Implementation of the ABRY Scheme in Zoho Payroll

Implementation of the ABRY Scheme in Zoho Payroll

Hello everyone!

The Government of India has introduced the ABRY (Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana) Scheme to increase employment and to reduce the financial burden of employers in various industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. This scheme is implemented through the Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), and the Government will be contributing the EPF amount on behalf of the employer and the employee (based on the employment strength of the organisation) for two years from the date of registration.

Who is eligible for the ABRY scheme?

  • Employees who were recruited on or after 1 October 2020 and on or before 30 June 2021.
  • Employees who did not have an EPF account previously. If they already had an account, they must have been terminated from their job between 01 March 2020 and 30 September 2020 to qualify.
  • Employees who receive a monthly salary of less than ₹15,000.
For eligible employees, the Government will pay the employee's share (12% of wages) and employer's share (12% of wages) of contribution to the EPFO for two years from the date of registration.

Note: The deadline for ABRY scheme registration has been extended until 31 March 2022.

How to enable the ABRY scheme

In Zoho Payroll, you can enable the ABRY scheme for your employees so that the Government can pay the EPF contribution. Here’s how:
  • Click the Settings icon in the top right corner of the homepage.
  • Navigate to Statutory Components and click EPF.
  • Click the Edit icon.

  • Check the box next to Eligible for ABRY Scheme.
  • Check the appropriate Contribution Type: Only Employee or Both Employee and Employer option.

  • Click Save.
You can now enable the ABRY scheme for individual employees.

To include the ABRY scheme in the EPF configuration for an individual employee:
  • Go to the Employees module.
  • Click the employee for whom you want to enable EPF.
  • In the Overview tab, click the Edit icon next to Basic Information.

  • Under Statutory Components, enable the Employees' Provident Fund, if it is not enabled already.
  • Check the box next to Eligible for ABRY Scheme.

  • Click Save.
The ABRY scheme can also be enabled for new employees while you are adding them to Zoho Payroll, under Basic Information > Employees' Provident Fund.

Employers can find the EPF contribution amount of their employees in all the statutory reports related to EPF under Reports > Statutory Reports.

In case you have any queries regarding the ABRY scheme implementation, write to and we will gladly help you out.

Supriya A
The Zoho Payroll Team