Usually any concern regarding the provident funds is ignored by the employees. It is mostly an involuntary action, except at the time of switching the jobs. The launch of unified EPFO portal is a much needed scheme in this direction.
It is in tune with Digital India program and a wise decision to go paperless. The availability of the various benefits and services at the fingertips of the employees will solve the complexities. The employees would be able to use the various services with an ease, anywhere and anytime.
Now, to use any service a member needs to access, “Member Unified Portal” of the EPFO. The other option is to log on to www.epfindia.gov.in and then go to the option available for online services to the members.
The Unique Account Number and its activation are the prerequisites of accessing the unified portal of EPFO. By entering the KYC details such as date of birth, unique account number, and mobile number one can activate the UAN. It would be interesting to learn the services available on the portal.
One can update the PF account’s KYC via unified portal of EPFO. Further, to make the process of claims smooth one can easily link the UAN to Aadhaar. Portal also provides for an Aadhar based online claims submission process.
This simplifies the earlier process which was tedious and time consuming. One can also check their personal details on the portal and if there appears some discrepancy then it can be rectified then and there on the website itself. It does away with the physical form for the nomination procedure. It gives the option of E-nominations which is not only a simpler method but also safe and sound. The digitalization of all these services is aptly in tune with present day world.