EPFO Removes Aadhaar as Valid Proof for Date of Birth; Updates Document Requirements

In a recent development, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has made a significant change to its document requirements by excluding Aadhaar as a valid proof for date of birth.

The move, confirmed by the Ministry of Labor and Employment, necessitates the submission of alternative documents for any corrections related to date of birth in EPFO records.

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Revised Document Criteria for Date of Birth Correction

EPFO now mandates alternative documents to establish the date of birth for any corrections, as Aadhaar is no longer accepted for this purpose.

Applicants must adhere to the updated list of documents outlined by EPFO.

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List of Documents for Date of Birth Correction in EPF Account

For individuals seeking to change their date of birth in their EPF account, the following documents are now recognized:

  1. Birth certificate issued by the Registrar of Births and Deaths.
  2. Marksheet from a recognized government board or university.
  3. School Leaving Certificate (SLC)/School Transfer Certificate (TC)/SSC Certificate containing name and date of birth.
  4. Certificate based on service record of Central/State Government organizations.
  5. Medical certificate issued by the Civil Surgeon after a medical checkup.
  6. Passport.
  7. PAN card issued by the Income Tax department.
  8. Central/State Pension Payment Order.
  9. CGHS/ECHS/Medi-claim card issued by Central/State/UT Government/PS.

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