Track EPF account online with E-Passbook
Having heard recently of e-Passbook facility of EPF, I decided to track my EPF account online. For those who don't know - e-Passbook has all the EPF transactions recorded month-wise and date-wise to make it easier to track our own EPF account. These transactions include the following -
- Employer contribution deposited by employer to EPFO
- Employee Contribution deposited by employer to EPFO and
- The interest earned annually on the total EPF amount. (The interest gets credited to EPF account at the end of financial year i.e., 31st March)
Before trying out this facility, I had this perception that it would be a cumbersome process to download the passbook but to my surprise it was really simple. I am putting down the "details-you-need" here for all those who want to try it for the first time.
Register and Login on EPF Member Portal
To register yourself on the EPF Member Portal, all you need is -
- Mobile number ( so that authorization PIN can be sent through sms)
- Date of Birth
- PAN number (or any other ID from a drop-down list of 8 IDs)
Once registered, you can login with the same information.
Download E Passbook
After logging in, you will see the "Download E Passbook" link on the top. On clicking it, you will be asked to enter the following details -
- State and region of your EPF office
- Your EPF account number
- Your name as on PF slip
Thats it! You can now download the e-Passbook as a pdf file and track your EPF account. Hope this helps.
Question: What is Region code and Office code and how do I know mine?
Ans: These will be the first two parts of your EPF account number. For eg: PY/BOM/46499/098 has region code -> PY and office code -> BOM
Question: I downloaded my passbook but I am not able to see transactions for last year?
Ans: Yes, EPFO takes time to update the records, for eg. in my case the passbook downloaded on Jan 30th 2014, did not have any transactions for the year 2013 (all the records till Dec. 2012 were present)
Question: Not able to see my passbook?
Ans: Please note that on the website they mention "The facility at present is only for the members for whom the employer has uploaded the Electronic Challan Cum Return for the wage month of May 2012 onwards."
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