EPF members now required to submit self-declaration for advance in case of illness of members/ dependents

EPF members will now only be required to submit a self-declaration for the advance in case of illness of members/ dependents. Differently abled members will also get advance on the basis of self-declaration. A member will no longer be required to submit any medical certificate or any other certificate or document or proforma whatsoever to avail advances under paragraph 68-J or under paragraph 68-N of EPF Scheme 1952.

Ministry of Labour & Employment has amended Paragraph 68-J and Paragraph 68-N of Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 and It will come into force from the date of its publication in the official Gazette. According to it, a member would only be required to submit a self-declaration, which has already been included in the composite claim form, to avail advance under the EPF Scheme in case of illness of members/ dependent and also in case of differently abled members.

This is in continuation of initiatives taken by EPFO as part of next phase of its e-governance reforms with a view to make the services of EPFO available to its stakeholder in an efficient and transparent manner. An administrative order was issued on 20.02.2017 in the matter of Introduction of Composite Claim Forms (Aadhar and Non-Aadhar ) to replace existing Claim Forms No. 19, 10C & 31 and Forms No. 19 (UAN), 10C(UAN) & 31 (UAN). EPFO has since implemented Universal Account Number (UAN) for its subscribers. It is now possible for subscribers, who have seeded their UAN with Aadhar Number and Bank account details, to submit claim forms directly to EPFO without the attestation of employers.

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Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India)
Head Office
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14-Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066
Telephone: 011- 26172685 Fax: 011-26173022 Email: rc.fa@cpindia.gov.in

No. Manual/Amendment/2011/Pt/1832

Date : 27.04.2017

To

All Addl. CPFC (HQ/Zone)
Regional P.F. Commissioners
In-charge of Regional Offices.

Sub: Amendment in paragraphs 681 and 68-N of EPF Scheme, 1952.

Ref: HO order of even number dated 20.02.2017 (placed on EPFO’s website-SI. No. 656-‘Office Orders/Circulars’ for the year 2016-17).

Sir,

Please refer to the above said subject.

2. Ministry of Labour & Employment vide Notification No. G.S.R. 404(E) dated 25thApril, 2017 has amended Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952. It shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

3. Paragraph 681: Advance from the fund for illness in certain cases: The sub-paragraph (2) and proviso to sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 68-J have been omitted. A member would only be required to submit a self-declaration, which has already been included in the Composite Claim Form, to avail advance from the provident fund for illness in certain A member would no longer be required to submit any medical certificate or any other certificate or document or any proforma whatsoever to avail advance under paragraph 68-J.

4. Paragraph 68-N: Grant of advance to members who are physically handicapped: The sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 68-N has been substituted wherein a member who is physically handicapped would be required to submit only a self-declaration whichhas already been included in the Composite Claim Form. A member would no longer be required to submit any medical certificate or document or any proforma whatsoever to avail advance under paragraph 68-N.

Yours faithfully,

Enc: As above

(Dr. V.P. Joy)

Central Provident Fund Commissioner

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 25th April, 2017

G.S.R.404(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 read with sub-section (1) of section 7 of Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), the Central Government hereby makes the following Scheme, further to amend the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement.- (1) The scheme may be called the Employees’ Provident Funds (Fifth Amendment) Scheme, 2017.

(2) It shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 (hereinafter referred to as the said Scheme), in paragraph 68J,-

(a) sub-paragraph (2) shall be omitted;

(b) proviso to sub-paragraph (3) shall be omitted;

(c) for sub-paragraph (6), the following sub-paragraph shall be substituted, namely:-

“(6) No advance shall be granted to the member under sub-paragraph (1) or sub-paragraph (3) unless he produces a self-declaration to that effect.”.

3. In the said Scheme, in para 68N, for sub-paragraph (2), the following sub-paragraph shall be substituted, namely:-

“(2) No advance shall be paid to the member under sub-paragraph (1) unless he produces a self-declaration to that effect.”.

[F.No. S-35012/02/2017-SS-II]
R.K.GUPTA, Jt. Secy.

Note:- The Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 was published in the Gazette of India Part iI, Section 3, Sub Section (i) vide notification number SRO. 1509, dated the 2″d September, 1952 and was lastly amended vide notification No. G.S.R. 351(E) dated the 12th April, 2017.

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