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The company can request the PF office through letter stating that erroneously they have shown old PF account while filing annual return and hence please correct the same and transfer it to his new PF account.
They have to approach the PF accounts officer, who on verifying the records will do the needful.
Thanks & Regards,
From India, Madras
As this is a clerical mistake it is the responsibility of the company representative to set things right. This might require a trip to the PF office with a written requisition. Remittance and Transfers are handles by different departments within the PF office and that's why you got the reply 'Claim settled' (which is technically correct).
This is not a major issue, and the company representative who is in touch with PF office should be able to straighten it out.
From India, New Delhi
The unintentional mistake happened at HR end while preparing 3-A could have been rectified by submitting a revised 3-A with a covering letter to the PF department instead of submitting a transfer request in form 13 by the employee concerned. PF department issues annual contribution statement to each covered employee every year thru' HR, which indicates the accumulated contribution (employer as well as employee and the interest accrued thereon, the account number etc). Such statement also indicates that if any mistake is noticed, the same should be brought to the notice of the PF authority within one month. I hope the HR people must have received such annual contribution statement for 2010-11. Still the HR people can contact the concerned dealing person/Dy. Commissioner, EPF of the relevant circle, with a letter, requesting the mistakes happened unintentionally be rectified in their records and issue a revised annual contribution statement for that employee, based on the revised 3-A. They will, surely, accede to the request.
All the best,
From India, Jaipur