From Rs.7999 /- all inclusive fees
The Central PF Commissioner may apply the provisions of this Act to that establishment after passing the notification in the Official Gazette from the date of such agreement or from any subsequent date specified in the agreement. Some establishments having less than 20 employees would also be required to obtain PF registration but that is voluntary registration. All the employees will be eligible for a PF from the commencement of their employment and the responsibility of deduction & payment of PF lies with the employer.
The PF contribution of 12% should be divided equally between the employer and employee. The employer’s contribution is 12% of basic wages plus dearness allowance plus retaining allowance. If the establishment has employed less than 20 employees, PF deduction rate will be 10%.
PF registration is applicable to every establishment who had 20 employees or more or PF registration can be obtained voluntarily by the establishment if having less than 20 employees. EPF registration is mandatory for all establishments- which is a factory engaged in any industry having 20 or more persons, and to any other establishment employing 20 or more persons or class of such establishments which the Central Government may, by notification specify in this behalf.
Central Government may apply any establishment employing less than 20 employees after giving not less than two months’ notice for compulsory registration Where the employer and majority of employees have agreed that the provisions of this act should be made applicable to the establishment, they may themselves apply to the Central PF Commissioner.
The Employee contributes 12% of his /her Basic Salary & the same amount is contributed by the Employer.
Employees drawing basic salary upto Rs 15000 have to compulsory contribute to the Provident fund and employees drawing above Rs 15001/- have an option to become member of the Provident Fund.
Employee who while joining the organisation has a basic salary above Rs 15001/- have an option to either become or avoid becoming member of Provident fund but employees whose basic salary while joining the organisation is less then Rs 15001/- but after some period of time their basic increases above Rs 15001/- have to compulsorily continue to be member of provident Fund.
Employers contribution of 12% of basic salary is totally deposited in provident fund account Whereas out of Employees contribution of 12% , 3.67% is contributed to Provident fund and 8.33% is deposited in Pension scheme.
For an employee to become eligible for Pension fund, he has to complete membership of the Fund for 10 Years.
Two kinds of benefits are provided under the scheme-
a) Withdrawal benefit
b) Benefit of non -Refundable advances
Any establishment which employees 20 or more. Except apprentice and casual laborers, every Employee including contract labour who is in receipt of basic salary up to Rs.15000 is covered by the Act.
Any establishment which has been covered under the Act once shall continue to be governed by the Act even if the number of persons employed therein at any time falls below 20.