The Employee’s Provident Fund was launched by the Ministry of Labour & Employment in 1952. The ministry has been actively managing and implementing this fund since the time for the promotion of savings among the working professionals in the country. The idea behind implementing this scheme was to provide the employees with social security and a secure future as a reward for their hard work and dedication to the organizations. EPF was implemented under the Employees’ Provident Funds Act as a compulsory contributory fund for all working professionals.
As a mandatory rule, the employer and the employee contribute an equal portion of the employee’s dearness allowance and basic salary towards the EPF. The employer contributes 12% of the employee’s salary to EPF. Similarly, 12% of the employee’s salary is deducted by the employer as a monthly contribution towards EPF.
Considering the mandate, it becomes important for EPFO to provide quality services and 24*7 assistance to its users. Hence, EPFO came up with the EPFO grievance system, which is basically an online platform that provides solutions to all the regular problems faced by the employees in one place.
Steps to Check EPF Grievance Status
Once you have filed for EPF grievance, you need to follow a few simple steps to check your EPF grievance status. However, it is important to note that your EPF grievance status will be updated only after 2-3 days of filing the complaint. Follow these steps to check the status of your EPF grievance-
- Visit the EPF grievance website and click on ‘View Status’ from the main menu bar on the home page
- Next, you need to enter your EPF grievance number and your mobile number/e-mail ID
- Finally, enter the Captcha shown on the screen for safety reasons and click on ‘Submit’
- The next screen that appears will show your grievance status. You can take a print out of the screen for personal reasons by clicking on the ‘Print’ option
Note: When you file for EPF grievance complaint, you will receive an SMS and/or e-mail with your PF registration number, which must be submitted at the time of checking the EPF grievance status.
EPFO has made it absolutely easy for its members to perform related actions, file complaints or check the status of their complaints/actions, etc. online on the EPFO portal. All it requires is for the users to log in to the portal and follow the simple instructions as shown on the online portal. Following the above steps, you can easily check EPF grievance status online.