The Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act `1952An Act to provide for the institution of provident funds pension fund and deposit-linked insurance fund for employees in factories and other establishments.
List of Chapters & Sections
PRELIMINARY1Short title, extent and application2Definitions2AEstablishment to include all departments and branches3Power to apply Act to an establishment which has a common provident fund with another establishmen4Power to add to Schedule I5Employees‟ Provident Fund Schemes5ACentral Board5AAExecutive Committee5BState Board5CBoard of Trustees to be body corporate5DAppointment of officers5DDActs and proceedings of the Central Board or its Executive Committee or the State Board not to be invalidated on certain grounds5EDelegation6Contributions and matters which may be provided for in Schemes6AEmployees' Pension Scheme6CEmployees' Deposit-linked Insurance Scheme6DLaying of schemes before Parliament7Modification of Scheme7ADetermination of moneys due from employers7BReview of orders passed under section 7A7CDetermination of escaped amount7DTribuna7E[Omitted.]7F[Omitted.]7G[Omitted.]7H[Omitted.]7-IAppeals to Tribunal7JProcedure of Tribunals7KRight of appellant to take assistance of legal practitioner and of Government, etc., to appoint presenting officers7LOrders of Tribunal7M[Omitted.]7N[Omitted.]7-ODeposit of amount due, on filing appeal7PTransfer of certain applications to Tribunals7QInterest payable by the employer8Mode of recovery of moneys due from employers8ARecovery of moneys by employers and contractors8BIssue of certificate to the Recovery Officer8CRecovery Officer to whom certificate is to be forwarded8DValidity of certificate and amendment thereof8EStay of proceedings under certificate and amendment or withdrawal thereof8FOther modes of recovery8GApplication of certain provisions of Income-tax Act9Fund to be recognised under Act 11 of 192210Protection against attachment11Priority of payment of contributions over other debts12Employer not to reduce wages, etc13Inspectors14Penalties14AOffences by companies14AAEnhanced punishment in certain cases after previous conviction14ABCertain offences to be cognizable14ACCognizance and trial of offences14BPower to recover damages14CPower of court to make orders15Special provisions relating to existing provident funds16Act not to apply to certain establishments16AAuthorising certain employers to maintain provident fund accounts17Power to exempt17ATransfer of accounts17AAAct to have effect notwithstanding anything contained in Act 31 of 195617BLiability in case of transfer of establishment18Protection of action taken in good faith18APresiding Officer and other officers to be public servants19Delegation of powers20Power of Central Government to give directions21Power to make rules22Power to remove difficulties