Govt launches three mobile-based services for EPF members

Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya

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) members.

“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,” theUnion Minister of State for Labour and Employmentsaid, according to a government release.

“The app can be downloaded from the EPFO (EPF Organisation) website”, it added.

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 process.

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 added.