Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) had introduced a functionality to generate e-Form-9 for the establishments/members joining EPF Scheme on or after October 18, 2017, has already been provided in the EPFO application software vide version no 5.68 dated September 22, 2017.
This facility has been extended for the members/establishments joined on or after 1st April 2012 as well. Accordingly, in the EPFO Application Software version 5.82dated November 10, 2017, there are two functionalities provided:
· Approval of Form~9 membership data. i.e. “Approve Form-9 Data (April2012 to Sept 2017)” and
· Generation of e—Form—g data “Generate e-Form-9 (April 2012 to September 2017)”.
The above provision has been made with the intention to generate e-Form-9 for the members/ Establishments joined on or after 1st April 2012 in the EPFO Application Software and thereby reduce the usage of papers and bulk registers.
Usage of this functionality involves a two stage process.
· The first step is a onetime approval of membership data along with updation of the same, if any, by the respective A0 (Accounts).
· Then e-Form-9 can be generated in respect of those approved members/Establishments joined on or after is1 April 2012 to 30thSeptember 2017.