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Social Security Agreement between Republic of India and Federal Republic of Brazil


Contents News/Article Date: 13th February 2024

Relating to which Act: The Employees Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952;        

Penalty under the Act: Whoever, for the purpose of avoiding any payment to be made by himself under this Act [the Scheme, the [Pension] Scheme] or the Insurance Scheme] or of enabling any other person to avoid such payment knowingly makes or causes to be made any false statement or false representation shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine of five thousand rupees, or with both].

Applicable to which State: Whole of India

Type: EPFO Circular No. IWU / 1109 / 1 / 2020 / IWU / Brazil / E File / 621352 / 4763 issued by Additional Central PF Commissioner    

Pertains to: Establishments and Employers covered by the Act

Relevance of this news:  Karma Global is in the business of HR Services, Payroll, Outsourcing and Regulatory Compliances right from its inception in 2004 and since then, has brought in a lot of efficiencies and technological upgradations with experts on its roll, to ease the hassles of Payroll Processing, Temp Staffing, On-boarding, Employee Life Cycle, Statutory, Regulatory and Payroll compliances by providing customized solutions to all its elite clients.

Now Karma Global is also fully into labour compliances for nearly 18 years and is helping both establishments and workers for fulfilment of obligations as per the laws of the land.  It has over 200 staff, both direct and indirect on its rolls and operates on pan India basis.  Recently, it has diversified into foreign shores as well, into countries like US, UK, UAE, Canada, Philippines, and Asia for handling payroll, outsourcing, recruitment and governance.

And in the current instance: In pursuance to the Social Security Agreement signed with Federal Republic of Brazil and the Republic of India, this Agreement has come into force with effect from 1/1/2024. 

The Agreement provides for detachment, totalization and portability.  

In view of the above, the concerned employee through their employer may apply for “Certificate of Coverage”

Subject: Social Security Agreement between Republic of India and Federal Republic of Brazil


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