EPFO eliminates requirement of uploading copy of PAN Card at the time of registration of establishment
The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (“EPFO”) through a circular dated 8th January, 2018 has eliminated the requirement of uploading digitally signed scanned copy of PAN Card at the time of registration of establishment.
At present, employers have to upload digitally signed copy of PAN card at the time of registration of an establishment. Pursuant to a mandate of Ease of Doing Business to eliminate the requirement of submitting scanned copy of PAN card at the time of registration, the EPFO has informed that the requirement of uploading the scanned copy of PAN card at the time of registration has been examined and since the details of PAN are now verified directly from the Income Tax Department, the requirement to upload scanned copy of the same is getting eliminated.
Information Services Division has already carried out necessary modifications in the software.