New Delhi: In a big relief to pensioners, retirement fund body Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has allowed full and final withdrawal of funds by the subscribers from their pension account without providing Aadhaar number.
Earlier order of the EPFO all those members filing claims for withdrawal of funds from their pension account would not be required to submit Aadhaar as mandated.
The members with less than 10 years of service can submit a full and final settlement claim through Form 10C to withdraw the amount accumulated in their pension account.
However, the official said that the members submitting claims for fixing their pensions using Form 10D would be required to submit Aadhaar number or enrolment slips.
Earlier in January, the EPFO has made it mandatory for pensioners as well as subscribers to submit Aadhaar numbers for continuing the benefits under its various social security schemes.