Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge) has recently launched EPFO’s Short Code SMS service for the members of EPFO.
During the year 2014, EPFO had launched the UAN programme wherein a Universal Account Number was allotted to all the members and different services such as passbook, monthly SMS of contributions were provided on its activation at EPFO’s UAN portal.
The newly launched EPFO Short Code SMS Service is available only to the UAN (Universal Account Number) activated members of EPF (Employees Provident Fund).
To avail this facility , you (EPF member) can send an SMS in predefined format from your mobile number registered during UAN activation. The EPFO on receipt of such SMS will send the members details available with EPFO along with details of KYC seeded, Last Contribution and Total PF Balance.
A member who had activated his UAN could send an SMS from his/ her registered mobile number in the pre-defined format to 77382 99899. The format of the SMS is EPFOHO UAN followed by first three characters of preferred language.
For example, if you would like to receive SMS in English, you should send an SMS as EPFOHO UAN ENG to 77382 99899. The EPFO would send the members details available with it along with details of the KYC seeded, last contribution and Total PF balance.
The member would not receive details if none of Aadhaar, PAN and bank account was digitally approved and provided by the employer.
(The Members has been given an option to know the details in 10 different Indian languages namely English, Hindi, Telugu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Bengali)
EPFO has also launched its helpdesk service. You can contact them at toll free no. 1800118005 from 09:15 AM to 05:45 PM on all seven days for any query relating to UAN / KYC Services.
Latest News : You can now submit PF new claim forms directly to EPFO office without your Employer’s attestation.New Form 31 UAN, Form 10c UAN & Form 19 UAN. Click here for complete details.
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