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PFA

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Definition

Please Find Attached.

The most ridiculous acronym used in the Indian business world. Rather than answer a query in the body of the email, the Indian office professional (perhaps influenced by babus and their obfuscatory requirment for documents in triplicate), will:
1. Open a Microsoft Office Document
2. Enter the answer into the document
3. Upload it via his email program
4. Attach it to an email to you
5. And the subject will just be PFA

Used to drive me bonkers, now I accept that this is a consequence of folks having to Kindly do the needful

Usage

A: "Shall we go to lunch now?" (by email)
B: (after attaching a word document with the word "Yes" in it) will send an email where the subject line is PFA
Added 2011-07-02 by Kannadoggy

Region

All India

Related Terms

Kindly do the needful

Terms referencing this

Triplicate