Employees™ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has date of birth details for more than 4 crore members out of a total members of 8.87 crore as on 01.08.2013. Web facility has been provided to the Employers to upload the date of birth details of all employees. Further, Field Offices of EPFO have been directed to ask Employers to upload these details.
Providing Annual Statement of Accounts (Account Slips) to the members of EPF is already in place. Para 73(1) of the EPF Scheme 1952 lays down that a statement of account in respect of each member through his last employer to be sent after the close of each year.
Besides, the following facilities have also been provided for the PF members to know their PF balance:
1) Updated balance in EPF account can be obtained by EPF member through SMS by furnishing his PF number and mobile number by using ˜Know your EPF Balance™ facility on the website of EPFO at www.epfindia.gov.in
2) Facility of e-Passbook has also been provided on the website of the EPFO. After registering himself on the EPFO website, PF member can view or take a printout of his PF statement.
At present, there is no proposal to provide ESIC slips to the employees. However, ESIC has developed an IP portal where an Insured Person can log on to see his contributory details and eligibility status for availing various benefits.
This information was given by Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri Kodikunnil Suresh in the Lok Sabha today in reply to a written question.