EPFO Removes Aadhaar Card As Date Of Birth Proof: Aadhaar is mainly a tool for identity verification, not a proof of birth, according to a January 16 circular from EPFO.
EPFO Removes Aadhaar Card As Date Of Birth Proof: The Aadhaar card is no longer accepted as verification of date of birth (DOB) by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), a significant decision. Following a decision from the Unique Identification Authority of India, the EPFO advised the public that the Aadhaar Card is no longer an acceptable document for date of birth (UIDAI). Aadhaar, which some beneficiaries were using as proof of date of birth, is essentially an identity verification tool, not a proof of birth, according to a January 16 circular from EPFO.
The Central Provident Fund Commissioner (CPFC) has approved the circular. Aadhar cannot be regarded as proof of date of birth, according to a number of recent court rulings.
In this regard, a letter from UIDAI (copy attached) has been received, in which it is indicated that the use of an Aadhaar as a proof of date of birth must no longer be accepted. As a result, as noted in Table-B of Annexure-1 of the JD SOP under reference, the Aadhaar is no longer being accepted as a document for date of birth correction, according to the circular.
Documents that are acceptable for proving an EPFO employee’s date of birth
- Marksheet from any officially recognized government board or university,
- together with a name and date of birth on the School Leaving Certificate (SLC),
- School Transfer Certificate (TC), or SSC certificate
- Certificate based on service records;
- PAN card;
- Central/State Pension Payment Order;
- Government-issued domicile certificate;
- Passport; Government pension;
- Civil Surgeon medical certificate
Notably, the Unique identity Authority of India (UIDAI) issues Aadhaar, a 12-digit unique identity number, on behalf of the Indian government. Anywhere in India, you may use this number as identification and proof of address.