New Delhi, the 14th January, 2016.

G.S.R 24(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 21 of the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Employees’ Provident Funds Appellate Tribunal (Procedure) Rules, 1997, namely :-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Employees’ Provident Funds Appellate Tribunal (Procedure) Amendment Rules, 2016.

(2) They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Employees’ Provident Funds Appellate Tribunal (Procedure) Rules, 1997,-

(a) for rule 6, the following rule shall be substituted, namely :-

“6. Place of filing appeals.– The appeal shall ordinarily be filed by the appellant with the Registrar of the Tribunal within whose jurisdiction the cause of action has arisen.”;

(b) in rule 7, for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:-

“(1) Every appeal filed with the Registrar shall be accompanied by a fee of two thousand rupees to be remitted in the form of crossed demand draft on a nationalised bank in favour of the Registrar of the Tribunal and payable at the main branch of that Bank at the station where the seat of the said Tribunal is situated.”.



Note : The Principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub­section (i), dated the 2nd June, 1997 vide number G.S.R. 268 and were subsequently amended vide number S.O. 498, dated the 7th February, 2000.

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