Employees Provident Fund Organization
(Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India)
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14-Bhikaji Came Place, New Delhi-110066
www.epfindia.gov.in, www.epfindia.nic.in

No. Exem/Misc./CBT-Item/2013/VoI-II/32894

Date:- 07.03.2017

To,
The All Addl. Central P. F. Commissioner (Zones),
The All Regional P.F. Commissioners — Incharge,
Regional Offices/Sub Regional Offices.

Subject : Dispensing with the procedure of affixing of Rs. 1/- Revenue Stamp on claim forms in case of payments through NEFT – regarding.

Sir,

Please refer to this office circular No. WSU/Claim Form/Revenue Stamp/9962 dated 18.08.2015 whereby the necessary instructions in the matter regarding dispensing with the procedure of affixing of rs. 1/- revenue stamp on claim forms in case of payments through National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) was communicated (copy enclosed).

2. It is observed that even though EPFO has stopped the use of revenue stamp on claim forms, in case the claim amount is to be paid through NEFT but found that some P.F exempted establishmens continue to insist on same. You are therefore requested to inform the employer of exempted establishments on the step being taken to simplify the settlement of claims and ensure that instructions issued by Head Office vide circular dated 18.08.2015 should follow strictly.

Yours faithfully

Encl.: As above.

(K. L. Goyal)
Addl. Central P.P. Commissioner-I (Exemption)
Ph: – 011-26170928

Employees Provident Fund Organization

(Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India)

Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14-Bhikaji Came Place, New Delhi-110066

www.epfindia.gov.in www.epfindia,nic.in
Telephone. 011- 26196239 Fax: 011-26123022

No. WSU/Claim Form/Revenue Stamp

Date: 18.08.2015

To,

All ACC(Zones)

All Regional PF Commissioners-Incharge,

Regional Offices/Sub Regional Offices.

Sub: Dispensing with the procedure of affixing of Re 1/- Revenue Stamp on claim forms in case of payments through NEFT.

Sir/Madam,

Please refer to the above said subject.

2. At present, Re 1/- revenue stamp has to be affixed on claim forms by members for settlement of claims. The issue of continued practice of affixing of Re 1/- Revenue Stamp on claim forms has been examined in consultation with the Ministry of Law & It has been advised that while making payments through National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT), no revenue stamp would be required to be affixed on submission of claim forms by the members.

3. Therefore, the practice of affixing revenue stamp on claim forms is discontinued with immediate effect, in case the claim amount is to be paid through NEFT.

4. RPFCs are requested to issue press release (no advertisements) and send Email/SMS to the employers on the step being taken to simplify settlement of claims. The existing stationery may be suitably stamped.

Yours faithfully,

(Sanjay Kumar)

FA&CAO

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