An employee is entitled to membership in the EPF from the first day of his employment. It is the Employer’s responsibility to enroll the employee in the EPF and it is also the Employee’s responsibility to persuade the Employer to do so.

Who is eligible for membership?

  • The nature of the job is irrelevant. All employees should be enrolled whether they are permanent, temporary, apprentice, casual or shift workers.
  • Employees working on piece rate, contract basis, commission basis, work performed basis or any manner what so ever are eligible for membership.

Forms to be filled for membership

Members / Employees

When leaving service on reaching age of retirement.

  • 1) Males - 55 years
  • 2) Females - 50 years

When leaving service on grounds of marriage in the following context
(For female Employees)

  • 1) If married within 3 months of leaving service
  • 2) Have left service within 5 years of marriage
A certified photocopy of the Marriage Certificate certified by the Registrar who registered the marriage or a marriage certificate issued by the Additional District Registrar should be submitted along with the above forms.

When migrating to another country on a permanent Visa

  • 1) The permanent Visa and a photocopy
  • 2) The Original of the passport and a photocopy along with the above forms should be submitted to the Head Office of the Labour Department

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