Launches of EPFO Short Code SMS Services Option to Get Service in Ten Different Indian Languages
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Dated: 12th March,2015
Sh.Bandaru Dattatreya Launches of EPFO Short Code SMS Services Option to Get Service in Ten Different Indian Languages
Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge) has launched EPFO’s Short Code SMS services for the members of EPFO during the 206th meeting of CBT(EPF) held on 11.03.2015.
This facility is envisaged to ease the members in knowing their details along with contribution and PF Balance. As this facility is available only to the UAN activated members, such facility will speed up the UAN activation process by the members.
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 Short Code SMS service will be available to UAN activated members.
In this facility the member will send an SMS in predefined format from his/her 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.
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.