Vikash Sharma

The Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has made e-nominations mandatory for all its subscribers.

E-nomination is essential as it helps the nominee/family members of the PF account holder to withdraw money related to PF, Pension (EPS) and Insurance (EDLI) in case of death.

With simple steps, the subscribers can change their Provident Fund or PF nominee online by logging in at the EPFO website —


Visit EPFO website- services- for employees- click member UAN/ Online services

Login with UAN and password

Select e-nomination under manage tab

Provide details tab will appear on screen. Click save

Click ‘yes’ to update family declaration

Click ‘add’ family details (more than one nominee can be added)

Click nomination details to declare total amount of share. Click save EPF nomination

Click e-sign to generate OTP. Submit OTP sent on mobile number linked with Aadhaar.

On the other hand, the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has provided one-time relaxation for the employers to deposit contribution for the month of March 2022.

“Keeping in view the problems faced by employers in depositing ESI contribution for the period of March, the Director General in exercise of powers vested under regulation 100 has relaxed the provisions as entered in regulations 26 and 31 of the Employees State Insurance (General) Regulations, 1950,” the ESIC notification read.

As per the circular, the employers are now allowed to deposit contribution for the month of March 2022 up to April 30 instead of April 15.

The employers are also allowed to file return of contribution up to May 26 instead of May 11, 2022 for the contribution period from October 2021 to March 2022.