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EPFO now allows to rectify age-proof documents online

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has allowed people to rectify discrepancies in age-proof documents online, thus ensuring that their UAN is KYC compliant. 

EPFO in its circular said, "The PF subscribers can submit the correction requests online. This will enable EPFO to validate the date of birth of members online with UIDAI instantaneously, thus authenticating and reducing the processing time of change requests."

At present, subscribers can get their date of birth rectified by producing any of these documents such as a birth certificate issued by the registrar of births and deaths, any education-related certificate, service records of central or state organisations, medical certificate by a civil surgeon, Aadhaar or any other document issued by a government department.

In a statement EPFO said, the date of birth recorded in Aadhaar will now be accepted as valid proof of date of birth for the purpose of rectification, provided that the difference in the two dates is less than 3 years.

EPFO said that it has instructed field offices to expedite the disposal of online requests, enabling PF members in financial distress, to apply online for availing non-refundable advance from their PF accumulations to tide over the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is worth mentioning that last month, EPFO had allowed its subscribers to withdraw three months basic pay and dearness allowance as a non-refundable advance on the grounds of COVID-19 lockdown from March 28, 2020.

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