Employees Provident Fund Scheme
Nominations, Payments and Withdrawals From The Fund
Section 68-N: Grant of advance to members who are physically handicapped
(1) A member, who is physically handicapped, may be allowed a non-refundable advance from his account in the Fund, for purchasing an equipment required to minimise the hardship on account of handicap.
(2) No advance under sub-paragraph (1) shall be paid unless the member produces a medical certificate from a competent medical practitioner to the satisfaction of the commissioner or such other officer as may be authorised by him in this behalf to the effect that he is physically handicapped.
(3) The amount advanced under this paragraph shall not exceed the member's basic wages and dearness allowance for six months or his own share of contributions with interest thereon or the cost of the equipment, whichever is the least.
(4) No second advance under this paragraph shall be allowed within a period of three years from the date of payment of an advance allowed under this paragraph.