The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, India, is one of the largest provident fund institutions in the world in terms of members and amount of financial transactions that it has been carrying on. Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme takes care of following demands of the members:
CONTRIBUTION UNDER PROVIDENT FUND:
As per amendment-dated 22.9.1997 in the Act, both the employees and employer contribute to the fund at the rate of 12% of the basic wages, dearness allowance and retaining allowance, if any, payable to employees per month.
The applicant is assigned a social security number by filling an application. The Provident Fund registration points on delinquent reporting, underreporting, or non-reporting of workforce size. If the workforce size exceeds 20, then Provident Fund registration becomes mandatory.
The employer is required to provide relevant information to the concerned regional Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) in specified manner for allotment of Establishment Code Number. No registration is to be made for the employees. Nevertheless all eligible employees are needed to become members of the Fund and individual account number is allotted by the employer in specified manner.