Under Section 7-A of the EPF Act, the APFC/RPFC is empowered to determine the EPF dues not paid or further payable by an Establishment. For this purpose, he initiates inquiry and act as judge. P.F. Department is represented by the E.O who shall submits his report / deposition before the Enquiry Officer on the basis of records seen/examined by him during the course of enquiry . He is liable to be be cross examined by the A.R. of the Establishment. The AR of the Establishment is allowed to file his submissions in support of his contentions. The APFC/RPFC/Enquiry Officer concerned shall record the proceedings of each hearing. He shall finally pass the speaking order giving reasons for accepting or declining the deposition of the E.O.or of the A.R. of the Establishment and shall determine the dues not paid or further payable on the basis of report of E.O.

The Establishment, if not satisfied with the 7-A order can file review u/s 7-B against such determination and in case of rejection of its review application can file appeal u/s 7I of the EPF Act before the EPF Appellate Tribunal at New Delhi within 60 days to challenge the 7-A & 7-B order on the basis of facts & law not considered judiciously by the Enquiry Officer.

S.C VERMA, Advocate

From India, Chandigarh
i am a manpower contractor & i want to take EPF code from department. under which head i will apply for this. regards ashutosh
From India, Calcutta
Is it any time limit for Inspection under 7A???
e.g. one unit starts in February 2014, and inspection not done till date i.e. March 2017
can industry exempt itself from inspection due to any specific time-limit
Regards,
Sanjay M

From India, Ankleshwar
inspection is governed by CIAW now, and they get data from multiple sources, viz ESIC,EPFO, IncomeTax, Labour department, statics
if the industry is running smooth and discharging the payment liability on regular basis , then they don't shortlist such establishments for visit.
they keep close watch on defaulters and evaders, and visit there with firm data in hand.


Dear All,
My organisation has been issued a notice by PF Enforcement officer U/s 7a of EPF & MP act 1952 for Two types of irregularities.
1. Salary structure was changed from sept-2014. ( Till August-2014 we were paying contribution on Rs.6500/ and After Sept-2014 We are Paying Contribution on Rs.15000 )
2. There is a components of Sub contract expenses, Carriage outward charges and Labour Charges on which PF is liable. ( these three components was taken from balance sheet )
Can any one help me out preparing draft of this show cause letter reply. You can sent your draft to the below mention of E-Mail id.
Thanks & Regards,
MRP-HYD’BAD
E-Mail:

From India, Hyderabad

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