Central Provident Fund Act
Central Provident Fund (Contributions
to Community Fund [Eurasian Association])
to Community Fund [Eurasian Association])
G.N. No. S 118/1995
REVISED EDITION 1998
(1st January 1998)
[1st April 1995]
1. These Rules may be cited as the Central Provident Fund (Contributions to Community Fund [Eurasian Association]) Rules.
2. In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires —
“employee” means an employee belonging to the Eurasian community;
“Eurasian Association” means the society registered under the Societies Act (Cap. 311) by that name;
“Eurasian community” means every person of Eurasian descent who is a permanent resident or citizen of Singapore, and includes any person who is described in the identity card issued under the National Registration Act (Cap. 201) as being of the Eurasian race;
“Fund” means the fund established by the Eurasian Association for the educational, social or economic advancement of the Eurasian community.
—(1) Every employer shall, on or after 1st April 1995, deduct from the monthly wages of each employee who desires to contribute to the Fund contributions at the appropriate rate set out in the Schedule.
(2) Subject to paragraph (3), all contributions deducted by an employer shall be paid into the Fund within 14 days after the end of each month.
(3) The Eurasian Association may, on the application of any employer or class of employers, extend the time specified in paragraph (2) by not more than 7 days.
4. An employee who does not desire to contribute to the Fund shall notify his employer by completing the appropriate form provided by the Eurasian Association stating that he does not desire to contribute to the Fund.
5. Where an employee is employed by 2 or more employers concurrently and the amounts deductible from his wages in a month in the aggregate exceed the maximum amount deductible under the Schedule, the Eurasian Association may, on the application of the employee, direct that the amounts deductible from his wages by all or any of his employers be reduced so that in any month the aggregate does not exceed the maximum amount deductible under the Schedule.
—(1) Where the Eurasian Association is satisfied that any amount has been paid in error to the Fund by any person, the Eurasian Association may, subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), refund the amount so paid in error to the person.
(2) Where the refund of any amount paid in error is not claimed by any person within one year of the date on which the amount was paid by him, the amount paid in error shall not be refunded but shall be deemed to have been properly paid under these Rules by the person.
(3) No refund shall be made under this rule except with the consent of the Eurasian Association which may require any person who claims to have paid any amount to the Fund in error to make a written application for refund and to furnish such information as the Eurasian Association may require to determine the amount so paid.
—(1) Every employer shall prepare and keep a register showing the name, address, rate of pay and allowances of each employee, the amount earned by each employee, the amount deducted from the earnings of each employee as contribution to the Fund and such other particulars as may be determined from time to time.
(2) The Eurasian Association may, by notice in writing to any employer, require the employer to furnish to the Eurasian Association, within the time specified in the notice, any information concerning the total number of employees belonging to the Eurasian community and the amount deducted from the earnings of each employee as contribution to the Fund.
8. An employee who desires to contribute in excess of the appropriate rate set out in the Schedule may give to his employer written notice to that effect, and thereafter, so long as he is employed by that employer, the employer shall make the deductions from his wages for each month until such time, not being less than 6 months from the giving of the previous notice, the employee gives further written notice to his employer of his desire to cease to have the monthly contributions deducted from his wages.