Cheque (or) bank passbook image is mandatory to withdraw your PF amount online. When it comes to cheques you can upload an image of blank cheques or cancelled cheques. But is not mandatory to write cancelled on the cheque. But make sure your name is clearly printed on the cheque.
In case if you don’t have a cheque then you can also upload your bank passbook first-page image, (or) apply for a new cheque book from your bank.
Cancelled Cheque Image For PF Withdrawal
What is Meant by Cancelled Cheque in EPF
Whenever you write cancelled on a cheque then it will be called as a cancelled cheque. It will not be used for any transactions.
But the details present on the cancelled cheque like your name, bank name, account number and IFSC code will be used to cross check your bank account details before crediting your PF amount in your bank account.
FAQs on PF Cancelled Cheque
Why cancelled cheque is required for PF withdrawal ?
The main aim of taking the cancelled cheque from the EPF members is to deposit the PF claim amount to the correct bank account number of the employee.
What if the name is not available on a cancelled cheque can i still withdraw my PF?
No, you can’t withdraw PF without name printed on the cheque. If you upload a cheque without name printed on it then your PF claim request will be rejected with a reason of “claim rejected member name not printed on cancelled cheque“
How to get a new cheque book?
You can apply for a new cheque book in your bank, you can request new cheque book from your bank’s internet banking website or by visiting your bank’s branch directly.
What is alternative to cheque for PF withdrawal ?
If you don’t have a cheque, then you can also upload your bank passbook first-page image. If you are uploading your bank passbook then make sure that your bank passbook has a photo with bank seal on it, otherwise your PF claim will be rejected.
Is it mandatory to write cancelled on the cheque for PF?
No, it not mandatory, it is upto you. Eventhouh you don’t write cancelled on the cheque still EPFO will accept your cheque. But make sure the image of the cheque is clear.