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Employees' Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952

Purpose & Object The Employees' Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 has been enacted with the main objective of protecting the interest of the employees after their retirement and their dependents after death of the employee. The Act provides insurance to workers and their dependents against risks of old age, retirement, discharge, retrenchment or death.
EPF Applicability
  • The Employees' Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 extends to whole of India except the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
  • It applies on every establishment employing 20 or more persons & engaged in industry specified in Schedule I of the Act or any other activity notified by the Central Government.
  • It applies to all departments / branches of an establishment wherever situated.
  • Any establishment employing even less than 20 persons can be covered voluntarily under section 1(4) of the Act.
EPF Eligibility
  • Employees drawing salary / wages at the time of joining up-to Rs. 6,500/- per month are governed by the provisions of the Act;
  • Employees drawing salary / wages more than Rs. 6,500/- per month may also be brought under the purview of the Act at the discretion of the management and by furnishing a joint undertaking to the Provident Fund Commissioner;
  • Employees engaged through the Contractor in or in connection with the work of an establishment are also covered under the purview of the Act.
Rate of EPF Contribution
Monthly Contribution Employees' Provident Fund Employees' Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme Employees' Pension Scheme
By Employer 12% of Basic Wages, Dearness Allowance, Cash Value of Food Concession & Retaining Allowance


Administrative Charges

0.50% of Basic Wages, Dearness Allowance, Cash Value of Food Concession & Retaining Allowance (subject maximum wage limit of Rs. 6,500/-)

Administrative Charges

8.33% (out of 12% contribution payable under EPF) subject to maximum of Rs. 541/-
By Employee 12% of Basic Wages, Dearness Allowance, Cash Value of Food Concession & Retaining Allowance NIL NIL
By Central Government NIL NIL 1.16%

Services We Offer

We are EPF Consultants and at FuturAgeSM, we provide following services in compliance to the provisions of Employees' Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952:

FuturAge Coverage of establishments under Employees' Provident Fund (EPF)
FuturAge Obtaining EPF Registration / EPF Code Number;
FuturAge Preparation & submission of applicable Forms with the relevant EPF Office;
FuturAge Preparing EPF Challans & Depositing monthly EPF Contributions on behalf of the establishment;
FuturAge Preparation & filing of periodical returns as may be required under EPF Act / Schemes
FuturAge Preparation & Maintenance of Statutory Registers & Records as required under EPF Act / Schemes;
FuturAge Preparation & Maintenance of Inspection Note Book, Annual Contribution Statement, Pass Book;
FuturAge Complying special provisions of the EPF Act as applicable on News Paper Establishments & Newspaper Employees, Cine-workers;
FuturAge Assistance in ensuring / complying various provisions of the Act related to disclosures, notices, displays, deductions, forfeiture etc.;
FuturAge Furnishing of particulars of change in ownership / management of the establishment;
FuturAge Formation of EPF Trust & Compliances thereof
FuturAge Providing day to day consultancy on matters pertaining to EPF, pension scheme & insurance scheme;
FuturAge Consultancy on Identification of best suited EPF Policy;
FuturAge Assistance in preparation of contribution cards of employees;
FuturAge Assistance in Renewal of EPF Contribution Cards of covered employees;
FuturAge Assistance to employees in Withdrawals from EPF
FuturAge Assistance to employees in Transfer of EPF Accumulation;
FuturAge Assistance to employees of establishment in claiming widow pension, family pension , children pension under employee pension scheme;
FuturAge Assistance employees in claiming / obtaining superannuation pension;
FuturAge Assistance at the time of inspection / search / enquiries conducted under the Act;
FuturAge Correspondence / Liaisoning with concerned EPF Department / Office
FuturAge Replying / Satisfying Show Cause Notices issued under EPF Act;
FuturAge Replying / Satisfying Demand Notices issued under EPF Act;
FuturAge Appearing before the concerned authorities on behalf of the establishments in show-cause / adjudication proceedings
FuturAge Defending Prosecution Proceedings against the Management of the establishment
FuturAge Drafting & filing of Review Applications under the Act;
FuturAge Drafting & filing of Appeal to Employees' Provident Fund Appellate Tribunal.
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