Now it is possible to track the whole information about the PF account online as per the new initiatives of Employees’ Provident Fund Organization. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has provided a link on its website , that enables members to get their PF investment balance update as SMS alert on their cellphones. Members only need to furnish their respective PF account numbers to avail of this facility. EPFO had been conducting an internal trial of this software for the past two months.
According the central provident fund commissioner S Chatterjee, “The idea is to make the system transparent. Now, an employee can regularly check, whether the amount, which is being deducted every month from h/his salary, is getting deposited with us. If s/he finds any discrepancy, the individual can take the matter up with the employer or us.”
This new service by EPFO will be in addition to the online tracking of PF claims as part of the initiative to inculcate transparency. Account update details too are available online for each of the 120 EPFO offices in the country.