Jan 01, 2017

Amnesty Scheme under the Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952

Every employer is required to submit a declaration to the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner in respect of membership of its employees, who were required or entitled to become members of the Employees’ Provident Fund for the period beginning from April 1, 2009 and ending on December 31, 2016, but were not enrolled. Within 15 days, the employer is required to remit the employer’s and the employee’s contribution deducted from the employee’s wages along with damages payable at the rate of Rs. 1 per annum and the applicable interest. The Ministry of Labour and Employment has issued a notification dated December 30, 2016, notifying the Employees’ Enrolment Campaign, 2017 (‘Amnesty Scheme’) with effect from January 01, 2017 and expiring on March 31, 2017, for waiving the employee’s contribution for the aforementioned period if the same has not been recovered from the employee’s wages. This Amnesty Scheme also applies in respect of the Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme, 1952, the Employees’ Pension Fund Scheme, 1995 and the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976.




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