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Related Legislation: - EDLIS Scheme, 1976 - Employees Pension Scheme, 1995 - Employees Provident Fund Scheme, 1952

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1. Short title, extent and application
2. Definitions
2-A. Establishment to include all departments and branches
3. Power to apply Act to an establishment which has a common provident fund with another establishment
4. Power to add to Schedule I
5. Employees' Provident Fund Schemes
5-A. Central Board
5-AA. Executive Committee
5-B. State Board
5-C. Board of Trustees to be body corporate
5-D. Appointment of officers
5-DD. Acts and proceedings of the Central Board or Its Executive Committee or the State Board not to be invalidated on certain
5-E. Delegation
6. Contributions and matters which may be provided for in Schemes
6-A. Employees' Pension Scheme
6-C. Employees' Deposit-linked Insurance Scheme
6-D. Laying of schemes before Parliament
7. Modification of Scheme
7-A. Determination of moneys due from employers
7-B. Review of orders passed under Section 7-A
7-C. Determination of escaped amount
7-D. Employees' Provident Funds Appellate Tribunal
7-E. Term of office
7-F. Resignation
7-G. Salary and allowances and other terms and conditions of service of Presiding Officer
7-H. Staff of Tribunal
7-I. Appeals to Tribunal
7-J. Procedure of Tribunals
7-K. Right of appellant to take assistance of legal practitioner and of Government, etc., to appoint presenting officers.
7-L. Orders of Tribunal
7-M. Filling up of vacancies
7-N. Finality of orders constituting a Tribunal
7-O. Deposit of amount due, on filing appeal
7-P. Transfer of certain applications to Tribunals
7-Q. Interest payable by the employer
8. Mode of recovery of moneys due from employers
8-A. Recovery of moneys by employers and contractors
8-B. Issue of certificate to the Recovery Officer
8-C. Recovery Officer to whom certificate Is to be forwarded
8-D. Validity of certificate and amendment thereof
8-E. Stay of proceedings under certificate and amendment or withdrawal thereof
8-F. Other modes of recovery
8-G. Application of certain provisions of Income-Tax Act
9. Fund to be recognised under Act 11 of 1922
10. Protection against attachment
11. Priority of payment of contributions over other debts
12. Employer not to reduce wages, etc
13. Inspectors
14. Penalties
14-A. Offences by companies
14-AA. Enhanced punishment in certain cases after previous conviction
14-AB. Certain offences to be cognizable
14-AC. Cognizance and trial of offences
14-B. Power to recover damages
14-C. Power of court to make orders
15. Special provisions relating to existing provident funds
16. Act not to apply to certain establishments
16-A. Authorising certain employers to maintain provident fund accounts
17. Power to exempt
17-A. Transfer of accounts.
17-AA. Act to have effect notwithstanding anything contained in Act 31 of 1956.
17-B. Liability in case of transfer of establishment
18. Protection of action taken In good faith
18-A. Presiding Officer and other officers to be public servants
19. Delegation of powers
20. Power of Central Government to give directions
21. Power to make rules
22. Power to remove difficulties