Govt. of Maharashtra have accepted new Pension Scheme from 1.11.2005 onwards. This scheme is applicable to those employees who were appointed after 1.11.2005. Those employees cannot become members of GPF. 

GPF Account Number should be obtained in case of the following class of subscribers provided the appointment date is prior to 1.11.2005: 

• All those employees who were promoted from Class IV to Class III. 
• After appointment to All India Service (Class I) 
• On transfer either from Nagpur region or Zilla Parishad (on promotion to Group B service)