I was working in LIC Housing Finance Limited for the period 19.03.2012 to 14.09.2016. At the time of joining i had inquired about my CTC part and LIC HFL HR Department communicated about my Annual CTC and in CTC part clearly mentioned about employer contribution towards Provident part.
And on every Month salary PF is deducted and the equal amount also contributed by LIC Housing Finance Limited towards employer contribution
After 4 Year 6 Month working when I was relived from LIC Housing Finance Limited and at the time of full and final settlement of provident fund amount i had received only my Contribution toward provided fund and in this amount LIC PF Trust not given me interest portion of the my probation period contribution i.e. from 01.04.2012 to 31.03.2013.
And when i inquired about this to LIC PF Trust i received reply from trust is like this
As per Rule 20 (b) of PF Rules Employers contribution and interest there on shall stand forfeited as employee has not completed five years of service from date of joining. Also, as per Rule 14 of PF Rules only confirmed employees should contribute to the Fund. Hence, Employees and employers contribution which was received from joining date to confirm date is refunded to LIC Housing Finance limited on 06.10.2016
In simply i just want to know whether any PF Trust make rule to forfeited employers contribution and its interest part for not serving 5 years in one organization. It is not against employee carrier growth