India - Guidelines/Clarifications released on Indian Provident Fund and Pension Scheme applicable to International Workers

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In October 2008, the Government of India made it compulsory for international workers (“IWs”) to contribute to Indian social security. Further, in September 2010, the Government of India amended the provisions relating to contribution and withdrawal by the IWs. In order to clarify certain unclear aspects of the new regulation, the Employees Provident Fund Organization (“EPFO”) issued Frequently Asked Questions in May 2011. Now, EPFO has released further instructions/clarifications to provide more clarity for compliance by its regional offices.