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Provident Fund Law

Provident Fund Law

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (abbreviated to EPFO), is an Organization tasked to assist the Central Board of Trustees, a statutory body formed by the Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 and is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India.

EPFO assists the Central Board in administering a compulsory contributory Provident Fund Scheme, a Pension Scheme, and an Insurance Scheme for the workforce engaged in the organized sector in India. It is also the nodal agency for implementing Bilateral Social Security Agreements with other countries on a reciprocal basis. The schemes cover Indian workers as well as International workers (for countries with which bilateral agreements have been signed. As of now 17 Social Security Agreements are operational). It is one of the largest social security organizations in India in terms of the number of covered beneficiaries and the volume of financial transactions undertaken. The EPFO’s apex decision making body is the Central Board of Trustees (CBT).

Provident Fund is one of the primary platforms of savings for working class in India. An Establishment or business is mandatorily required to obtain EIN No. if total employee strength is 20 or more. The total strength of employee Includes contractors or temporary employees like housekeeping staff, daily wage worker security or other temporary workers in the business. Even if a company has employee strength less than 20 then too company can apply EIN. Provident fund Registration certificate should obtain within 30 days from the date of completing 20 employees.

Nature of disputes:

  • Non-compliance of registration under provision of PF Act.
  • Non deposit of employee and employer contribution.
  • Recovery of dues by EPFO.
  • Provident fund and social security
  • Not filling of annual report/recods and others book of account of the firm/company.

Documents for registration of PF

  • Copy of PAN Card copy of firm/company/society/trust.
  • Cancelled cheque of Current Account of firm (bearing pre-printed company name / firm name).
  • Copy of Partnership deed (In case of partnership
  • Copy of Certificate of Registration(In case of Proprietorship/ Partnership/ Company / LLP).
  • Copy of Certificate of incorporation (In case of company/ society, trust/ NGO).
  • Copy of PAN Card of Directors / Partner.
  • Copy of Aadhaar Card/ Voter identity card of Director.

Our Services

Our firm provides services entire laws and regulations related to Employee Provident Fund Act, 1652, we are providing following services:-

  • Compliance in respect of Contractor employees. Nowadays to take up matters online EPFO, Excluded employees, Contributions, Determination/ assessment of P.F. dues and Damages.
  • Recovery of Dues/Damages/Arrears, beside report relating to coverage of the establishment etc.
  • Grant of Installment Facility.
  • Withdrawal of Prosecution Cases.
  • Waiver of Damages.
  • Non-issuance of Annual Account slips.
  • Protection against Attachment of Properties,
  • Appeal against 7-A/14-B orders in the EPF Appellate Tribunal, New Delhi.
  • Writ in the Hon’ble High Court.
  • Duties of Employers and EPF Trusts.
  • Coverage under the EPF & MP ACT 1952/Voluntary Coverage or for Allotment of Separate Code number to Contractors or to Branch offices. Nowadays to apply online through website of EPFO.
  • Support in drafting of reply to the different notices such as C-18, Order under section 45-A, C-19, CP-2, CP-23, CP-24 etc. received from the ESI Department.
  • Provide support and guidance for compliance to the actions for notices such as D-18, Order under section 85(B), D-19 & Recovery of dues etc.
  • Provide support in drafting the replies to the Show cause notice under section 84-85.
  • Provide professional expertise guidance in any other notice/correspondence received under different provisions of the ESI Act.
  • Provide complete guidance with regard to any amendment/changes which take place in the Act.