New Delhi. Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has given a good news to the EPF account holders. Now EPF members will be able to easily update 11 details related to their account including name, date of birth and gender.
This means that if the name, father’s name or any other information is entered wrong then they will be able to easily correct it. For this, EPFO has issued a standard operating procedure. By providing EPF account holders the facility to update their personal information, the number of claim rejections will also reduce and the risk of fraud will also reduce.
If the information submitted to EPFO and the information filled in the claim form at the time of making the claim does not match, the claim gets rejected. But now EPFO has issued a circular saying that EPF members can correct or update 11 details. The information that can be updated includes name, gender, date of birth, father’s name, relationship, marital status, date of joining. Date of joining, reason for leaving, date of leaving, nationality and Aadhaar number are included.
Update like this:
According to the EPFO circular, the EPF account holder will have to log in to the Member Seva Portal to correct the profile details. The application will have to be made on the portal itself and the necessary documents related to any information which is to be updated or changed will also have to be uploaded on the portal. These documents will be kept on the portal for future reference.
Employer will have to validate
whatever changes EPF members make in their account, they will have to be validated by their employer as well. According to the circular, the request made by the EPF account holder will also be visible in the employer’s login. An automatic email will also be sent to the registered email ID of the employer. EPF members can get the data corrected only in those member accounts, which are maintained by the present employer. No employer shall have the right to make changes to member accounts belonging to other or previous entities.