Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Govt launches three mobile-based services for EPF members

Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on
Tuesday launched three mobile-based
services - a Mobile Application, SMS-
based UAN (Universal Account Number)
Activation and Missed Call service - for
the Employees Provident Fund (EPF)
"The members would be able to activate
their UAN accounts from the comfort of
their mobile phones and can also
access their accounts for viewing their
monthly credits through the passbook
as well as view their details available
with EPFO.
"Similarly the EPF pensioners have been
given the facility to access their pension
disbursement details through this
mobile app... the employers can also
view their remittance details," the Union
Minister of State for Labour and
Employment said, according to a
government release.
"The app can be downloaded from the
EPFO (EPF Organisation) website", it
EPFO has already in place a Short Code
SMS service through which the
members can find out contribution and
PF balance, etc. As an extension, now a
missed call would provide all these
details. This facility is available only to
the UAN activated members, so it is
expected to promote the UAN activation
Dattatreya informed that these services
will help nearly 3.54 crore contributing
members, 49.22 lakh pensioners and
6.1 lakh employers.
"Nearly 1.80 crore UAN are activated,
58.72 lakh UAN are seeded with
AADHAAR and 1.82 crore UAN are
seeded with bank account", the minister