The General Provident Fund (Central Services) Rules, 1960
Rule-4: CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY
Conditions of eligibility – All temporary Government servants after a continuous service of one year, all re-employed pensioners (other than those eligible for admission to the Contributory Provident Fund) and all permanent Government servants shall subscribe to the Fund:
Provided that no such servant as has been required or permitted to subscribe to a Contributory Provident Fund shall be eligible to join or continue as a subscriber to the Fund, while he retains his right to subscribe to such a Fund:
Provided further that a temporary Government servant, who is borne on an establishment or factory to which the provisions of Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, framed under the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), would apply or would have applied but for the exemption granted under Section 17 of the said Act, shall subscribe to the General Provident Fund if he has completed six months’ continuous service or has actually worked for not less than 120 days during a period of six months or less in such establishment or factory or in any otherestablishment or factory to which the said Act applies, under the same employer or partly in one and partly in the other.
[Provided also that nothing contained in these rules shall apply to Government servant appointed on or after the 1st day of January, 2004.]
EXPLANATION. – For the purposes of this rule “continuous service” shall have the same meaning assigned to it in the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, and the period of work for 120 days shall be computed in the manner specified in the said scheme and shall be certified by the employer.
NOTE 1.- Apprentices and Probationers shall be treated as temporary Government servants for the purpose of this rule.
NOTE 2.- A temporary Government servant who completes one year of continuous service during the middle of a month shall subscribe to the Fund from the subsequent month.
NOTE 3.- Temporary Government servants (including Apprentices and Probationers) who have been appointed against regular vacancies and are likely to continue for more than a year may subscribe to the General Provident Fund any time before completion of one year’s service.