Here is the scenario before the new UAN system has come into place:
Employee has resigned from service a few years ago and has withdrawn the complete available PF monies. A few months ago, the Employer contacts the Employee stating that some pending PF monies are still available in the Employee’s PF account. In this regard, please clarify the following:
Can the Employer deposit (the delayed) PF monies to the PF Account of the Employee, after the Employee has exit the Company and withdrawn all amounts? If so, till what duration would the Employer be allowed to deposit PF amounts?
Is the Employer liable to any interest costs for the delay in the deposit of PF monies? Are these interest costs payable to the EPFO or to the Employee’s PF Account? This situation could be applicable both during service and post-exit of the Employee.
How could the Employee be confirmed that there are no further PF amounts pending from the Employer?
Would EPFO send any Alerts to the Employee, whenever there is any new deposits into the Employee’s PF Account, after the Employee has withdrawn the complete PF Amount?
Can an Employee who is no longer employed, obtain the new UAN Account using the earlier Member ID? What is the process?
Are Employers required (by EPFO regulations) to provide a statement of PF Deductions and PF Deposits to the Employee on a regular basis?
When is an Employer deemed to be Defaulter?
Thanks for your time and attention.
As per this Circular, they can’t delay the deposit. This is the completely wrong and you can raise this issue with EPFO. Your employer informing you by call because they know that they did the mistake. You must have all rights to complain about them.
Regarding your doubts of what action the EPFO takes to such employer and all, you better interact with EPFO. I am not an expert in the matter of EPFO and Employer relation.