The Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act `1952

An 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

  2. 1
     Short title, extent and application
  3. 2
  4. 2A
     Establishment to include all departments and branches
  5. 3
     Power to apply Act to an establishment which has a common provident fund with another establishmen
  6. 4
     Power to add to Schedule I
  7. 5
     Employees‟ Provident Fund Schemes
  8. 5A
     Central Board
  9. 5AA
     Executive Committee
  10. 5B
     State Board
  11. 5C
     Board of Trustees to be body corporate
  12. 5D
     Appointment of officers
  13. 5DD
     Acts and proceedings of the Central Board or its Executive Committee or the State Board not to be invalidated on certain grounds
  14. 5E
  15. 6
     Contributions and matters which may be provided for in Schemes
  16. 6A
     Employees' Pension Scheme
  17. 6C
     Employees' Deposit-linked Insurance Scheme
  18. 6D
     Laying of schemes before Parliament
  19. 7
     Modification of Scheme
  20. 7A
     Determination of moneys due from employers
  21. 7B
     Review of orders passed under section 7A
  22. 7C
     Determination of escaped amount
  23. 7D
  24. 7E
  25. 7F
  26. 7G
  27. 7H
  28. 7-I
     Appeals to Tribunal
  29. 7J
     Procedure of Tribunals
  30. 7K
     Right of appellant to take assistance of legal practitioner and of Government, etc., to appoint presenting officers
  31. 7L
     Orders of Tribunal
  32. 7M
  33. 7N
  34. 7-O
     Deposit of amount due, on filing appeal
  35. 7P
     Transfer of certain applications to Tribunals
  36. 7Q
     Interest payable by the employer
  37. 8
     Mode of recovery of moneys due from employers
  38. 8A
     Recovery of moneys by employers and contractors
  39. 8B
     Issue of certificate to the Recovery Officer
  40. 8C
     Recovery Officer to whom certificate is to be forwarded
  41. 8D
     Validity of certificate and amendment thereof
  42. 8E
     Stay of proceedings under certificate and amendment or withdrawal thereof
  43. 8F
     Other modes of recovery
  44. 8G
     Application of certain provisions of Income-tax Act
  45. 9
     Fund to be recognised under Act 11 of 1922
  46. 10
     Protection against attachment
  47. 11
     Priority of payment of contributions over other debts
  48. 12
     Employer not to reduce wages, etc
  49. 13
  50. 14
  51. 14A
     Offences by companies
  52. 14AA
     Enhanced punishment in certain cases after previous conviction
  53. 14AB
     Certain offences to be cognizable
  54. 14AC
     Cognizance and trial of offences
  55. 14B
     Power to recover damages
  56. 14C
     Power of court to make orders
  57. 15
     Special provisions relating to existing provident funds
  58. 16
     Act not to apply to certain establishments
  59. 16A
     Authorising certain employers to maintain provident fund accounts
  60. 17
     Power to exempt
  61. 17A
     Transfer of accounts
  62. 17AA
     Act to have effect notwithstanding anything contained in Act 31 of 1956
  63. 17B
     Liability in case of transfer of establishment
  64. 18
     Protection of action taken in good faith
  65. 18A
     Presiding Officer and other officers to be public servants
  66. 19
     Delegation of powers
  67. 20
     Power of Central Government to give directions
  68. 21
     Power to make rules
  69. 22
     Power to remove difficulties