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EPFO field offices should not ask for hard copies of Form 5

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Offline/Physical submission of Form No. 5A stands discontinued

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EPFO issued circular vide No: CAIL.1/011(28)/15/DL/ Pt.17809 dated:25.01.2018 regarding Online Submission of Form 5A and details as follows.

At present employers are submitting Form 5A in hard copy to respective field offices. CPFC has ordered for online submission of Form 5A by all employers of covered establishment under Employees Provident Fund & MP Act. In case of online submission of form 5A with digital/e- signatures by employers, field offices should not ask for hard copies of the same again.

Earlier EPFO issued order discontinuation of physical form 5 and details as below.

1.In exercise of powers conferred by Sub-Paragraph 7 of Paragraph 36 read with Paragraph 36A and Paragraph 27AA of the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 and Paragraph 21 of the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995, I, Dr. V.P. Joy, the Central Provident Fund Commissioner hereby direct that every employer in relation to a factory or other establishment to which the Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous            Provisions Act,1952 applies,shall furnish online/electronically in Form No. 5A, particulars of all branches and departments, owners, occupiers, Directors, Partners, Manager or any other person or persons who have the ultimate control over the affairs of such factory or establishment and also furnish details of changes in such particulars within 15 days of such change, in the proforma attached herewith. E-sign facility has been provided to the employers for online submission of Form No. 5A.

2.Offline/Physical submission of Form No. 5A stands discontinued. Details for online submission of Form No. 5A are available on the website of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization at the following URLs:

www.epfindia.gov.in www.epfindia.com

Source: EPFO

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