National Conference on India’s Social Security Agreements


The Government of India through its initiatives for the benefits of both the employers and employees has entered into agreement with several countries to ensure that the employees of home country do not remit contribution in that country, get the benefit of totalisation period for deciding the eligibility for pension, may get the pension in the country where they choose to live and the employers are saved from making double social security contributions for the same set of employees. 

The recent amendment have brought the International Workers (IWs) who hail from the country with which India has a Social Security Agreement within the ambit of The Employees’ Pension Scheme Act, 1995. Till date India has signed 15 social security agreements with  Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, Finland, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria, Australia, South Korea, Norway, Sweden and Canada. A comprehensive social security agreement with Portugal is in the process of getting operationalized. In addition, a partial social security agreement with Germany is already operationalized. Another comprehensive social security agreement between India and Japan has operational from 1st October, 2016.
The amendments have created a favourable impact in fostering international relationship. The profitability and competitive positioning of India as well as foreign countries will result in mutual growth and reduction in cost of doing business abroad.
Recognizing the above issues, ASSOCHAM is organizing one day National Conference on ‘India’s Social Security Agreements; Recent Changes in EPF Law on International Workers and Its Impact on Expatriate Taxation” on 18th November, 2016 at The Metropolitan Hotel, New Delhi.
Key Issues To Be Discussed:
  • Issues and Benefits for India’s Social Security Agreements
  • Recent Changes in PF Law on International Workers
  • India’s Social Security systems for cross border workers
  • Expatriate Taxation: Key Issues and Challenges
Speakers Invited:
  • Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Hon’ble Minister of State (IC), Ministry of Labour and Employment, GOI
  • Smt. M. Sathiyavathy, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, GOI
  • Ms. Panudda Boonpala, Director, ILO DWT for South Asia and Country Office for India
  • Dr. V.P. Joy, IAS, Central Provident Fund Commissioner, EPFO
  • Dr. S.K. Thakur, Additional C.P.F. Commissioner (International Workers Unit & Pension), EPFO
  • Shri M.P. Varghese, Director, NATRSS & Additional. C.P.F. Commissioner, EPFO
  • Shri P.K. Udgata, Additional C.P.F. Commissioner, (ASD & PFD, HRM & HRD), EPFO
  • Shri Ashok Barat, Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Council on IRs and Reforms & MD, Forbes & Company Limited
  • Shri S. Y. Siddiqui, Chief Mentor, Maruti Suzuki India Limited
  • Shri Michael Dias, Secretary, The Employers’ Association, Delhi
* More Speakers will be joining.
 Who Should Attend?
• Chief Executive Officer  
• Law Firm Partner   
• Taxation Experts     
• Corporate IR/HR Professional
• Sr. Reps of Corporate/PSUs
• Consultancy Firms
• Chief Personal Relation officer
• Head- Legal Officer
• Head - Compliance Officer
• Legal Advisors
• Academics and Institutes    
• Government Officials etc
ASSOCHAM takes this opportunity to invite you to kindly participate as “Delegate” and set the tone and tenor of discussions in this conference.
Sponsorship Opportunities
We may also request your esteemed organization to avail limited Sponsorship Opportunities in this very important conference to enhance your brand visibility. (Details attached.


Registration Fees: 

  • Delegate Fee: Rs. 3500/- per participant plus Service Tax @15% i.e. Rs. 4025/- only.  
  • (10% discount for two or more delegates from the same organization) :
  • (10 % discount for ASSOCHAM Member)


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For more details please contact: 

Mr. L. Robinson Singh (09650474873) 
Mr. Rakesh Kumar (08882805165) 
Mr. Shivam Bharadwaj (9891895295)


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