EPF

Practical Understanding of ESI & PF – Present & Future Scenario

Corporate Law - Provident Fund– An act which provides establishment of provident fund, pension fund & deposit linked insurance fund for eligible employee in eligible establishment and factories. 1) Applicability – All establishments employing 20 or more persons (5 or more for Cinema Theaters) are brought under preview of the Employee prov...

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Social Security Agreement signed between India-Japan

Corporate Law - Foreign assignments involving mobility of international workers has always been entangled in the complexities of two legislations. To ease out the hindrances and protect the interest of cross border workers of India and Japan, India has signed social security agreement (SSA) with Japan w.e.f. Oct 1, 2016....

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Present Rates of Contribution under EPF, EPS and EDLI

Corporate Law - Article cover Rate of Contribution under Employee Pension Scheme (EPS), Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) and Employee Deposit Linked Insurance (EDLI) Scheme...

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All about Universal Account Number (UAN)

Corporate Law - •• Employees’ Provident Fund - •• All employees with wages upto Rs 15,000 required to join the Fund. •• Accumulations payable on retirement, resignation, death. •• Partial withdrawals permitted for financing life insurance policies; Acquiring house or site; Marriage of self or dependents; Education of children; Treatment...

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Govt Withdraw notification amending PF withdrawal Conditions

Corporate Law - Government had issued a notification dated 10th February 2016 regarding rules for withdrawal from EPF Funds by the members. Under the revised rules, the employee was permitted to withdraw the employees’ share from the fund (which is 12% of the wages). However, it was prescribed that the employers’ share of contribution towards the Pro...

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Collections of EPF started with 4 more banks in addition to SBI

Corporate Law - ollections of EPF dues have been started with PNB, Allahabad Bank, Indian Bank, Union Bank of India in addition to State Bank of India through direct online mode. ...

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EPFO to settle claims in 10 days & grievance in 15 days

Corporate Law - 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 and e-court management system in ...

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5 steps taken by EPFO for speedy settlement of claims

Corporate Law - The Employees’ Provident Funds Organization (EPFO) has taken various steps for speedy settlement of claims which inter alia include: 1. Composite Claim Form (Aadhaar) and Composite Claim Form (Non-Aadhaar) has been introduced by replacing the erstwhile Claim Forms No. 19, 10C and 31, with a view to simplify the submission of claims by t...

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Employees’ Enrolment Campaign launched by EPFO

Corporate Law - An Employees’ Enrolment Campaign has been launched by Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation during the period 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017, in order to extend social security benefits to all the eligible workers in the country. During the Campaign, various financial incentives are being offered to establishments to enroll their workers. ...

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Govt to enable Withdrawal upto 90% for Purchase of House from EPF

Corporate Law - Government to Amend EPF Scheme, 1952 to Enable EPF Members to Withdraw upto 90 Percent Fund for purchase of dwelling house/flat or construction of dwelling house/acquisition of site....

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Deduction u/s 43B for EPF / ESIC paid after due date

M.V.S Engineering Ltd Vs The CIT (Delhi High Court) - In this case high court held that payment of employees contribution under the Employees Provident Fund and Misc. Provision Act, 1952 and the Employees State Insurance Act, 1948 is allowable if paid before the due date of filing Income Tax Return or filing of Income Tax Return whichever is earlier e...

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Employees’ PF/ ESI Contribution allowable as a deduction u/s 36(1)(va) if paid by due date prescribed therein

ITO Vs. LKP Securities Ltd (ITAT Mumbai) - The decisions by the apex court in the case of Vinay Cement Ltd. (supra) and Alom Extrusions Ltd. (supra) are admittedly with reference to section 43B and, further, qua the scope of the amendments thereto. The deductibility of the employee’s contribution is not regulated by section 43B....

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Dues of EPF, ESIC, etc., if deposited before due date of filing return, is allowable

Tara Jewels Export (P.) Ltd. Vs Assistant Commissioner of Income-tax, 8(3) (ITAT Mumbai) - After considering the rival submissions and perusing the relevant material on record it is observed that the due date for filing the return of income by the assessee under section 139(1) for the relevant year is 30.11.2006. The AO has drawn a chart at page-4 of the assessment order showing the dates...

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Apprentices are ‘regular employees’ for EPF coverage

A decision of the EPF Appellate Tribunal, North Delhi, that the term “employee” was defined in the Payment of Bonus Act as regular workers which included apprentices, was upheld by the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court. Rejecting the contention...

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UOI & others vs. Ogale glass Works – Supreme Court -1971 AIR 2577

Union of India & Anr. Vs Ogale Glass Works (Supreme Court of India) - Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of Union of India and others v Ogale glass Works 1971 AIR 2577 held that the award of industrial tribunal cannot stand in the way of enforcing the statutory provision cast on the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner under the Employees’ Provident Funds and Misc...

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Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for settlement of claims in EPFO

No: Manual/Amendment/ 2011/Pt./10800 - (24/08/2017) - Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) should be followed for the process of settlement of claims. Anything that is not contained in the current SOP shall be governed by the existing Manual of Accounting Procedure (MAP). In case of any conflict between the SOP and the Manual of Accounting Procedure, thi...

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EPFO: Online System for generation of Certificate of Coverage- reg

File No. IWU/7(31) /Application for COC/10677 - (24/08/2017) - Attention is drawn to circular of even no dated 31.07.2017, vide which information regarding the launch of the online system for generation of COC was conveyed & the physical application for COC was discontinued....

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

No: WSU/25(1)/2016-17/PLB/10440 - (21/08/2017) - 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....

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EPFO notifies Revised Composite Claim Form for Death cases (PF, EPS, EDLI)

No: Manual/Amendment/2011/Pt/9536 - (21/08/2017) - Composite Claim Form for Death cases has been reviewed and accordingly a revised Composite Claim Form for death cases, approved by CPFC, is attached herewith. This claim form shall come into force from the date of issue of this circular....

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Format for Authorisation of Repayment o Housing Loan out of PF Account

No: WSU/39(1)2017/Housing Scheme/10420 - (18/08/2017) - Cash Branch should ensure that generation and disbursal of EMIs in respect of the all claims under para 68-BD(4) of EPF Scheme, 1952 on the 1st working day of the month. The Cash Branch should also generate the forwarding letters for intimation for disbursal of EMIs to the lending agency as well as ...

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Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for settlement of claims in EPFO

No: Manual/Amendment/ 2011/Pt./10800 (24/08/2017)

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) should be followed for the process of settlement of claims. Anything that is not contained in the current SOP shall be governed by the existing Manual of Accounting Procedure (MAP). In case of any conflict between the SOP and the Manual of Accounting Procedure, this SOP shall be followed....

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EPFO: Online System for generation of Certificate of Coverage- reg

File No. IWU/7(31) /Application for COC/10677 (24/08/2017)

Attention is drawn to circular of even no dated 31.07.2017, vide which information regarding the launch of the online system for generation of COC was conveyed & the physical application for COC was discontinued....

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

No: WSU/25(1)/2016-17/PLB/10440 (21/08/2017)

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....

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EPFO notifies Revised Composite Claim Form for Death cases (PF, EPS, EDLI)

No: Manual/Amendment/2011/Pt/9536 (21/08/2017)

Composite Claim Form for Death cases has been reviewed and accordingly a revised Composite Claim Form for death cases, approved by CPFC, is attached herewith. This claim form shall come into force from the date of issue of this circular....

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Format for Authorisation of Repayment o Housing Loan out of PF Account

No: WSU/39(1)2017/Housing Scheme/10420 (18/08/2017)

Cash Branch should ensure that generation and disbursal of EMIs in respect of the all claims under para 68-BD(4) of EPF Scheme, 1952 on the 1st working day of the month. The Cash Branch should also generate the forwarding letters for intimation for disbursal of EMIs to the lending agency as well as to the member, on the first working day ...

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Change in date of birth of employees’ Pension Fund Members

Pension I/Instruction/Guidelines/2017/8351 (07/08/2017)

As per Head Office letters/circulars under reference, the procedure of change of date of birth has been elaborated and systematized and needs to be adhered to by the field offices. A member, having a systematically verified and linked Aadhaar with EPFO database will not be allowed to change date of birth again....

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Submission of Aadhaar as identity document by members of EPS, 1995

No.Pension-I/17(10)/2016-17/Jeevan Pramaan-Aadhar/8051 (04/08/2017)

It is informed that Aadhaar No. would not be mandatory for International Workers as well as workers from Nepal and Bhutan. Further, submission of Aadhaar will be optional upto 30th September 2017 for those members who already have UAN prior to 1st July 2017 and has to go for re-registration. ...

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EPFO clarifies on Skilled & Unskilled workers for PMRPY Scheme

Notification No. CAIU/11(71)2017/MOT (31/07/2017)

It is stated that the PMRPY Scheme was intended to target semi-skilled and unskilled workers and would be applicable to those workers whose wage/salary was up to Rs. 15000/-per month....

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EPFO: Implementation of e-court software- revised procedure

No. C-I/1(63)2017/e-court/ (24/07/2017)

As you are aware, in the e-court software the allotment of 7A & 14B cases among assessing authorities is automatic so as to ensure that the workload is spread uniformly and cases are allotted randomly....

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EPFO enables online Transfer Claims under Unified Portal

Circular No. IS/4(1)2017/2537 (21/07/2017)

As you are aware, new Facility to apply for Transfer has been launched in the Member Interface and Employer Interface under Unified Portal with effect from 27th May 2017 replacing the functionality of the erstwhile OTCP Portal....

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