matters for which provision may be made in a scheme is listed under Schedule II of Employees Provident Funds Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952. List under Schedule II of EPF Act 1952 are :
Schedule II of Employees Provident Funds Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 "matters for which provision may be made in a scheme"
[See section 5(1B)]
1. The employees or class of employees who shall join the Fund, and the conditions under which employees may be exempted from joining the Fund or from making any contribution.
2. The time and manner in which contribution shall be made to the Fund by employers and by, or on behalf of, employees, [whether employed by him directly or by or through contractor)], the contributions which an employee may, if he so desires, make under section 6, and the manner in which such contributions may be recovered.
2A. The manner in which employees' contribution may be recovered by contractors from employees employed by or through such contractors.
3. The payment by the employer of such sums of money as may be necessary to meet the cost of administering the Fund and the rate at which and the manner in which the payment shall be made.
4. The constitution of any committee for assisting any Board of Trustees.
5. The opening of regional and other offices of any Board of Trustees.
6. The manner in which accounts shall be kept, the investment of moneys belonging to the Fund in accordance with any directions issued or conditions specified by the Central Government, the preparation of the budget, the audit of accounts and the submission of reports to the Central Government or to any specified State Government.
7. The conditions under which withdrawals from the Fund may be permitted and any deduction or forfeiture may be made and the maximum amount of such deduction or forfeiture.
8. The fixation by the Central Government in consultation with the board of trustees concerned of the rate of interest payable to members.
9. The form in which an employee shall furnish particulars about himself and his family whenever required.
10. The nomination of a person to receive the amount standing to the credit of a member after his death and the cancellation or variation of such nomination.
11. The registers and records to be maintained with respect to employees and the returns to be furnished by employers [or contractors]
12. The form or design of any identity card, token or disc for the purpose of identifying any employee, and for the issue, custody and replacement thereof.
13. The fees to be levied for any of the purposes specified in this Schedule.
14. The contraventions or defaults which shall be punishable under sub-section (2) of section 14.
15. The further powers, if any, which may be exercised by Inspectors.
16. The manner in which accumulations in any existing provident fund shall be transferred to the Fund under section 15, and the mode of valuation of any assets which may be transferred by the employers in this behalf.
17. The conditions under which a member may be permitted to pay premia on life insurance, from the Fund.
18. Any other matter [which is to be provided for in the Scheme or ] which may be necessary or proper for the purpose of implementing the Scheme.
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 12 Employer not to reduce wages, etc
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 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