Who are Covered under PF Act , Answered

By | December 30, 2015
(Last Updated On: December 30, 2015)

 Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952

 Covered under PF Act

Who are Covered under PF Act ?

Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952 is applicable to:

  • Every establishment which is engaged in any one or more of the industries specified in Schedule I of the Act or any activity notified by Central Government in the Official Gazette.
  • Employing 20 or more persons .
  • Cinema Theatres employing 5 or more persons.

What class of Industries are notified by the Govt to be Covered under PF Act ?

Govt notified the class of industries covered under Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952 : Class of Industries

Who are no covered under PF Act ?

Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952  does not apply to:

  • The co-operative societies employing less than 50 persons and working without the aid of power. 16(1)(a)
  • 16(1)(b) Establishments under the control of state/central Govt.& employees who are getting benefits in the nature of 16(1) (b) contributory P.F. or old age pension as per rules framed by the Govt.
  • 16(1)(c) Establishment set up under any central, provincial or state act and the employees who are getting benefits in the nature of contributory P.F. or old age pension as per rules.

What states of India  are covered under PF Act ?

The Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952 applies to the whole India except Jammu & Kashmir.

If number of Employees falls below 20 after applicability of act , will the employer be covered under PF Act ?

The establishment to which this Act applies shall continue to be governed by this Act , even if the number of employees falls below 20 at a later date. [ 1(5)].

Can the employer apply voluntary  to be covered under PF Act ?

If the employer and majority of the employees are willing , the Act may be applicable to such establishment ( voluntary coverage under section 1(4) )

What is the rate of PF if the employer is covered under PF Act ?

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