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Amendment in paragraphs 68-J and 68-N of EPF Scheme

“…Ministry of Labour & Employment vide Notification No. G.S.R.404(E) dated 25th April, 2017 has amended Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952. It shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

3. Paragraph 68-J: Advance from the fund for illness in certain cases: The sub- paragraph (2) and proviso to sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 68-J have been omitted. A member would only be required to submit a self-declaration, which has already been included in the Composite Claim Form, to avail advance from the provident fund for illness in certain cases. A member would no longer be required to submit any medical certificate or any other certificate or document or any proforma whatsoever to avail advance under paragraph 68-J.

4. Paragraph 68-N: Grant of advance to members who are physically handicapped:  The sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 68-N has been substituted wherein a member who is physically handicapped would be required to submit only a self-declaratio~which has already been included in the Composite Claim Form. A member would no longer be required to submit any medical certificate or document or any proforma whatsoever to avail advance under paragraph 68-N….”

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