I wish to know that who can decide whether EPF is to be deducted or not. My salary is 16000 and 70 percent DA. I wish to contribute to EPF but my employer is reluctant. Can I make a complaint or this is employers decision?
If at the time of joining the job, your salary (Basic+DA) is equal or more than Rs.15,000 per month, then it is YOU who has to decide of whether you be part of EPF or not. If your employer if forcing you to stay away, then it is wrong. You can raise the complaint against this EPFO using EPFO Grievance Cell Online.