Employees' Old-Age Benefits Institution
Ministry of Labour Manpower & Overseas Pakistanis
Government of Pakistan
HEAD OFFICE, KARACHI
The President of Pakistan has been pleased to promulgate the Employees' Old-Age Benefits (Amendment) Ordinance 2002, whereby certain amendments have been made in the EOBI Act, 1976.
A detailed circular No.15 of 2002-03 dated 28/8/2002 has been issued to elaborate the general impact of the amendments. However the amendment in proviso of Section 12(2) and newly inserted Section 12A(5) particularly relate to the operational activity of the Field Force, which are reproduced here under for ready reference.
Section 12(2), Proviso
Provided that checking of record in case of those employers who have not opted for Self-Assessment Scheme should only be done once in a year, with fifteen days prior notice, by an officer not below the rank of Assistant Director.
At expiry of two years' period, if the employer wishes to continue on Self-Assessment Scheme, one time checking of the record shall be done, as provided under Section 12(1), by an officer not below the rank of Deputy Director. However, no question will be asked about the previous year.
In view of the above, all concerned are hereby directed that henceforth, no record checking as per Section 12(3) shall be made by any officer below the rank of Assistant Director in case of employers covered under normal scheme and by any officer below the rank of Dy. Director in case of employers opted for Self-Assessment Scheme.
Any deviation by any officer shall be strictly viewed under prevalent service regulations.
(Muhammed Shafi Malik)