How to operate PF e-Passbook?

Employees can keep a tab on the account balance and the regularity of deposits by his employer. To access the online portal, one has to log in at 'members.epfoservices.in.'

May 04, 2015 05:05 IST India Infoline News Service

The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has put an end to the wait for Provident Fund slips by its members. The authority has transitioned to an online process, where any member can easily log in and access their provident fund details. Also, employees can keep a tab on the account balance and the regularity of deposits by his employer. To access the online portal, one has to log in at 'members.epfoservices.in.'
 
Process
 
A member can go ahead registering himself at the online portal. For registration, a member will require PAN, Aadhar or passport number to log in while the mobile number will be accepted as PIN. Thus, the combination of both login and PIN will be unique to each member and enables easy retrieval of the information, when lost.
 
Once the login is successful, a member has to key in the state of his employer and enter the code number of the employers followed by account number and name. These details are already furnished with existing PF documents or slips.
 
Access PF e-Passbook
 
A member can access the online passbook by requesting the same. On request, the system will automatically send a PIN code to the member's registered mobile number, which will be required to view and download the passbook online. The portal gives the flexibility to users to modify their mobile numbers as and when required.
 
Historical Transactions
 
The retrieval of historical transactions through e-Passbook depends on the extent of records uploaded by the employers. However, it has become mandatory for the employers to upload the current electronic challan into the portal.
 
Exceptions
 
A member will not be able to access e-Passbook if he has resigned from the company before March 2012, and his account is rendered inoperative. Secondly, e-Passbook will not be available for provident fund run by a trust, which is established by an employer.

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