The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has joined hands with CSC e-Governance Services India to utlise the latter’s 200,000-strong network of common services centres to widen its reach and enable EPFO pensioners submit their digital life certificates online.
“To start with, the pensioners of Employees Pension Scheme of EPFO can submit their digital life certificates via JeevanPramaanPatraprogramme through a large number of Points of Presence (PoP) of CSC network in addition to those available at EPFO offices,” EPFO said in a statement.
The broadband-enabled CSC network is one of the largest government-approved online service delivery channel in the world.
There are rural service delivery points established by District eGovernance Societies (DeGSs) selected by state governments for aggregating content and offering relevant government to customers (G2C), business to customers (B2C), business to business (B2B) and other services.
The initiative means that the pensioners living in remote areas now need not visit the EPF offices or their banks for filing paper-based life certificates.
“In near future, it is also planned to 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,” EPFO said.