Employee Provident Fund

Online Transfer of Provident Fund

A revised transfer claim settlement process has been started through an Online Transfer Claim Portal to smoothen the process of transfer of PF accounts. The revised process has following features:- (i) The claim can be submitted by the member in the online mode in addition to physical mode. (ii) The claim can be submitted through… Read More

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Achievements of EPFO During August 2013

During the current fiscal, till the month the Organisation settled more than 50 lakh claims out of which 97% was settled within 30 days as mandated by the scheme. In the month of August alone, 10.98 lakh claims were settled and the percentage of claims settled within the above said mandated time-limit was 98.90%. Importantly,… Read More

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Expert Recommendations on Employees™ Pension Scheme

An Expert Committee constituted by the Government to review the Employees™ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995, has, inter alia recommended either of the two options below: (i) Introduction of Provident Fund-cum-Pension Annuity Scheme wherein pension is linked to accumulations of members in the Fund or (ii) Modifications in the existing EPS, 95 such as:  increase in… Read More

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Updation of EPF Accounts

The members™ accounts of Employees™ Provident Fund (EPF) for the previous year are updated by 30th September of the following year. The following steps have been taken for updation of members™ accounts: (i) In order to monitor the day-to-day progress of updation of members™ accounts, web based tool has been developed which allows timely corrective… Read More

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CLR Snippets | Extension of EPF Scheme

A proposal for reducing threshold limit from 20 to 10 employees for coverage under Employees™ Provident Fund & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 is under consideration of the Government. This information was given by Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri Kodikunnil Suresh in the Lok Sabha in reply to a written question. Read More

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EPFO shows much better improvement

The number of contributing members to Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has crossed 4.00 crore as on 17.08.2013. Similarly, number of establishments covered under EPF & MP Act, who are contributing and filing their return through electronic system has increased to 4 lakh. EPFO also distributed pension to more than 44 lakh pensioners during July,… Read More

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Violation of EPF Act

Details of number of cases under Section 7A of Employees™ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, initiated against the defaulting establishments during the last three years are as under: 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 26568 19615 17147 Details of Action taken during the said period is as under: (i) Number of prosecution cases filed under Section 14… Read More

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Data of Members under EPFO on Web Facility

Employees™ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has date of birth details for more than 4 crore members out of a total members of 8.87 crore as on 01.08.2013. Web facility has been provided to the Employers to upload the date of birth details of all employees. Further, Field Offices of EPFO have been directed to ask… Read More

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EPFO to give Priority to timely Settlement of Claims for Provident Fund

Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Sis Ram Ola has emphasized that the Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) must give priority to timely settlement of claims for provident fund. In a meeting with the senior officers of EPFO the minister has also emphasized that due to improvement and availability of technology, the citizen rightly expects… Read More

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Revised Online Transfer Claim Form For EPFO

Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Sis Ram Ola today released Revised Transfer Claim form for EPFO beneficiaries marking this as first step towards launch of online Transfer Claim facilities here in New Delhi. The revised form will have the following salient features: ¢ The form will be called Transfer Claim Form instead of Form 13… Read More

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High Court Explains Why Section 43B applies To Employees PF

Ratio of the case: Due date in Section 36(1)(va) for payment of employees™ Provident Fund, ESIC etc contribution should be read with section 43B(b) to mean due date for filing ROI CLR Editorial Notes: The assessee collected employees™ Provident Fund contribution for payment to the provident fund authorities. However, the amount was not paid to the provident… Read More

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CLR Important | Employees Provident Fund Organization proposes radical changes in Provident Fund Coverage

The Employees Provident Fund Organization(EPFO) readying to re-notify a new definition of "compensation" that will include all allowances. Currently, employers contribute only 12% of the basic salary and dearness allowance, which in fact is not paid by most companies currently, towards their share of "matching" provident fund and the Employees Pension Scheme contribution. Hence, for several thousands of employees,… Read More

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EPF / ESI Contribution not covered under Sec43B; Deduction u/s 36(1)(va) allowed only if paid within due date

In the assessment year 2008-09 the assessee in this case, collected employees™ contribution to the Provident Fund and ESIC, but did not pay it within the due date prescribed by the relevant legislation. The amount was, however, paid before the due date of filing the ROI. The Assessing Officer assessed the said amounts as income… Read More

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