The EPFO has clarified
that obtaining of Aadhaar should be mandatory for the time being only
for final settlement of Pension and not in withdrawl cases. The EPFO had
extended the date of submission of Aadhaar Number authentication by the
members of Employees’Pension Scheme 1995 upto 31st March 2017.
However, news item appearing in few dailies suggested that Aadhaar is
not required in settlement of pension claims. Accordingly, the EPFO
reiterated that the requirement of submitting Aadhaar is not insisted
for the time being only in withdrawal benefit cases under Employees’
Pension Scheme, 1995. Furnishing of Aadhaar is still mandatory for final
settlement of pension and scheme certificate cases.