PF Transfer Procedure

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Once an individual starts his career by taking up employment in any of the PF registered organizations, an employee would be registered for PF purposes and both employee and employer contributions to the employee’s PF funds. It’s common to switch jobs for various reasons with or without break. In such scenarios, what happens to the […]

UAN Activation

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As the entire process related to epfo is now been done online UAN is important to operate the services online.  The UAN is a 12-digit number assigned to every employee contributing to the EPF. It is generated and allotted by the (EPFO). The UAN of an employee remains the same throughout his life irrespective of […]

EPF Adhaar Seeding

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The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has directed the employers that ECR (Electronic Challan cum Return) is allowed only for those EPFO members whose account is Aadhaar seeded. The labour ministry amended this in Section 142 of the Code of Social Security 2020 to implement the new rule. The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) subscribers have […]

Extension of AtmaNirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana

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Atma Nirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (Popularly Known as ABRY)  launched on 1st October to encourage employers to create new employment opportunities for youth who were not employed in any PF covered establishment. This scheme is a part of social security benefits and restoration of loss of employment opportunities during the pandemic. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an extension of […]

Three New Labour Codes -Covering 50 crore workers from Organized, Unorganised and Self Employed sector

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Industrial Relations code – This will cover the existing standing order, Disputes and Trade unions act. Key Changes : The definition of worker will be based on the basis of wages being drawn by him and Worker / Employees with salary up to Rs 18,000 will fall under the category of worker. Employee can an […]

Now Withdraw EPF For Treatment Without Doctor Certificate

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Over four crore members of the retirement fund body EPFO can now withdraw funds from their EPF account for the treatment of illness and purchasing equipment to deal with handicap without medical certificates. The Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme 1952 is amended to do away with the requirement of submission of various certificates and proformas for […]

Easy Deposit And Withdrawal Of Contributions In EPF Through Banks

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Agreements with Banks for easy deposit & withdrawals of Epf from  EPFO Contributions The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has tied up/entered into agreement with ten banks to collect EPFO dues and to make payments of Provident Fund (PF) withdrawals, pension and insurance to EPFO beneficiaries. These banks are State Bank of India, Punjab National […]

Refund Of EPF/EPS Accumulations To Japanese Expatriate Workers As Per SSA With Effect 1st October 2016

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As per EPFO circular dated 1st September, the EPFO has cited that the India Japan SSA has become effective from 1st October 2016. As a result EPF/EPS contributions are not required to be deposited for Japanese expatriate coming to work in establishment covered under EPF & MP Act 1952. All Japanese expatriate workers working in […]

Employer Contribution To EPF Need Not Mandatorily Exceed Statutory Wage Ceiling Limit

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As per EPFO circular dated 3rd January 2018, EPFO has reiterated (the Supreme Court Judgment in the matter of Marathawada Gramin Bank Karamchari Sangathan and another Vs. Management of Marathawada Gramin Bank) and has directed that employers cannot be forced to contribute over and above the statutory wage ceiling in respect of their employees. However, […]