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Employees Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 - Pionhr

EPF And MP Act


The Employee Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 is an act to provide for the institution of Provident Fund, Pension Fund and Deposit-Linked Insurance Fund for employees in factories and other establishments. EPF is an initiative of the government to provide proper care of the employees and to ensure their social security.


Employees’ Provident Fund has been set up under the EPF and MP Act, 1952 which is applicable to the whole of India except in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (Jammu and Kashmir Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1961 is followed). It is applicable to:

To every establishment which is a factory engaged in any industry specified in Schedule I and in which 20 or more persons are employed.

To any other establishment employing 20 or more persons or class of such establishments which the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf.

Wage Limit

Employees drawing basic salary up to Rs.15,000 have to compulsory contribute to the provident fund. It is optional for employees drawing above Rs.15,000 to become member of the provident fund.


It consists of three schemes:

Employees Fund Scheme

Employees’ Fund Scheme For the purpose of providing a post retirement benefit for the employees or a class of employees or their legal heirs in case of death, employed under an establishment to which this Act applies.

Employees Pension Scheme

For the purpose of providing for Superannuation pension, retiring pension or permanent total disablement pension to the employees and the Widow or widower’s pension, children pension or orphan pension payable to the beneficiaries of such employees.

Employees’ Deposit-linked Insurance Scheme

For the purpose of providing life insurance benefits to the employees of any establishment or class of establishment.



1. Employer Contribution 3.67% 8.33% 0.5% or Rs 500 whichever is higher
2. Employee Contribution 12% - -

Employer Contribution: 0.5% of basic (to PF Admin)

Rate of Interest

Current Rate of Interest is 8.5% per annum.

KYC, Transfer Claims

For availing services such as PF withdrawal or PF transfer online, it is mandatory to have verified KYC such as Aadhaar, PAN. The employees with verified Aadhaar, PAN and Bank details seeded against their UAN can submit their PF Withdrawal/Settlement/Transfer claims online.


An employee can apply for complete withdrawal in the following cases:

On attaining 58 years of age
At the time of retirement
If an employee remains unemployed for a period of 2 months or more

An employee can apply for partial withdrawal in the following cases:

Educational opportunity
Medical treatment
Repayment of home loan

For Example

This amount is calculated each month. To simply the math, assume that your basic salary is Rs.20,000 per month including dearness allowance.

Your EPF contribution:

Your contribution towards EPF is 12% of Rs.20,000 which amounts to Rs. 2,400 each month.

Your employer’s EPF contribution

Your employer’s contribution towards Employee Provident Fund (EPF) is 3.67% of Rs.20,000 which comes to Rs. 734 per month.

Your employer’s contribution towards Employee Pension Scheme (EPS) is 8.33% of Rs.20,000, which comes to Rs. 1,666 per month.

Your employer’s contribution towards Employee Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme (EPS) is 0.5% of Rs.20,000, which comes to Rs. 100 per month.

Total Employer Contribution for a month is Rs. 2500.

Total EPF contribution (by you and your employer) for a month amounts to Rs.3,134 (Rs.2,400 + Rs.734).

In order to check whether your employer is making contributions towards your EPF account or to see your account balance, you can use your UAN and log into your EPF account on the EPFO member portal.

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Provident Fund Registration Online: Process, Eligibility and More

The online registration of establishments in EPFO is a crucial step for employers as it deduces TDS legitimate.

To ensure that the employees’ provident fund registration is accumulated according to the nation’s governing body’s regulation, they have to make an account before proceeding any further.

They can go through the process of online EPF registration themselves or take payroll management services like PionHR.

However, The PF account online registration is a significant step towards starting the procedure of getting through the nation’s statutory importance.

Institutions bearing 20 employees or more need to fulfill the PF registration requirements. But what about the rest? That is what this article intends to find out.

What Are Some Of The PF Registration Requirements?

To initiate the procedure of PF account online registration, you have to ensure that your organization adheres to the requirements set by the legislating body.

The steps are rigorous and lengthy; with PionHR’s help, you can make EPFO online registration easy. Nonetheless, here are some of the requirements that need to be fulfilled.

  • The central government has turned it into an official rule that organizations bearing more than 20 employees will be given two months' notice to contribute towards provident fund registration
  • Those firms bearing less than 20 employees can seek provident fund registration voluntarily
  • The employer and the employee will have to contribute 12% of each of the basic salary after the EPF registration
  • Companies bearing less than 20 employees will have to contribute 10% of EPF registration

To know more about it, check the employees’ provident fund scheme 1952 online or seek PionHR’s expertise. You can also check the articles on UAN registration as well as PF balance and EPF claim status.

An Easy "How To EPF Registration"

Many employers and employees wonder about the procedures of how to EPF registration. Nonetheless, the procedure is straightforward and manageable. 

The process can be done in two ways; one can choose to go along EPF online registration procedure or the offline one.

  1. The EPF online registration form must be downloaded from the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO)
  2. Upon getting the EPF online registration form, the Employers need to put in the details mentioned below.
  •  Name of the firm
  • Address of the company
  • Head office, branch details
  • Date of incorporation of registration of the company
  • Details related to the employee
  • The Activity of the enterprise including manufacturing, production, service, details
  • Legal details
  • Owner details, encompassing designation and address of Directors and partners
  • Information related to the wage component of employees
  • Details of a bank
  • PAN details
  • Basic details of an employee.

Along with the EPF online registration form, the form called “Proforma for Coverage” has to be filled in using the details mentioned above to complete employees’ provident fund registration.

With this Proforma for Coverage, the employers will have to indulge in EPF form 5A online submission with Annexure 1 to complete all the formalities.

Steps for EPF Online Registration for Employers

The steps to EPF online registration for employees are different compared to the employers.

One can choose to get thee online EPF registration with the sought assistance of PionHR.

Nevertheless, to get the EPF online registration done, one must start by following the steps below.

  • Head to EPFO portal
  • Tap on the option ‘Establishment Registration’
  • Assign Establishment Registration
  • On the next page, download the manual
  • The manual has to be read before the new EPF registration
  • Click on the ‘Sign Up’ Button
  • Insert your Name, Email, Mobile Number, and Verification Code
  • Click on ‘SIGN UP’ to create your employees’ provident fund registration account
  • Now insert Basic Details
  • Click on ‘Apply for New Registration.
  • You will be given two options, select the one according to your company's regulation
  • Put forth new EPF registration
  • Put all the details asked on the page
  • Click on the " submit" button
  • Provide the DSC registration. You will receive a confirmation email for the completion of EPF registration online.

With this process, your online EPF registration for employees has been completed.


To promote a healthy work culture between the employer and the employee, it has become important to strike unity, and with the help of EPF registration for employees, it can   be done.

The procedure of provident fund registration online is lengthy and takes time which can be later spent on other essential tasks. Take the help of PionHR, an effective Payroll Outsourcing Services and Payroll management Software, to get it done in a heartbeat.