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Employees Provident Fund Scheme, 1952
Related Legislation: PF Act, 1952
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Preliminary1 Short title and application
Board Of Trustees, Executive Committees3 Election of certain members of the Executive Committee
4 Regional Committee
5 Terms of office
7 Cessation and restoration of trusteeship
8 Disqualifications for trusteeship or membership of Regional Committee
9 Removal from trusteeship or membership of a Regional Committee
10 Absence from India
12 Notice of meeting and list of business
13 Chairman to preside at meetings
14-A Nomination of a substitute during the absence of a Trustee/Member of the Central Board.
15 Disposal of business
16 Minutes of meetings
17 Acts of a Regional Committee not invalid by reason merely of any vacancy in, or defect in the constitution,etc.
18 Fees and allowances
Appointment and Powers of Commissioner and Other Staff of Board of Trustees19 Central Provident Fund commissioner and Financial Adviser and Chief Accounts Officer .
21 Opening of Regional and other offices.
22 Secretary of the Central Board or a Regional Committee.
22-A Appointment of officers and employees of the Central Board
23 Information of appointments to the Central Board
24 Administrative and financial powers of a Commissioner
24-A Delegation of power by the Central Board
Membership of the Fund25 Powers of the Central Government until the Central Board is constituted
26 Classes of employees entitled and required to join the Fund.
26-A Retention of membership
26-B Resolution of doubts
27 Exemption of an employee
27-A Exemption of a class of employees
27-AA Terms and conditions of exemption
Membership of the Fund28 Transfer of accumulations from existing Provident Funds
30 Payment of contribution
31 Employers share not to be deducted from the members
32 Recovery of a member's share or contribution
32-A Recovery of damages for default in payment of any contribution
32-B Terms and conditions for reduction or waiver of damages.
Declaration, Contribution Cards and Returns33 Declaration by persons already employed at the time of the institution of the Fund.
34 Declaration by persons taking up employment after the Fund has been established.
35 Preparation of contribution cards
36 Duties of employers
36-A Employer to furnish particulars of ownership
36-B Duties of contractors.
37 Allotment of account Numbers
38 Mode of payment of contributions
39 Fixation of administration charges
40 Contribution to be entered in the contribution card
40-A Supply of Passbooks to the members
41 Currency of contribution cards
42 Renewal of contribution cards
43 Submission of contribution cards to the commissioner
44 Custody of contribution cards
45 Inspection of cards by members
46 Production of cards and records for inspection by the Commissioner or Inspector.
47 Supply of cards and forms to employers
48 Current Account
Administration of the Fund, Accounts and Audit49 Administration Accounts
50 Provident fund Account
51 Interest Suspense Account.
52 Investment of moneys belonging to employees' Provident Fund
53 Disposal of the Fund
54 Expenses of administration
55 Form and manner of maintenance of accounts
57 Inter-State transfer of members
59 Member's Accounts
Nominations, Payments and Withdrawals From The Fund61 Nomination
62 Financing of Members' Life Insurance Policies
63 Conversion of policy into a paid-up one and payment of late fee, etc.
64 Assignment of Policies to the Fund
65 Bonus on policy to be adjusted against payments made from the Fund.
66 Reassignment of policies
67 Recovery of amounts paid towards Insurance Policies
68-B Withdrawal from the fund for the purchase of a dwelling house/flat or for the construction of a dwelling house
68-BC Withdrawal financing from the Fund for the purchase of a dwelling house/flat or the construction of a dwelling house
68-BB Withdrawal from the Fund for repayment of loans in special cases
68-E Computation of period of membership
68-H Grant of advance in special cases
68-J Advance form the Fund for illness in certain cases
68-K Advance from the Fund for marriages or post-matriculation education of children
68-L Grant of advances in abnormal conditions
68-M Grant of advance to members affected by cut in the supply of electricity.
68-N Grant of advance to members who are physically handicapped
68-NN Withdrawal within one year before the retirement
68-NNN Option for withdrawal at the age of 55 years for investment in Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana
68-O Payment of withdrawal or advance
68NNNN Option for withdrawal on cessation of employment
69 Circumstances in which accumulations in the Fund are payable to a member
70 Accumulations of a deceased member -To whom payable?
70-A Payment of provident fund accumulations in the case of a person charged with the offence of murder.
72 Payment of Provident Fund
73 Annual statement of member's account
Miscellaneous74 Annual Report on the work and activities of the Board and its audited accounts
75 Issue of copies of member's account, Annual Report, etc.
76 Punishment for failure to pay contributions, etc
77 Conduct of business of the Central Board
78 Power to issue directions
79 Special provisions relating to factories or other establishments in respect of which applications for exemption are recd
79-A Filing application for review
79-B Time-limit for communicating the view of the Central Board to the appropriate Government.
79-C Composition of the Board of Trustees of the exempted establishments & the terms and conditions of service of the trustee
80 Special provisions on the case of newspaper establishments and newspaper employees.
81 Special provisions in the case of Cine- Workers
82 Special Provisions in respect of certain employees
83 Special Provisions in respect of International Workers