EPFO revises procedure for implementation of e-court software


(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India)

No. C-I/1(63)2017/e-court/7647

Date- 24th July, 2017


All ACCs (Zones)

All RPFCs-I/RPFCs-II, Regional Offices

Sub:- Implementation of e-court software- revised procedure.


As you are aware, in the e-court software the allotment of 7A & 14B cases among assessing authorities is automatic so as to ensure that the workload is spread uniformly and cases are allotted randomly.

2. Accordingly, it is imperative that all APFCs/RPFC-IIs/RPFC-I user-id is immediately created except for officers who are barred from sensitive postings. Thereafter, the user role of court administration be given to officers currently working in Compliance only.

3. As 7A & 14B cases shall be randomly assigned to all assessing authorities, it is necessary that responsibility of initiation of 7A & 14B cases is separately and specifically assigned to respective section(s)/E0(s)/officer(s) responsible for initiation of first notice where due in accordance with the original jurisdiction to hold 7A/14B inquiry vide head office circular No. C-I/1(05)16/7A/MoL&E/6242 dated 22.06.2017.

4. Therefore, OICs shall be fully responsible to ensure that the administrative structure is appropriately put and initiation of 7A & 14B cases is done in time and no delay shall occur in initiation of first notice proposing such inquiry to respective employer followed with filing of actual case at e-court.

5. It is also clarified that for initiating 7A to decide applicability dispute also first a code no. must be allotted to the establishment by the concerned RO.

6. Further, with immediate effect for all new cases all hearings, proceedings/daily orders, filing order etc. must be through above software only. However, physical file shall continue to be updated by keeping print outs from e-court software till further orders.

7. For immediate compliance.

Yours faithfully,

(M. Narayanappa)

Additional Central PF Commissioner (HQ)

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