Violation of EPF Act

| August 12, 2013

Violation of EPF Act

Details of number of cases under Section 7A of Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, initiated against the defaulting establishments during the last three years are as under:

 

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

26568 19615 17147

 

Details of Action taken during the said period is as under:

 

(i) Number of prosecution cases filed under Section 14 of the Act

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

59761 64225 62286

 

(ii) Number of cases filed before police authorities under Section 406/409 of IPC

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

6614 6709 6899

 

Section 7A of Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 provides for quantification of amount due from any employer under any provision of this Act and Schemes framedthereunder. The amount so quantified is recovered in accordance with the procedure prescribed under various provisions of the Act.

 

The following steps have been taken for recovery of dues against the defaulting establishments as per the provisions of the Act:-

 

1.    Action under Section 7A of Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 for assessment of dues.

 

2.    Action as provided under Section 8B to 8G of the Act for recovery of dues.

 

3.    Action under Section 14 of the Act is taken for filing prosecution against defaulters before the appropriate court of law.

 

4. Action under Section 406 /409 of IPC for non-payment of employees’ share of contribution deducted from the wages / salary of the employees but not deposited to the Fund.

 

This information was given by Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri  Kodikunnil Suresh in theLok  Sabha today in reply to a written question.

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Category: EPF, Finance Ministry, Ministry for Labour

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