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I want to know from any one in respect of the actual amount of PF contribution made by the employee under PF Act. We know that the eligibility for contribution of PF by the employee is Rs. 6500/- & the contribution made by both the employee and the employer are 12% & 13.61% respectively. I may be made clear in response to this post whether the %age of contributioni.e. 13.61% made by the employer includes the contribution of 12% by the employee plus 1.61% or an eligible employee contributes in total 12%+13.61%=25.61% from his salary which includes Basic + DA. If possible, it may be clarified with suitable examples the actual contributions made by both the employer & the employee if the salary (Basic+DA) of the employee is Rs. 6000/-.Thank u & hope to receive any reply from anybody in respect of the above.
[Biswajit Pani]
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7th May 2007 From India, Bhubaneswar
there are some basic regarding pf
1. Pf is calculated on only basic of salary, not DA
2. Employee contibution is 12%
3. Employer contribution is devided in two parts
A) 3.67%- which goes directly in the pf account of an emplyee.
B) 8.33%- Which goes to family Pension Scheme.
Including above, employer has to pay Administrative Charges = 1.10% on
the total ammount of basic ie (6500 & above also).
Then Employer has to pay contribution for EDLI Scheme = 0.5% & Administrative charges =0.01% of the Ammount of total basic cosider for Family pension scheme which does not include total basic amount above 6500
So this total is= 12%( 3.67+8.33)+1.10+0.5+0.01=13.61% paid by employer.
6000 basic = Pf contribution by Emplyer=720+66+30+0.6=816.6
7th May 2007 From India, Pune
Hi, I would like to know whether the employee contribution can exceed 12% or not? Looking forward to your response Sathish
4th March 2009 From India, Bangalore
The voluntary contry contribution rate of employee contribution can exceed from 12% but employer contribution will remain the same 13.61
4th March 2009 From India, Jaipur
Dear Anurag, Since you have mantioned that employee contribution could exceed 12%, please let me know the maximum limit and what would be the amount of Basic that would be shown in books of accounts.
23rd June 2009 From India, Delhi
An employee can contribute a max. of another 12% i.e. 12% mandatory and another 12% of basic VPF....Hope it helps!
10th June 2010 From India, Mumbai
Employer contribution is devided in two parts A) 3.67%- Which goes to family Pension Scheme. B) 8.33%- Which goes directly in the pf account of an emplyee Needs to be corrected.
15th May 2013 From India, Mumbai
Please correct yourself the contribution toward PF is payable not only on basic but it also include Dearness allowance and food concession allowance or retension allowance if any.
Dearness allowance though not there in defination of basic wages and contribution but it qualify under section 6 subject to Rs 6500/-. if any employee not giving DA as part of salary than only on basic.
8th April 2014
Dear Mr. batra, The maximum limit of vpf is 20% from the employee side, but the contribution from the employer side remain same 13.61% regards, arpit sharma
8th April 2014 From India, New Delhi
Dear All
Please refer to the below mention claculation
A/C 1 (Provident Fund Employee's Contribution @ 12%)
A/C 1 (Provident Fund Employer's contribution @ 3.67%)
A/C 2 (Administration Charges @ 0.85% or (minimum) Rs.500/- whichever is more)
A/C 10 (Pension Fund Employer's Contribution @ 8.33%)
A/C 21 (Employee's Deposit Linked Insurance Employer's Contribution @ 0.50%)
A/C 22 (Administration Charges @ 0.01% or (minimum) Rs.200/- whichever is more)
31st May 2016 From India, Kolkata
Hello, If My Basic salary is 8000 and HRA is 5500.Then what Should be my Pf Deduction and Employer Contribution per month?Please help.
14th June 2016 From India, Chennai
Considering BASIC + DA = Rs.8000.00
Employee’s Contribution towards A/C 1 is Rs.8000 X 12% = Rs.960.00
Employer’s Contribution towards A/C 1 is Rs.8000 X 3.67%= Rs. 293.60
Towards A/C 2 is Rs.8000 X 0.85%- Rs. 68.00
Towards A/C 10 is Rs. 8000 X 8.33%- Rs. 666.40
Towards A/C 21 is Rs. 8000 X 0.5%- Rs. 40.00
Towards A/C 22 is Rs. 8000 X 0.01%- Rs. 0.80
Moreover A/C 2 and 22 , the minimum balance has to be taken care by the Employer.
15th June 2016 From India, Kolkata
Hi, can an employer restrict/ cap its PF contribution to Rs. 1800 per month (rS. 1800 per month from Employee + Rs. 1800per month by the employer) even though the basic pay of the employee is significantly high(over 1 lac per month) and the employee is also contributing towards Voluntary PF
13th April 2017 From India, Delhi
Dear Seniors,
I want to know that Form no. 1(ESIC), 2(PF) & 11(PF declaration form) for employees is mandatory to submit in local PF office?
Because now a days employers are doing online registration of new employees & all the processes are shifted from manual to online so that I want that is this forms are compulsory to submit in Local PF / ESIC office.
Thanks & Regards,
10th May 2017 From United States, Santa Clara
Dear All
As per latest amendment , the PF admin charges has been changed . So please follow this
A/c 1 EE (Employee Contribution) - 12%
A/c 1 ER (Employer Contribution) - 3.67%
A/c 2 (Administrative charges) - 0.65% with minimum of Rs.500
A/c 10 (Pension Fund) - 8.33%
A/c 21 (EDLI) - 0.5%
A/c 22 (Administrative charges for EDLI) - 0%
Total - 13.15% with minimum of Rs.500 for A/c2
EDLI Admin Charges (A/C # 22) for both Functional & Non Functional Establishments W.E.F 01-04-2017-No Sum is Payable/Nil (till 31-03-2017 @0.01% on EDLI Wages or Rs200/- which ever is higher).
11th May 2017 From India, Kolkata

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Hi Prevy,
As of now, Form 1 (ESIC Nomination) you have to submit it to the local ESI office within 10 days of the appointment, for which you will receive an identification number which is related to the Scheme. Form 2 (PF) is mandatory to submit in the PF office before 25th of the month. A consolidated monthly Statement of the same can be submitted to a regional office every 25th day of month. For form 11 also as you register under EPF, you need to submit a declaration to the EPF office. Refer the article in case of any queries:
15th May 2017 From India, Bengaluru
Hi Viveck,
Considering your Voluntary PF, the percentage of your contribution can vary from 12% to 88%. If you fall under this slab and looking into your basic and DA, Yes, you can restrict your PF to 1800/-.
15th May 2017 From India, Bengaluru
Hi Soubhik,
Can you create an excel sheet with formulas for convenience?
31st October 2017 From India, Adilabad
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