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So D’s office sends this email (excerpts below) –
Please find attached detailed guidelines for checking your Employee Provident Fund (EPF) account balance online through http://www.epfindia.nic.in/MembBal.html.
– Click on http://www.epfindia.nic.in/MembBal.html.
– Select <State>. Select <City>.
– Enter <Company> Establishment Number (for example: 00ABCDE).
– Leave Extension Number blank.
– Enter your EPF account number (for example: 000MNOP or MNOP).
– Enter your name and mobile number.
– Click the “I Agree” Check Box.
– Click the Submit button.
On successful submission of above information, you will receive the details through SMS on the given mobile number.
Excited, I immediately tried with D’s EPF Account Number only to see the following error message –
Data not available. For details please contact respective EPF Office.
I tried permutations and combinations of D’s data but to no avail. Disheartened, I then tried with my EPF Account Number and, perhaps thanks to some good karma, I thought I had some success because I got this message –
Your EPF balance has been sent through SMS on your specified mobile number. You shall receive the SMS shortly.
I did get the SMS almost immediately but was then disheartened again to see that the balance was reflected only up to 31-Mar-2011.
But then I guess some EPF data is better than no EPF data.
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