E-nomination facility for EPF account holders launched
The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has launched an e-nomination facility for EPF members. As per a circular dated September 12, this facility can be used by members whose Aadhaar is linked and verified on the member sewa portal.
A member can avail of the e-nomination facility by logging in to their account on the EPFO’s member sewa portal. Make sure your UAN (Universal Account Number) is activated on the portal to use this facility.
Further, your photograph must be available on the member sewa portal.
Rules for nomination
According to EPFO rules, an individual can only nominate his/her family members. However, if an individual does not have a family, then he can nominate any one person. Now, this nomination will become invalid in case of the member acquires a family.
Points to remember while using portal
According to the circular, for members who have not filed nomination, a message will pop up when they login into their account to file their e-nomination. Remember, filing of online pension claim is also dependent on the availability of nomination by the member.
The list of such employees who have not filed the nomination is also displayed in the login of the employers.
According to the circular, this facility has been developed by the C-DAC and the e-sign facility has also been developed by them. The availability of e-nomination will also help in actuarial valuation of the pension fund.