The Provident Fund Office has allowed companies to cap their monthly Provident Fund contribution to employees at Rs. 6,500. At present, companies contribute an amount equal to at least 12 per cent of an employee's basic salary towards his/her PF.
Now, when an employer deducts and deposits Employees' PF contributions upon more than the prescribed salary, it can be reduced to Rs. 6,500 per month and in that event, section 12 of the Employees' Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act providing bar for not reducing wages will not be attracted unless the terms of the employment specifically provide so.
The full text of the circular is enclosed.
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