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EPFO portal offers link to opt for higher pension

The option to opt for higher pension will be available for employees who had retired before September 1, 2014

January 20, 2023 09:50 pm | Updated January 26, 2023 10:13 am IST - New Delhi

Employees Providend Fund Organisation building at Bandra.

Employees Providend Fund Organisation building at Bandra. | Photo Credit: Surpreet Sapkal

Implementing the recent Supreme Court order on higher provident fund pensions, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has made a provision in the member’s portal so that retired workers can opt for higher pension. The EPFO has started taking registration requests from employees for application form for validation of joint options with the employers.

The option, at the moment, will be available for employees who had retired before September 1, 2014. They should have also exercised joint option under para 11(3) of the  Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) prior to September 1, 2014.

The employee should enter the Pension Payment Order, Aadhaar number, name, date of birth in the application form, which should be as per the EPFO records. “Member should have a valid mobile number linked as per UIDAI records,” the direction adds.

A source in the EPFO said the website had stopped functioning properly with members trying to add their details. There are indications that the EPFO may come up with an updated version of the link on Saturday.

The EPFO had issued guidelines earlier on the matter, but both the pensioners and the EPFO employees had sought further clarity on the guidelines. The EPFO, however, has not given any specific guidelines on updating details in the new window on the members’ website.

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