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Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

At step 11, cant click on the link since you have have locked copying

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
9 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

The content is locked to save from copycats. Request you to type the same in web browser. Apologies for inconvenience.

ADRP
ADRP
9 years ago
Reply to  Nitin Bhatia

After generate pin there is no response

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
9 years ago
Reply to  ADRP

If you are not receiving PIN then you should change mobile no entered.

ADRP
ADRP
9 years ago
Reply to  Nitin Bhatia

Internet explorer didnt work, Chrome browser was successful.

Hemant
Hemant
9 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Save this Page as HTML & Open it in Notepad++ you can copy all the Contents

Deepak
Deepak
9 years ago

Hi Nitin,
Thanks for nice info.
In step 9, when i press generate pin, after that nothing happen. No pin received either.

Deepak
Deepak
9 years ago
Reply to  Deepak

Sorry in step 8

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
9 years ago
Reply to  Deepak

Please try with different mobile no.

jafarkhan
jafarkhan
9 years ago

Hiii

jafarkhan
jafarkhan
9 years ago

Mujhe pf enquiry chaye plz help me

Ramya
Ramya
9 years ago

I have worked in an organization for 3 years and decided to
resign after marriage and is not working now .I checked recently that epf has
allotted me a UAN and the bank account there provided by employer no more exist
(it was my salary account) . Employer told me it is OK just give the new
account in withdrawal form when withdraw and no need to update in UAN portal
but I am not sure if this is correct

1 ) Should I get the account no
changed in UAN portal somehow or is it Ok if I fill the withdrawal form with a
valid account . if I need to change account no what is the process as I am not
working (to get employer to update) ?

2) I read from June 2016 there is
some tax if you withdraw before 5 years. Is the 5 years calculated from date of
joining epf ? Can I withdraw it tax free(5 years after joining) even though I
have not contributed for last 2 years (in past 5 as I am not working)

3. Since I worked for 3
years(<10 years) can I withdraw my pension scheme ?Will I get the full money
and will this be tax free after 5 years from epf opening

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
9 years ago
Reply to  Ramya

1. Now it is not feasible to get bank account no changed. I suggest to submit withdrawal form with your organization and mention correct bank account details.
2. TDS of 10% will be applicable on withdrawal of EPF. 5 year should be of continuous service. You can withdraw after 5 years of last contribution
3. You can withdraw. It will be taxed as income. It will not be tax free.

Ramesh Subramanian
Ramesh Subramanian
9 years ago

Hi nitin.Thanks first of all to provide valid infn./suggestion to people like me to claim PF amount from unclaimed with epfindia,after15/19 years.once i visited the link with the available infn.i got my reference no.for future follow up and withdraw the same for the service of 7 and 3 years with two mumbai co’s.can you tell me how long the process will take to withdraw and do the needful.regrds.ramesh cbe.

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
9 years ago

It depends on efficiency of EPFO and how easily they can track your account. As your accounts are old, In your case it might take some time. You will receive call / mail from EPFO regarding the same. Entire process ideally should be completed within 3 months.

vivek84
vivek84
8 years ago

Hi Nitin,

The IOP account link has not worked for me even single time in past 5 months. Is it the case with everyone ?

http://59.180.231.56/INOPHelpDesk/

Thanks
Hemant

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
8 years ago
Reply to  vivek84

Try in Internet Explorer.

pawan kumar
pawan kumar
8 years ago

Please advise I have activated UAN number for my Inoperative PF account. Can i withdraw my PF account with help of UAN number?

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
8 years ago
Reply to  pawan kumar

You can subject to fulfillment of terms and conditions of withdrawal.

prashant pal
prashant pal
8 years ago

Hello Nitin,
I thank you so much for coming out with this forum. let me explain my situation and confusion. I worked in bangalore for one year in an institute back in 2008 to 2009 and it is almost 6 years now. my account is inactive but I have put all of my details in the registration portal on epf account. I wanted to know is it possible that i can withdraw the money out of my epf account if i go to epf office in bangalore even if my account is inactive. or I should wait for helpdesk answer. because i wanted to be sure if i travel to Bangalore from delhi. I should be able to withdraw it. can it be done online?

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
8 years ago
Reply to  prashant pal

I suggest you to await a revert from help-desk. Also you need not travel as you can place withdrawal request through HR department of your previous employer.

Rohit B
Rohit B
8 years ago

Hi Nitin,
Thank you for such useful information.
I have followed the same steps as per above and could submit the request, received reference number as well.
But its been long time and I am seeing the status as ‘Helpdesk not replied yet. Wait for helpdesk…’.
How much time it takes usually to respond?
Is there any direct contact number so that I can get the status of my application directly?
Thank you in advance.

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
8 years ago
Reply to  Rohit B

Please wait. You will definitely receive a response. The delay might be due to delay in tracing your details.

Aruni
Aruni
8 years ago

Hi Nitin,
I have already done all that you have talked about. Can you please tell me how much time do they take to reply as I keep seeing ‘HelpDesk not replied yet’?

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
8 years ago
Reply to  Aruni

It can take time to find out your account details. Be assured, you will get a revert.

Saddaf khan
Saddaf khan
8 years ago
Reply to  Aruni

Did you get any reply from EPFO helpdesk regarding pf account number?
I am also waiting for their reply from 4 days.

GT
GT
8 years ago

Hi Nitin.. Thank you for the helpful info. I have submitted my application but PAN that I provided is slightly wrong. What should I do now?

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
8 years ago
Reply to  GT

You can contact EPFO helpline to get it corrected.

iPad iOS v 6.1.2
iPad iOS v 6.1.2
8 years ago

Dear Sir,
I tried to open the Help Desk url but the registration Page link goves
HTTP 404-Sataus error page.

I have 04 yrs old inoperative account. This Employer(A) is not willing to help, as worked there for 03 months only. But unfortunately my pervious Employer(B)’s PF fund accumulated with this Employers(A) PF account. I even don’t have any idea if it actually accumulated by this employer(A) as previous Employer(B) processed PF Transfer request after I left job of employer(A).

PS: Worked under(B) in 2008-2011
And
Woeked under(A) in 2011-2012(03 months only)

Please advise.

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
8 years ago

On weekends it is normally not working. Try to open on weekdays. You may open the link on Google Chrome or Firefox.

Saddaf khan
Saddaf khan
8 years ago
Soni Upadhyay Saikia
Soni Upadhyay Saikia
8 years ago

Hi nitin sir,

I worked in a it company at Bangalore for 2years and got relieved in 2009 .I didn’t withdraw my pf amount due to some reasons. Now can I withdraw after almost 7years. Also I went to pf office they told that this it company is exempted from govt epf office so you need to contact them only with desired details for your pf money.

Kindly suggest

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
8 years ago

You can withdraw your EPF. You may approach HR of the company for withdrawal.

saddaf khan
saddaf khan
8 years ago

http://59.180.231.60:9091/INOPHelpDesk/

This is the new link..but i am not sure whether they will take any action. Its been 4 days for me and no single reply.

Abel Benny
Abel Benny
8 years ago

Hi Nitin wat if the PF account no that I have is not correct and the company that I was working with is not operational? Whom should I contact in this case?

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
8 years ago
Reply to  Abel Benny

It seems to be dead end. You may check if you ever received annual EPF statement from EPFO with correct EPFO no. Only solution is to get the details from the EPFO office where the EPF was deposited by your company.

Srikanth
Srikanth
8 years ago

Hi Nitin.. Information you provided is very helpful. I submitted my request by following your procedure and i got reference ID as well. Just curious to know,

1. On a around how long it may take to get the account activated?
2. I have provided my current running bank account details. Do i need to give the account details which exists at the time of PF account creation?
3. Even after online submission, do we need to send our with drawl documents to our previous organization?

Thank you so much for your document!!

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
8 years ago
Reply to  Srikanth

1. It depends how easily your account is located by EPFO.
2. No. Your existing bank account details suffice.

3. No. Wait for further communication from EPFO. If they need any documents from your end then they will get back to you.

Jay
Jay
8 years ago

hi,
My previous company epf a/c status is Inoperative and before few days back I have applied to transfer pf accumulations to my current active a/c through offline(physical form submitted), so how can I know my form submitted in pf office by online and how much time it will take to transfer the amount from old to new a/c.

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
8 years ago
Reply to  Jay

Normally the transfer takes 2-3 months. You cannot check online status.

Orapiso
Orapiso
8 years ago

Hi Nitin,

Its almost 10 years since I left my previous job and I have not withdrawn my PF.I submitted my request by following your instruction and I got reply from HELPDESK. And the message says “Your Account is inoperative, please submit form 19 & 10 C along with bank details duly attested by employer / submit form 13 through your present employer for transfer of PF Accumulation.” Can you please hlep me and explain how do I go about submitting the form 19 & 10C.

1.)Do I need to get the details fill from my previous employer and get attested and submit the form?

2.) I do not know what was my PF account number with my previous employer. Is it possible to withdraw or transfer the amount to my current PF account without mentiontion previous PF account?

3. currently Im working with an organisation, will it be possible to withdraw without transfering the amount to my present PF account?

4.) Once the form is fill, is there a link where I can submit it online or do I have to mail it to EPF office.

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
8 years ago
Reply to  Orapiso

1. Form 19 and 10C should be submitted to previous employer and form 13 should be submitted to present employer.
2. It is not feasible. You can get PF a/c no from previous employer.
3. It is not possible. You can withdraw if you are unemployed for 2 months after leaving the job
4. No. This is physical exercise.

Pradeep
Pradeep
8 years ago

I am not able to receive OTP on my mobile though the site gives message that PIN has been successfully sent. I tried it many times.

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
8 years ago
Reply to  Pradeep

You may register with different mob no.

manoj behrani
manoj behrani
8 years ago

hii,, i left the job in 2011 and it is now in inoperative sta
tus, i have uan no. from my latest company but i want to withdraw that funds i dont want to transfer the same.

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
8 years ago
Reply to  manoj behrani

You cannot withdraw as withdrawal is possible only in case of 2 months or more unemployment period after you leave the job.

Prateek Dhaka
Prateek Dhaka
8 years ago

hello Nitin,
I followed all the steps mentioned above and its been almost 15 days and till now there has been no revert from Helpdesk.
Please Advice

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
8 years ago
Reply to  Prateek Dhaka

It depends how fast the EPFO can trace your account. Therefore, you have no option but to wait.

MVC
MVC
8 years ago

Hello, thanks for sharing your knowledge! I was employed with my previous employer from October 2003 to January 2008. The company does not exist anymore. Our PF agent is saying that the claim for withdrawal is under process – but am hearing this since 2013-2014! I have done the above procedure on the Inoperative Account Helpdesk and am awaiting revert. I have a UAN from my latest employer – is it possible to link an “Inoperative Account” to an Existing UAN in order to be able to know the balance in the account. Thanks in advance for your help!

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
8 years ago
Reply to  MVC

The EPFO/Inoperative Account Helpdesk will help to merge this inoperative account with your UAN. You may wait for their revert.

Sjps
Sjps
8 years ago

Hi Nitin, thanks for sharing this article.

Hope you could help me with below issue:

I applied for online transfer of my pf balance to my old organisation. My request was processed successfully and I received one SMS stating

“Member ID: DSNHP00278900000———–
PF Claim ID: NHP1605———-
Settled Amount: Rs 29533.00 Sent to A/c No.: 31031203437
(IFSC code: SBIN0000300)-EPFO”

After this I added my previous member id in UAN. Both of my member ids are reflecting in my UAN. However, I have not been able to download my pf passbook for last 3-4 months. I have tried using the Uan helpdesk but I am unable to raise the request. Somehow, OTP is not generating on my mobile no. I have also sent an email to Uan helpdes id but it directs me to raise request on uan helpdesk only.

Could you please guide me how can I get my PF passbook or whom to contact in EPF department.

Many thanks for your help !!

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
8 years ago
Reply to  Sjps

Firstly, i request not to share any personal info on public forum. I have deleted the same. Ref to your query, the EPFO system face technical issue on and off. If all the accounts are visible then you need not worry. You can wait for 7-10 days and try again. There is a possibility that records are getting updated.

Abhishek Ranjan
Abhishek Ranjan
8 years ago

hi i tried doing it with 5 different numbers but didn’t receice pin in any case. what’s the alternative?

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
8 years ago

Might be some technical issue. Try after few days.

Chiruvolu Rajanikanth
Chiruvolu Rajanikanth
8 years ago

Sir,My service in spinning mills is like this:At unit 1, -01.11.1982 to 10.4.1993 with PFno 2621, Due to transfer of employment to their 2nd unit,worked from 11.4.1993 to 30.04.2002 they allotted another PF no:1293,Due to strike ,later closer of this unit ,transfered me again first unit, worked from 1.5.2002 to 30.09.2009with another PFno:3676.Both units MD is same&of same Management,these two mills located in two EPRO sub regions,these are . already insick,With BIFR Process is going since1995. .Due to no salaries of more than 15 months&my ill health my self resigned, idle since then. Management paid PF in 2013 for the period 2002.settilment recd in last week.papers went for pension.I felt 3 of my PF no.s.Were not considered,Date of joing showing not available&showing 1.5.2002.Aren’t my pf&pension effect with this.How i can verify.

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago

You may ask for your PF statement. Discontinuation of job or service break does not impact your PF accumulation.

vamsi krishna
vamsi krishna
8 years ago

Hi Nitin Sir,

We have followed ur steps and registered(For Inoperative Account) in “EPFO Inoperative Account Help Desk”. and Recently we received reply from Help desk stating that “Your PF account is marked as inoperative since 2012-13. you can withdraw or transfer the amount.” But they have not specified the procedure of Withdrawal the amount through Online. And we have applied UAN number and activated the same, but there also no option to withdrawal. If you know the procedure of Withdrawal please share it.

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  vamsi krishna

It seems you have not provided bank account details as i mentioned in point no 7. You need to fill the form again for withdrawal/payment.

vamsi
vamsi
7 years ago
Reply to  Nitin Bhatia

Sir, I have given all details. I received 1st message””Your PF account is marked as inoperative since 2012-13. you can withdraw or transfer the amount”. No other information provided.

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  vamsi

As i mentioned that it seems you have not provided bank account details. You can again fill the form and request for withdrawal.

Chinmoy Das
Chinmoy Das
7 years ago

Dear Sir/Mam,
I, Chinmoy Das Previous Employee of FIRSTSOURCE SOLUTIONS LIMITED.
My PF account Number is : MH/BAN/46430/24438.

My PF account is now an inoperative account.

Currently I have submitted all the relevant documents to withdraw my PF amount to my previous employer on 5th of May 2016. My previous employer had told me that with in 90 days of time my PF amount will be transferred to my bank account which i have provided to them.

After 2 months i have send a mail to the HR and they replied that the entire process will take 7-8 months time.

i have also submitted a request through Govt. inoperative account help desk portal.

Can you please give me some information whether i got my PF amount or not and how long it will take?

My PF account Number is : MH/BAN/46430/24438.
MAIL ID : talk2chinmoy@gmail.com

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  Chinmoy Das

Firstly, i request readers not to share any personal info on public forum.

To answer your query, you should wait for 6-9 months before any action on inoperative account by EPFO. You will definitely get revert from inoperative account help desk.

Vishal Arora
Vishal Arora
7 years ago

Nitin Ji,
I have left my company in year 2009 mid, on a/c of personal reasons & Medical emergencies at my home . ;-
1) Company has settle my dues at the time of resignation.& giving reliving letter.
2) Even given the EPF withdrawal forms set by HR people by post to mine resi. Address.
3) But Somehow I could not apply for Withdrawal of fund From EPF by end of 2012.
4) I written to co. HR Dept. during 2013-2015 3- 4 times by sending the EPF withdrawal form set,
duly fillied , signed with revenue stamp along with my Bank Cancelled chq.. But to my Surprise
I received No reply from company neither any redemption amount in my bank a/c .
5) My EPF region is Chennai – Tamil Nadu .I have no contact of HR people at present.
6) I am not in job Since year 2010.
6) Now what steps I should take or whom to contact for withdrawal ??

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  Vishal Arora

You can check your EPF status from EPFO website (Chennai). In all probability it will be inactive. In this case, You may follow the steps shared by me in the post on this page to withdraw EPF from in active EPFO account.

Gaurab
Gaurab
7 years ago
Reply to  Nitin Bhatia

Sir , Is it like if we have an inoperable PF account and if we want to withdraw the amount , we need not have to contact the company/establishment anymore to get back the amount in our bank account.

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  Gaurab

Your understanding is correct.

Pooja
Pooja
7 years ago

Hi Nitin, Thanks for this information, especially the link to check status of the raised request. The one on the website does not seem to work. I raised 2 requests of my 2 inoperative accounts, one from 2004 and another from 2007. However, both were closed saying that the PF account numbers are correct. I am not sure what this means, as the transfer from both these accounts have not happened yet. Could you please advise on how can I go ahead with withdrawing teh amount from these accounts ? Thanks for your time.

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  Pooja

There is a possibility that these accounts are active as this facility is only for inactive EPF accounts. You may approach HR Manager of your previous companies for withdrawal. If you have UAN then you may transfer/link these accounts to UAN and request can be submitted to existing employer for transfer.

Neha
Neha
7 years ago

Hello Sir
As per new rule my employer says that my basic is greater than 15000 and because my immediate previous employer was not giving me PF so i am not eligible for PF in this organisation also . is it write? Although i have not withdrawn PF from my first employer and the account is inoperative .I have follow the steps explained by you thanks a ton . But please do reply as per new norms dated sep 2014 if new employee is not an active member and basic exceeds 15000 then employer its the discretion of the employer to give PF or not.

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  Neha

You are eligible for PF. Being an active/inactive member has NO relevance. Your employer can open your new EPF account.

Teresa
Teresa
7 years ago

when I click on generate pin, no pop up comes

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  Teresa

Please try in another web browser preferably Internet Explorer.

MJ
MJ
7 years ago

Hello, I got the message that -Please apply form 19 and 10C to claim the pf amount with two id proof.

Where to apply ?
where can i find the forms ?
Do I need to go to PF office or my previous employer ?

Can you help me to know more about the process?

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  MJ

You can approach your previous employer or can also apply directly for PF withdrawal. Better to route it through previous employer.

Bhanu Prakash L
Bhanu Prakash L
7 years ago

Hi Nitin,

Firstly, would like to thank you for providing such valuable info!

I was with a company from 2008-2011 and haven’t withdrawn or transferred the PF, when I tried to find out the PF balance (Got the PF acc no through the pay slip) it said “inoperative account”
I have few queries, would be great if you could help with these
1. Is there a way that I can know the balance in the PF account ?
2. Would it be easier to withdraw the amount through my old employer or Do I do it directly ? Pls let me know which option would be simple & fast
3. Is it mandatory to have Aadhar card to apply for PF withdrawal ?
4. What would be the general turn around time for the withdrawal ?

Would greatly appreciate your help on this.

Thanks in advance
Bhanu Prakash

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago

1. You may demand PF account statement from your employer else I doubt, you can check PF balance.
2. It is better to route through previous employer
3. No
4. As account is inoperative it may take time but normally you may receive funds within 30-45 days of application.

Vasudha Sharma
Vasudha Sharma
7 years ago

Dear Sir,

Thank you for enlightening us with your expert advise. Sir I am confused about the UAN. How do we generate it and what details do we require for the UAN?

Thank you for your help!
Regards

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  Vasudha Sharma

UAN will be shared by your employer.

Rushit
Rushit
7 years ago

What if my employer not showing interest due old i. e. 2011 pf account. Can I withdraw directly from my local pf office? As my company is far away in other city so for convenience. Let me know.

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  Rushit

You can withdraw directly.

Vicky Gupta
Vicky Gupta
7 years ago

Hi sir myself Vikas Gupta bearing pf acc/num: KN/BN/34272/615590…from day 1 i am not able to see my pf balance.this pf acc was created on 09/05/2013 then i worked for adeccco india pvt ltd for next seven month then i left the job. Then i requested for the withdrawl and sent all the necessary document asked by the employer but still i ve nt recived my pf. Then they said to generate UAN number and send the copy, i did the same and forwarded, then also i didnt get it.

Now when i am checking the details by entering uan number the status is exempted trust under balance status.I logged a complaint in inoperative account today only. Please suggest that will i get my pf money or not. And if not what steps should be taken by me in order to get the same.

Thanking You,
Vikas Gupta

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  Vicky Gupta

Firstly i request readers not to share any personal info on public forum. I have deleted pf acc no and company name from the comment.

In case of trust, you can directly approach the PF Trust for withdrawal. Moreover it seems your PF is not linked to UAN. Therefore, In my opinion EPFO cannot do much in this regard.

Suresh
Suresh
7 years ago

This was reply from inoperative heldesk but my company got closed so how do i get employer attestation “you can apply form19 and form10c along bank pass book xerox with employer attestation, photocopy of pan card and form 15G with self attestation and with UAN card”

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  Suresh

You have not mentioned whether you have UAN or not & currently you are working as salaried or not.

Rushit
Rushit
7 years ago

Dear sir,
I have got the reply from PF team. They want me to fill and submit form no 13.
My question is do I have to fill the form in companies jurisdiction PF office or I can apply in my local city office as well?

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  Rushit

You have to fill and submit the form in the EPFO office in whose jurisdiction your company’s EPFO account is operated. You may need your companies attestation. You can submit withdrawal form with your company and they will process the same.

andy
andy
7 years ago

Hi
I worked for 2 years in India after that i never worked in India. I didnt have any other PF account. Its almost 5 years. My account is inoperative. The reply from inoperative PF account is “”” “FOR TRANSFER OF PF FROM YOUR PREVIOUS ACCOUNT TO PRESENT ACCOUNT YOU MAY SUBMIT FORM 13 THROUGH YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER. FORMS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM OUR WEBSITE http://WWW.EPFINDIA.COM.”. If not satisfied may kindly email at io.helpdesk@epfindia.gov.in. “”””
This is not at all related to what I asked. I am not working any more in India. I tried contacting my old employer . He asked me to fill couple of forms along with copy of UAN . But, I didnt have UAN sInce I worked like 4 years back. Do I still need to submit UAN for PF withdrawl through my previous company ??? I am not even working in India, can I still get this UAN number ???

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  andy

It seems the department has not understood your query. As you are not contributing to EPF and currently outside India therefore in my opinion UAN is not applicable/required in your case. You may fill and submit the PF withdrawal form with your past employer and in the reason for withdrawal mention that you are NRI and is not working in India. You will receive your PF.

Deep
Deep
7 years ago
Reply to  Nitin Bhatia

Hi Nitin,

I have a similar case (moved out of India 4 years ago). Is it possible to withdraw PF as per the process mentioned in your article or do I have to go through my previous employer?

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  Deep

Firstly you need to check whether your account is active or inactive. In all probability, it will be inactive then you can follow the steps shared by me.

Deep
Deep
7 years ago
Reply to  Nitin Bhatia

And what would be the easiest way to check if the account it inactive or active?
I used the “know your balance” facility on epf portal and i was able to get my current balance through SMS. The SMS shows my EE and ER amount on 29-06-2015 and also says “accounts updated upto 31-03-2015”. Does this mean that account is inactive?

Thanks for your response so far :)

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  Deep

You may check with your last employer. In all probability, it will be inactive only.

Babulal kumawat
Babulal kumawat
7 years ago

Sir, already I fill form19 for online transfer but one mistake is happened DOJ is not filled correct. So what I do for transfer clam?

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago

Wait for response from EPFO office. This error might be ignored.

Hemant W
Hemant W
7 years ago

Firstly Thank you for sharing this much needed information.

I have three inoperative PF accounts which I have linked to my UAN. As of now, I am self employed.

Which of the option is better and faster:

A)I transfer any two inoperative accounts to one account and withdraw from that account. (I have checked the eligibility)
OR
B) I withdraw separately form each account

Also, if I do not wish to involve the past company/ies for the withdrawal process, what is the procedure and what is the time frame in which I shall receive the amount?

Regards

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  Hemant W

You have not mentioned whether you have any plans to join corporate sector again or not.

Hemant W
Hemant W
7 years ago
Reply to  Nitin Bhatia

No plans to join corporate sector as ‘Employee’ as i have crossed the retirement age.

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  Hemant W

Option A looks good.

Kiran Kumar
Kiran Kumar
7 years ago

Hi, In spite of several attempts, not able to click on generate pin, even if I click, there is no pop up screen.

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  Kiran Kumar

Try in different web browser or laptop/desktop. Checked whether the popup and cookies are allowed for the site or not.

neha jain
neha jain
7 years ago

Hi Nitin,

Can we place a transfer request for Inoperative account? I have placed the online transfer request for my inopeartive account to my current account thorugh normal online transfer request and not thorugh the inoperative help desk? is it fine?

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  neha jain

It is okay..Let them revert. If it is rejected then you may route your request through inoperative help desk.

pankaj gupta
pankaj gupta
7 years ago

Hi Nitin, As per your information shared, i have successfully generate acknowledgement no. to withdraw pf for inoperative account. THANKS A LOT… Hope soon i will get my amount.
Please share more information to get this ASAP.

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  pankaj gupta

It depends on the information shared by you and how easily EPFO can trace your inoperative EPFO account. All the best :)

Rahul Agarwal
Rahul Agarwal
7 years ago

Thanks a lot – very helpful post. I have raised a query recently and hope that it gets actioned soon. Luckily i had a letter from the inactive PF account (from days when it was active) with all relevant details, so i am hoping it will be easy for EPFO to trace the establishment. Catch is my previous employer shut down, so lets see.

deepak rajaryan
deepak rajaryan
7 years ago

Hi Nitin,

My name is Deepak and i have a question in reference to withdrawing the inoperative pf from 2 companies that I have worked earlier.

I got a toll free numberfor Inoperative helpdesk (1-800-118-005) and I called them today. As they picked the call, they took my name, mobile number and UAN number.

I told them that I have entered the details through online portal and I am able to see the messages by logging to http://59.180.231.60:9091/DashboardHelpdeskNew/
Wanted to know when I will be getting the amount into my account.

I spoke to a lady from pf office and she said there is no such online to withdraw inoperative pf and we need to fill
Form 19, Form 10C and Form 15G and we need to submit PAN card, Aadhar card, UAN card and a cancel check.
1) If the company exists – we need to go to the employer and get the signature
2) If the company is shut down – we need to take the sign from the bank manager.

I have 2 reference numbers for 2 companies which I have worked earlier and both the pfs accounts are inoperative as of now.

Could you please give me a clear picture if I need to submit the documents by going to the company or Bank.. OR shall I wait since I already submitted through online for which I have reference numbers.

Await your response.

Thanks,
Deepak

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago

Withdrawal from inoperative EPFO account is a separate process. I suggest you to follow the steps as i shared in my post and then wait for revert from EPFO helpdesk.

vivek.mudaliar
vivek.mudaliar
7 years ago

Dear Nitin,
I have resigned from service after working for more than 15 yrs. I was regular contributor to EPF account. I have worked till 31 dec 2011. I have rejoined service with EPF contribution on 23 apr 2013 . But company did not give me EPF account slip. I have resigned from this second employer as well on 30-oct 2014. I am not working any more.
EPF account was not linked. In the process the old EPF account became inoperative. I have been sending mails to second employer to give me EPF account details and slip. 3 letters didn,t get any response from second employer.
How can the account be linked?
whether I am eligible for interest on both the EPF accounts if linked up ( with retrospective effect), as my account shall not be treated as inoperative as there was no fault of mine.
V.Mudaliar

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  vivek.mudaliar

You have not mentioned whether you are planning to work again or not.

Amit
Amit
7 years ago

Hi Nitin
i followed the process as mention by you, now i received my reference no. now they are asking for form 10c, and form 19 to withdraw the amount (can i produce these form through online mode?) and form 13 to transfer the pf account, they want it to be attested by the employer

2nd thing can i see the amount in any inoperative account?

Regards,
Amit

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  Amit

1. You have to follow the instruction of EPFO
2. It depends on the life of inoperative account. If it is recent then you can check.

Raj J
Raj J
7 years ago

Hello Nitin, Thanks a lot.. You have no idea what help you have provided here.. May God Bless You. Thanks again.

Nitin Bhatia
Nitin Bhatia
7 years ago
Reply to  Raj J

Thanks for your kind words :)

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