EPFO Introduces Deletion & Re-submission Facility for Validation of Option / Joint Option Applications

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has introduced a new online functionality to provide an option to delete and re-submit an Application for Validation of Option / Joint Option for pensioners/members who made errors in their applications.

This allows employees to file a fresh application with the correct details and uploads. However, this option can only be used if the employer has not acted on the previous application. If the employer has already acted on the application, the employee won’t be able to use the delete button, but they will still have an opportunity to rectify errors after the scrutiny of the application by the Field Offices.

This information was shared in a circular issued by the Regional P.F. Commissioner-I (Pension) on behalf of the EPFO’s head office.

Deleting and Re-submitting Application for Validation of Option / Joint Option

EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Head Office
Bhavishva Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066 .

No. Pensioin/PoHW/2023/69114/615

Date:- 03.05.2023

TO,

All Addi. CPFCs, Zonal Offices.
All RPFCs / OICs, Regional Offices.

Sub: Deleting and Re-submitting Application for Validation of Option / Joint Option – reg.

Madam/ Sir,

Many representations have been received from pensioners / members with request to provide online facility to correct errors in their Applications for Validation of Option / Joint Option and to file uploads.

  1. Accordingly, in the online functionality, a button for ‘Delete Application’ has been provided to the employees. The employee after deleting application can, thereafter, if he/she so desires, file a fresh Application for Validation of Option / Joint Option with correct details / uploads.
  2. However, this button can be used only if the employer has not acted on the Application for Validation of Option / Joint Option submitted by the employee.
  3. Where employer has already acted on the Application for Validation of Option / Joint Option, the employee won’t be able to use the Delete Button. However, even in such cases, employee will be provided opportunity to rectify the errors after the scrutiny of Application for Validation, of Option / Joint Option by the Field Offices as per the HO circular dated 23.04.2023 (Sr. No. 18 of 2023-24).

This is for information and necessary actions please.

[This issues with the approval of CPFC]

Yours faithfully,

(Aprajita Jaggi)
Regional P.F. Commissioner-I (Pension)

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