Employees' Provident Funds Appellate Tribunal and Term of office are defined under section 7D and 7E of Employees Provident Funds Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952. Provisions under Section 7D and & 7E of EPF Act 1952 are :
Section 7D of Employees Provident Funds Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 "Employees' Provident Funds Appellate Tribunal"
(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, constitute one or more Appellate Tribunals to be known as the Employees" Provident Funds Appellate Tribunal to exercise the powers and discharge the functions conferred on such Tribunal by this Act and every such Tribunal shall have jurisdiction in respect of establishments situated in such area as may be specified in the notification constituting the Tribunal.
(2) A Tribunal shall consist of one person only to be appointed by the Central Government.
(3) A person shall not be qualified for appointment as a Presiding Officer of a Tribunal hereinafter referred to as the Presiding Officer, unless he is, or has been, or is qualified to be, -
(i) a Judge of a High Court; or
(ii) a District Judge.
Section 7E of Employees Provident Funds Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 "Term of office"
The Presiding Officer of a Tribunal shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office or until he attains the age of sixty-two years, whichever is earlier.