Firms with over 500 members should register by April 30.

The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has appealed to establishments to furnish electronically authenticated records through use of digital signature (class 2 and above) while submitting statutory returns, claim forms, and requests of other services.

e-governance reforms

The move is in line with the EPFO’s e-governance reforms that are aimed at making its services more efficient and transparent.

Establishments covered under Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952 have to register at least one digital signature certificate (DSC), (class 2 and above ), of their employer with the EPFO.

Establishments with more than 500 members would have to register by April 30 and establishments with 101-500 members, by June 30, Prasanth K., Regional Provident Fund Commissioner, Kozhikode, said on Thursday.

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