Employer has to obtain DSC certificate (Class 2 or above) from any valid Licensed Certifying Authority approved by Controller of Certifying Authorities in order to registration of Digital Signature. The digital signature certificate has to register in employer unified portal launched by EPFO to start harvesting the benefits of the system.
Employer needs to connected the DSC token to Laptop or Desktop and follow the below steps to successfully register your digital signature certificate in EPFO portal :
Step – 1 Login to Unified Employers Portal then in home page go to Establishment under menu bar tab then click on DSC / E-SIGN.
Step – 2 Register your digital signature certificate by filling up the authorized signatory details such as name, designation and mobile no. and in “Type of Registration” choose Sign with your USB Token and Click on Submit.
Note: Employer can upload maximum of three authorized signatories.
Step – 3 Further after processing you will see a window asking about Do you want to run this application? Click Run on it.
Step – 4 As a result you will see a certificate mentioning your DSC holder’s name. Click on it to select then click on Register DSC.
Step – 5 Finally, you will be prompted for Enter Use pin which you did get from your vendor who provides you the DSC Token. Enter the User Pin then click on OK. You will get a message that your Digital Signature is successfully Registered.
Step – 6 Got to View Registered DSC so that Generate Request Letter by clicking on it under Authorized Signatory List.
Step – 7 Download the Request letter and Submit duly signed specimen signature along with Form 5A.
On receipt of specimen signature letter & Form 5A from the employer, PF office will verify than approve the signature registration request online.
Once it is successfully approved, employers can start using DSC online. This is a fantastic feature that will ease out lot of process challenges and fasten the approval process.