EPFO

Reduction in rate of EPF Administrative charges from .65% to .50% w.e.f 1st June, 2018

Corporate Law - Ministry of Labour and Employment reduce in the rate of EPF Administrative charges from .65% to .50% which is effect from 1st June, 2018. As per EPFO: “The total collection of administrative charges in 2017-18 is estimated at Rs 3,760 crore. A decrease of administrative charges by 0.15% would lead to reduction in collection of […...

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Impact of Recent Changes vide Budget 2018 in EPF Act, 1952

Corporate Law - IMPACT ANALYSIS OF RECENT CHANGES ENACTED THROUGHT BUDGET 2018 IN THE EMPLOYEE PROVIDENT FUND ACT, 1952...

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Know PF Balance Through Missed Call AND SMS Alert

Corporate Law - UAN Activated Members Can Know PF Balance Through Missed Call AND SMS Alert Members registered on the UAN portal may get their details available with EPFO by giving a missed call at 011-22901406 from their registered mobile number.  If the UAN of the member is seeded with any one of the Bank A/c number, AADHAAR […]...

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Proposed Change in EPF Admin Charges, threshold limit and EPF Interest Rate

Corporate Law - EPFO registration now required at a threshold limit of 10 employees instead of 20 employees...

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Are Provisions of EPFO Act Applicable to ICAI?

Corporate Law - We all seem to have the basic understanding of the Provident Fund Provisions. However, being a Fellow Member of the esteemed Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), one question has always made me curious i.e. whether the provisions of EPFO Act are applicable to an autonomous regulatory body like ICAI....

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75% Advance to PF Members after leaving employment for one month proposed

Corporate Law - Central Board of Trustees, EPF, approved the proposal for insertion of Paragraph 68HH in EPF Scheme, 1952 provisioning Advance from the fund to a member who ceases to be in employment for a continuous period not less than one month. Under this proposal a member can avail 75% of the total fund (including employee as well as employer share)...

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‘View Pension Passbook’ Service for pensioners through Umang App

Corporate Law - Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), which is providing a host of e-services for its stakeholders, has now introduced a new service through ‘UMANG app’. On clicking ‘View Passbook’ option, it requires PPO Number and Date of Birth information to be entered by the pensioner. ...

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EPFO rules out any leakage of subscribers’ data from their data centre

Corporate Law - EPFO has taken advance action by closing the server and host service through Common Service Centres pending vulnerability checks as part of the data security and protection. EPFO has been taking all necessary precautions and measures to ensure that no data leakage takes place. ...

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New Initiatives by EPFO to provide services and timely information

Corporate Law - It has now been decided to publish the age-band wise estimate of all new subscribers as declared by their employers. The new employees have been categorised in six age bands like less than 18; 18-21; 22-25; 26-28; 29-35 and more than 35 years of age....

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Pensioner’s Portal at EPFO website

Corporate Law - EPFO has launched the pensioner’s portal https://mis.epfindia.gov.in/PensionPaymentEnquiry. The pensioner’s portal is recently launched service, available at EPFO website by which all EPFO pensioners may get the details of pension related information like Pension payment order number, Pensioner’s Payment Order details, Pensioner’...

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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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‘EPFO cannot claim damages for delayed payment’

The Madras High Court bench here has ruled that the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) cannot claim damages from employers for delayed payment of their contribution "if there is no intention to commit a prohibited act or actus reus" (action...

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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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EPFO to officers: Implement SC decision on Payment of Pension on Higher Wages

HO No. ACC/HQ/Pension/Distribution of work/2896 - (08/06/2018) - It has also come to notice that some offices have not complied the instructions of Head Office based on the Hon'ble Supreme Court order dated 04.10.2016 as referred above on revision of the pension on higher wages despite applications received in this regard, by taking the plea that reference has be...

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Wrongly seeded aadhaar number – EPFO Introduces new functionality

No. NDC/23(1)2018/Pension/Aadhaar/3048 - (05/06/2018) - Various mails have been received from field offices reporting the rejection of DLCs due to incorrect Aadhaar number seeded against PPOs through DLC registration of the pensioners. After examining the issue, a new functionality Rectify Mismatch Aadhaar number has been provided in the application soft...

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Trade/Sale/Purchase of Securities by Trusts of EPF Exempted Establishments – Reg.

No. C-Ex/Ex - Return/ 2013/Vol. II/3990 - (25/05/2018) - It is clarified that the Trust of exempted establishment are required to obtain the prior permission of Regional P.F. Commissioner for selling of securities if and only if the Trusts have to utilize the amount obtain4 through sale of securities for meeting the obligatory expenses arising out of any ...

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EPFO declares interest Rate on EPF for the year 2017-18

No.Invest.I/CBT Agenda/ROI/2017-18/4153 - (25/05/2018) - The Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, has conveyed the approval of the Central Government under Para 60(1) of Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 to credit interest @ 8.55% for the year 2017-18 to the account of each member of the EPF Scheme as per the provisions under...

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Timelines for settlement of Medical claims of Pensioner CGHS beneficiaries

No: 115025138/2018 /DIR/CGHS - (14/05/2018) - It has now been decided to review the timelines prescribed for processing and settlement of medical claims of pensioner CGHS beneficiaries in compliance of the directions of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in their Judgement in the WP(Civil) No 694 of 2015 between Shiva Kant Jha Vs UOI delivered on 1...

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75% Advance to PF Members after leaving employment for one month proposed

Central Board of Trustees, EPF, approved the proposal for insertion of Paragraph 68HH in EPF Scheme, 1952 provisioning Advance from the fund to a member who ceases to be in employment for a continuous period not less than one month. Under this proposal a member can avail 75% of the total fund (including employee as well as employer share)...

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Reduction in rate of EPF Administrative charges from .65% to .50% w.e.f 1st June, 2018

Ministry of Labour and Employment reduce in the rate of EPF Administrative charges from .65% to .50% which is effect from 1st June, 2018. As per EPFO: “The total collection of administrative charges in 2017-18 is estimated at Rs 3,760 crore. A decrease of administrative charges by 0.15% would lead to reduction in collection of […...

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EPFO to officers: Implement SC decision on Payment of Pension on Higher Wages

HO No. ACC/HQ/Pension/Distribution of work/2896 (08/06/2018)

It has also come to notice that some offices have not complied the instructions of Head Office based on the Hon'ble Supreme Court order dated 04.10.2016 as referred above on revision of the pension on higher wages despite applications received in this regard, by taking the plea that reference has been made by those offices to Head Office ...

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Wrongly seeded aadhaar number – EPFO Introduces new functionality

No. NDC/23(1)2018/Pension/Aadhaar/3048 (05/06/2018)

Various mails have been received from field offices reporting the rejection of DLCs due to incorrect Aadhaar number seeded against PPOs through DLC registration of the pensioners. After examining the issue, a new functionality Rectify Mismatch Aadhaar number has been provided in the application software. The scenario of the case is explai...

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Trade/Sale/Purchase of Securities by Trusts of EPF Exempted Establishments – Reg.

No. C-Ex/Ex - Return/ 2013/Vol. II/3990 (25/05/2018)

It is clarified that the Trust of exempted establishment are required to obtain the prior permission of Regional P.F. Commissioner for selling of securities if and only if the Trusts have to utilize the amount obtain4 through sale of securities for meeting the obligatory expenses arising out of any of the reasons mentioned in condition no...

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EPFO declares interest Rate on EPF for the year 2017-18

No.Invest.I/CBT Agenda/ROI/2017-18/4153 (25/05/2018)

The Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, has conveyed the approval of the Central Government under Para 60(1) of Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 to credit interest @ 8.55% for the year 2017-18 to the account of each member of the EPF Scheme as per the provisions under Para 60 of EPF Scheme, 1952....

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Timelines for settlement of Medical claims of Pensioner CGHS beneficiaries

No: 115025138/2018 /DIR/CGHS (14/05/2018)

It has now been decided to review the timelines prescribed for processing and settlement of medical claims of pensioner CGHS beneficiaries in compliance of the directions of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in their Judgement in the WP(Civil) No 694 of 2015 between Shiva Kant Jha Vs UOI delivered on 13th April 2018 and in supersession of th...

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Eligibility of Permanently Disabled Unmarried Son of a CGHS Beneficiary

No. 4-24/96-C&P/CGHS (P)/EHS (07/05/2018)

An unmarried son of a CGHS beneficiary suffering from any permanent disability of any kind (physical or mental) will be entitled to CGHS facility even after attaining the age of 25 years....

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‘View Pension Passbook’ Service for pensioners through Umang App

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), which is providing a host of e-services for its stakeholders, has now introduced a new service through ‘UMANG app’. On clicking ‘View Passbook’ option, it requires PPO Number and Date of Birth information to be entered by the pensioner. ...

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EPFO: Reg. Defaulting Establishments mandated for inspection

No. CAIU/011(72)2016/Shram Suvidha Portal/2566 (03/05/2018)

(1) The following categories of establishments are mandated for inspection without referring/seeking permission for inspection from CAIU, Head Office : (a) List of establishments generated through Shram Suvidha Portal of Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India for inspection....

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