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Sunday, January 06, 2013

E-Passbook for provident fund account holders

A new facility has been introduced by the provident fund organization. Now the account holder of provident fund can download electronic passbook of their account. This facility is for the active account holder. This will help over 50 million provident fund subscribers who can access their account and download passbook and statement online.
The subscribers, whose employer already uploaded the return cum challan to provident fund account, can download the e-passbook every month in which all the debit and credit entries will be shown.

These are the features of new facility of e-passbook introduced by the EPFO department.

  1. The facility to download e-passbook is available on http://members.epfoservices.in/.
  2. The members of provident fund who have active account can download e-passbook every month if return cum challan is download by the employer of the member.
  3. Inactive members who have not settled accounts can request for a passbook.
  4. Provident fund members can register himself/herself with one of the ID proof as username and the mobile number as password. Id proof may be PAN card, Aadhar Card, Driving license, NPR, Passport, Voter ID card, Ration card etc.
  5. After registration one can download the e-passbook with their account.
  6. If there is no passbook available for download, the request will be added automatically and a sms will be send to the registered mobile number when the passbook will be available for download.
  7. Members can add multiple ID (identification) numbers after registration and can use any one for logging into their accounts.
  8. The e-Passbook shall contain transaction-wise details of account (all credits and debits) since the month for which the details for the establishment have been processed in new application software at the field offices.
  9. The e-Passbook shall contain transaction-wise details of account (all credits and debits) since the month for which the details for the establishment have been processed in new application software at the field offices.
  10. The facility, however is not available for the members under establishments that are exempted 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, the facility will have following restrictions:-

  • Only one registration is permitted against one mobile number.
  • The member can download the passbook for only one account number under one establishment. Thus in case he/she has worked for different spells in one establishment with different account numbers, he/she has to apply for the transfer of the old account to the new so that the credit may be reflected in the e-pass book of the new account.
  • To view the amount balance against any inoperative account also the member should apply for transfer and then the transferred amount will reflect as credit in the present account of the member.