Grace period of 5 days allowed by EPFO to Employers for payment of PF Dues of Dec. 2016 latest by 20 Jan. 2017, i.e. due date extended from 15 Jan. 2017 as a special case
Earlier the EPFO has issued Circular dt. 8 Jan., 2016, removing grace period of 5 days for depositing PF by Employers from Feb. 2016 onwards, i.e. making new PF Deposit Due Date as 15th of the following month. However, EPFO has allowed a grace period of 5 days for employers to deposit PF dues for Dec. 2016 (i.e. by 20th January, 2017) in view of recent implementation of Unified Portal by EPFO from 23 Dec. 2016 due to which employers are facing certain problems on the portal, like problems in upfront allotment of UAN, connectivity issues, login issues, website slowdown/ hanging, lack of awareness of new procedures etc. Further, the IS Division of EPFO is making efforts to remove the difficulties asap and stabilize the unified portal in due course.
Further, Employers facing any difficulty post launch of Unified Portal may contact Technical Facilitation Centres of EPFO for any assistance. For details, please refer below: