Pf and Esi At ₹ 49
Provident Fund or PF is a social security system that was introduced for the purpose of encouraging savings among employees, so as to benefit them during the course of their retirement. Contributions are made by the employer and the employee on a monthly basis. PF contributions can only be withdrawn by the employee at the time of his/her retirement, barring a few exceptions. All employers having PF registration are responsible to file returns on a regular basis. 25th day of the month is the last for employers to file in the PF return.
Employees State Insurance or ESI Return is required to be file on or before 15th of following month. For example, due date of filing April month ESI return is 15th of May. Employee’s State Insurance (ESI) is a self-financing social security and health insurance scheme for Indian workers. For all employees earning Rs. 21,000 or less per month as wages, the employer must contribute 3.25% and employee must contribute .75% towards ESI.
It gives the organisation a moral view as they are interested in the employees welfare as much as the work they give out.
ESI returns keeps the total ESI process transparent indicates what the company has actually contributed.
The PF process is totally taken care by the Employees Provident Fund Organization of India which provides a peace of mind and is secure in nature.
As per Employee Deposit Linked Insurance scheme, in any organization where group insurance scheme is not available to the employees, the organization has to contribute 5% of monthly basic pay as premium for the life insurance cover.
The employee can withdraw six times his or her worth salary or the entire PF amount based on whichever is lesser at that point of time, and the thus taken funds can be used for personal or blood relationship medical needs.
The employer contribution is exempt from tax and employee’s contribution is taxable but eligible for deduction under section 80C of Income tax Act with proper returns filing.