With an aim to expand the reach of convenience offered to EPF members, the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has joined the network of Common Services Centers (CSC).
Common Services Centers (CSC) network is one of the largest government approved online service delivery channel in the world.
"A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between EPFO and CSC e-Governance Services India Limited (CSC SPV) on 25th October 2016. The MoU is initially for a period of five years", the PIB release said.
To start with, pensioners of Employees Pension Scheme of EPFO can now submit their digital life certificates via Jeevan Pramaan Patra programme through a large number of points of Presence (PoP) of CSC networking in addition to those available at EPFO offices, added further.
This facility will be helpful for those pensioners living in remote areas. CSC will avoid cost and inconvenience of travelling down to the EPF offices or their banks for filing paper based life certificate.
It is also planned that EPF will enable various other online services namely aadhaar seeding with Universal Account Number (UAN), e KYC operated upload and update facility, UAN card related services and online claim related services.
CSC are broadband enabled rural service delivery points established by District e Governance Societies (DeGSs), selected by the State Governments, for aggregating content and offering relevant Government to Customers.
Now EPF subscribers may access these services at their convenience from the nearest CSC network.