Employees often felt difficulties in getting the employer’s attestation while withdrawing provident fund. Once an employee leaves his job, the employer sometimes shows reluctance to attest the PF withdrawal form.
Now with the advent of online transaction, PF authority is allowing its members for online settlement of claims. An employee can directly file their applications online for withdrawal now. He does need the attestation of the former employer as he used to need it earlier.
Earlier an employee has to reply on the attestation from the employer. He was not entitled to withdraw the fund as attestation of employer was mandatory. Thus the new and hassle free procedure is introduced for the benefit of the employees.
Employees having universal account number (UAN) with bank details and aadhaar number attached will be able to benefit from this procedure.