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ESIC clarifies on correction in date of birth as per Aadhaar details of IP/IW

Employees’ State Insurance Corporation has implemented seeding of Aadhaar to the insured person’s number on voluntary basis for registration and providing benefits to them and their beneficiaries under ESI scheme. The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, New Delhi, vide circular No. P-11014/3/2022-Bft-II (Part-I), dated 25th May, 2023, has confirmed that an online provision for seeding and authentication of Aadhaar has been developed and deployed online, whereby existing employees can seed Aadhaar number for self and their family members voluntarily after verification of OTP received on mobile phone from UIDAI. Ascent had circulated an alert on the same on 9th June, 2023.

Now, the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, vide internal circular No. P-11014/3/2022-Bft-II, dated 24th July, 2023, has directed its field functionaries about the correction of date of birth of insured persons beyond three years or more. The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation has clarified that online requests received from insured persons relating to correction/updation in their particulars, specifically date of birth (varying three years or more) may be accepted as per the details in their Aadhaar Card, which carries specific date of birth.

All the field functionaries are directed to make strict compliance in the disposal of all online requests for editing/updating of IPs and their family particulars as per the above guidelines within three days’ time to mitigate the hardship faced by IPs and their family members.

Please refer to the below government notification for more details:

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