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Report No. 137

Appendix C

No. 6 (3) 88-ILC(LS), Part II
Government of India
Ministry of Law and Justice
Department of Legal Affairs
Law Commission

Shastri Bhavan,
New Delhi, the 28th November, 1988.


All Provident Fund Commissioners.

Subject: Judicial Reforms.


The Law Commission of India has been assigned the task of judicial reforms in the country with the end in view to streamlining the system and eliminating the delays. It is, in this context that this letter is being addressed.

2. The Law Commission would, therefore, like to undertake a detailed study of the cases of provident fund which are pending finalisation, whether after retirement or death, for more than six months and the provident fund cases which have been finalised and payment has been made to the concerned person after six months during the last two years, with a view to involving an efficacious and speedy system.

The Commission would appreciate very much if you will be good enough to extend your co-operation by furnishing the necessary information and giving appropriate feedback to enable the Commission to undertake this assignment. The Commission accordingly requests you to furnish the detailed information on the under-mentioned points with a view to equipping the Law Commission with the relevant material.

3. The Law Commission has a time-bound programme. You are, therefore, requested to please give priority to this letter and send complete factual information indicated on the following points within 15 days from the receipt of this letter:-

(a) Number of Provident Fund cases pending finalisation whether after retirement or death of an employee for more than six months.

(b) If possible, please give information regarding number of Provident Fund cases which have been finalised and payment has been made to the concerned employee or his successor after six months of his retirement or death as the case may be, during the last 2 years.

(c) Average time taken in finalising the Provident Fund Claim of an employee and payment made to him.

Yours faithfully,
(R.L. Khurana)
Joint Secretary and Law Officer.

Need for creating Office of Ombudsman and for Evolving Legislative - Administrative measures Inter alia to relieve hardships caused by Inordinate Delays in settling Provident Fund claims of Beneficiaries Back

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