1. EPFO recently launched “New EPF Withdrawal Forms”, which are called as Form 19 UAN, Form 10C UAN and Form 31 UAN. Now, employees can withdraw EPF online without the employer signature.
Earlier if you plan to withdraw your EPF balance, the process was too lengthy. However, now the employees, who have their UAN and activated it, may withdraw it by directly submitting to regional EPFO.
2. If you are not having UAN number, you can generate the same online by your PF Number, Aadhar & PAN details or in other words filling your KYC. PF number must be their in any of your salary slips.
2. You can also withdraw your PF amount by approaching the Regional EPFO office and submitting the withdrawal claim form with necessary documents like PF number, Bank Signature Verification, Cancelled cheque etc.
The Employer can not hold your EPF amount in any manner now.
3. For Claim regarding your full and final settlement and issue a legal notice to the employer in respect thereof, if still the Employer fails to honor the same, you can file your claim before the office of concerned Labour commissioner having territorial jurisdiction.
Naveen K. Pandey
Supreme Court of India