Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has set up an online portal to generate e-passbook i.e online passbook of the EPF account for all its members who contribute under EPF every month. Till now there is no direct way to check the account balance of EPF account, now this initiative by EPF department will help all its active members to get the status of there account anytime. To check EPF passbook online, EPF members first have to register yourself to the EPF member portal.
How To Register For EPF Member Portal?
I - To check your EPF balance online, all you have to do is visit the official website of the EPFO i.e http://epfindia.gov.in/
II - Then click on the link “Member Portal”. This link will take you to the member portal where you have to register yourself first by entering some basic data like your mobile number, Date of birth, email etc. and click the button “Get Pin”.
III - 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.
IV - On successful registration you will receive an SMS on your mobile phone.
How To Generate EPF Passbook 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 we entered “PAN Number” and your mobile number.
V - Now you can download your EPF Passbook (ePassbook) by clicking on the Download E-Passbook link on the top of the page.
VI - Now select the state where your establishment is covered like Delhi, Kolkata, Bihar, Haryana, Karnataka, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan etc. On selecting State you will see a list of establishments on your screen. Select the establishment code where your EPF office located.
VII - Then 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 your mobile number.
VIII - Enter the PIN that you have received on your mobile phone in the “Enter Authorization PIN” text box and click on the GET DETAIL button.
IX - You will be able to see your EPF details if that data is available to EPFO else a message will be displayed on your screen “ Your e-passbook not available”. To get the details of your EPF account click on the link “Send request to get your e-passbook”.
X - Then system will display a pop up message asking you to confirm your request. Click yes to get the details of your EPF account.
XI - Then a system generated message will ask you to visit your account after 3 days to get your EPF details.
Although this facility is activated by EPFO but currently only those members can view there EPF passbook online for whom the employer has uploaded the Electronic Challan Cum Return for the wage month of May 2012 onwards.