I shall reproduce the first paragraph of the ESI scheme as under.
" Coverage under the ESI Act, 1948
Under Section 2(12) the Act is applicable to non-seasonal factories employing 10 or more persons.
Under Section 1(5) of the Act, the Scheme has been extended to shops, hotels, restaurants, cinemas including preview theatres, road-motor transport undertakings and newspaper establishments employing 20* or more persons.
Further under section 1(5) of the Act, the Scheme has been extended to Private Medical and Educational institutions employing 20* or more persons in certain States/UTs.
*Note: 14 State Govts. / UTs have reduced the threshold limit for coverage of shops and other establishments from 20 to 10 or more persons. Remaining State Governments/UTs are in the process of reducing the same.
The existing wage limit for coverage under the Act is Rs. 15,000/- per month ( w.e.f. 01/05/2010)."
Regarding EPF kindly see the attached file on wage ceiling
From India, Bangalore
Actually my client is saying its mandatory to deduct PF even if the wage of worker is above 15,000/- and since I have not deducted PF of workers earning more than 15,000/- client has asked to produce the government ruling for the same. If i fail to produce, I will be in a great trouble for the time being.
From India, Patna
I hope, the following detail will suffice for you and it will provide you an exhaustive idea about your concern.
1. (i) It is specifically written in "Employees’ Provident Funds (Amendment) Scheme, 2014".
(ii) The Amendment came into force w.e.f. 1st September, 2014
2. In the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952
(a) Paragraph 2, in clause (f), in sub-clause (ii), for the words “six thousand and five hundred rupees” the words “fifteen thousand rupees” shall be substituted.
(b) Paragraph 26, sub-paragraph (6), for the words “six thousand and five hundred rupees” the words “fifteen thousand rupees” shall be substituted.
(c) Paragraph 26A, sub-paragraph (2), for the words “six thousand and five hundred rupees” the words “fifteen thousand rupees” shall be substituted.
Excluded employee: an employee whose pay at the time he is otherwise entitled to become a member of the Fund, exceeds [six thousand and five hundred rupees]
Note: Gazette Notification was published on 22nd August, 2014
From India, Calcutta
I have superannuated on 30.06.2013 from a company under EPF Coverage. I had taken permission to contribute on total wages to EPF 1995 under para 26(6) from EPF authority of jurisdiction during March 2010, the date I joined new company after resigning from old company where EPF contribution was restricted to the ceiling of Rs 6500/-. In view of the Employees Pension (Amendment) Scheme 2014 and option executed by my employer and me, permission granted by the APFC of jurisdiction and EPS contribution remitted regularly on monthly basis w.e.f. March 2010 to 30.06.2013 by the employer, what will be the formula for calculating my EPS pension? 1.Should pensionable salary be actual salary on which EPS contribution deposited during 12 months preceding date of superannuation or statutory ceiling of Rs 6500/-?
SLPAL Retired EPF subscriber, who served and contributed for 31 years under the EPF Scheme.
From India, Shimla
You have the right to divide their salary as per the laws of PF. It is also for your consideration that ESIC limit increased to Rs.25000/-
Insurance Corporation (ESIC) board has decided to increase the income ceiling limit for employees, from the existing Rs.15,000 a month for coverage under the ESIC scheme to Rs.25,000 a month.
This decision will help 32 lakh employees to become members of the ESIC scheme. At present there are 3 crore employees covered under the ESIC scheme. To a question, he said the board of trustees of the Provident Fund has also decided to increase the interest rate of Provident Fund contributions from the existing 8.5 per to 8.75 per cent.
From India, Thrissur