Employees Provident Fund (EPF), generally known as PF is a retirementbenefit scheme available to the salaried class in India, wherein both theemployer and employee contribute an equal amount towards the fund.This year, the EPFO (Employees Provident Fund Organization) hasintroduced an e-passbook facility for members, which enables them tocheck their PF account online.
What is an EPF e-passbook? The EPF e-passbook is an online version of the employee’s provident fund account. Transactions are recorded date-wise and these can be tracked easily by the member. You can check your EPF balance online anytime you wish to.
How to register online? Registration on the EPFO website is necessary to avail the e-passbook facility. The following steps need to be followed to register online -
HOW TO REGISTER IN EPFO MEMBER PORTAL & VIEW E-PASS BOOK VISIT THE EPFO MEMBERS SITE – http://members.epfoservices.in/
CLICK ON THE “REGISTER” AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE OR “CLICK HERE TO REGISTER” BUTTON UNDER THE LOGIN AREA.
Click on the link “Member Portal”. This link will take you to the memberportal where you have to register yourself first by entering some basic datalike your mobile number, Date of birth, email etc. and click the button“Get Pin”.
You will get a PIN code on your mobile number which will be like “1234”. Enter the PIN code at the end of the registration page after “Enter Authorization PIN” and submit the page to complete the registration process.
On successful registration you will receive an SMS on your registered mobile phone.
HOW TO GENERATE E-PASS BOOK ONLINE After successful registration you can login to the EPFO member portal by entering the document number you selected at the time of registration like “PAN Number” and your “Mobile number”.
Now you can download your EPF Passbook (E-Passbook) by clicking on the Download E-Passbook link on the top of the page.
Now select the state where your establishment is covered like Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Kolkata, Bihar, Haryana, Karnataka, Orissa, etc. On selecting State you will see a list of establishments on your screen. Select the establishment code where your EPF office located.
Enter you EPF account number, your full name (as per EPF records) and click on the ‘GET PIN’ button. You will receive an another PIN code on yourmobile number.
Enter the PIN that you have received on your mobile phone in the“Enter Authorization PIN” text box and click on the GET DETAILbutton.
You will be able to see your EPF details if that data is available toEPFO else a message will be displayed on your screen “ Your e-passbook not available”. To get the details of your EPF account click onthe link “Send request to get your e-passbook”.
Then system will display a pop up message asking you toconfirm your request. Click yes to get the details of your EPFaccount.
Then a system generated message will ask you to visityour account after “3 days” to get your EPF details.
The EPFO’s e-Passbook facility is a welcome move which will enable employees in managing their EPF accounts in a better manner. The success of this facility depends on the efficiency of the EPFO in managing the website and handling requests from the members.