Employees Provident Fund Scheme

Board Of Trustees, Executive Committees


Section 4: Regional Committee

(1) Until such time as a State Board is constituted for a State, the Chairman of the Central Board may, (by notification in the Official Gazette,) set up a Regional Committee for the State, which will function under the control of the Central Board. The Regional Committee shall consist of the following persons, namely:-

(a) a Chairman appointed by the Chairman of the Central Board:
(b) two persons appointed by the Chairman of the Central Board on the recommendation of the State Government;
(c)two persons representing employers in the industries or establishments to which this Scheme applies in the State appointed by the Chairman of the Central Board in consultation with such organisations of employers in the State as may be recognised for the purpose by the Central Government;

(d) two persons representing employees in the industries or establishments to which this Scheme applies in the State appointed by the Chairman of the Central Board in consultation with such organisations of employees in the State as may be recognised for the purpose by the Central Government; and

(e) the non-official members of the Central Board ordinarily resident in the State :

Provided that where the Chairman of the Central Board considers it expedient so to do, he may appoint up to five additional representatives of the employers or, as the case may be , the employees.

(2) A Regional Committee shall advise the Central Board-
(i) on such matters as the Central Board may refer to it time to time;
(ii) generally on all matters connected with the administration of the Scheme in the State and, in particular, on-
(a) progress of recovery of provident fund contributions and other charges,
(b) expeditious disposal of prosecutions,
(c) speedy settlement of claims,
(d) annual rendering of accounts to members of the Fund, and
(e) speedy sanction of advances.

(3) As soon as a State Board is constituted for any State, the Regional Committee constituted for that State under this paragraph shall stand dissolved.