EPFO Discontinues Submission of Physical Form 9 for PF

Previously Form 9 in hard copy need to be submitted by employer to respective EPFO office for allotment of PF number to the employees including employee’s personal information. But with effect from 01/10/2017 it is order for the Discontinuance of Form – 9 in physical form by EPFO.

The EPFO body has taken this step in the wake of rapid computerisation in EPFO as an initiative towards Electronic Paper Free Organisation.

The official said that since employee master (roll) is available in the PF system containing all relevant details of the employee like name, gender, DOB, DOJ, father’s/spouse’s name as well as Aadhar & bank details fetched through electronic challan (PF return), then the submission of Form-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.

But for those employee’s who’s joining date is prior 01/10/2017, for them employer still need to submit Form 9 in hard copy with their respective PF office.