Employees Provident Fund Scheme

Miscellaneous


Section 82: Special Provisions in respect of certain employees

The Scheme shall, in its application to an employee who is a person with disability under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Right and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996) and under the National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999 (44 of 1999) respectively, be subject to the following modifications, namely;—

(1) For clause (f) of Paragraph 2, the following clause hall be substituted, namely;-—

*(f) "excluded employee" means-
(i) a person with disability, who having been a member of the Fund has withdrawn the full amount of his accumulations in the Fund under clause (a) or clause (c) of sub-paragraph (1) of Paragraph 2 69;
(ii) a person with disability, whose pay at the time he is otherwise entitled to become a member of the Fund, exceeds twenty—five thousand rupees per month.
(iii) an apprentice.".

(2) In Paragraph 30, after sub-paragraph (3), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-
"Provided that the Central Government shall contribute the employer’s share of contribution up to a maximum period of three years from the date of commencement of membership of the Fund, in respect of an employee who is a person with disability, employed directly by the principal employer or through a contractor.".
“Provided that the particulars of disabled employees shall be sent by employer in electronic format also, in such form and manner as may be specified by the Commissioner.”

(3) ln Paragraph 34, after the first proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-—
"Provided further that in the case of any such employee who is a person with disability, the aforesaid Declaration Form shall further contain such particulars as are necessary for such employees.".

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4) In Paragraph 36, after sub-paragraph (1), the following sub-paragraph shall be inserted, namely-
"(1-A) Every employer shall send to the Commissioner, within fifteen days of every month commencing from the lst day of April, 2008, in such form as the Commissioner may specify, the particulars as are necessary, of an employee who is a person with disability and is a member on or entitled to become a member after the lst day of April, 2008.".

(5) In Paragraph 38, in sub-paragraph (1), after the second proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-
"Provided also that the Central Government shall pay the employer’s share of contribution in respect of an employee who is a person with disability, up to a maximum period of three years from the date of commencement of membership of the Fund.