EPF Full pension option Legal update :

The writ petition filed by Shri S Saheer & Others Vs GOI & EPFO came for hearing at Hon’ble HC, Kerala on 15/3/2023. As informed earlier, the Writ petition sought the clearance for the BSNL employees on the approval pertain to 26(6) and further processing on 11(3)/11(4) as needed for EPF enhanced pension.

The detailed arguments happened for about 30 mins and our advocate argued so as to enable the employees to file online application for higher pension. The Sr. Council from EPFO argued for disposal of our writ petition, but on detailed arguments Hon’ble Bench posted the case to 23/03/2023 with direction to respondents to submit their pleadings. We are hopeful for a positive outcome which will help the eligible employees to submit the options soon.