Employees Provident Fund Scheme
Nominations, Payments and Withdrawals From The Fund
Section 68-L: Grant of advances in abnormal conditions
(1) The Commissioner or where so authorised by the Commissioner, any officer subordinate to him may, on an application from a member whose property, moveable or immovable,has been damaged by a calamity of exceptional nature, such as floods, earthquakes or riots, authorise payment to him from the provident fund account, of a non-refundable advance, of rupees five thousand or fifty per cent of his own total contributions including interest thereon standing to his credit on the date of such authorisation, whichever is less, to meet any unforeseen expenditure.
(2) No advance under sub-paragraph (1) shall be paid unless-
(i) the State Government has declared that the calamity has affected the general public in the area ;
(ii) the member produces a certificate from an appropriate authority to the effect that his property (moveable or immovable) has been damaged as a result of the calamity ;and
(iii) the application for advance is made within period of 4 months from the date of declaration referred to in sub-para (i).