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Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952

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

DEFINITIONS


2A Appropriate Government (i) in relation to an establishment belonging to, or under the control of, the Central Government or in relation to an establishment connected with a railway company, a major port, a mine or an oilfield or a controlled industry, or in relation to an establishment having departments or branches in more than one State, the Central Government; and

(ii) in relation to any other establishment, the State Government;
2AA Authorised officer The Central Provident Fund Commissioner, Additional Central provident Fund Commissioner, Deputy Provident Fund Commissioner, Regional provident Fund Commissioner or such other officer as may be authorised by the Central Government, by notification in the Official Gazette
2B Basic wages All emoluments which are earned by an employee while on duty or on leave or on holidays with wages in either case in accordance with the terms of the contract of employment and which are paid or payable in cash to him, but does not include-

(i) the cash value of any food concession;

(ii) any dearness allowance (that is to say, all cash payments by whatever name called paid to an employee on account of a rise in the cost of living), house-rent allowance, overtime allowance, bonus, commission or any other similar allowance payable to the employee in respect of his employment or of work done in such employment;

(iii) any presents made by the employer;
2C Contribution A contribution payable in respect of a member under a Scheme or the contribution payable in respect of an employee to whom the Insurance Scheme applies
2D Controlled industry Any industry the control of which by the Union has been declared by a Central Act to be expedient in the public interest
2E Employer (i) in relation to an establishment which is a factory, the owner or occupier of the factory, including the agent of such owner or occupier, the legal representative of a deceased owner or occupier and, where a person has been named as a manager of the factory under clause (f) of sub-section (1) of Section 7 of the Factories Act, 1948, the person so named; and

(ii) in relation to any other establishment, the person who, or the authority which, has the ultimate control over the affairs of the establishment, and where the said affairs are entrusted to a manager, managing director or managing agent, such manager, managing director or managing agent;
2F Employee Any person who is employed for wages in any kind of work, manual or otherwise, in or in connection with the work of an establishment, and who gets his wages directly or indirectly from the employer, and includes any person-

(i) employed by or through a contractor in or in connection with the work of the establishment;

(ii) engaged as an apprentice, not being an apprentice engaged under the Apprentices Act, 1961, or under the standing orders of the establishment
2FF Exempted employee An employee to whom a Scheme or the Insurance Scheme, as the case may be would, but for the exemption granted under Section 17, have applied
2FFF Exempted establishment An establishment in respect of which an exemption has been granted under Section 17 from the operation of all or any of the provisions of any Scheme, or the Insurance Scheme, as the case may be whether such exemption has been granted to the establishment as such or to any person or class of persons employed therein
2G Factory Any premises, including the precincts thereof, in any part of which a manufacturing process is being carried on or is ordinarily so carried on, whether with the aid of power or without the aid of power
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2H Fund The provident fund establishment under a Scheme
2I Industry Any industry specified in Schedule I, and includes any other industry added to the Schedule by notification under Section 4
2I-A Insurance Fund The Deposit-linked Insurance Fund established under sub-section (2) of Section 6-C
2I-B Insurance Schemee The Employees' Deposit-linked Insurance Scheme framed under sub-section (1) of Section 6-C
2I-C Manufacture or Manufacturing process Any process for making , altering, repairing, ornamenting, finishing, packing, oiling, washing, cleaning, breaking up, demolishing or other wise treating or adapting any article or substance with a view to its use, sale, transport, delivery or disposal
2J Member A member of the Fund
2K Occupier of a factory The person who has ultimate control over the affairs of the factory, and, where the said affairs are entrusted to a managing agent, such agent shall be deemed to be the occupier of the factory
2KA Prescribedr Prescribed by rules made under this Act
2K-A Pension Fund The employees' Pension Fund established under sub-section (2) of Section 6-A
2KB Recovery Officere Any officer of the Central Government, State Government of the Board of Trustees constituted under Section 5-A, who may be authorised by the Central Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, to exercise the powers of a Recovery Officer under this Act
2K-B Pension Scheme The Employees' Pension Scheme framed under sub-section (2) of Section 6-A
2L Scheme The Employees' Provident Funds Scheme framed under Section 5
2LL Superanuationh In relation to an employee, who is the member of the Pension Scheme means the attainment, by the said employee, of the age of fifty-eight years
2M Tribunal The Employees Provident Funds Appellate Tribunal constituted under Section 7-D