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Employees' Provident Fund Organisation of India


Employees' Provident Fund Organisation of India
EPFO, India

Headquarters Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066 Key people Website Samirendra Chatterjee, I.A.S, Central P. F. Commissioner www.epfindia.gov.in [1]

The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) (Hindi: कर्मचारी भविष्य निधि संगठन), is a statutory body of the Government of India under the Ministry of Labour and Employment. It administers a compulsory contributory Provident Fund Scheme, Pension Scheme and an Insurance Scheme. It is one of the largest social security organisations in the world in terms of the number of covered beneficiaries and the volume of financial transactions undertaken..

"To extend the reach and the quality of publicly managed old-age income security programs through consistent and ever-improving standards of compliance and benefit delivery in a manner that wins the approval and confidence of Indians in our methods, fairness, honesty and integrity, thereby contributing to the economic and social well-being of Indians."

Legal basis
The Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 came into effect on 4 March 1952. The Organisation is administered by a Central Board of Trustees, composed of representatives of the Government of India, provincial governments, employers and employees. The Board is chaired by the Union Labour Minister of India. The Chief Executive of the EPFO, the Central Provident Fund Commissioner, reports to the Union Labour Minister through the Permanent Secretary in the ministry. The headquarters of the Organisation is in New Delhi. [2]. The Constitution of India under "Directive Principles of State Policy" provides that the State shall within the limits of its economic capacity make effective provision for securing the right to work, to education and to public assistance in cases of unemployment, old-age, sickness & disablement and undeserved want. The EPF & MP Act, 1952 was enacted by Parliament and came into force with effect from 1 March 1952 as part of a series of legislative interventions made in this direction. Presently, the following three schemes are in operation under the Act: 1. Employees' Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 [3] 2. Employees' Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976 [4] 3. Employees' Pension Scheme, 1995 (replacing the Employees' Family Pension Scheme, 1971) [5]

Commissioners (Grade II). The Commissioner cadre numbering 815 are recruited directly.R. htm http:/ / www. epfindia. com/ epf. through the Union Public Service Commission of India as well as through promotion from lower ranks. Subordinate Officers (Enforcement Officers/ Accounts Officers) are also recruited directly in addition to promotion from the staff cadre of social security assistants. epfindia. in http:/ / www. New Delhi and is presided by Presiding Officer who is a member of Judicial Service and by a Registrar who is deputed from the otther central government cadres. death or disablement and a lumpsum insurance payout in case of death of the member. competitively.in) • EPFO India Forms (http://www. the Organisation is Organised into Zones which are headed by an Additional Central Provident Fund Commissioner for each of the political states in the country. nic.epfindia. htm http:/ / www. epfindia.gov. The Tribunal is located at Scope Tower. 2000 billion ($50 billion) and there are a total of about 40 million contributing and non contributing members in about 450.O. The states have either one or more than one Regional Offices (R. com/ edli. to his nominee/family. com/ pension. epfindia.000 covered establishments.5%) are pension on retirement.divided into SubRegions (S. To assist them are Assistant P.html) • Know Your EPF Balance (http://www.) headed by Regional P. htm http:/ / www.O.com/Provident-Fund-Forms/ download-all-provident-fund-pf-epfo-forms-here. the Commissioners of the Organisation are vested with vast powers under the statute conferring quasi. Contribution is at present 12% of basic monthly salary as employees' share and a matching contribution by the employer.F. The total manpower of the EPFO is at present about 20000 including all levels. Most of the districts in the country have small district offices where an Enforcement Officer is stationed to inspect the local establishments and attend to grievances. Structure The EPFO has the dual role of being the enforcement agency to oversee the implementation of the EPF& MP Act and as a service provider for the covered beneficiaries throughout the country. epfindia.Employees' Provident Fund Organisation of India 2 Size and contributions The total financial corpus managed by the EPFO is in excess of Rs. attachment and auction of a defaulter's property.F. in/ EPFAT/ epfat. Administratively.judicial authority for search and seizure of records.) headed by Regional P. Membership is compulsory for employees in establishments coming under the purview of the statute. gov. Appeals The orders of the Department can be appealed to Employees' Provident Fund Appellate Tribunal[6] at New Delhi. Commissioners (Grade I) which are further sub. Laxmi Nagar. htm External links • EPFO's Main website (http://www.epfindia. As per provisions in force almost any establishment in India is required to have a registration with the basic criterion being employment of 20 or more persons. Commissioners. epfindia.html) .downloadformsindia. assessment of financial liability on the employer.com/MembBal. References [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] http:/ / www. prosecution and arrest and detention in civil prison. Among the many benefits offered in addition to the compulsory Provident Fund (where the present rate of interest is 9. levy of damages. htm http:/ / www. com/ epfbrief. To this end.F.

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