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Section 15 of EPF & MP Act 1952: Special Provisions for Existing PFs

Section 15 (Special provisions relating to existing provident funds) of the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952

❝(1) Subject to the provisions of section 17, every employee who is a subscriber to any provident fund of an establishment to which this act applies shall, pending the application of a Scheme to the establishment in which he is employed, continue to be entitled to the benefits accruing to him under the provident fund, and the provident fund shall continue to be maintained in the same manner and subject to the same conditions as it would have been if this Act had not been passed.

(2) On the application of any Scheme to an establishment, the accumulations in any provident fund of the establishment standing to the credit of the employees who become members of the Fund established under the Scheme shall, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any law for the time being in force or in any deed or other instrument establishing the provident fund but subject to the provisions, if any, contained in the Scheme, be transferred to the Fund established under the Scheme, and shall be credited to the accounts of the employees entitled thereto in the Fund.❞



The Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 has been amended several times since its enactment.
The last two amendments were by the Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Act, 1998 (Act No. 10 of 1998) and the Finance Act, 2017 (Act No. 7 of 2017).

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