Employees Provident Funds (Second Amendment) Scheme, 2012

 
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G.S.R.336(E).--In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5, read with sub-section (1) of Section 7 of the Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), the Central Government hereby makes the following Scheme further to amend the Employees' Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, namely:--

'1. (1) This Scheme may be called the Employees' Provident Funds (Second Amendment) Scheme, 2012.

(2) It shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Employees' Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 (hereinafter referred to as the said Scheme), in paragraph 27, after sub-paragraph (2), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

"Provided that above mentioned returns shall be submitted by the employer in electronic format also, in such form and manner as may be specified by the Commissioner."

3. In paragraph 27A of the said Scheme, after sub-paragraph (2), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

"Provided that above mentioned returns shall be submitted by the employer in electronic format also, in such form and manner as may be specified by the Commissioner."

4. In paragraph 27AA of the said Scheme, after condition (16) of the Appendix 'A', the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

"Provided that above mentioned returns shall be filed by the employer in electronic format also, in such form and manner as may be specified by the Commissioner."

5. In paragraph 36 of the said Scheme,-

(i) in sub-paragraph (2), after the proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

"(c) Provided further that a copy of the forms as mentioned in clauses (a) and (b) above shall be provided by the employer to concerned employees immediately after joining the service or at the time of leaving the service, as the case may be.";

(ii) after sub-paragraph (6), the following sub-paragraph shall be inserted, namely:-

"(7) Every employer shall send to the Commissioner such returns in electronic format also, in such form and manner as may be specified by the Commissioner."

6. In paragraph 36-A of the said Scheme, after the proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

"Provided further that above mentioned details shall be furnished by the employer in the electronic format also, in such form and manner as may be specified by the Commissioner."

7. In paragraph 38 of the said Scheme, after sub-paragraph (3), the following proviso shall be inserted,...

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