EPFO Discontinues Use of Hard Copy of PF Form 9 from 1 Oct. 2017
The EPFO has announced discontinuation of use of hard copy of PF Form 9 meant for ‘Return of Employees Who are Entitled and Required to become Member of Provident Fund and Pension Fund within 15 days of Coverage’, in respect of ‘all members joining’ or ‘establishments covered’ on or after 1 Oct. 2017. EPFO will accordingly make available Form 9 in e-format w.e.f. 1 Oct. 2017.
This step has been taken by EPFO to boost e-governance, like fully electronic settlement of claims, facilitating employers with ease of doing business in India by reducing paper work, etc.