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Employees’ Provident Funds Appellate Tribunal (Procedure) Amendment Rules, 2017 - Notified

Ministry of Labour and Employment vide Notification no. G.S.R. 949(E) dated the 20th July, 2017, has notified the Employees’ Provident Funds Appellate Tribunal (Procedure) Amendment Rules, 2017, which is as under:

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 21 of the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Employees’ Provident Funds Appellate Tribunal (Procedure) Rules,1997, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Employees’ Provident Funds Appellate Tribunal (Procedure) Amendment Rules, 2017.
(2) They shall come into force on date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Employees’ Provident Funds Appellate Tribunal (Procedure) Rules, 1997, -

(a) in rule 1, in sub-rule (1), the words “Employees’ Provident Funds Appellate” shall be omitted;

(b) In rule 2,-
(i) for clause (g), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-
‘(g) “Registrar” means the Registrar appointed for the Tribunal or any other person authorized, by order, by the Central Government to act as Registrar for the purpose of these rules ;
(ii) for clause (i), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-
‘ “Tribunal” means the Industrial Tribunal referred to in section 7D of the Act ;’;
(c) in Appendix,-
(i) in FORM I, for the words “IN THE EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUNDS APPELLATE TRIBUNAL”, the words “IN THE INDUSTRIAL TRIBUNAL” shall be substituted; 
(ii) in FORM II,-
(a) for the words “ Employees’ Provident Funds Appellate Tribunal”, the word “Tribunal” shall be substituted;
(b) for the letters and words “EPF Appellate Tribunal”, the words “Industrial Tribunal” shall be substituted.



NOTE : The Principal rule was published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3(i), dated the 21st June, 1997 vide number G.S.R. 268, dated the 2nd June, 1997 and was last amended vide number S.O. 498, dated the 7th February, 2000.

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