15. Special provisions relating to existing provident funds
(1) Subject to the provisions of section 17 every employee who is a subscriber to any provident fund of an establishment to which this Act applies shall pending the application of a Scheme to the establishment in which he is employed continue to be entitled to the benefits accruing to him under the provident fund and the provident fund shall continue to be maintained in the same manner and subject to the same conditions as it would have been if this Act had not been passed.
(2) On the application of any Scheme to establishment the accumulations in any provident fund of the establishment standing to the credit of the employees who become members of the fund established under the Scheme shall notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any law for the time being in force or in deed or other instrument establishing the
provident fund but subject to the provisions if any contained in the Scheme be transferred to the Fund established under the Scheme and shall be credited to the accounts of the employees entitled thereto in the Fund.