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EPF Digital Signature

Digital signature for EPFO filing | PF filing and Digital signature

IF you have more than one authorized signatory then you can purchase DSC for each and can register with EPFO.

PF filing and Digital signature:

Contact  Nishant Kumar @09355698180, 07206498857 or E-mail to niktenders@gmail.com

EPFO introduces a new system to facilitate online submission of transfer claims by Members with an objective to make the transfer process transparent, efficient and comfortable for your employees. You are urged to bring this facility to the notice of all your employees which is available on EPFO’s Member portal. A member has an option to submit his claim either through his present employer or the previous one.

You can see all such claim requests with ease, verify/correct member details, approve and submit the requests online through this portal. For online submission of the claims, the Digital signature (Class II or above) of the authorized person is required

Process flow for Registering Digital Signature Certificate:

To attest and forward claims online, the employers are required to register Digital Signature Certificate  (DSC) with EPFO. Digital Signature Certificate of class 2 and class 3 category issued by a licensed Certifying Authority (CA) need to be registered for the purpose.

Please click the Online Transfer Portal (Registration of Digital Signature Certificate) at Homepage of
EPFO website or directly entre URL employerclaims.epfoservices.in .

User name and password for this portal is same as is already being used in ECR
Portal by the establishments.


After clicking on NEXT button, the screen will display following types of Digital Signature Certificate. You have to select one type of digital signature certificate, as is available with the authorized signatory.

1) Sign with .PFX file
2) Sign with your USB token.

http://www.epfindia.gov.in/OTCP_Instruction.pdf more details..

If you wish to procure digital signature certificate used in PF filing contact  Nishant Kumar @09355698180, 07206498857 or E-mail to niktenders@gmail.com

What is a Digital Signature?
A digital signature is an electronic form of a signature that can be used to authenticate the identity of the sender of a message or the signer of a document, and also ensure that the original content of the message or document that has been sent is unchanged. Digital signatures are easily transportable and cannot be imitated by someone else. The ability to ensure that the original signed message arrived means that the sender cannot easily disclaim it later.

What is a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)?
Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) is the electronic format of physical or paper certificate like a driving License, passport etc. Certificates serve as proof of identity of an individual for a certain purpose; for example, a Passport identifies someone as a citizen of that country; who can legally travel to any country. Likewise, a Digital Signature Certificate can be presented electronically to prove your identity, to access information or services on the Internet or to sign certain documents digitally.

Why do I need a Digital Signature Certificate?
A Digital Signature Certificate authenticates your identity electronically. It also provides you with a high level of security for your online transactions by ensuring absolute privacy of the information exchanged using a Digital Signature Certificate. You can use certificates to encrypt information such that only the intended recipient can read it. You can digitally sign information to assure the recipient that it has not been changed in transit, and also verify your identity as the sender of the message.

Where can I purchase a Digital Signature Certificate?
Legally valid Digital Signature Certificates are issued only through a Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA), Govt. of India, licensed Certifying Authorities (CA), such as eMudhra (Nishant Kumar Hisar).

A Certifying Authority is a trusted agency whose central responsibility is to issue, revoke, renew and provide directories for Digital Signature Certificates. According to Section 24 of the Information Technology Act 2000, “Certifying Authority” means a person who has been granted a license to issue Digital Signature Certificates.

What is the role of CCA?
The Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) is a Government of India undertaking that license and regulate the working of Certifying Authorities. The CCA certifies the public keys of CAs, which enables users in the cyberspace to verify that a given certificate is issued by a licensed CA. For this purpose, CCA operates, the Root Certifying Authority of India (RCAI). The CCA also maintains the National Repository of Digital Signature Certificate (NRDC), which contains all the certificates issued by all the CAs in the country.

Where can I use Digital Signature Certificates?
You can use Digital Signature Certificates for the following:

  • For sending and receiving digitally signed and encrypted emails .
    • For carrying out secure web-based transactions, or to identify other participants of web-based transactions.
    • In eTendering, eProcurement
    • For signing documents like MS Word, MSExcel and PDFs.
    • With MCA and Income Tax

EPFO is using these signature for signing of claims digitally, after that no need to sign claim physically.

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