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EPFO Extends Deadline to Apply for Higher Pension Till June 26

EPFO Extends Deadline to Apply for Higher Pension Till June 26


Published By: Kavya Mishra

Last Updated: May 02, 2023, 22:55 IST

A grievance redressal mechanism has also been provided by the EPFO.

More than 12 lakh applications have been received to date

Retirement fund body EPFO has extended the date for filing applications to opt for a higher pension till June 26, 2023.

To provide a larger window of opportunity and to enable all eligible persons to file their applications, the timeline for filing applications would now be till June 26, 2023, according to a statement.

โ€œThe EPFO (Employeesโ€™ Provident Fund Organisation) has made arrangements for obtaining applications for validation of option/joint option from pensioners/members as per the Supreme Court order on November 4, 2022,” the labour ministry said in a statement.

To facilitate this process, an online facility has been made available.

More than 12 lakh applications have been received to date.

The online facility was to remain available only till May 3, 2023.

In the meantime, many representations have been received from various quarters seeking an extension of time.

The issue has been considered and it has been decided that to provide a larger window of opportunity and to enable all eligible persons to file their applications, the timeline for filing applications would now be till June 26 2023, it stated.

The timeline is being extended to facilitate and provide ample opportunity to the pensioners/members to ease any difficulty being faced by them.

This has been decided after sympathetically considering the various demands received from employees, employers and their associations, it stated.

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