Does it mean employer authentication (digitally sign/e verification) is not required and the employee can get this authentication directly from EPFO?
17th December 2018 From India, Varanasi
DSC approval is needed, but as per your post neither management nor the HR team is available to do it, so EPFO will take measures to get it done by either sending notice to them or making it verified by Addl Commissioner, provided the data of UAN and loaded KYC match 100%
EPFO is committed to reduce hardship to it's contributing members, which is caused by due negligence of employers side
However EPFO is helpless if the UAN data differs, here employer's endorsement is mandatory
17th December 2018