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Monday, September 18, 2017

Discontinuance of Provident fund Form - 9 in physical form

In exercise of powers conferred on Central Provident Fund Commissioner under paragraph 36(7) of Employees' Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, discontinuance of submission of Form No. 9 in physical form is hereby ordered in respect of all the members joining as well as the establishments being covered on or after 1st October, 2017.

IS Division will make provision for maintenance of Form No. 9 electronically and making it available for various purposes with effect from 1st October, 2017.

Since employee master is available in the system containing all relevant details of the employee viz. name, gender, DOB, DOJ, father's/spouse's name as well as Aadhar & bank details fetched through ECR, submission of Form No. 9 in physical form by the employer can be discontinued. This would boost e-governance for fully electronic settlement of claims and also facilitate the employers in ease of doing business by reducing their paper work.

In view of the above my suggestions is that whenever a new employee is joining the following documents should be mandatory 

1. Aadhar Card ( Name of the employee should be as per aadhar)
2. Pan Card
3. Saving Bank account details (The reason behind giving Saving Bank account will be helpful to the employees if applying through online)