EPFO revises instructions on submission of claims through online mode in case of settlement amount is above Rs. 10.00 lacs
Further to the trail mail, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (“EPFO”) has in a recent circular dated 14th May, 2018, revised the instructions on “Submission of claims through online mode in case of settlement amount is above Rs.10.00 lacs – Revised instructions”.
The present Circular clarifies that the below-mentioned instructions will be kept on hold till its functionality is developed by the National Development Council.
As detailed in the trail mail, the EPFO had previously informed that:
- in view to step up security, the claims already received online from claimants shall be sent online to employers for further verification, only after which the claim will be settled; and
- such employers are required to return the claims to the EPFO office, within 3 days, either accepting or rejecting them.