Check List Of Document Accepted As Date Of Birth Proof For EPFO After Aadhaar Card Removed From List | Personal Finance News

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New Delhi: The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has said that Aadhaar Card will not be accepted as a valid document for being considered as Date of Birth (DOB) Proof.

“In this connection, a letter has been received from UIDAI (copy attached), wherein it has been stated that use of Aadhaar, as a proof of DoB needs to be deleted from the list of acceptable documents,” the EPFO Circular issued on 16 January 2024.

As Aadhaar no longer remains valid document for Date Of Birth Proof, here is looking at the list of other documents that can be submitted as DoB proof in EPFO.

– Birth Certificate issued by the Registrar of Births and Deaths

– Marksheet issued by any recognized Government Board or University

– School Leaving Certificate (SLC)/ School Transfer Certificate (TC)/ SSC certificate containing Name and Date of Birth

– Certificate based on the service records

– PAN Card 

– Central/ State Pension Payment Order

– Domicile Certificate issued by the Government


The circular was in reference to a previous Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) circular that had directed that “An Aadhaar number can he used for establishing identity of an individual subject to authentication and thereby, per .ce its not a proof of dale of birth”. The UIDAI had mentioned that that use of Aadhaar, as a proof of DoB needs to be deleted from the list of acceptable documents in its circular dated 22.12.2023.

“…it is pertinent to mention that, Aadhaar is a unique 12 digit ID issued to a resident after he/she undergoes the enrolment process by submitting his/her demographic and biometric information. Once a resident is assigned an Aadhaar number, it can he used to authenticate the resident through various modes as prescribed under Aadhaar Act, 2016 and Regulations framed there under,” UIDAI wrote in its circular.

“At the time of enrolment/updation, UIDAI records DoB as claimed by the resident, on the basis of the documents submitted by them, as specified under the list of supporting documents for Aadhaar enrolment, provided on the UIDAI website,” UIDAI had said.

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