Protection against attachment is defined under section 10 of Employees Provident Funds Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952. Provisions under Section 10 of EPF Act 1952 are :
Section 10 of Employees Provident Funds Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 "Protection against attachment"
(1) amount standing to the credit of any member in Fund or of any exempted employee in a provident fund shall not in any way be capable of being assigned or charged and shall not be liable to attachment under any decree or order of any court in respect of any debt or liability incurred by the member or the exempted employee, and neither the official assignee appointed under the Presidency Towns Insolvency Act, 1909 (3 of 1909) nor any receiver appointed under the Provincial Insolvency Act, 1920 (5 of 1920), shall be entitled to have any claim on, any such amount.
(2) Any amount standing to the credit of a member in the fund or of an exempted employee in a provident fund at the time of his death and payable to his nominee under the Scheme or the rules of the provident fund shall, subject to any deduction authorised by the said Scheme or rules, vest in the nominee and shall be free from any debt or other liability incurred by the deceased or the nominee before the death of the member or of exempted employee and shall also not be liable to attachment under any decree or order of any court.
(3) The provisions of sub-section 1 and sub-section 2 shall, so far as may be, apply in relation to the pension or any other amount, payable under the Pension Scheme and also in relation to any amount payable under the Insurance Scheme as they apply in relation to any amount payable out of the Fund.
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