Labour Ministry plans to computerise all accounts by March 31
GN Bureau | January 27, 2010
New Delhi: Employee Provident fund (EPF) account holders will soon be able to access their data at the click of a mouse as the Labour Ministry plans to computerise all PF accounts by March 31.
The ministry will be coordinating the move with all 32 regional offices in the country. Account holders will be provided a subscriber ID which they can use to log on to the website and check their account balance.
“All regional offices have been directed to make PF data available online. Account holders will be able to check their account particulars through internet,” Labour Secretary Prabhat C. Chaturvedi told mediapersons on the sidelines of the Editors' Conference on Social Sector Issues in New Delhi last week.
“The ministry is looking towards making this and other services available online as a part of its e-governance plan,” he added.
So far, Kerala has been the only state providing this service from its two regional offices in Kozhikode and Kannur.
Labour Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge told the conference: “We will soon be making the entire Employment Exchange registration process available online. It will prevent fraudulent registration.”
He pointed out that the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) has crossed the 1 crore beneficiaries mark. RSBY is a 'cashless' health insurance for below-poverty-line (BPL) families. The beneficiaries are issued smart cards with individual biometric information.
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