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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 61.54 per bbl on 22.11.2017

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 61.54 per barrel (bbl) on 22.11.2017. This was higher than the price of US$ 60.95 per bbl on previous publishing day of 21.11.2017.
In rupee terms, the price of Indian Basket increased to Rs 3984.75 per bbl on 22.11.2017 as compared to Rs. 3963.91 per bbl on 21.11.2017. Rupee closed stronger at Rs. 64.75 per US$ on 22.11.2017 as compared to 65.04 per US$ on 21.11.2017. The table below gives details in this regard:
Particulars
Unit
Price on November 22, 2017 (Previous trading day i.e. 21.11.2017)
Crude Oil (Indian Basket)
($/bbl)
 61.54                       (60.95)
(Rs/bbl)
 3984.75                   (3963.91)
Exchange Rate
(Rs/$)
 64.75                        (65.04)

AD/SA Daily Crude Oil Price

Letter dated 14th November, 2017 from Minister of State for Finance


Tax Slab 2017-18 & Income Tax Slab AY 2018-19 Rate


Income Tax Slab for FY 2017-18 and also Tax Slab AY 2018-19 have been provided based on the Finance Budget introduced by the Hon’ble Finance Minister. Tax Slabs will see 30% increase in exemption next year. Tax Slab for Senior Citizens is different to that of Tax Slab applicable for younger people. While the Income Tax Slab have been kept unchanged for AY 2017-18 and AY 2018-19, some interesting changes have been made which will have an impact on the tax liability of Individuals. The Tax Slab for the next year is likely to be reduced more due to the introduction of the GST. Income Tax Slab from Budget 2018 is going to be one of the best in recent times. Below, we have provide the estimated Tax Slabs that will be introduced in the Budget 2018.
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AADHAAR LINKING WITH LIC POLICIES



All Policies are to be linked to Aadhaar from 01.01.2018
onwards for All Policy Services including Claim Payments
Ref: CO/CRM/1089/23 -13/11/2017



 AADHAAR LINKING WITH LIC POLICIES WEF 01.01.2018

Government to examine Rs five lakh tax exemption proposal for pensioners


NEW DELHI: The finance ministry has informed Congress MP Shashi Tharoor that his suggestion to increase the tax exemption limit for pension up to Rs 5 lakh would be examined during the ongoing preparations for the Union Budget 2018, according to a communication.

Responding to a letter written by Tharoor in late September, Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said the suggestion that pension up to Rs 5 lakh per annum should be exempted from income tax in all cases was examined.

"The proposal would be examined during the exercise for the ensuing Union Budget 2018 and the outcome would be reflected in the Finance Bill, 2018," said the letter, which was tweeted by Tharoor.

The letter, dated November 14, said that a pensioner who is above 80 years is not required to pay tax if the total income, including pension, does not exceed Rs 5 lakh.

"The suggestion that pension up to Rs 5 lakh per annum should be exempt in all cases would require amendment to the existing provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961," the letter said.

A pensioner, who is a senior citizen -- aged 60 to 80 years -- is exempt from income tax if the income, including from pension, does not exceed Rs 3 lakh.

About the letter, Tharoor tweeted, "Govt's semi- encouraging reply to my request to exempt pensioners from tax on the first 5 lakhs of income. Hope @arunjaitley will include this in his next budget".

The work for preparation of the General Budget has already commenced and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to present it to Parliament in the first week of February.

7th CPC - Classification of Civil Posts under CCS(CCA) Rules

7th CPC - Classification of Civil Posts under CCS(CCA) Rules - Gazette Notification

7th CPC - Classification of Civil Posts under CCS(CCA) Rules - Gazette Notification

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART II—SEC. 3(ii)] 
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS 
(Department of Personnel and Training) 

ORDER 
New Delhi, the 9th November, 2017 

S.O. 3578 (E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution read with rule 6 of the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of  Personnel and Training) number S.O. 2079(E), dated the 20th August, 2014, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the President hereby directs that with effect from the date of publication of this Order in the Official Gazette, all civil posts except persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department under the Union, shall be classified as follows:— 


S.No.
Description of Posts
Classification of posts
(1)(1)(3)
1A Central Civil Post carrying the pay in the Pay Matrix at the Level from 10 to 18.Group A
2A Central Civil Post carrying the pay in the Pay Matrix at the Level from 6 to 9.Group B
3A Central Civil Post carrying the pay in the Pay Matrix at the Level from 1 to 5.Group C


Explanation - For the purpose of this Order, 'Level' in relation to a post means, the Level specified in third row of Part A of the Schedule to the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016. 

[F. No. 11012/10/2016-Estt.A-III]
GYANENDRA DEV TRIPATHI, Jt. Secy. 

Government sets up 15th Finance Commission

Cabinet approves setting up of 15th Finance Commission

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Cabinet

22-November-2017 15:51 IST

Cabinet approves setting up of the 15th Finance Commission

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the setting up of the 15th Finance Commission. Under Article 280 (1) of the Constitution,it is a Constitutional obligation. The Terms of Reference for the 15thFinance Commission will be notified in due course of time.

Background:

Article 280(1) of the Constitution lays down that a Finance Commission (FC) should be constituted "…within two years from the commencement of this Constitution and thereafter at the expiration of every fifth year or at such earlier time as the President considers necessary…".In keeping with this requirement, the practice has generally been to set up next Finance Commission within five years of the date of setting up of the previous Finance Commission.

Fourteen (14)Finance Commissions have been constituted in the past. The 14th Finance Commission was set up on 02.01.2013 to make recommendations covering the period of five years commencing on 1st April, 2015. The Commission submitted its Report on 15th December, 2014. The recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission are valid up to the financial year 2019-20. In terms of Constitutional provisions, setting up the 15thFinance Commission, the recommendations of which will cover the five years commencing on April 1, 2020, has now become due.

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Constitution of Task Force for drafting a New Direct Tax Legislation

Government of India

Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
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New Delhi, 22nd November, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

Constitution of Task Force for drafting a New Direct Tax Legislation

During Rajaswa Gyan Sangam held on 1st and 2ndSeptember, 2017, Hon'ble Prime Minister had observed that the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) was drafted more than 50 years ago and it needs to be redrafted. Accordingly, in order to review the Act and to draft a new direct tax law in consonance with economic needs of the country, the Government has constituted a Task Force with the following Members:

(i) Shri Arbind Modi, Member (Legislation), CBDT – Convener

(ii) Shri Girish Ahuja, practicing Chartered Accountant and non-official Director State Bank of India;

(iii) Shri Rajiv Memani, Chairman & Regional Managing Partner of E&Y;

(iv) Shri Mukesh Patel, Practicing Tax Advocate, Ahmedabad;

(v) Ms. Mansi Kedia, Consultant, ICRIER, New Delhi;

(vi) Shri G.C. Srivastava, Retd. IRS (1971 Batch) and Advocate.

Shri Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser- will be a permanent special invitee in the Task Force.

The Terms of Reference of the Task Force is to draft an appropriate direct tax legislation keeping in view:

(i) The direct tax system prevalent in various countries,

(ii) The international best practices.

(iii) The economic needs of the country and

(iv) Any other matter connected thereto.

The Task Force shall set its own procedures for regulating its work and shall submit its report to the Government within six months.

(Y D Sharma)
Commissioner of Income-tax
(Media & Technical Policy)
Official Spokesperson, CBDT

Learning about taxes

Learning about taxes and knowing what to pay – Read Up

There are many important aspects to planning a secure financial future. But everyone can assuredly tell you that taxes are one of the most crucial things about finances. As soon as you start earning or get any fixed asset, the most important next step would be to ascertain the amount of tax payable. In our modern business tax structure, it is very important to know all the different details of taxes and the ways in which you can optimize your tax payments. 
There are many good professionals out there who can help you to deduce the amount of tax you need to pay but at the end of the day, you need to have a good idea regarding the tax payments if you want to stay on top of the game. Filing taxes is an integral part of each financial year and if you are planning on stepping into the filing game, then this article is worth a read.
Information on Taxes
Filing taxes require a lot of knowledge. There are many different types of taxes and each type has a special procedure of filing. Along with that, there are numerous intricacies involved in the filing as more and more changes are being incorporated in the process. So if you are planning on filing the taxes and getting the information on your own, it is very important to go through a lot of resources and ascertain the knowledge required to handle everything on your own.

Read up on everything regarding taxes!
One of the best ways to gather the knowledge you need to learn about taxes is to read a lot of books. Places like https://booksrun.com/ have a lot of different types of books based on finances and taxes that will give you a clear idea about the same. This ensures that you know the different aspects about taxes and can learn all that you need. You can even buy the second and books which are much more affordable. This ensures that you do not end up spending too much on the books. Another very good option is to rent the different books that you might need for the same.
Take help of the internet
Another great help for the same is the internet. You can turn to the internet for any information that you might require. This helps you to learn about a lot of things without actually having to go anywhere. You can utilize your free time to scroll through the latest news and any other information that you might require on taxes.
Make sure to read up on your taxes and the tax structure before you actually start the payment process. The better the idea you have regarding this, the easier it would be. It is very easy to make a mistake during filing but equally difficult to rectify that mistake. Hence make sure to read a lot of materials or take the help of professionals if you are looking to do your taxes on your own.

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Cabinet approves Wage Policy for the 8th Round of Wage Negotiations for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Cabinet
22-November-2017 15:51 IST
Cabinet approves Wage Policy for the 8th Round of Wage Negotiations for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises 

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Wage Policy for the 8th Round of Wage Negotiations for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs).

 

Highlights:

 

        i.            Management of the CPSEs would be free to negotiate wage revision for workmen where the periodicity of wage settlement of five years or ten years has expired generally on 31.12.2016 keeping in view the affordability and financial sustainability of such wage revision for the CPSEs concerned.

     ii.            No budgetary support for any wage increase shall be provided by the Government. The entire financial implication would be borne by the respective CPSEs from their internal resources.

   iii.            In those CPSEs for which the Government has approved restructuring/  revival plan, the wage revision will be done as per the provisions of the approved restructuring / revival plan only.

   iv.            The management of the concerned CPSEs have to ensure that negotiated scales of pay do not exceed the existing scales of pay of executives/officers and non-unionized supervisors of respective CPSEs.

      v.            The Management of CPSEs where the five year periodicity is followed have to ensure that negotiated scales of pay for two successive wages negotiations do not exceed the existing scales of pay of executives/officers and non-unionized supervisors of respective CPSEs for whom ten years periodicity is being followed.

   vi.            To avoid conflict of pay scales of executives/non-unionised supervisors with that of their workmen, CPSEs may consider adoption of graded DA neutralization and/or graded fitment during the wage negotiations.


 vii.            CPSEs must ensure that any increase in wages after negotiations does not result in increase in administered prices of their goods and services.

viii.            The wage revision shall be subject to the condition that there shall be no increase in labour cost per physical unit of output. In exceptional cases where CPSEs are already working at optimum capacity, the administrative Ministry / Department may consult DPE considering industry norms.

   ix.            The validity period of wage settlement would be for a minimum period of five years for those who opted for a five year periodicity and for a maximum period of ten years for those who have opted for a ten year periodicity of wage negotiation w.e.f. 01.01.2017.

      x.            The CPSEs would implement negotiated wages after confirming with their Administrative Ministry/Department that the wage settlement is in conformity with approved parameters.

 

Background:

 

There are about 12.34 lakh employees in 320 CPSEs in the country. Out of these, about 2.99 lakh employees are Board level and below Board level executives and non-unionized Supervisors. The remaining about 9.35 lakh employees belong to the unionized workmen category. Wage revision in respect of unionized workmen is decided by trade unions and managements of CPSEs in terms of guidelines issued by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) for wage negotiations.


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AKT/VBA/SH

PM expresses delight on the successful maiden test firing of Brahmos ALCM from Su-30MKI

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has expressed his delight on the successful maiden test firing of Brahmos ALCM (Air Launched Cruise Missile) from Su-30MKI fighter aircraft. The Prime Minister also congratulated all those who were associated with this remarkable feat.

"Delighted on the successful maiden test firing of Brahmos ALCM from Su-30MKI. Congratulations to all those associated with this remarkable feat", the Prime Minister said.

 

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Income Tax 2017-18 – All Salaried Employees to declare deductions and savings under Form 12BB

Income Tax 2017-18 – All Salaried Employees to declare deductions and savings under Form 12BB

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Cabinet (22-November, 2017 15:54 IST ) Cabinet approves revisedsalaries, gratuity, allowances and pension for the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts

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Cabinet approves revised salaries, gratuity, allowances and pension for the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts

Cabinet approves revised salaries, gratuity, allowances and pension for the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the revision in the salaries, gratuity, allowances, pension etc. of the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts and retired Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts. It follows the implementation of recommendations of the 7thCentral Pay Commission in respect of Civil Servants. 

The approval will pave the way for necessary amendments in the two laws viz. Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958 and High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954, which govern the salaries of Chief Justice of India (CJI), Judges of Supreme Court of India, Chief Justices and all Judges of High Courts. 

The increase in the salary and allowances etc. will benefit 31 Judges of Supreme Court of India (including the CJI) and 1079 Judges(including the Chief Justices) of High Courts. Besides, approximately 2500 retired Judges will also be benefited on account of revision of pension/gratuity etc. 

Arrears on account of revised salaries, gratuity, pension and family pension w.e.f 01.01.2016 will be paid as one time lump sum payment. 

Background: 

Salaries, gratuity, pension, allowances etc. in respect of Judges of Supreme Court are governed by the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958. Salaries etc. of Judges of High Courts are governed by High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954. An amendment in the Acts is required whenever there is any proposal for revision of salaries/pension gratuity, allowances etc. in respect of Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts. Therefore, Government proposes to move a Bill in the Parliament in the ensuing Session for amendment in the relevant Acts for giving effect to the revision of salaries and allowances. 

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AKT/VBA/SH 
(Release ID :173728

EPS 1995-Benefit of actual salary exceeding wage limit as per Supreme Court Judgment

administrator
EPS 1995-Benefit of actual salary exceeding wage limit as per Supreme Court Judgment. Member cannot be debarred from exercising higher wages to pension fund
Benefit of actual salary exceeding wage limit
EMPLOYEES’ PROVDENT FUND ORGANISATION
Ministry or Labour & Employment, Govt. of India
No: Pension-I/12/33/EPS Amendment/96/Vol.II/34007                                                             Dated: 23 March, 2017
To
All Regional P.F. Commissioner,
Regional Office/Sub-Regional Office
Subject – Allowing members of the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 the benefit of the actual salary in the Pension Fund exceeding wage limit of either Rs. 5000/or Rs. 6500 per month from the effective date respectively as per the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s order in SLP No.33032-33033 of 2015 – Regarding
Sir,
The matter of determination of pensionable salary exceeding statutory wages ceiling and exercise of option under deleted proviso to Para 11(3) of the EPS, 95 was examined in the light of the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s Order in SLP No.33032-33033 of 2015.
2. The Hon’ble Apex court in SLP No. 33032-33033 of 2015 observed that the reference to the date of commencement of the Scheme or the date on which the salary exceeds the ceiling limit are dates from which the option exercised are to be reckoned with for calculation of pensionable salary. The said dates are not cut-off dates  to determine the eligibility of the employer-employee to indicate their option under the proviso to Clause 11(3) of the Pension  Scheme . It has further been observed that a beneficial Scheme, ought not to be allowed to be defeated by reference to a cut-off date, particularly, in a situation where (as in the present case) the employer had deposited 12% of the actual salary and not 12% of the ceiling limit of Rs. 5000/- or Rs. 6500/- per month, as the case may be.
In a situation wher the deposit of the employer’s share at 12% has been on the actual salary and not the ceiling amount, the Provident Fund Commissioner could seek a  return of all such amounts that the concerned employees may have taken or withdrawn from their Provident fund Account before granting them the benefits of the proviso to Clause 11(3) of the Pension Scheme. Once such a return is made in whichever cases such return is due, consequential benefits in terms of this order will be granted to the said employees.
Thus a member contributing to the Provident Fund on the wages exceeding the statutory ceiling or who had contributed to the Provident Fund on the wages exceeding the Statutory ceiling cannot be debarred from exercising higher wages to the pension fund. (Copy of the order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court enclosed)
3. Accordingly a proposal was sent to MOL&E to allow members of the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 who had contributed on higher wages exceeding the statutory wage ceiling of Rs. 6500/- in the Provident Fund to divert 8.33% of the salary exceeding Rs 6500/- to the Pension Fund with up to date interest as declared under EPF Scheme, 1952 from time to time to get the benefit of pension on higher salary on receipt of joint option of the Employer and Employee.
4. The MOL&E vide letter dated 03.2017 has conveyed its approval to allow members of the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 who had contributed on higher wages exceeding the statutory wage ceiling of Rs. 6500/- in the Provident Fund to divert 8.33% of the salary exceeding Rs.6500/- to the Pension Fund with up to date interest as declared under EPF Scheme, 1952 from time to time to get the benefit of pension on higher salary on receipt of joint option of the Employer and Employee. (copy enclosed for ready reference)
5. The officers in charge of all field offices are directed to take necessary action accordingly in accordance with  the order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court  in SLP No.33032- 33033 of 2015 as approved by the Government and as per the provisions of the EPF & MP Act, 1952 and Schemes framed there under.
(This issues with the approval of CPFC.)
Yours faithfully ,
(Dr. S.K. Thakur)
Addl. Central PF Commissioner , HQ (Pension)
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SC ruling enables massive rise in private sector pensions

Prabhakar Sinha In his 37-year career Praveen Kohli hadn't got the kind of hike that he received four years after he retired as a general manager with Haryana Tourism Corporation. On November 1 this year, Kohli's pension rose by nearly 1200%-from Rs 2,372 to Rs 30,592 per month.
The windfall was courtesy a Supreme Court order of October 2016 that directed the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to revise the pension of 12 petitioners under the employee pension scheme (EPS).
The pension scheme, which is part of EPF, has over 5 crore members. Every employee in the organised sector contributes 12% of basic salary and dearness allowance to EPF. The employer makes a matching contribution. Of the employer's contribution, 8.33% goes to the EPS. When people withdraw their EPF after a job switch or during unemployment, the EPS is not given out. It's payable only after superannuation.
There is also a ceiling on EPS contributions. The current cap on salary (basic + DA) is Rs 15,000 per month so, the maximum one can contribute to the EPS is 8.33% of Rs 15,000, which is Rs 1,250 a month.
Between July 2001 and September 2014, the EPS salary cap was Rs 6,500 a month, which translated to a maximum contribution of Rs 541.4 a month. Prior to 2001, the ceiling was Rs 5,000, which yielded a maximum contribution of Rs 416.5.
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So how did 62-year-old Kohli get a pension of over Rs 30,000 a month with such a meagre contribution to the pension fund?
It took a long struggle in which he cited an important amendment to EPS. In March 1996, the EPS Act was amended to allow members to raise pension contribution to 8.33% of full salary (basic + DA) irrespective of what the salary is. This raised the pension, multiple times. However, for a decade hardly anybody opted for higher contribution. In 2005, following media reports, including TOI, several private EPF fund trustees and employees approached EPFO with the demand to remove ceiling on their EPS contribution and raise it to their total salary. EPFO rejected the demand claiming that response should have come within six months of the 1996 amendment.
Cases were filed against EPFO in various high courts. By 2016 all except one high court ruled against EPFO stating that the six-month deadline was arbitrary and the employees must be allowed to raise their pension contribution whenever they wish to. The case went to Supreme Court which, in two separate rulings in 2016, ruled in favour of employees' right to raise their contributions to pension fund without imposing any cut-off date for eligibility.
It took another year for the EPFO to implement the court order following a strong fight put up by petitioners like Kohli. Finally, from November 2017, Kohli started getting a higher pension.
To raise his monthly pension from Rs 2,372 to Rs 30,592 Kohli had to pay Rs 15.37 lakh as the difference between EPS contribution he had made while in service and the contribution he would have made if he was allowed to raise it to his full salary. But he also got Rs 13.23 lakh as arrears for the higher pension that he was entitled to for four years spent in retirement before November 2017. So, by paying Rs 2.14 lakh extra, Kohli was able to raise his lifelong pension by nearly 13 times. In case he passes away before his wife, she will get 50% of Kohli's last drawn pension till she is alive.
Are all 5 crore members of EPFO now eligible for higher pension if they opt to raise their EPS contribution? Yes, all those who joined EPFO before September 1, 2014 - the date on which the EPS imposed the Rs 15,000 salary cap - can contribute on their full salary to EPS. They can submit applications to their company and the EPFO and get up to half of their last average monthly salary as pension. Those who have joined EPFO after September 1, 2014 and have a salary above Rs 15,000 are not eligible for pension while those starting with salaries lower than 15,000 can contribute to EPS but the cap of Rs 15,000 will kick in when their salary rises.
EPFO is also discriminating against employees who are members of privately managed EPF trusts (nearly 80 lakh) officially called Exempt Establishments and those who directly contribute to the government-run trust (4.25 crore) called Un-exempt Trusts.
Says VP Joy, central provident fund commissioner: "EPS will not be able to give pension to those members whose contributions on higher salary have not been received by EPFO." The EPFO is denying employees of exempt companies higher pension on the grounds that only 8.33% of up to Rs 15,000 and not their entire PF contribution goes to EPS.
However, two of the 12 petitioners who went to court were from the exempt category so a precedent has been set. It's likely that members of private trusts or the trusts themselves will go to the court to settle the issue. The EPFO's board of trustees is also likely to discuss the move to bar exempt EPF trusts.

Direct UAN allotm

Introduction of Direct UAN allotment to any citizen at Unified Portal

E- mail: rc.ndc@epfindia.gov.in

Tel: (011) 28052495

FAX: (011) 28052538

EMPLOYEES' PROVIDENT FUND ORGANIZATION

(MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT, GOVT. OF INDIA)
NATIONAL DATA CENTER

1st Floor, Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, Plot No. 23, Sector-73, Dwarka. New Delht-110075 www.epfindia.gov.in, www.epfindia.nic.in

No. NDC/2017/UAN/Part/2729

Date: 21 NOV 2017

To,

All Additional Central PF Commissioners (In-charge of the Zone)

All Regional PF Commissioners (In-charge of the Region)

Sub: Introduction of Direct UAN allotment to any citizen at Unified Portal- regarding.

Sir,

As you are aware that UAN is mandatory for filing the member contribution. Currently UAN can be generated by Employer only and the same to be generated before ECR filing of that member. Establishments with large number of new joiners every month, are facing problem in generation of UAN due to mismatch of input data with Aadhaar.

Keeping in view the difficulties faced by employers an open functionality is being provided at Unified Portal through which any citizen (prospective employee) can generate his/her UAN on the basis of Aadhaar. Employee will get OTP on Aadhaar linked mobile and after verification of input data, system will fetch the basic details like Name, DOB, Gender and Father's/Husband's Name etc from UIDAI and the same shall be shown on screen. On the basis of input/fetched details UAN will be generated.

Now, the citizen on going for an employment can submit generated UAN to the employer so that the same UAN will be linked to the member ID allotted to member in that establishment. It will be a great help to employer as well as employees to avail and hassle free service from EPFO.

Offices are requested to widely publicize this utility so that more and more citizens can take advantage of the same.

Yours faithfully,

(K. V. Sarveswaran)

Additional CPFC-(HQ)

Encl:- Process Flow for UAN Allotment to citizen

PROCESS FLOW – DIRECT UAN ALLOTMENT

Step 1: On login screen of the Member Portal (https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/), click on the link "UAN Allotment"

Step 2: In the screen opened now, the user has to enter his/ her Aadhaar Number and click button "Generate OTP". On clicking of the same OTP will be sent to his/ her registered mobile number.

Step 3: On entering the OTP and accepting the Disclaimer provided therein by clicking on the box, the Submit Button will be enabled. Now click the "Submit" button to proceed further.

Step 4: The screen displaying the Basic Details available against the Aadhaar entered by the user will be opened. The user can verify his/ her details and enter the requisite data in the mandatory fields provided in the screen. The user can then click the Register button after entering the captcha and selecting the box in the disclaimer section.

Step 5: On clicking the "Register" button the UAN will be allotted and will be displayed as the message to the user.