Revised Online Registration Process for issue of PF Code to Establishments through the OLRE Portal
EPFO has revised the process for the Online Registration of Establishments (OLRE), wherein the employer can apply online and upload the digitally signed documents at the time of application itself, w.e.f. 1 Dec. 2015.
The new process is divided in the following steps:
i) Registration of the Employer for creating his Login Id and password;
ii) Registration of the Digital Signature of the said employer after login to the created user registration;
iii) Online application including the upload of digitally signed documents.
On submission of the application, the PF code number will be immediately intimated and the code allotment letter will be available for download.
The revised instructions for the online registration with the DSC and the detailed registration process for allotment of PF Code have been made available at the EPFO‘s website.
The employer himself will have to apply now and the name and basic details of the said employer will be auto populated in the application form under the Employer details fields and the employer will be responsible for the correctness of the data and the documents uploaded by him.
Under the revised process there will not be any requirement for the Enforcement Officer for visit to collect any physical documents and the documents uploaded by the employer will be available for download by the respective offices. In case of upload of the wrong documents or data, the EPFO will take action as per the provisions of the Act/ Schemes.
Establishments must have Digital Signatures for Online PF Code Application/ Compliances : EPFO
The employer of the establishments coverable under the Act and applying for PF Code online shall submit application online with digital signatures & all prescribed documents. Therefore, it is necessary for every establishment to have a digital signature.
The employers of all the establishments already covered under the Act also must have digital signature so that they can submit any document in future such as form 5A, 11(new), etc. digitally also. It will also enable the establishments to verify UAN data, as prescribed under the EPF Act / Rules.
In view of the direction issued by the GoI under para 78 of the EPF Scheme, 1952, the CPFC has issued directives on the above lines. These directives are made operative with immediate effect. The present establishments already covered (having employees less than 50), however, are given time till 31.12.2015 for procuring and registering the digital signature.