Under the new notification No. Bkg.1(4)2010/Online Remittance /12871, Date: 24th June 2015 issued by EPF department  Deposit of EPF Contributions through Internet /Online Banking is not mandatory for those employers who are remitting contribution below Rs. 1 lakh per month with till 30.09.2015 and it will be mandatory to pay online from 01.10.2015.   Earlier  vide CMoL&E Notification No. G.S.R. 360(E) dated 05.05.2015 it was made mandatory for all employers irrespective of Contribution amount.

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation

(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India)

Head Office

Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14- Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi — 110066

Fax: 011-26173022, Telephone: 26172685

No. Bkg.1(4)2010/Online Remittance /12871 , Date: 24th June 2015

To

All Regional P.F. Commissioner-I/In charge Regional & Sub-Regional Offices

Subject:  Mandatory Deposit of Contributions through Internet Banking.

Reference:      

i) MoL&E Notification No. G.S.R. 360(E) dated 05.05.2015.

ii) HO Circular of even No. dated 22.06.2015

Sir/Madam,

Please refer to the above said subject.

2.  The Central Government in exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 read with sub-section (1) of section 7 of the EPF&MP Act 1952 has notified amendments in Paras 38(1) and 48 of EPF Scheme, 1952 making it mandatory for employers to pay the statutory contributions through Internet Banking.

3.  In exercise of powers conferred to the Central Provident Fund Commissioner under amended para 38(1) of EPF Scheme, 1952, it has been allowed vide order of even No. dated 24.06.2015 that an employer who makes payment of less than Rupees one lakh in a particular month as contributions under Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Funds Act, 1952 and Schemes framed thereunder, shall have the option to make such payments through bank drafts or banker’s cheques or cheques drawn only on the local bank as was being done earlier. A copy of the said order is enclosed for information. This order shall be valid upto the month of September, 2015. Thereafter, it shall be mandatory for all employers to make payments electronically through internet banking. The employers remitting contribution below Rs. 1 lakh per month shall, however, have the option to remit such dues through the internet banking even during the interim period upto September, 2015.

4.  The employers may be advised through e-mail/SMS/press release for depositing contributions through Internet Banking as specified above.

Yours faithfully

(Sanjay Kumar)

RCFA

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation

(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India)

Head Office

Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14- Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi — 110066

Fax: 011-26173022, Telephone: 26172685

No. Bkg.1(4)2010/Online Remittance /12870 , Date: 24th June 2015

ORDER

Ministry of Labour & Employment vide notification no. G.S.R. 360(E) dated 5th May, 2015 has amended Para 38(1) of the EPF Scheme, 1952. The Central Government has made it mandatory for employers to pay statutory contributions electronically through Internet Banking only.

2. In exercise of powers conferred to the Central Provident Fund Commissioner under amended para 38(1) of EPF Scheme, 1952, it is hereby ordered that an employer who makes payment of less than Rupees one lakh in a particular month as contributions under Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Funds Act, 1952 and Schemes framed thereunder, shall have the option to make such payments through bank drafts or banker’s cheques or cheques drawn only on the local bank as was being done earlier. This order is being issued considering the fact that many of the participating employers having smaller work force may not readily have facility of internet banking.

3. This order shall be valid upto the month of September, 2015. Thereafter, it shall be mandatory for all employers to make payments electronically through internet banking.

(K.K. Jalan)

Central Provident Fund Commissioner

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4 responses to “Online Payment of EPF not Mandatory for employers remitting contribution below Rs. 1 lakh per month”

  1. HEMANT says:

    can i make payment offline by cheque or Rs 1227

  2. tarun sadhukhan says:

    epfo challan deposit amt by cheque

  3. subasis kumar patro says:

    Unlike other Govt. statutory bodies i.e Income tax, Custom, Service tax,sales tax there is an optional mode of payment to pay statutory dues.How far it is practicable to mandate online internet banking? across India where most of the places have net connectivity problem and also owner point of view it is most valid to pay or authorise to pay by manual mode i.e DD or cheque. is the subject of safety and security of fund.

    Upto online challan submission, KYC or UAN I welcome the initiative, but mode of payment should have the option whereby Owner can remit dues conveniently.

    This criteria should take into consideration before implementing anything mandate.

  4. kamal says:

    Can we make payment online through any bank or we have to make payment through Nationalised banke(een online) ?

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