The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has been coming up with more and more solutions to make the EPF structure easy and accessible to the general public. One such measure taken is allowing the employees to update the date of exit online without having to wait until the employer does it.
This is a crucial move by the EPFO as there were many complaints and grievances due to the lack of timely updation of the date of exit or date of leaving by the employer. If the date is not available, the employee cannot withdraw money from the EPF account or transfer the EPF account balance from the previous employer’s account to the new employer’s account.
Allowing the employee to update the exit date has brought relief to all the employees subscribed for the EPF. Here is the procedure you should follow to update the date of exit online through the Member e-Sewa portal.
Step 1: Log in to the Member e-Sewa portal by entering your UAN, password, and captcha code. You have to activate your UAN on the portal before performing the further steps.
Step 2: Go to the ‘Manage’ tab and select the ‘Mark Exit’ option, as shown in the image below:
Step 3: The following window appears. Select the employer from the dropdown menu to update the date of exit. You should know that you can only update the date of exit after two months from the date of the employer’s last contribution. Also, you can enter a date of the month in which the last contribution was made while entering the date of exit. This can be cross-checked from the EPF passbook.
Step 4: Once you enter the exit date, do enter the reason for the exit as well.
Step 5: Click on the ‘Request OTP’ button. An OTP will be sent to your registered, Aadhaar-linked mobile number.
Step 6: Enter the OTP received in the designated space.
Step 7: Now, click on the ‘Update’ button and click ‘OK.’
Voila! Your date of exit from the selected employer will be updated in the EPF records.
If you want to follow up and check if the date of exit has been updated, then follow these steps:
Step 1: Log in to the Member e-Sewa portal. Click on the ‘View’ tab and select the ‘Services History’ option.
Step 2: A new window will appear listing down all the employers that have contributed to your EPF accounts and the corresponding date of joining and date of leaving EPF and EPS.
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