EPFO services to be delivered at CSC network

For pensioners living in remote areas, cost and inconvenience of travelling to EPF offices or banks for filing paper-based life certificate can now be avoided

GN Bureau | October 28, 2016


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The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has collaborated with Common Services Centers (CSCs) to expand the reach of its services to the employees’ provident fund (EPF) members.

The CSC network is an internet-enabled delivery system spread across rural areas, where citizens can avail government services online. It is one of the largest government approved online service delivery channel in the world.
 
There are at present more than one lakh CSCs across India. The government is planning to add one lakh more in the rural areas. 
 
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between EPFO and CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd. on October 25. The agreement is valid for a period of five years.
 
The pensioners of employees’ pension scheme of EPFO can submit their digital life certificates via Jeevan Pramaan Patra programme, a biometric-enabled digital service for pensioners of government oragnisations, at CSC network, in addition to those available at EPFO offices.
 
For pensioners living in remote areas, cost and inconvenience of travelling down to the EPF offices or banks for filing paper-based life certificate can be avoided by this collaboration.  
 
Other online services such as Aadhaar seeding with Universal Account Number (UAN), e-KYC operated upload and update facility, UAN card related services and online claim related services will soon be available at the CSC network.
 

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