Employees’ Provident Funds (Sixth Amendment) Scheme, 2017

New Delhi, the 4th May, 2017

G.S.R. 436(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 read with sub-section (1) of section 7 of 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 (Sixth Amendment) Scheme, 2017.
(2) It shall come into effect from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, in paragraph 72, in sub-paragraph (5), for clause (e) and the proviso thereto, the following shall be substituted, namely:-
“(e) The payment may be made to the person, to whom payment is to be made, through electronic or digital funds transfer system of any Scheduled commercial bank or any post office.”

[F. No. S-35012/7/2016-SS-II]
R. K. GUPTA, Jt. Secy.

Note: The Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide notification number S.R.O. 1509, dated the 2nd September, 1952 and last amended vide notification number G.S.R. 404(E) dated the 25th April, 2017.

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