As you are aware that EPFO has provided a facility to Employers for approval of KYC, Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojana (PMRPY) registration and establishment registration through digital signatures at Unified Portal. Use of Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) requires many client-side settings such as Java installation and version control, browser setting, etc. and also some technical skills. It has been continuously reported by employers that they are facing difficulties in signing the documents using Digital Signature Certificates (DSC). These client-side settings are out of control of EPFO and because of that many employers are unable to approve KYC and register under PMRPY.
Keeping in view the above problems, EPFO has now introduced the free Aadhaar based e-Sign in addition to Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) to be used by Employers. It is very easy to use in comparison to DSC. Authorised signatory of establishments whose DSC is already registered can directly activate their e-Sign by providing Aadhaar at Unified Portal. Authorised signatory whose DSC is not available at Unified Portal can register their e-Sign at Unified Portal and get it approved from concerned EPFO field office. Once authorized signatory is registered for e-Sign, he/she can sign documents by getting OTP on the mobile registered with Aadhaar.
User manual for registering e-Sign is provided below.
Click here: Aadhaar based e-Sign at PF Unified Portal Manual