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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Employees' Provident Funds (Fifth Amendment) Scheme, 2016 Nepalese & Bhutan shall be deemed to be an Indian worker

Dear all,

In the indian Market many employees come from Bhutan & Nepal for Job & specially this employees are working in Security Guard etc & when and they were treated as International worker & the respective employee cant withdraw the respective dues when he leave the job  & he has to wait till age 58 as per International Worker rules as framed under EPF act 

Considering the above fact & condition labour ministry & EPF Board of Trustees have made an amendment in Employees' Provident Funds (Fifth Amendment) Scheme, 2016

In the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, in paragraph 83, in sub-paragraph (2), in clause (ja), after sub-clause (b), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely :-

“Provided that the worker who is a Nepalese national on account of Treaty of Peace and Friendship of 1950 and the worker who is a Bhutanese national on account of India-Bhutan Friendship Treaty of 2007, shall be deemed to be an Indian worker.”


In the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995, in paragraph 43A, in sub-paragraph (1), in clause (viia), after subclause (b), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely :-

“Provided that the worker who is a Nepalese national on account of Treaty of Peace and Friendship of 1950 and the worker who is a Bhutanese national on account of India-Bhutan Friendship Treaty of 2007, shall be deemed to be an Indian worker.”




Gazetted Copy :- Employees' Provident Funds (Fifth Amendment) Scheme, 2016