Office of the State Project Director,
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan,
Andhra Pradesh, Amaravathi.

Circular Memo No.05/F1/APSSA/2014                     Dated:07-02-2018

Sub:     APSSA – Contractual Services – Admissibility of EPF & ESI       
           deductions - Release of Employee Share of EPF & ESI amount to 
           individual account of the Employee – Reg.

            Ref:     1) This office Procgs 5555/SSA/AP/A9/2017, dt.17.08.17
                       2) Note orders of the State Project Director dated 31.01.2018.

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            It was came to know that the Project Officers of SSA have deducted EPF (Employee share @12% & Employer share @ 13.6%) and ESI (Employee share @ 1.75% & Employer share @ 4.75%) amount from the Honorarium of the Contractual Employees of A.P. SSA from the months of August 2017 to till date and the amount so deducted is kept aside without remitting into individual accounts maintained by the respective organizations due to lack of Govt. instructions in this regard.

            Therefore all the Project Officers are directed to remit the Employee share of EPF (12%) and ESI (1.75%) amount to the respective Employees individual account without any delay. It is also informed that there is no obligation to deduct any EPF and ESI amount from the honorarium of the contract employees.

            The remittance of the Employee share of EPF (12%) and ESI (1.75%) amount to the respective Employees should be intimated to the undersigned with immediate effect.

                                                                               State Project Director


All the Project Officers, of A.P., SSA.