All three documents (UAN Card, PPO and Scheme Certificate) are crucial for salaried people. EPFO members can now download them in PDF format using the DigiLocker service.
The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), a statutory body created to administer the contributory provident fund, pension plan and insurance program, has announced that its members can now download their important files through the service DigiLocker.
In a tweet, EPFO said: “Members can download UAN card, PPO and plan certificate via DigiLocker.”
“All documents can be downloaded in DigiLocker,” the tweeted image read. DigiLocker is a flagship project of the Ministry of Electronics and IT under the Digital India campaign. As the name suggests, it is a digital document wallet that gives people access to digital documents.
All three documents (UAN Card, PPO and Scheme Certificate) are crucial for salaried people. Although the UAN allows them to control their various Employees Provident Fund (EPF) accounts, the PPO number is a unique 12-digit number that is required for pensioners to obtain their pension. The plan certificate, on the other hand, allows an EPFO member to continue her previous period of service when she rejoins as an employee in the same or a different organization. A member can withdraw PF accumulations while making use of the Scheme Certificate.
How to register on the DigiLocker website?
Click the Sign Up option
Enter your mobile number/Aadhaar number
Enter the OTP sent to your mobile number in the designated area and click continue. For this to happen, your mobile number must be linked with Aadhaar
Enter the requested details: name, date of birth, gender and email ID. Your name, date of birth and gender must be according to Aadhaar
Set a 6-digit security PIN. This PIN will work like a password and will be required for each login
Once the Security PIN has been set, you will be automatically logged into your DigiLocker account
Go to the DigiLocker website or download the DigiLocker app on your smartphone.
Click on UAN and enter your UAN number and click ‘Get Document’.
The data will be saved in the issued documents section. From there, you can download the UAN card in PDF format.
Use the same method to download your PPO and Scheme Certificate.
First published: IST