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Friday, September 29, 2017

Madhya Pradesh Minimum Wages 1st Oct 2017 to 31st Mar 2018



Madhya Pradesh Minimum  wages 1st Oct 2017 to 31st Mar 2018

Madhya Pradesh Minimum Wages 1st Oct 2017




Chattisgarh Minimum Wages 1st Oct 2017 to 31st Mar 2018



New Minimum Wages Chhattisgarh 1st oct 2017 to 31st Mar 2018
Chhattisgarh Minimum Wages Notification 1st Oct 2017



The Chhattisgarh Minimum Wages Revised Notification (Apr 2017)

The Government of Chhattisgarh vide notification No. F 10-4/2016/16 dated 1st May 2017 and notification No. 3030 dated 2nd May 2017 has revised the basic rates of minimum wages and VDA respectively, with effect from 1st April 2017. This notification has superseded the earlier notification No. F 10-4/2016/16 dated 29th March 2017

Gujarat Minimum Wages 1st OCt 2017 to 31st Mar 2018

With a reference to above subject We, would like to draw your kind attention that sir. Minimum Wages has been revised for the period 01/10/2017 to 31/03/2018 of “Gujarat Location”. The revised format of the minimum wages has been given in a tabular format is as under for different type of Industries & worker. So, our kind request with you sir that take note below given factors into consideration while setting the gross salary of the worker. The below given wage is monthly wage multiply by 26 Days. The data is given for per day wage rate

English Version Industry wise 
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Official Notification
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Introduction of Composite Declaration Form (F-11) & New Transfer Process under EPF Act 1952

Dear all Employers,

In order to streamline the process of transfer as in the unified portal 2.0 as Member & employer both were facing the problem in regards to the same EPFO has introduced a new Form No 11 which is rename as Composite Declaration form No 11 ( F-11) and which is linked to the new transfer Process 

The Central Provident Fund Commissioner by exercising the powers conferred under para 36(7) read along with the provisions of para 34 and 57 of EPF Scheme, 1952 and para 24 of Employees' Pension Scheme, 1995 has ordered the introduction of Composite Declaration Form (F-11) by replacing the existing New Form-11 and the same is enclosed as Annexure

I request all employer to introduce the said changes in the joining formalities.


Circular πŸ‘‰Composite Declaration Form ( F-11)

Form πŸ‘‰New Declaration Form


Revised procedure for Transfer of Accounts

New Transfer Process  also introduce  which  will be automatically link with the New Declaration form

Highlights:-

πŸ‘‰In case the employee already has a UAN, the employer will be required to enter his details through registration of member functionalities on the employer's portal. Since there have been cases of wrong linking of current employment of member with a UAN that does not pertain to him, it would be necessary that the employer shall provide the
following data at this stage:-

a) UAN allotted to him in past
b) Aadhaar No. of the member
c) Name of the member

d) Date of Birth

πŸ‘‰In case, the earlier UAN was Aadhaar seeded and verified, the declaration by the employer of transfer request made by the employee in Form-11 will trigger an auto transfer process which will transfer the accumulations against his previous PF ID to the new PF ID. 

πŸ‘‰Form No. 13 is not required to be submitted in such cases. 

πŸ‘‰An SMS informing the subscriber about the proposed auto-transfer will be sent on his registered mobile number. Auto transfer will be completed only after:-
a) The member does not request to stop the proposed auto-transfer (either online, or
through employer or at the nearest EPFO office) within 10 days of said SMS, and

b) The first contribution by the present employer is deposited and reconciled

πŸ‘‰In case:-
a) the earlier UAN was not seeded with Aadhaar or
b) UAN was Aadhaar seeded but not verified or
c) EPF transfer from or to an exempted establishment
the member needs to apply for transfer in Form-13 as the existing procedure for physical transfer would be followed.

Failure to furnish Aadhaar will lead to difficulty in transferring of old accumulation into new account and therefore all employers are advised to ensure that the Aadhaar number of transferee is filled in the EPFO portal

CircularπŸ‘‰New Transfer Process




Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Here's An App That Lets You Check Your PF Balance, Pension

With the m-EPF app users can view their monthly credits through the passbook as well their details available with EPFO.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • EPF pensioners can access disbursement details through mobile app m-EPF.
  • m-EPF lets employees access their EPF account using Unique Account Number.
  • Employers can view remittance details using m-EPF app.
Link to download on android phone 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.phonegap.helloepfo
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Most employees in the organized sector have an account with the EPFO or Employees' Provident Fund Organisation. The employee provident fund account is meant to offer financial security and stability when the employee retires. Both public and private employees can make  contributions on a monthly basis, and earn interest on their savings. Over the years, the amount in the account turns out to be a huge corpus. Now EPF India has created an app called as m-EPF. It helps employees monitor and operate the EPF account using their  Unique Account Number (UAN) from the comfort of their mobile phone.

The app says that users can view their monthly credits through the passbook as well their details available with EPFO. Similarly, the EPF pensioners have been given the facility to access their pension disbursement details through this mobile app.

The app, which has more than 1 million downloads according to Google Chrome Store, also enables employers to view their remittance details.

This year EPFO has made partial withdrawal easier from provident fund for medical and other purposes like purchase of house, education and marriage of children. For this purpose, the EPFO subscriber is no longer required to submit various certificates or documents.

EPFO has also proposed a loyalty-cum-life benefit of up to Rs. 50,000 at the time of retirement for contributing to the scheme for 20 years or more.

EPFO has also said that its 4.5 crore subscribers and around than 54 lakh pensioners, will now receive payments through electronic or digital fund transfer system only, ensuring quick transfer of funds, easier tracking and reconciliation thereof. The Ministry of Labour in a notification dated May 4, 2017, provided for electronic or digital fund transfer/payment of EPF benefits, pension disbursement and insurance claim. 

EPFO has also launched a housing scheme under which the members can make down payment for a house and also pay EMIs out of their EPF corpus.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Discontinuance of Provident fund Form - 9 in physical form

In exercise of powers conferred on Central Provident Fund Commissioner under paragraph 36(7) of Employees' Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, discontinuance of submission of Form No. 9 in physical form is hereby ordered in respect of all the members joining as well as the establishments being covered on or after 1st October, 2017.

IS Division will make provision for maintenance of Form No. 9 electronically and making it available for various purposes with effect from 1st October, 2017.

Since employee master is available in the system containing all relevant details of the employee viz. name, gender, DOB, DOJ, father's/spouse's name as well as Aadhar & bank details fetched through ECR, submission of Form No. 9 in physical form by the employer can be discontinued. This would boost e-governance for fully electronic settlement of claims and also facilitate the employers in ease of doing business by reducing their paper work.

In view of the above my suggestions is that whenever a new employee is joining the following documents should be mandatory 

1. Aadhar Card ( Name of the employee should be as per aadhar)
2. Pan Card
3. Saving Bank account details (The reason behind giving Saving Bank account will be helpful to the employees if applying through online)

Circular πŸ‘‰ Discontinue_Physical Form no 9

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Implementation Of Composite Pension Payment Order Form Effective 20 September 2017



As per EPFO circular dated 15th September 2017, the EPFO has implemented new composite Pension Payment Order which will be effective from 20th September 2017. The composite Pension Payment Order will be issued for all categories of Pensioners except in the case of issue/revision of Pension Payment Order prior to 26.09.2008 which involves either Return of Capital or Commutation or both. In such cases, existing form may be used for PPO. Please refer the notification for the revised form



Monday, September 04, 2017

Revised Form For Authorisation Of Housing Loans From PF Account

In addition to the existing form of Loan now ss per EPFO circular dated 18th August 2017 which was released in continuation to the previous circular dated 21st April 2017, the EPFO has revised the application form for Housing loan by PF members and has also directed the Cash Branch to ensure that generation and disbursal of EMIs in respect of the all claims under para 68-BD( 4) of EPF Scheme, 1952 should be made on the first working day of the month. 

The necessary letter of intimation shall be sent to the lending agency and the member on first working day of the month. Please refer to the revised application form in the notification

Revised Form For Authorisation Of Housing Loans From PF Account