GPF deposit limit: A ceiling of Rs 5 lakh as an annual contribution to the General Provident Fund (GPF) in a financial year has been fixed for government employees.
F.No. 3/6/2021-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’’ Welfare
34 Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi- 110 003
Subject:- Ceiling of Rs. 5 Lakh on subscription to General Provident Fund (GPF) in a financial year- regarding.
In accordance with General Provident Fund (Central Service) Rules, 1960, the amount of subscription to the GPF in respect of a subscriber, shall not be less than 6% of the emoluments and not more than total emoluments of the subscriber. However, there was no ceiling on the total amount of subscription of a subscriber into his GPF account in a financial year.
2. Rules 7, 8 & 10 of the General Provident Fund (Central Service) Rules, 1960 have been amended vide Notification No. G.S.R. 96 dated 15.06.2022. As per the said Notification dated 15.06.2022, the sum of the monthly subscription by a subscriber under the GPF during a financial years together with the amount of arrear subscriptions deposited in that financial year shall not exceed the threshold limit (at present Rupees Five Lakh) referred to in sub clause (i) of clause (c) of the Explanation below sub rule (2) of the rule 9D of the Income Tax Rules, 1962 [as inserted vide Notification No. G.S.R. 604 (E) dated 31.08.2021 of Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue (Central Board of Direct Taxes)].
3. All Ministries/Departments are requested that the above amended provisions of the GPF Rules, 1960 regarding limit of subscription under GPF in a financial year by a subscriber may be given wide publicity to all Government servants and, more particularly, to the personnel dealing with the GPF matters in the Ministry/Department and attached/subordinate offices there-under, for strict implementation.
Under Secretary to the Govt of India