Changing your job? Shifting PF holdings to soon be hassle-free


People often change their jobs, either to get better salary, or just to move to a better company. However, gone are the days when shifting PF holdings from one company to another was a headache. Good news is, shifting PF holdings will soon become hassle-free.

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) is chipping away at a purported “anyplace administration” plan to redesign administration conveyance to its 60 million dynamic supporters. When it is actualized throughout the following a half year, composed area representatives moving crosswise over areas are probably not going to confront any issue in bringing together their PF corpus, as indicated by no less than two government authorities and records investigated by Mint.

“EPFO, with an undertaking to improve the nature of administration, wishes to dispatch an aspiring ‘anyplace administration’ for its individuals,” said one of the two authorities, who declined to be named.

The authority said that however the all-inclusive record number (UAN) was at that point set up, it had a few restrictions as the back-end administration conveyance, for example, claims settlement and annuity counts were as yet taken care of at field workplaces.

“With administrations conveyance as of now confined to the field office where the record of the part has a place, various part IDs related with a solitary individual due to non-convenience and twofold passage bookkeeping framework are few of the issues EPFO is confronting… To meet the end target of better administration conveyance, EPFO wants an incorporated framework which keeps running on a brought together single database,” the EPFO archive said.

The second official said the association had just begun updating its innovation spine and focal database. He said handling of cases of individuals, which establish the main part of the back-office tasks of EPFO, should be reinforced and reliance on field workplaces to process such cases limited.

The principal official said that since development and material specialists were a profoundly coasting gathering, such a move would enable them to bind together their old records and improve their odds of getting better annuities through the representative benefits conspire.

Consistently, representatives contribute 12% of their essential pay and dearness recompense to EPFO and a coordinating commitment is made by the business.

The principal official said that when a worker joins another activity and notices his old UAN number while making a crisp EPF commitment, his old PF and benefits account stores would be consequently exchanged.

This should be possible without applying for an exchange or heading off to the past business. Unification of old records has two key advantages—the EPF commitment period turns out to be longer as more seasoned records get combined and, second, it improves the worker’s annuity qualification. As of now, 10 years of normal commitment is an absolute necessity to get annuity under EPS.

As indicated by authority records, online demands by individuals are right now handled at the back end through the EPFO application programming by separate field workplaces. This application has confinements and structure issues and isn’t in a state of harmony with the UAN site, bringing about inadequacies in execution and expectations.

“It is the need of great importance in perspective on elevated requirements of partners for better mechanized administrations,” the archive says.

The new arrangement visualizes that the trade exchanged store (ETF) units gathered as a feature of individuals’ EPF speculations will likewise be exchanged flawlessly.

“Supporters’ involvement with EPFO must improve further. A clearness on ETF collection and move if there should arise an occurrence of employment move is the need of great importance and we bolster any endeavor on this,” said A.K. Padmanabhan, a workers’ delegate on the focal leading body of EPFO.

In any case, he said that since every one of supporters’ records were not connected to Aadhaar, the usage of the arrangement could be testing. About 60% of current supporters have connected their records with their Aadhaar number.

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