January

EPFO Form 5A

Via this notification,” As per EPFO circular dated 25th January 2018, that every employer in relation to factory or other establishment to which the Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 applies, shall furnish online/electronically in Form No. 5A, particulars of all branches and departments, owners, occupiers, Directors, Partners, Manager or any other person or persons who have the ultimate control over the affairs of such factory or establishment and also furnish details of changes in such particulars within 15 days of such change. E-sign facility has been provided for the employers for online submission of Form No. 5A. EPFO or PF Office has also stated that Offline/Physical submission of Form No. 5A stands discontinued. Details of online submission of Form No. 5A are available on the website of the EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organization). EPFO or PF Field offices have also been directed to not ask hard copies in case of submission of form 5A with digital/e-signatures by employers

Please find the attached notification of Online Submission of FORM 5A.

EPFO Form 5A


Employer Contribution To EPF Need Not Mandatorily Exceed Statutory Wage Ceiling Limit

Via this notification,” As per EPFO circular dated 03rd January 2018, EPFO has reiterated (the Supreme Court Judgment in the matter of Marathawada Gramin Bank Karamchari Sangathan and another Vs. Management of Marathawada Gramin Bank) and has directed that employers cannot be forced to contribute over and above the statutory wage ceiling in respect of their employees. However, the option is available for the employees to contribute to the statutory wage ceiling if they so desire subject to the conditions enumerated under Para 26 (6) of the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952.

Please find the attached notification of Employer Contribution to EPF Need Not Mandatorily Exceed Statutory Wage Ceiling Limit.

Employer Contribution to EPF


EPFO has exempted the uploading of Scanned Copy of Pan Card via Circular Dated January 8, 2018

Via this Circular dated January 8, 2018, the EPFO has been decided that there is no need to upload the scanned copy of PAN card at the time of registration of establishments. Information Services Division has already carried out necessary modifications in the software accordingly.

Abolishing of uploading scanned copy of PAN Card