Rates of Contribution: a) The Employees' Provident Fund Scheme<link updated to site home>( Search On Cite | Search On Google )
In respect of establishments employing 20 or more persons and engaged in industry notified under Section 6 of Act ( other than the Establishments. declared as sick ) 12% of the basic pay ,DA , Cash value of food concession and retaining allowance , if any, subject to a maximum of Rs.6500/- per month. Voluntary higher contributions are also acceptable at the joint request of the member and the employer . b) The Employees' Pension Scheme<link updated to site home>( Search On Cite | Search On Google )
From and out of employer's share of Provident Fund contributions 8.33% of the total wages limited to Rs. 6500/- per month is segregated and credited to the Employees' Pension Fund in A/C No. 10 ( w.e.f. 1-06-2001 ).
The Central Government also would contribute at the rate of 1.1 / 6% of total wages.
No amount is recovered from employee's wages . Employer should pay 0.5% of total wages subject to a ceiling of Rs. 6500/- per month ( w.e.f. 1-06-2001 ).
d) What is the voluntary rate of Provident Fund contribution by the member?
As per the Act, the member has to contribute at the rate of 12% of his basic pay, D.A. & retaining allowance if any. In case the member wants to contribute more than this, voluntarily he can do so at any rate he desires. i.e. upto 100% of basic and D.A. But the employer is not bound to contribute at the enhanced rate.