Monday, August 3, 2015

Online EFP Account Transfer Process

I keep hearing from many of friends, colleagues and family about the pending transfer of their EPF account from it's old Employer to new Employer. The reason could be issues with previous employer or current employer or the government or Our-self. Hoping that this article/blog might help you in addressing such issue. If you have any queries on this blog, please feel free to comment them on this blog. I shall try to add some value or guide you.

What is EPFO?
Employee Provident Fund Organization(EPFO) is an Indian Government body which comes under "Ministry of Labour and Employment". It is put in place to administer the mandatory Provident Scheme.

What is EPF Account?
Every employee who is paying EPF will have an EPF account tagged to him. As it is the employer who deducts the EPF amount and send it to government, every account number will be combination of both employer and employee details(Ex: /PY{StateCode}/KRP{RegionalEpfOfficeCode}/00/19214{EmployerCode}/82163{EmployeeCode}).

What is UAN Number?
Somewhere in the year 2014 Government of India has launched Universal Account Number for EPFO to enable PF number portability. To put it in simple words, to make our lives(only the EPF part) easy our government has come up with this new account number. All most all the employers would have already started giving out the UAN to employees, and if you have not received one, then contact your HR team immediately.

PF Transfer pending?
Not wasting any further time, we shall directly get into the problem. Recently government has decided that all the dormant PF accounts inactive for more than 3 years will not get any interest on the money. Which mean that you are loosing good amount of interest. Ignoring what could be the reason of the earlier failures, we should try the below series of steps to initiate the new transfer claim which i more organized. Please note that this blog talks about online process, which is possible only when both of your employers have registered their digital signatures online with EPFO

  1. Click on register at ""
  2. It will redirect you to ""
  3. Register yourself at members portal by providing all the details
  4. Once you are registered, login into member claims portal using the details used while registration at the website ""
  6. Enter the details on PART A/B/C
    • Please be sure to enter correct details as there are limits in entering wrong details and you might end up locking you account for few days
    • You can also update the details wherever the application allows you to do so, if you feel that they are incorrect
    • Please get in touch with HR if you see.doubt any issues
    • Select either previous/current employer under "claim attestation through", as it is mandatory to get your details attested through. I prefer the one who is readily accessible to you in case of any issues.
  7. Click on Preview button : Last option for you to crosscheck the details and correct them if any mistakes while filling the form
  8. Enter the CATCHPA and click on "GET PIN" to get a pin on your mobile number
  9. Enter the received pin on your mobile to submit the application
  10. Take a print out of the application and submit the details to the selected claim attestation establishment which you have selected earlier.
    • Keep checking the status to know the progress

So this is it friends, hoping that this article might help you to resolve your long pending PF account transfer pending since years.

Happy Money Saving.. :)
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