The Employees’ Provident Funds (Sixth Amendment) Scheme, 2016, notified

G.S.R.1065(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 read with sub-section (1) of Section 7 of  Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), the Central Government hereby makes the following Scheme further to amend the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, namely:-
1. (1) This Scheme may be called the Employees’ Provident Funds (Sixth Amendment) Scheme, 2016.
(2) It shall come into effect from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, in paragraph 72, in sub-paragraph (6),-
(a) for the words “ceased to be employed”, the words “retired from service after attaining age of fifty-five years or migrated abroad permanently” shall be substituted;
(b) the words “or transfer, as the case may be” shall be omitted;
(c) after the proviso, the following new proviso shall be inserted, namely:-
“Provided further that if any amount becoming due to a member, as a result of supplementary contributions on account of litigation or default by the establishment or a claim which has been settled but is received back undelivered not attributable to the member, shall not be transferred to the inoperative account.”.

[F. No. G-20031/1/2016-SS-II]

Note: The Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 was published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, sub-section (i) vide notification number S.R.O. 1509 dated the 2nd September, 1952 and was lastly amended vide notification number G.S.R. 1035 (E) dated 2nd November, 2016.

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT

[Notification dated 11th November, 2016]

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