Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) made it mandatory for establishments to file online claims for provident fund withdrawals above Rs 10 lakh, respectively above Rs 5 lakh under the Employees’ Pension Scheme 1995. Under the new regime, subscriber’s bank account has to be seeded and verified within the online system before claims can be settled. Moreover, subscribers must have the UAN(Universal Account Number) activated.


This decision was taken on 27/02/2018 during a meeting chaired by the Central Provident Fund Commissioner and it is believed to be a pro active measure to combat fraud.

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