EPFO assists the central board in managing a mandatory Provident Fund Scheme, a pension scheme and an insurance scheme for workers in the organised sector in India. It is also the crux of the reciprocal implementation of bilateral social security agreements with other countries. The schemes apply to both Indian and international workers (for countries with which bilateral agreements have been signed). As of now, 19 social security agreements are in operation).  EPFO`s highest decision-making body is the Central Board of Trusts (CBT).   If the employer and the majority of the workers have agreed that the provisions of this Act apply to the enterprise, they may apply to central commissioner PF themselves. The central officer may apply the provisions of this Law to that body after issuing the notification in the Official Journal from the date of this Agreement or from a later date fixed in the Agreement. EPFO has concluded agreements with other countries such as Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, France, Denmark, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, Hungary, Finland, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Norway, Austria, Canada, Australia, Japan and Portugal. The Employees` Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) recently made an announcement to Indian citizens working in a foreign country on how to apply for a Certificate of Coverage (COC). In the interest of both employers and workers, EPFO has signed an agreement with a large number of countries to ensure that workers from the country of origin do not pay contributions overseas. Instead, they can enjoy the benefits of a totalization period, for example. B to decide on the pension, or they receive the pension in the manner they have chosen.
Employers are also saved from the difficulty of making double security contributions for the same group of employees. However, EpFO has the right to issue COCs to employees from other countries that are signatories to the agreement with the Indian government. In other words, a COC is most likely called a succession certificate if you are an outgoing mobile worker posted by his employer to work in another country with a fixed, short, limited, temporary duration. Therefore, you have the freedom not to opt for a contribution abroad, but rather to enjoy the ETH service in your home country. The universal account number or UAN provided by EPFO is used primarily to track PF balance and pf claim status. Then you need to activate this by visiting the nearest EPFO office. You cannot track your PF status and credit without activation  Until F.Y.2017-18, the EPF interest rate is 8.55%. When it comes to the returns on a debt security, the ETH is certainly high….