Eligibility criteria for ESI & EPF registration - provident fund
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SN Krishnamoorthy Started The Discussion:


I understand that for registration of ESI or EPF, the company should have a minimum of 20 employees. My company employs only 12 people. But I volunteer to extend the benfits to our employees though the number of employees are less than the minimum requirement to register under ESI or EPF. My query is, whether I can apply for registration of ESI and EPF even when my employee strength is less than the minimum requirement?

Can anyone clarify?

chandrakant -  Member Since: Jul 2006
Hi, You can go for Provident Fund Registration under Voluntary , but you will not get ESI Registration unless your company have 20 employees whose salary is less than 10000/-

Sadhana30 -  Member Since: Oct 2013

I have one query....
i am working in one company as ASST HR & ADMIN witch is register under shop act & having employee strength 10Nos.
so help me to know about the ESI & PF. ESI & PF both are applicable for our company or not?

jkct15 -  Member Since: Aug 2007
We have done this for one of our supllier. They had only 8 people on rolls and we insisted them to register in PF & ESI. Since they dont have enough numbers. We suggested them to include excess number of employee's to reach the count required by PF & ESI and they got registered. Then in the consecutive month they have showed the rest of ppl we added as left and now with 8 members they are continuing. So if you think you have to cover your employee's under PF & ESI, one month you have to bear few hundreds and from then on you could cover them in actual.

pal.labourlaws -  Member Since: Jul 2011
Dear SN Krishnamoorthy

Have A nice Day,,

Your are apply for ESI Registration under the said Act ( as per latest amendment of esi act) minimum employee 10 or more of if any estt.and for P.F. u can not eligible for Registration under the EPF and MP Act, 1952,,, But You r application under section 1(4) (voluntary)...

Go ahead ....

with warm regards,,,,,

raykumar -  Member Since: Oct 2007
Is it compulsory for an organisation to get itself registered if the employees are more than 20


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