Provision of Functionality for Generation e-Form-9 in the EPFO Application Software version 5.82
EPFO issued Circular vide NDC/APPLDEV/2017/e-Form 9 dated 14.11.2017 regarding Provision of functionality for generation e-Form-9 and details as follows.
A functionality to generate e-Form 9 for the establishments/ members joining EPF Scheme on or after 01st October 2017, has already been provided in the EPFO application software vide version no 5.68 dated 22-09-20 17.
This facility has been extended for the establishments/ members joined on or after 01st April 2012 as well. Accordingly, in the EPFO Application Software version 5.82 dated 10.11.2017, there are two functionalities provided:
- Approval of Form-9 membership data e. “Approve Form-9 Data (April 2012 to Sep 2017)” and
- Generation of e-Form-9 data “Generate e-Form-9 (April 2012 to September 2017)
The above provision has been made with the intention to generate e-Form-9 for the members/ Establishments joined on or after 01st April 2012 in the EPFO Application Software and thereby reduce the usage of papers and bulk registers.
Usage of this functionality involves a two stage process.
- The first step is a onetime approval of membership data along with updation of the same, if any, by the respective AO (Accounts).
- Then e-Form-9 can be generated in respect of those approved members/ Establishments joined on or after 01st April 2012 to 30th September
All Regional offices are advised to approve and generate e-Form-9 within 2 months period so that electronicrecords of members are made available.