Employees Provident Fund Scheme

Preliminary


Section 1: Short title and application

(1) This scheme may be called the Employees Provident Funds Scheme,1952.
(2) Save as otherwise provided in the Scheme, this Chapter and Chapters II and III shall come into force at once and the remaining provisions shall come into force on such date or dates as the Central Government may by notification in the Official Gazette appoint and different dates may be appointed for different provisions.

(3)(a) Subject to the provisions of Sections 16 and 17 of the Act, this Scheme shall apply to all factories and other establishments to which the Act applies or is applied under sub-section (3) or sub-section (4) of Section 1 or Section 3 thereof:

Provided that the provisions of this Scheme shall not apply to-
(i) Omitted.
(ii) Omitted.
(iii) tea factories in the State of Assam.

(b) Provisions of this Scheme shall -

(i) as respects every establishment which is a factory engaged in any industry mentioned herein,namely,cement,cigarettes , electrical, mechanical or general engineering products, iron and steel, paper and textiles (made wholly or in part of cotton or wool or jute or silk, whether natural or artificial) be deemed to have come into force, with effect from the 2nd day of September, 1952;

(i-a) as respects factories relating to the industries added to Schedule I of the Act, by notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour, No. S.R.O. 1566, dated the 4th July, 1956, come into force on the 31st day of July, 1956;

(ii) as respects factories relating to the industries added to Schedule I of the Act, by notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour, No. S.R.O. 2026, dated the 3rd September,1956, come into force on the 30th day of September, 1956;

(iii) as respects factories relating to the mineral oil refining industry added to Schedule I of the Act by Notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour, No.S.R.O. 218, dated the 19th January, 1957, come into force on the 31st day of January, 1957;

(iv) as respects plantations of tea (other than tea plantation in the state of Assam), coffee, rubber, cardamom and pepper, covered by the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour, No. S.R.O. 529, dated the 16th February, 1957, come into force on the 30th day of April, 1957;

(v) as respects factories relating to the oxygen, acetylene and carbon dioxide gases industry added to Schedule I of the Act as Item (x) under the head "Heavy and Fine Chemicals" by the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment , No. S.R.O. 1976, dated the 15th June, 1957, come into force on the 31st day of July, 1957;

(vi) as respects iron ore, limestone, manganese and gold mines, covered by the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, No.S.R.O.2705, dated the 24th August, 1957, come into force on the 30th day of November, 1957;

(vii) as respects factories relating to the Industrial and Power alcohol and Asbestos Cement Sheets Industries added to Schedule I of the Act by the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, No.S.R.O. 3067,dated the 28th September, 1957, come into force on the 30the day of November, 1957;

(viii) as respects coffee curing establishment covered by the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, No. S.R.O. 3411, dated the 26th October, 1957, come into force on the 30th day of November, 1957;

(ix) as respects factories relating to the biscuit making industry including composite units making biscuits and products such as bread, confectionery and milk and milk powder, added to Schedule I of the Act, Vide Government of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment notification No. G.S.R. 170, dated the 12th March, 1958, come into force on the 30th day of April,1958;

(x) as respects road motor transport establishment covered by the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, No. G.S.R. 399, dated the 24th March, 1959, come into force on the 30th day of April,1959;

(xi) as respects mica mines and mica industry covered by the notification of the Government if India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment,Nos.G.S.R.312 AND 313, dated the 5th March, 1960, respectively, come into force on the 31st day of May, 1960;

(xii) as respect factories relating to the plywood industry covered by the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, No. G.S.R. 632, dated the 30th May, 1960, come into force on the 30th day of June, 1960;

(xiii) as respects factories relating to the automobile repairing and servicing industry covered by the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, No. G.S.R. 683, dated the 9th June, 1960, come into force on the 30th day of June, 1960;

(xiv) as respect any cane farm owned by a sugar factory covered by the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, No. G.S.R. 1274, dated the 21st October, 1960, come into force on the 30th day of November, 1960;

(xv) as respect factories relating to rice, flour and dal milling industries covered by the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, No. G.S.R.1443, dated the 24th November, 1960, come into force on the 31st December, 1960;

(xvi) as respects factories relating to the starch industry covered by the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment ,No. G.S.R. 535 dated the 10th April, 1961, come into force on the 31st May, 1961;

(xvii) as respects hotels and restaurants covered by the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, No. G.S.R. 704, dated the 19th May, 1961, come into force on the 30th day of June, 1961;

(xviii) as respects factories relating to petroleum or natural gas exploration, prospecting, drilling or production and petroleum or natural gas refining and establishments engaged in the storage or transport or distribution of petroleum or natural gas or products of either petroleum or natural gas covered by the notifications of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Nos. G.S.R.705 and 706, dated the 16th May , 1961, respectively, come into force on the 30th day of June, 1961;

(xix) as respects the establishment covered by the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, No G.S.R. 827, dated the 19th June, 1961, come into force on the 31st day of July, 1961;

(xx) as respect the establishments covered by the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, No. G.S.R. 1013, dated the 29th July, 1961, come into force on the 31st day of July,1961;

(xxi) as respects the factories relating to the leather and leather products industry covered by the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment,G.S.R.No. 993, dated the 29th July,1961, come into force on the 31st day of August,1961;

(xxii) as respects the factories relating to the stoneware jars and crockery industries covered by the notification of the Government Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, No. G.S.R. 1382, dated the 4th November, 1961, come into force on the 30th day of November,1961;

(xxiii) as respects the establishments covered by the notificatio