EPFO: Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has excluded Aadhaar from the list of documents for date of birth. EPFO is part of the Ministry of Labor and Employment of India. EPFO has excluded Aadhaar from the list of documents accepted for date of birth. Now Aadhaar will not be taken as proof of date of birth in EPFO. You will have to provide some other document in its place. According to the letter received from UIDAI, Aadhaar needs to be removed from the list of documents used as proof of date of birth. Aadhaar is being removed from the list of acceptable documents for correction in date of birth as well.
Documents required to change date of birth in EPF account
· Birth certificate issued by the Registrar of Births and Deaths
· Marksheet issued by a recognized government board or university
· School Leaving Certificate
· (SLC)/School Transfer Certificate (TC)/SSC Certificate containing name and date of birth
· Certificate based on service record of Central/State Government organizations
· Medical certificate issued by the Civil Surgeon after medical checkup of the member
· PAN of IT department
· Central/State Pension Payment Order
· CGHS/ECHS/Medi-claim card issued by Central/State/UT Government/PSU bearing photograph and date of birth
· Government issued address proof
What UIDAI said about Aadhaar for DOB proof?
Aadhaar is recognized as a proof of identity and proof of address for the Aadhaar holder due to its specificity, making it a form of ID. However, it cannot be used as date of birth (DOB) proof. Aadhaar is a 12-digit personal identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India on behalf of the Government of India. This number serves as proof of identity and address, anywhere in India.
Aadhaar should be used as identity and residence certificate
UIDAI has said that Aadhaar card should be used as identity card and residence certificate. But, it should not be used as a birth certificate. Aadhaar is a 12 digit unique identity card. It has been issued by the Government of India. It is valid throughout the country as proof of your identity and permanent residence. However, while making Aadhaar, the date of birth of the people was entered according to their various documents. Therefore it should not be considered an alternative to the birth certificate.
Instructions received from courts
Various courts have clarified the position on Aadhaar Act 2016 many times. Recently, Bombay High Court had also said in Maharashtra vs UIDAI and other cases that Aadhaar number should be used as an identity card and not as a birth certificate. After this, UIDAI issued a circular on December 22, 2023.