EPF (Employees' Provident Fund) first proclaimed formally on 15 the November,1951.the actual "Employee's Provident Funds" bill was passed in the parliament in the year of 1952.This bill clearly indicated for employees in factories and other working places.The act is now extended to the entire part of India except "Jammu and Kasmir.The act is now called 'Employee's provident Funds & Miscellaneous provisions Act,1952' All schemes under this act are administrated by a tri-partite board commonly known as 'Central board of trustees','Employees Provident Fund' and Employers & Employee.The board consists of both central Government and the state Government representatives. The PF board engaged with a contributory provident fund,insurance scheme, and pension scheme.The short term "EPFO" board has offices at 122 location across the country India.All the activities and administrative work controlled by Ministry of labour and Employment,GOVT of India. How to know PF Balance ? No need to explain what is PF ? But in a nutshell, it can be said that PF balance is deducted from your salary each month.If you work in a private company or organization,that firm cut balance on behalf of you.This money can be withdrawn when you leave the company.Just apply for it with valid PF documents.
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What Is EPF ? As we discussed earlier Employee Provident Fund is nothing but the benefits after retirement.PF balances are secured & deducted from your salary.You can claim total PF amount at the time of leaving Job or company. - Whether the member is required to register or not for transfer claim ? Yes,member needs to be registered to file transfer claim online.Membership details can be found in official EPFO website i.e - http://www.epfindia.gov.in/ What are the pre-requisite conditions to file the Transfer Claim online? Following are the conditions that should be followed to file the Transfer Claim online: (a) Both present member and previous IDs (P.F. Account No.) should be available in EPFO database. (b) The employer should have registered the digital signature certificate of his authorized signatories with EPFO. What is the eligibility to file transfer claim ? You can check the eligibility criteria and at EPFO website or visit URL - http://memberclaims.epfoservices.in/ Why is member ID not available in EPFO database? There are possible reasons for member ID absence.These could following : (a) If the employer does not submit the return [Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) or earlier returns prior to ECR] having the member ID. (b) The employer has submitted the return [Electronic Challan cum Return or earlier returns prior to ECR] having the member ID, but the same has not been updated on the portal. Due to late updating process, it could take time reflect on Member ID. Can Member edit the details that have been submitted ? No, a : member can't modify or edit that has been entered in EPFO database like father’s name, relationship, date of birth, date of joining, date of exit etc. What if previous employment details incorrect ? In this case, a member can click on edit button to modify the employment details.After that take print out and submit to concerned EPFO office through the previous employer.Only after rectifying by that office authority can make changes. What if the date of birth entry differ from EPFO database ? Online DOB submission let you enter 3 times.If you exceed the maximum entry quota your online application would be blocked ,You can't use online registration service. How to be sure that Employer as submitted modified data ?
When the employer submits edited data on behalf of the employee,it generates pdf log file.An employee can click on claim button to see whether changes have been made or not.In this case, contact the employer for wrong entry or same data issue.
Note : You can find a lot of other questions and answer that discussed in the official site.
EPFO Regional Sites :
EPF Appellate Tribunal : EPFAT constituted under the provision of section 7D of the EPF and MP act 1952. 4th floor, Core 2 Scope Minar,Laxmi Nagar Delhi - 110092 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org STD code - 011 http://www.epfindia.com/site_en/EPFAT.php?id=sm4_index Training Institutes : 30-31, Institutional Area Janak Puri, New Delhi - 110058 email@example.com National Academy for training and research was established in 1990.NATRSS now emerged as a premier institution for research and consultancy.NATRSS has four institute zones,these are : Zonal training institute ,east zone North zone center South zone center West zone center
EPFO Contact/Help Desk Details
EPFO HEAD OFFICE Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi - 110 066. ZONAL ACC OFFICES DELHI & UTTARAKHAND Office of the Addl. Central Provident Fund Commissioner (Delhi & Uttarakhand), Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 8 th Floor, 28, Community Centre, Wazirpur Industrial Area, New Delhi -110052 HARYANA & RAJASTHANOffice of the Addl. Central Provident Fund Commissioner (Haryana & Rajasthan), Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Institute of Social Security Administration, Sector 16-A, Faridabad (In front of Kothi No. 174-Old Faridabad), National Highway Crossing,Faridabad Haryana-121001 KARNATAKA & GOA Office of the Addl. Central Provident Fund Commissioner (Karnataka & Goa), "Kaveri" Bhavishya Nidhi Enclave, HMT Main Road, Jalahalli, (KN). Bangalore -560 013 TAMILNADU & KERALA Office of the Addl. Central Provident Fund Commissioner (Tamil Nadu & Kerala), No. 37, Royapettah High Road, Opposite Swagat Hotel, (TN). Chennai-600 014 WEST BENGAL, NER & JHARKHAND Office of the Addl. Central Provident Fund Commissioner (West Bengal, NER & Jharkhand) DK-Block, Sector-II, Salt Lake City, Karunamoyee, Kolkata -700 091 MAHARASHTRA & CHATTISGARH Office of the Addl. Central Provident Fund Commissioner (Maharashtra & Chattisgarh), Bhavishya Nidhi Bhavan, 341, Bandra (East), Mumbai -400 051 GUJRAT & MADHYA PRADESH Office of the Addl. Central Provident Fund Commissioner (Gujarat & Madhya Pradesh), Bhavishyanidhi Bhawan, Near Income Tax Circle, Ashram Road,Ahmedabad Gujarat -380 014 PUNJAB & HIMACHAL PRADESH Office of the Addl. Central Provident Fund Commissioner (Punjab & Himachal Pradesh), S.C.O. 4-7, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh.- UTTAR PRADESH & BIHAR Office of the Addl. Central Provident Fund Commissioner (Uttar Pradesh & Bihar), Nidhi Bhawan,Sarvodaya Nagar, Kanpur -208 005 ANDHRA PRADESH, TELANGANA & ORISSA Office of the Addl. Central Provident Fund Commissioner(Andhra Pradesh, Telangana & Orissa), 3-4-763, Bhavishyanidhi Bhavan, Barkatpura Chaman,Hyderabad Telangana-500 027 INTERNAL AUDIT WING Bhavishyanidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi-110 066 VIGILANCE WING Vigilance Headquarters Employees Provident Fund Organisation,6th Floor, NBCC Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi-110 066 Official Site : http://www.epfindia.com/. For Hindi version click on right side Hindi icon. Social Profiles : Twitter Page : https://twitter.com/socialepfo/ Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/socialepfo/