme Court) - Pawan Hans Limited & Ors. Vs Aviation Karmachari Sanghatana (Supreme Court) Members of the Respondent ­Union have been in continuous employment with the Company for long periods of time. They have been receiving wages/salary directly from the Company without the involvement of any contractor si...

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Applicability of amended Section 43B on employees contribution to PF

High Volt Electricals (P.) Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Mumbai) - Since both the employee’s and employer’s contribution to Provident Fund was covered under the amended provision of section 43B, therefore Employees contribution to Provident fund (EPF), beyond the due date stipulated under the Provident Fund Act but before the due date of filing return of income...

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Implication of Supreme Court Verdict on Provident Fund

Regional Provident Fund Vs Vivekananda Vidyamandir And Others  (Supreme Court of India) - Supreme Court's (SC) ruling on Provident Fund on Thursday (28 February, 2019) states that employers can't segregate special allowances from basic salary. It has to be included for PF deductions under the Employees' Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, said a bench of Justices Arun...

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PF is applicable on Basic salary plus all allowances except HRA: SC

Regional Provident Fund Commissioner (II) West Bengal Vs Vivekananda Vidyamandir and Others (Supreme Court) - Regional Provident Fund Commissioner Vs. Vivekananda Vidyamandir and Others (Supreme Court) Basic wage, would not ipso­facto take within its ambit the salary breakup structure to hold it liable for provident fund deductions when it was paid as special incentive or production bonus given to more mer...

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Belated deposit of employees contribution to PF / ESIC is not allowable

Kalyan Silks Trichur (P) Ltd. Vs. Joint Commissioner Of Income Tax (Kerala High Court) - The solitary common issue that arose in these appeals was with regard to the legality of dis-allowance of deduction made towards belated deposit of employees contribution of Provident Fund/Employees State Insurance. A reading of the order passed by the Tribunal shows that the first appellate authori...

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EPFO: Attachment of bank accounts for enforcing appearance

File No: LC 4(42) 2020/ E- 26035/794 - (14/09/2020) - Instances have been noticed in which the officers conducting inquiries u/s 7A have issued orders to attach/freeze bank accounts of the establishments/ personal accounts of the employers for alleged non-appearance in such inquiries. Such practices have attracted a lot of adverse observations from Con...

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Implications of AI on the Indian Economy

No.13/07/2020-2021/PDNASS/Misc./ - (26/08/2020) - NASSCOM, a not-for-profit industry association, is the apex body for the 180 billion dollar IT BPM industry in India, an industry that had made a phenomenal contribution to India's GDP, exports, employment, infrastructure and global visibility. In India, this industry provides the highest employment...

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EPFO to Settle of death claims on priority basis in events of industrial accidents etc

No: EDLI/3(39)SOM/2020/246 - (17/07/2020) - It is directed that in the events of any incidents of industrial accidents resulting in death of employees of a covered establishment, the concerned RPFC (in-charge of RO) is required to take immediate initiative to settle death claims of the concerned members....

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Lower EPF rates applicable on salary for May, June & July 2020

Notification No. S.O. 1513(E) - (18/05/2020) - Lower rate of EPF subscription 10% with EPFO notified placing higher liquidity in the hands of employees and employers during COVID -19 pandemic. Government Sector, their PSEs and establishment whose subscription is being borne by Union Government under PMGKY continue to have subscription at old rat...

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No penalty for delayed deposit of EPF dues during lockdown

No. C-1/Misc./2020-21/Vol.I/112 - (15/05/2020) - Considering the difficulty faced by the establishments in timely deposit of contributions or administrative charges due for any period during lockdown, the EPFO has decided that such delays due to operational or economic reasons shall not be treated as default and penal damages should not be levied ...

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Launch of virtual hearing in quasi-judicial cases under EPF & MP Act, 1952

Launch of virtual hearing in quasi-judicial cases under EPF & MP Act, 1952 has now heralded an era of providing expeditious and affordable adjudication....

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

EPFO: Attachment of bank accounts for enforcing appearance

File No: LC 4(42) 2020/ E- 26035/794 (14/09/2020)

Instances have been noticed in which the officers conducting inquiries u/s 7A have issued orders to attach/freeze bank accounts of the establishments/ personal accounts of the employers for alleged non-appearance in such inquiries. Such practices have attracted a lot of adverse observations from Constitutional Courts and other quarters....

Read More

Virtual Hearings for Section 7A proceedings under EPF Act

Shri Gangwar launched virtual hearing facility in quasi-judicial cases under EPF & MP Act, 1952 through Video conferencing. Amendment approved in Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, to enhance maximum assurance benefit to Rs. 7 lakh from the present benefit of Rs. 6 lakh...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Implications of AI on the Indian Economy

No.13/07/2020-2021/PDNASS/Misc./ (26/08/2020)

NASSCOM, a not-for-profit industry association, is the apex body for the 180 billion dollar IT BPM industry in India, an industry that had made a phenomenal contribution to India's GDP, exports, employment, infrastructure and global visibility. In India, this industry provides the highest employment in the private sector....

Read More

Four changes applicable from 1st August, 2020

From 1st August, 2020 some rules are getting change. The changes may affect our life. The new rule will be implemented after replacing old one. These changes include the rate of contribution in EPF, change in insurance, interest rate rules on bank accounts. EPF will be deducted @ 12% The Finance Minister announced that monthly […]...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

An Overview of Employee Provident Fund – Withdrawal

CS Lily Bali We all know that provident fund is a welfare scheme for employees and where both employer and employee contribute their  part but it’s a liability of employer to deposit whole part. Employer deducted the employee share from the salary of the employee. PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTION:  Both employee and employer are required to...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Disallowance of Employee Contribution to PF- Analysis of Case Laws

Article on Disallowance Of Employees’ Contribution To Provident Fund Or Superannuation Fund Or Gratuity Fund Or Any Other Fund For The Welfare Of Employees. Section 43B(b) r.w.s. 36(1)(va) of the Act....

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

EPFO to Settle of death claims on priority basis in events of industrial accidents etc

No: EDLI/3(39)SOM/2020/246 (17/07/2020)

It is directed that in the events of any incidents of industrial accidents resulting in death of employees of a covered establishment, the concerned RPFC (in-charge of RO) is required to take immediate initiative to settle death claims of the concerned members....

Read More

Online EPF Transfer Process

Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), India Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India has issued Instructions for transfer online EPF during this Pandemic situation (COVID-19). In case of change of Job, it is important to switch EPF account from previous employer to the new employer. Prerequisites: i. must ha...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Reduction in Contribution to the Provident Fund – 14 FAQs

Due to the adverse effects of COVID-19 on the economy, the Government has released several relief measures to increase liquidity in the economy. Prominent measures have been announced pertaining to the Employee’s Provident Fund Scheme....

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

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