NEW DELHI: Workers of the formal sector can now themselves generate universal Provident Fund account number on-line. Retirement fund body, Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has developed an internet-based system for workers to get registered on its digital platform.
Till now, workers used to apply through their employers to get the Universal Account Number.
Union Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar launched the system during the 67th Foundation Day celebrations of the retirement body in New Delhi.
A system DigiLocker has also been launched for over 65 lakh EPFO pensioners through which they can download their pension-related documents including the Pension Payment Order.
The EPFO has integrated with DigiLocker of National e-Governance Division (NeGD) to create depository of electronic PPOs which is accessible to individual pensioners. This is a move towards paperless system by the EPFO.
Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar launched the two facilities during the 67th foundation day celebrations of the retirement body here. He also launched e-Inspection, which is a digital interface of the EPFO with employers.
The E-Inspection Form would be available in user login of employers not filing ECR which enables them to inform either closure of business or unpaid dues with proposal for payment. It will nudge employers for compliant behaviour and prevent harassment.