Friday, November 23, 2007

Provident Fund Act_Practicle Problems_5

Mrs. Tsunami who was an employee of M/s. Backbone Ltd. died in a sudden accident. She had taken a loan from a bank for purchasing a house and the loan was still out standing. After her death her legal representative applied for payment of her P.F dues. The bank lodged a claim with the authorities for payment of its balance loan amount from the P.F dues. Explain with reference to the provisions of the Employees' Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952

i) Whether the bank can recover the loan amount from the P.F. dues and
ii) If, Instead of the bank, Mrs. Tsunami had taken any loan from her legal representative what would have been the answer?

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