Clarification regarding grant of ‘Death Relief Fund’ in case of unnatural death: EPFO

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EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India)
Head Office
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Deihi - 110 066.

No. Welfare/Misc./2017/2220 
Dated: 15 MAY 2019

To

All Additional CPFC (Zones)

Sub: Clarification regarding grant of ‘Death Relief Fund’ in case of unnatural death - reg.
Ref: (i) The office letter No. Welfare/23™ Annual Meeting/CSWC/2013/6846 dated: 28.06.2013.
(ii) The office letter No. Welfare/23 Annual Meeting/CSWC/2013/17281 dated: 29.09.2016.

Sir/Madam,

A clarification was sought by one of the zone with regard to the quantum of Death Relief Fund to be granted in case of an unnatural death.

2. The same was re-examined in the light of the HO letters under reference and it is clarified that the Death Relief Fund would be granted uniformly in all cases of death while in service with effect from 21.09.2016 at the rates applicable as under:

Sl. No.PeriodAmount applicable
1.21/9/2016 to 31/3/20173,30,000/-
2.1/4/2017 to 31/3/20193,60,000/-
3.1/4/2019 to 31/3/20213,90,000/-
Yours-faithfully,

(Dr. Shiv Kumar)
Regional Provident Fund Commissioner-I (Welfare)

[https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_docs/PDFs/Circulars/Y2019-2020/DRFclarification_2220.pdf]

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