The Kerala Panchayat Employees Provident Fund Rules1976

THE KERALA PANCHAYAT EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND RULES , 1976 (Published in Kerala Gazette Extra No. 598 dated 26th October 1976) 

G.O. Ms No. 259/76/LA & SWD. Dated, Trivandrum, 26th October 1976. 

SRO No. 1088/76. – In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of S. 39 read with sub- section (1) of S. 129 of the Kerala Panchayats Act, 1960 (32 of 1960) the Government of Kerala hereby make the following Rules, the same having been previously published as required by sub-section(2) of S.130 of the said Act. 

 

1. Short title commencement and definitions –

 

(1) These Rules may be called The Kerala Panchayats ( Employees Provident Fund) Rules ,1976. (2) They shall come into force on such date as may be notified by Government.

2. Definition – In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires:- 

(a) “Account Officer “ means such officer as may be appointed by the Government to keep the accounts of the Provident Fund of Employees of Panchayats. 

(b) “ emoluments “ means pay leave salary or subsistence allowance as defined in the Kerala Service Rules, payable to a subscriber for the period concerned and includes dearness pay if any.

(c) “ employees of Panchayats “ means all employee borne on the full time regular and contingent establishment of Panchayats. 

(d) “ family “ means :-

(i) in the case of a male subscriber the wife or wives and children of the subscriber and the widow or widows and children of a deceased son of the subscriber : 

*Came into force on 1st April 1978 – See SRO 359/78 in Gazette of 25-4-1978 Provided that, if a subscriber proves that his wife has been judicially separated from him or has ceased under the customary law of the community to which she belongs to be entitled to maintenance, she shall henceforth be deemed to be no longer a member of the subscriber ‘s family in matters to which these rules relate, unless the subscriber subsequently indicates by express notice in writing to the Account Officer that she shall continue to be so regarded ; and 

(ii) In the case of female subscriber, the husband and children of the subscriber and the widow or widows and children of a deceased son of the subscriber : 

Provided that , if a subscriber by notice in writing to the Account Officer express her desire to exclude her husband from her family, the husband shall thenceforth be deemed to be no longer a member of the subscriber’s family in matters to which these rules relate, unless the subscriber subsequently cancels formally in writing her notice excluding him. 

Note 1. -“Children means legitimate children. 

Note 2. - An adopted child shall be considered to be a child when the Account Officer or if any doubt arises in the mind of the Account Officer, the Advocate General is satisfied that under the personal law of the subscriber, adoption is legally recognised as conferring the status of a natural child, but in the case only 

Note 3.-A child of one person given in adoption to another shall not be considered to be the child of the former, if the Account Officer or if any doubt arises in the mind of the Account Officer, the Advocate General is satisfied that under the personal law of the persons concerned such adoption is legally recognised. 

(e) “Fund “ means the Kerala Panchayat Employees Provident Fund. 

(f)“Government “ “ Governor “ and “ State “ means the “ Government of Kerala “ “ the Governor of Kerala “ and “ the State of Kerala “ respectively. 

(g) “leave” means any kind of leave recognised by the leave rules applicable to the subscriber concerned. 

(h)“ Subscriber “ means a Panchayat employee who subscribes to the Fund.

(i)“Subscription “ means the amount subscribed to the Fund monthly by an employee under these rules. 

(j) “Year “means the financial year. 

(k) the expressions “ the Act “ Department”, “ Director, Deputy Director, District Panchayat Officer , Panchayat Inspector and Executive Officer“ shall have the same meaning respectively assigned to the in the Kerala Panchayats Acts, 1960 and the rules made thereunder. 

(l) Any other expression used but not defined in these rules but defined in the Provident Fund Act, 1925 ( Central Act 19 of 1925) or in the Kerala Service Rules shall have the same meaning assigned to it in the said Act or Rules, as the case may be. 

The Kerala Panchayat Employees Provident Fund Rules1976(Fyll Text)