Ministry of Labour & Fmplovment, Government of India

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No. Pension – I/17(10)/2016-17/Jeevan Pramaan/32049

Date: 28.02.2017


All Add I. Central P.F. Commissioner (Zones),

All Regional P.F. Commissioner (RO/SROs)

Sub: Submission of Aadhaar as identity document by the Pensioners and Members of the EPS, 1995-reg.


This office vide letter dated 31.01.2017 had conveyed that a member must furnish the Aadhaar number while submitting claim form under EPS 1995 w.e.f. 01.02.2017. It was further informed that where a member has not been allotted aadhaar number, a copy of his/her aadhaar enrolment ID slip may be submitted alongwith the claim form for settlement of claim under EPS 1995. This was in compliance of directions contained in Gazette Notification No. S.26(F) dated 04.01.2017.

2. However, it has been brought to notice that with the present instructions on mandatory obtaining Aadhaar No. for settlement of pension cases, it is not possible to sanction withdrawal benefit claims in Form 10C also if Aadhaar is not furnished. This has led to issues in settlement of withdrawal claims.

3. The matter has been examined in light of the above and it has been decided that obtaining of aadhaar should be mandatory for the time being only for pension (10D) claims) and not in withdrawal cases (Form 10C).

4. However, all efforts may be made for linking aadhaar no. for pensioners under EPS 1995 at the earliest.

[This issues with the approval of the CPFCI.

Yours faithfully,


Additional Central P.F.Commissioner-l(Pension)

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