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Employees Provident Funds Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952

Section 8 Mode of recovery of moneys due from employers

Section 8A Recovery of moneys by employers and contractors

Section 8B Issue of certificate to the Recovery Officer

Section 8C Recovery officer to whom certificate

Section 8D Validity of certificate, and amendment thereof

 

 

Section 8E Stay of proceedings under certificate and amendment or withdrawal thereof

Section 8F Other modes of recovery

Section 8G Application of certain provisions of Income-tax Act

Section 9 Fund to be recognised under Act 11 of 1922

Section 10 Protection against attachment

 

 

Section 11 Priority of payment of contributions over other debts

Section 12 Employer not to reduce wages, etc

Section 13 Inspectors

Section 14 Penalties

Section 14A Offences by companies

Section 14B Power to recover damages

Section 14C Power of court to make orders

Section 15 Special provisions relating to existing provident funds

Section 16 Act not to apply to certain establishments

Section 17 Power to exempt

Section 18 Protection of Action taken in good faith

Section 19 Delegation of powers

Section 20 Power of Central Government to give directions

Section 21 Power to make rules

Section 22 Power to remove difficulties

Schedule I Matters of Industry engaged in Manufacture

Schedule II matters for which provision may be made in a scheme

Schedule III matters for which provision may be made in the pension scheme

Schedule IV matters to be provided in the employees deposit linked insurance scheme

Employees Provident Fund Appellate Tribunal (Procedure) Rules 1997

Section 14B Power to recover damages - Employees Provident Funds Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952

What are the Power to recover damages? Section 14B of Employees Provident Funds Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952

 

  Power to recover damages are defined under section 14B of Employees Provident Funds Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952. Provisions under Section 14B of EPF Act 1952 are :

Section 14B of Employees Provident Funds Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 "Power to recover damages"

Where an employer makes default in the payment of any contribution to the Fund the Pension Fund or the Insurance Fund or in the transfer of accumulations required to be transferred by him under sub-section 2 of section 15 or subsection 5 of section 17 or in the payment of any charges payable under any other provision of this Act or of any Scheme or Insurance Scheme or under any of the conditions specified under section 17, the Central Provident Fund Commissioner or such other officer as may be authorised by the Central Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, in this behalf may recover from the employer by way of penalty such damages, not exceeding the amount of arrears, as may be specified in the Scheme.

Provided that before levying and recovering such damages, the employer shall be given a reasonable opportunity of being heard.

 

Provided further that the Central Board may reduce or waive the damages levied under this section in relation to an establishment which is a sick industrial company and in respect of which a scheme for rehabilitation has been sanctioned by the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction established under section 4 of the Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act, 1985 (1 of 1986), subject to such terms and conditions as may be specified in the Scheme.

 

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