EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANIZATION

(Ministry of Labor & Employment, Govt. of India)

Head Office

Bhavishya Nidh1 Bhawan, 14, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi -110066.

No. Exem/10(20)2016/Vol. III

Dated 29.05.2017

To
All ACC(Zones),
ALL RPFCs (In charge of the RO/SRO)

Subject : Online Filing of Returns of Exempted Establishments under New Software – Regarding.

To streamline the monitoring and supervision of the performance of exempted Trusts under EPF & MP Act, 1952 and various Schemes framed there under, a new software has been launched on 27.05.2017.

2. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labor had recently reviewed the functioning of exempted Trusts and pointed out several shortcomings in the working of the exempted Establishments/ Trusts.

3. All the exempted Trusts are hereby advised to submit the pending online returns from October, 2016 till date. It is clarified that the return for the wage month March, 2017 is to be filed latest by 15th of May, 2017. Similarly the returns for every wage month are to be filed by 15th of the month following the month of payment of contributions for the wage month as exemplified above for the month of March, 2017. Hence all returns pending up to the wage month of April 2017 may be filed online latest by 15th June 2017.

4. It may further be noted that the performance of all the exempted Trusts/ Establishments will be monitored on regular basis online based on the performance of the exempted establishments in all relevant areas) ranks will be assigned and the same shall be published periodically in the EPFO website. The various items of data required for filing new online returns are:-

i) Claims (Numbers) received during the month and settled with percentage of settlement.

ii) Date of transfer of contributions to the Trust.

iii) Investment of surplus funds in the securities/bonds as per pattern of investment within stipulated time (maximum 10 days from the date of receipt of contributions i.e. 15th of each month).

iv) Rate of interest declared for the previous financial year.

v) Date of filing returns online.

5. Sufficient space in the returns have been provided for the employers/ Trustees to give their feedback/comments if any.

This is also brought to the notice of all exempted establishments that non filing of returns for 3 consecutive months shall result in cancellation of exemption granted to the establishment.

Yours faithfully,

(K. L. Goyal)

Addl. Central P. F. Commissioner- I (Exemption)

Copy to :-

i) RPFC(NDC) … with a request to circulate the above circular to all exempted establishments.

ii) P.S. to CPFC. . .for information please.

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