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Indemnity bond / affidavit for PF withdrawal
The PF authorities might have asked for indemnity bond following scheme 72 (6)(ii) of the Employees Provident Fund Schemes. Correct me if I am wrong. According to the said provision, if an employee's account remains unclaimed for three years from the date on which the amount became due, the same will be transferred to Unclaimed Deposit Account. When a claim comes after such transfer, the amount will be paid out of it but only after a confirmation that the claimant is the member or is the authorised to claim the amount as spouse or children nominated by the member before his death. You can mention the reason for not withdrawing the PF as " I kept the account pending for transfer to new account when I get employed in a new establishment but unfortunately, that did not happen and in the due course, and due to oversight, I missed to withdraw the funds". The bond/ affidavit shall be made in the presence of Notary public. In case, you had an overseas assignment for these three years, you can mention that you left India but not permanently but with an idea of coming back to India and to take up employment but failed to get into. Regards, Madhu.T.K
ramesh lawandeDear sir/madam,
it's simple hand written declaration from employee "why he\she is not filed application for withdrwal. It's attested by the employer/manager who looks after the pf matters in company.
From India, Pune
cthiru2009Please conclude, an Affadavit is required or a simple letter endorsed by employer is sufficient
From India, Mumbai