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Hi sir,
If an employee wish to contribute more (excess of 12%) amount in PF a/c, the what is the procedure regarding this. Any form need to be submit to pf office.
Please guide me sa soon as possible.
Thank You.
Ajoy Singh
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Dear Ajoy,
An employee may contribute excess of 12% but employer is not liable to contribute on the same. I would request you to discuss with your HR team along with a application. No such form is required as per my knowledge.
An employee can contribute an additional 8% towards PF(Total Max 20%). This additional 8% will be credited to PF account .There is no need to fill any specific form regarding this.
Thanks and Regards,
Ravindranath
When an employee wants to contribute more than statutory PF (12%) they can make it but under certain limitations may be upto 30% or 20% which is purely on Employer descretion. The extra contribution (more than 12%) is called VPF (voluntary pf contribution) which can be exempted under IT sec 80C, as most of the employees do claim IT exemption following the same practice. It is not only exempting IT but also assures 8.78% (doubt about the %, pls cross check) interest annually.
Hope i made some attempt to clarify you.
Sarisri
YOU HAVE TO REQUEST THE RPFC OF THIS AREA THROUGH THE EMPLOYER ALONG WITH THE CONSENT OF THE EMPLOYEE. AFTER GETTING APPROVAL THEN YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE MORE. BUT ONE THING THE EMPLOYER IS NOT LIABLE TO PAY THE CONTRIBUTION MORE THEN THE PRESCRIBE LIMIT I.E.12%.
Can you please explain why the maximum contribution will be only 20% ?
Where is the clause or restriction ?
An employee can contribute an additional 8% towards PF(Total Max 20%). This additional 8% will be credited to PF account .There is no need to fill any specific form regarding this.
Thanks and Regards,
Ravindranath
Posted 4th February 2016
Dear member, as per my view PF can be deducted upto 100% of basic. (of which 12% will is compulsory, EPF, and the balance will be VPF).

Presently I m deducting 36% (12%+24%) of my basic. My HR told me there is a limitation of Interest over VPF (interest will be allowed only upto 20% VPF). But i Have checked and found the EPFO is giving same interest on EPF & VPF.

No doubt presently VPF is a big saving tool than any other. EPF attracts good interest. The major point is that in other investment, if you break the premium/payment the plan will reduce your "Return". In private sector jobs are uncertain,. If you take any big policy/investment plant and some adverse happened, and you find/feel you cant continue it in your bad times. The policymaker make use of your situation.

But in EPF you have to contribute only till you are in job, but this will help you in your bad time (if you are jobless and much need money, you can withdraw the EPF). Though EPF is a retirement plan, we shud not withdraw, till it is must.
Dear PAN Singh,
There is one restriction, though.
Payment of wages act does not allow total deductions to exceed 50% of gross wages.
So your contribution can't exceed that (including deductions of epis, etc).
I would then suggest using PPF which is similar, but allowing you up to ₹150,000 per year
For vpf, no form is required to submit at EPF. But employer can pay his shate upto 12% only. It is applicable in india
I need one help from HR team
I required VPF -voluntary PF provision in written to show manager & implement for some employee.
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