Once EPF transfer becomes automated, when the new employer will file the monthly PF return including the UAN of the new employee, the EPF contributions and interest earned will be automatically transferred.



New Delhi: Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) subscribers will no longer have to file provident fund (EPF) transfer claims when they change jobs as the process will be automated. It may be noted that currently, employees have to file EPF transfer claims while changing jobs despite having a universal account number (UAN).

However, from April 1 onwards, the process might be automated. A senior labour ministry official stated earlier this year that EPFO has roped in C-DAC to study its operating systems in order to go paperless soon. He also told that at present, about 80 per cent of the work is done online and they are aiming to go completely paperless which will be possible of EPF transfer become automated.



Once EPF transfer becomes automated, the new employer will file the monthly PF return including the UAN of the new employee following which the EPF contributions and interest earned on that will be automatically transferred. This will also allow the employees to get credits on their EPF contribution during their tenure with previous employers into their UAN.

EPFO gets about eight lakh EPF transfer claims every year and once the system is automated, it will ease the workload on the organisation. EPFO is currently testing the automation on a pilot basis and it is expected to be rolled out soon.

Worth mentioning here is that the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that ‘special allowance’ must be included in basic pay for calculation of provident fund (PF) deduction from employees and the company. This move will not only have financial ramification on companies but will also impact the take-home salary of employees.



26 COMMENTS

  1. Welcomed.I think the decision made on EPF will contribute a lot for we like medium class people.Thanks a lot towards the changes in EPF fund transfer rules from the existing complicated one & for the claim what we shall move from office to office will be easy when new comment gets approved.Do the needful at ASAP & Kindly notify me by email when comment gets approved.

  2. For short period of service in a company either PF & Family Pension should not be deducted or should be paid in the bank account of the employees available with the employer immediately after leaving the service by each and every employee.

  3. Process for merge UAN no. from previous to current organisation. Please send the format to be filled and submit to epf office

  4. epfo’ employee is very chor department and motherchod mera case 2015 se pending pada hua hai sare paper as per demand submitted but ab bhi kah rahe mera technical issue hone ke karan its take time. bahut motherchod hai. na to mistery of labour apni ma chudwai hai aur na central epfo tak ko mail likhne ka bad bhi koi ma chudwane ke liye ready nahi hota hai

  5. sir my date of birth company entered wrong. i have apply correct through basic modification details many times with attachment pan and aadhaar card but epfo field office rejected. i work in delhi but my company established in west bangal EPFO office and i leave the job in march 2019. can i help to withdrawal my PF.

  6. Is there change of rules only for present employees? What about retired ones who are drawing PF pensions. Any change in PF pension procedures with reference to the most cumbersome “living certificate” annual submission only through account holding bank or PF distributing offices? Why can’t this be changed to senior citizen friendly “do at home on line” process. It’s very hard to get living certificate submitted through bank and by visiting distant PF offices for a retired employee. Hope authorities will open their eye and help retired employees also.
    Mohan

  7. I am working with Valley Iron & Steel Co. Ltd., Exchange Store Bldg., Sham Nath Marg, Civil Lines, Delhi
    I am member of PF. My A/.c No. is HPSML00027680000000916 (RPF Office, Shimla. In the account nominee’s namne registered is RAMESH DAWAR (my wife) who has expired on 22.09.2018. All the documents have been submitted about a year back but so far I have not received any intimation whether nominee’s name has been changed to Manuj Dawar (my son). My registered mobile no. is 7838530798. E.mail regd. is skdawar2006@gmail.com. I am getting all msgs. about balance in the account but for change of nominee, there is no msg. Pl. check up and do the needful
    Sudershan Kumar Dawar, A1/285 Janak Puri Pankha Road, New delhi-110058

    • Dear Sudershan Sir,

      Please never share confidential information like mobile number, email, PF a/c number on open forums. These details can be misused by fraudsters.

      You can log into EPF UAN portal and submit the form for e-nomination. If it doesn’t get approved in due time, You can log a complaint at https://epfigms.gov.in/.

  8. Kindly stop trust related pf and transfer all trust related pf to EPFO because we could able to claim our pf balance from trust, and even we could not able check monthly balance in our pf account too, it’s really annoying and hectic.
    All organisations which are maintaining there Pf in trust, people are facing obstacles to claim, EPFO online services is extremely helpful to employees.

  9. This step of Govt will immensely help the workers specifically contract workers working under annual contract in which contractors are changing on regular intervals. In such type of assignments employers intentionally put DOJ wrong so that members face hardship. This is a welcome step.
    Thanks and Congratulations

  10. Hello Team,

    I am suresh Kumar pedireddi. I have one question. I have 2.5 years experience in my first company. But that service was not added to my UAN account. But I withdrawn money from that pf account.

    Now I want to add that service to my UAN account. Because in my UAN account, it is showing only less than 5 years exp. But actually It has to show 7.5 years service.

    What can I do to add my first company service. Please help me

    Thanks,
    Suresh.

  11. Well appriciate for your broad news of latest improvements advance benefit service to EPFO holders. But very pity to write how EPFO cheet members. Against transfer against form 13 since from 1998 finally at pressure 2012 only transferred Chennai a/c RO, BNG a/c BG/BNG/4848/1495,@time BNG settled only their a/c for service 1998 to 2002, service at Chennai 1981 to 1998 total 22 years service, even submitted service certificates Chennai savings settled in 2017, but from 2007 attained 58 form10D submitted were rejected for lam reasons, last submitted on23.12.19 rejected 16.01.2020 by their message, to know the reason being very old a/c UAN not provided, not able to open the new links code sent with message.
    A OFFICE PROVIDE FOR QUICK PENSION,SIMPLY REJECT FORM 10D PROLONG FROM 2007 TO TILL TO GIVE PENSION WITH ARRERS.
    Whether appriciate the service of EPFO or the adminstration. Pl circulate to nation wide members about EPFO service, pl guide to get soon.

  12. Well appriciate for your broad news of latest improvements advance benefit service to EPFO holders. But very pity to write how EPFO cheet members. Against transfer against form 13 since from 1998 finally at pressure 2012 only transferred Chennai a/c RO, BNG a/c BG/BNG/4848/1495,@time BNG settled only their a/c for service 1998 to 2002, service at Chennai 1981 to 1998 total 22 years service, even submitted service certificates Chennai savings settled in 2017, but from 2007 attained 58 form10D submitted were rejected for lam reasons, last submitted on23.12.19 rejected 16.01.2020 by their message, to know the reason being very old a/c UAN not provided, not able to open the new links code sent with message.
    A OFFICE PROVIDE FOR QUICK PENSION,SIMPLY REJECT FORM 10D PROLONG FROM 2007 TO TILL TO GIVE PENSION WITH ARRERS.
    Whether appriciate the service of EPFO or the adminstration. Pl circulate to nation wide members about EPFO service, pl guide to get soon.

  13. I have one query regarding withdrawal of of amount after leaving a company. My friend have already submitted the withdrawal form to the of office but the employer is not providing his declaration and not even agreeing to provide him the whole contribution. My question is can an employer not agree to pay his contribution and agreeing to release the employee contribution and the interest that was accumulated during my friends tenure with that company…??

    Request the seniors and juniors and experts too to put some light in this regard so that my friend is not cheated at any cost.

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