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No need to submit Form 9 in physical form to EPF Office

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Discontinuance of Form No 9 in physical form  on or after 01 October 2017

Previously physical form of Form 9 Return of Employees who are entitled and required to become members of the Employees Provident Fund and Pension Fund to be submitted to pf office within 15 days of coverage. Now EPFO authorities’ discontinuance of submission of Form No. 9 in physical form is ordered in respect of all the members joining as well as the establishments being covered on or after 01 October 2017.

As per the circular number WSU/10(01)2011/Changes in MAP/13172 dated 18 th September 2017 EPFO directed all PF Commissioners and details as follows

In exercise of powers conferred on Central Provident Fund Commissioner under paragraph 36(7) of Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, discontinuance of submission of Form No. 9 in physical form is hereby ordered in respect of all the members joining as well as the establishments being covered on or after 01 October, 2017.

IS Division will make provision for maintenance of Form No. 9 electronically and making it available for various purposes with effect from 01 October, 2017.

In the wake of rapid computerization in EPFO as an initiative towards Electronic Paper Free Organization, the submission of Form 9 by the employers in physical form has been revisited.

Since employee master is available in the system containing all relevant details of the employee viz. name, gender, DOB, DOJ, father’s/spouse’s name as well as Aadhar & bank details fetched through ECR, submission of Form No. 9 in physical form by the employer can be discontinued. This would boost e-governance for fully electronic settlement of claims and also facilitate the employers in ease of doing business by reducing their paper work.

Accordingly, in exercise of the powers conferred under para 36(7) of Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, discontinuance of submission of Form No. 9 in physical form is ordered in respect of all the members joining as well as the establishments being covered on or after 01 October, 2017.

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