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Friday, November 30, 2012

E-Passbook scheme for the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation to be launched today

E-Passbook scheme for the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation to be launched today

Subscribers to the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation will now be able to download their e-pass book each month, if they are active members and if their electronic challan-cum-return is uploaded. 

In the case of members who are not active (left service) and have not settled their account or have not become inoperative, the facility to download the pass book on request basis shall be available, it said. 

The facility shall be available on www.epfindia.gov.in

Once the facility comes into operation, PF members can register on the Member Portal by using his/her photo identification number, such as PAN, Aadhaar, National Population Registry, driving licence, passport, voter ID, ration card and use the mobile number as password. This way, the member will not be required to remember any user ID/password, the Ministry said. Once registered, a member can download the pass book by entering his/her account number. If available, the pass book will appear for download. 

“The e-pass book shall contain the transaction-wise details in the member’s account (all credits and debits) since the month for which the details for the establishment have been processed in the new application software at the field offices,” the Ministry added. 

The facility, however, will not be available for members under exempted establishments under the EPF Scheme 1952 (as the fund details are maintained by the Trust), inoperative members (i.e. in accounts where no contribution has been received during preceding 36 months)

However, there will be some restrictions, as only one registration will be allowed against one mobile number, and a member can download the passbook for only one account number under one establishment.

source – www.thehindubusinessline.com

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