The newly introduced e-passbook facility of Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation enables the members of Employees’ Provident Fund to check their EPF Balance Online. Now, the members can download and check their updated balance many times a month.
Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) or commonly called Provident Fund (PF) is a Retirement Scheme for Salaried Employees of Establishment having minimum 20 Employees on their payroll. Under this Retirement Scheme both Employer and Employee are bound to contribute 12% each of the Basic Salary of the Employee.
To avail E-passbook facility the Employee has to register on EPFO website. After filling necessary information like establishment code, PF number and member name etc. the registered member can access e-passbook online.
What is E-passbook
It is online version of the PF passbook. All the accumulations with interest of Provident Fund account are recorded in it. One can easily track its PF account status by this e-passbook online anytime. It also includes all other details of the member like name, Date of Birth etc.
How to Register
This facility will be available to only active members. E-passbook facility is not meant for inoperative and settled accounts. One need not create any username or password to access the E-passbook. You can use this facility by registering your mobile number and one of the ID proof as mentioned on the website. Same information is used later on to log in at EPF website.
Steps to Register for E-Passbook
To use the online E-passbook first one has to register on the window below. Keep the following details handy with you when you are registering for it:
Any of the Identification Proof – (PAN Number, Aadhar (UID), NPR (National Population Register), Bank Account Number, Voter ID Card, Driving License, Passport Number, Ration Card Number)
Whichever Identity document you select, you have to provide its number in the column provided.
After that fill
Name as on document
Write the words as you see in image and click GET PIN.
After this you will get a four digit pin number on your mobile. Now fill this pin number and confirm your registration. You will get confirmation on your mobile. Thus your registration process completes and now you can login and access your E-Passbook online.
How to Generate EPF e-Passbook Online
One can easily log in at the window below with the mobile number and ID proof number provided at the time of registration. You have to enter pin number which you got on your mobile. It is mandatory to fill this pin every time you check your balance or download your EPF e-Passbook.
When you are on next screen click on your name and you can download e-Passbook from this page. You have to select state and PF office. If you do not know your PF office you can find it here.
Now enter your EPF account Number and your name which should be same as in records of EPFO. Fill the Captcha and click GET PIN. You will receive Pin on your mobile enter the pin and click GET DETAIL. Here you can download PDF e-passbook.
Only if your EPF e-Passbook is available you can download it, otherwise a below message will appear-
“Your e-passbook not available”. To get the details of your EPF account click on the link “Send request to get your e-passbook”
Now click on the link and you will see the following message
“Your e-Passbook request has been accepted. You shall be intimated on SMS when the same is available. You can check back after 3 days.”
EPFO has launched this facility but all the members are unable to use it as it is available for those only where the employer has uploaded E Challan and return.
Useful Information regarding online EPF e-Passbook
With one mobile you can register for one EPF account. If Later on your mobile number changes, you can edit it.
You cannot see multiple accounts under one establishment.
One can easily transfer old EPF account to new one.
One cannot access see settled and inoperative accounts.
To check a different account you have to register with different mobile number and ID proof.
This is really a great step from EPFO to be easily accessible for all the members. It success will surely depend on data handing and site management. But we hope it will serve people and all beneficiaries will get benefitted from this system.
Steps to generate e-passbook at a glace
Login at window below
Mention Mobile number and Date of Birth
Add other details
Click on Get Pin
PIN is sent on your Mobile
Enter PIN and click on the link
You can login with your ID Number and Mobile Number
Click on download e-passbook
Select PF office state
Select PF office
Mention company PF code
Mention Employee PF account number
Mention employee name
Click on Get PIN
PIN is sent on your mobile
Enter PIN and click the link
After 3 working days you get your e-passbook on same page