GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
New Delhi, dated 27-08-2014
The General Secretary,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110055.
Sub: Simplification of rules/procedure on withdrawals from provident fund by railways employees – reg.
Ref: (i) Item No:8/2014-PNM/NIFR
(ii) NFIR’s letter No.1/3/Pt.1 dated 25.10.2013
Kindly refer to the Agenda item No.8/2014 for PNM?NFIR meeting on the above subject wherein contention was that employees are being asked to submit affidavits and fulfil other unnecessary formalities for withdrawal from provident Fund.
Information had been called for from all Zonal Railways regarding procedure being followed in different Railways while sanctioning withdrawals from provident fund for marriage purpose. Almost all railways are following the simple procedure on withdrawals from provident Fund by its employees except some railways where self declaration duly witnessed by two railway employees is required. None of the Railways have asked its employees to submit affidavit in connection with withdrawal from provident Fund.
It is therefore requested to indicate the specific railway which is insisting on submission of affidavits etc. for withdrawal from provident fund, so that they are suitably advised.
For secretary, Railway Board.