EPF Statutory dues for the month of December can be paid by 20th January 2017

Considering the issues arising out of stabilisation of the Unified Portal for employers with UAN Based simplified Electronic Challan cum Return filing system the remittance for the month of December 2016 can be paid by 20th January 2017.

The Portal was launched by EPFO on 23.12.2016, which helps in submission of UAN based returns and challans. It has been noticed that due to increased traffic on the portal, many employers have faced some difficulty in upfront allotment of UAN, connectivity/login issues, website slowing down and also unfamiliarity of the new processes. The Statutory dues are to be paid by 15th of every month.

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation

(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India

Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14-Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-11066

Telephone: 011: 26713254 Fax: 011-26166609 Email: jagmohan@eplindia.gov.in

No. WSU/9(1)2013/Settlement of Claims/26308

dated: 12.01.2017


All ACCs (Zones

All RPFCs-Incharge of


Sub: Payment of contributions & other dues by the employers — Grace period for 5 days for the employers for the month of December, 2016.


Please refer to the above said subject.

2. The Unified Portal of EPFO was made operational on 23rd December, 2016. A number of references are being received from the employers highlighting the problems on the portal in upfront allotment of UAN(Universer Account Number) , connectivity issues, login issues, website slowdown/hanging, awareness of new procedures etc. IS Division is making efforts to remove the difficulties and stabilize the unified portal.

3. In view of the above, the competent authority has decided that, as a special case, concession of grace period of 5 days is allowed for the employers to deposit the contribution and other dues for the month of December, 2016 by 20th January, 2017.

Yours faithfully,


Addl. CPFC-I (F&A)

Copy to:

1. RPFC (NDC) for web upload and SMS & Emails to the employers.

2. DD (OL) for Hindi translation.

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