Non-settlement of GPF money – Measures to avoid Court cases


Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 8554-F, Dated: 17.11.2008.

Sub: Measures to avoid court cases filed against non-settlement of G.P.F. money.

The undersigned is directed to say that the number of court cases filed by the G.P.F account holders against non-settlement of G.P.F. money is increasing day by day as the claim application for final payment of G.P.F. money are not submitted timely by the offices of the State Govt. to the office of the Accountant General, West Bengal. But according to sec. 2 (a) of the Provident fund Act, 1925 GPF subscription are compulsory deposits, and as per Sec. 3 ibid a compulsory deposit is not attachable under any order of a court and it should be paid immediately after retirement. Both the comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Accountant General (S&E), West Bengal have expressed deep concern over the matter.

All the head of the offices under the State Govt. are, therefore, requested to furnish claim application to the office of the Accountant General (A &E), W.B. in Form 10A or 10B with all necessary papers immediately after quitting or service by the subscriber so that the final payment of GPF money can be made timely and court cases in this matter can be avoided.

Sd/- C. Bandyopadhyay
Joint secretary to the
Government of West Bengal
Finance Department

No. 8554-F dated 17.11.2008