There is essential news for the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) users. Those who have not yet done e-nomination in their EPF account must complete this work by 31 December. Otherwise, they will be deprived of many facilities. Also Read - How to withdraw money from EPF account online due to COVID-19
Under the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976 (EDLI), the entire EPF account benefit of Rs 7 lakh is given as free insurance. If the member dies without any nomination, it becomes difficult to process the claim. Also Read - EPFO e-nomination deadline extended: Here’s all that you need to know
EPFO has now made it mandatory for all PF account holders to add a nominee. This effort is to provide security to the dependents of the PF account holders. If something happens to the PF account holders, keeping the dependents as a nominee protects them like insurance and pension. Also Read - Here's how to check PF balance on mobile without the internet
Here’s how you can file e-nomination on EPFO
STEP1: You have to first go to the official website of EPFO https://www.epfindia.gov.in/.
STEP2: Now click on the ‘Services’ option.
STEP3: Click on the ‘For Employees’ option.
STEP4: You will see an option of ‘Member UAN/Online Service (OCS/OTCP).’ Click on it
STEP5: Log in via entering UAN and Password
STEP6: Select ‘e-Nomination’ in the ‘Manage’ tab.
STEP7: The ‘Provide Details’ tab will appear on the screen. Click on ‘Save.’
STEP8: Click on ‘Yes’ to update the family declaration.
STEP9: Now click on ‘Add Family Details.’ More than one nominee can also be added.
STEP10: Click on ‘Nomination Details’ to declare how much amount will come in the nominee’s share. ‘Save’ after entering the details.
STEP11: Click on ‘EPF Nomination.’
STEP12: Click on ‘e-Sign’ to generate OTP.
STEP13: OTP will be sent to the mobile number linked with Aadhaar.
STEP14: Enter the OTP in the specified space and click on submit.