Introduction of e-Sign at Unified Portal for approval of KYC, PMRPY registrations : EPFO


Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation

(Ministry of Labour & Employment , govt. of India)

Head  Office

Bhavishya Nidhi Bhavan, 14- Bhikhaji Cama Place, New Delhi -110066



No. NDC/14(7)2015/                                                                                                                                            Dated: 06/10/2017


All Additional Central PF Commissioners (In-charge of the Zone}

All Regional PF Commissioners (In-charge of the Region)


 Subject: Introduction of e-Sign at Unified Portal – regarding.   


As you are aware that EPFO has provided a facility to Employers for approval of KYC, PMRPY registration and establishment registration through digital signatures at Unified Portal. Use of DSC requires many client side settings such as Java installation and version control, browser setting, etc. and also some technical skills. It has been continuously reported by employers that they are facing difficulties in signing the documents using DSC. These client side settings are out of control of EPFO and because of that many employers are unable to approve KYC and register under PMRPY.

Keeping in view the above problems, EPFO has now introduced the free Aadhaar based e-Sign in addition to DSC to be used by Employers. It is very easy to use in comparison to DSC. Authorised signatory of establishments whose DSC is already registered can directly activate their e-Sign by providing Aadhaar at Unified Portal. Authorised signatory whose DSC is not available at Unified Portal can register their eSign at Unified Portal and get it approved from concerned EPFO field office. Once authorized signatory is registered fore-Sign, he/she can sign documents by getting OTP on the mobile registered with Aadhaar.   

User manual for registering e-Sign is attached herewith for your ready reference. It is requested to encourage the employers to avail this facility. Further please ensure that your offices immediately do approve thee-Sign registration requests received from employers.

Yours faithfully,

(K. V. Sarveswaran)

Additional CPFC-(HQ)

Instruction Manual for Registration of e-Sign of authorized signatory of Establishment

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