Format of CERTIFICATE/ DECLARATION OF EMPLOYER to Avail ESIC & EPF Relief Scheme Due to COVID 19
The Govt. of India on 26.03.2020 relief package under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) and the Central Govt. proposes to pay 24 % of the monthly wages into EPF accounts for next three months of Wage-earners below Rupees 15,000/- per month, who are employed in establishments having up to one hundred employees, with 90% or more of such employees earning monthly wages less than Rs.15000/-
The form of Certificate/declaration of employer is appended below
DRAFT CERTIFICATE/ DECLARATION OF EMPLOYER
"I hereby certify that the information relating to the names of employees who are members of the EPF Scheme, 1952 and/or EPS' 1995, UANs seeded with Aadhaar of employees, EPF/EPS wages already disbursed to employees, number of excluded employees in the ECR for wage month of March/April/May, 2020 are true and correct.
That I have disclosed names & UANs seeded with Aadhaar of every employee employed in all units/branches/departments as well as number of excluded employees of my establishment in the ECR for wage month of March/April/May, 2020, the total number of employees being ____ (EPF members and excluded employees), out of which _____employees earned EPF/EPS wages less than Rs.15000/- qualifying for Central Govt. relief. I further certify that the Form 5A contains the details of all branches/departments and EPF Code numbers allotted separately to these.
I also certify that monthly wages due to all employees for the month of March/April/May, 2020 has been disbursed and also certify that no deductions towards either employees' EPF contributions or employers' EPF/EPS contributions have been made from wages of eligible employees for the month of March/April/May, 2020.
That I have neither suppressed any material information nor omitted any particulars and submitted correct information to avail the relief of employer's and employees' share of contributions in r/o eligible employees from the Central Govt. for the month of March/April/May, 2020.
I understand that the employer is liable to refund the relief amount and is also liable for any penal and coercive consequence for submitting any incorrect or false information/declaration to avail the Central Govt. relief."
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