Linking your Employees’ Provident Fund Account with Aadhaar help speeding up the claim settlement process to receive the amount to PF members. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has taken several steps in this regard. As per the unified portal of EPFO, if you wish to file an online claims for your EPF, EPS, EDLI or Pension then it is mandatory to link your UAN with Aadhaar and update remaining KYC- Bank and Pan detail.
EPFO is always being updated their portal of Employee as well as Employer to enhance the security regarding the facilities provided on the portal and to deliver the smooth and reliable procedure to all. Now, The EPFO has given the latest update for the all members covered under EPF Act. The member portal interface has been changed. The previous Unified Member KYC interface was below:-
Now, EPFO removed the unnecessary documents upload option
- Election card,
- Driving License
- Ration Card
- National Population Register.
The New Unified member KYC Interface new look is here :-
In the previous scenario the KYC used to uploaded directly without any verification by the Employees. The uploaded KYCs were being approved by the Employer through Digital Signature (DSC) or E-Sign. Now, there is only 4 KYC document option available on the unified member portal.
1 Aadhar Number
2 Bank Account with IFSC Code
3 Pan Card
After update in KYC procedure. There is mandatory requirement of registered mobile number linked with Employee’s Aadhar Number to update KYCs through unified member portal. As Employee upload the KYC detail of any 1 of the documents of PAN, Aadhar and Bank Account then the OTP will be sent on the linked Mobile Number with Aadhar Number by the UIDAI server. Employee will be able to submit the KYC after entering correct OTP Number and procedure of the validation.
There are 1 more update in the KYC approval option. In the previous scenario the uploaded KYC was being added in pending KYC for approval on the Unified Employer portal and the Employer had to approve the pending KYCs by the Digital Signature (DSC) or E-Sign. There were many cases were recorded in which KYC was not being approved by the Employer due to below reasons:-
- Employer Digital Signature (DSC) is not active
- E sign or DSC (Digital Signature Certificate) of the Employer are not registered
- Dispute between Employee and Employer, in the reply Employer doesn’t approve the KYC of the Employee.
- There is lack of knowledge of Approval procedure to the Employer.
In those case, the member is always hanged on the middle of the pending and approval KYC.
There was restriction on the unfied member portal. Employee was not able to upload and approve KYC by the present Employer, If KYC was already pending with previous Employer.
Now, the EPFO has modified the procedure for removal of pending KYC if Employer does not approve the KYC within 60 days.
It is the Help book- Manual to upload KYC of the member so please download it. I hope this blog will help the Employees to upload the KYC easily.
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