EPF withdrawal, transfer made easy. Checkout EPFO’s new feature for members
New Delhi: Withdrawal, transfer of Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) has become easier now as EPFO has introduced a new facility in its Unified Portal wherein the employee can enter the date of his exit from his previous company on his own. Worth mentioning here is that if your date of exit from your previous employer is not updated in the EPFO’s system, then your EPF transfer, withdrawal request get stuck till your previous employer provides that information to EPFO.
Before introduction of the new facility, only the employers had the authority to enter or update the exit date of employees. However, from now onwards employees can also update their date of exit in the EPFO record after their exit from a company.
How to update ‘Exit Date’ in EPFO record
You needs to log-on to the UAN Portal i.e. the Unified Portal for members using your Universal Account Number (UAN) and password. On the home page of the UAN portal, click on ‘Service History’ under ‘View’ on the top panel. This will show you the list of previous employers and your date of joining and exit from those organisations. If your date of exit from any previous organisation is missing in the service record then you can update that on your own.
To update exit date, click on ‘Manage’ and under it click on ‘Mark Exit’. From the drop-down menu, on the next page, choose the employer.
On the next page, you need to enter date of birth, date of joining, date of exit. Here you need to mention your last working day in the previous organisation. If you don’t remember that then you can choose any date of the last contribution month by the employer. EPFO already provides information on last contribution on the top panel. The Member ID, Establishment Name, Month of the employer’s last contribution is already mentioned there.
However, if you have recently left your job, you need to wait for at least two months before you are allowed to enter the date of exit. It may be noted that the date of exit can only be updated after two months of the last contribution made by the employer.