Statutory Compliance

EPFO clarifies definition of an International Worker under EPF Scheme

Subject : Definition of “International Worker” as given under para 83(2)(ja) of EPF Scheme 1952 and para 43A(1)(viii)(a) of EPS 1995

There have been many instances of employees returning from International Assignments back to India and are continued to be considered as International Workers and PF deductions are made accordingly by many organisations.

Hence the Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) under the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India, has brought out a clarification as to who can be considered as a “International Worker” and how PF deductions are to be made accordingly.

Here is the Official circular in this regard :

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