RTI APPLICATION FOR MISSING/TRANSFERRED EPF ACCOUNT
A large number of information seekers approach RTI India Forum for help in filing RTI Application regarding the missing credit of EPF & lost transit case of EPF transfer etc.
RTI can be effectively used to get exact information about transfer as well as amount transferred as detailed below
The following documents / information can be sought from the PIO.
An RTI Application filed by any person other than the employee himself will be rejected under Sec-8(1)(e). Therefore RTI Application must be filed by the Employee only. You can attach Employee ID Card as proof.
 certified copy of EPF return Form-3A(Revised)/ [Form-F7(PS) for exempted Establishments] filed by M/s ............................. (previous company) during the year ................, .......... & 2007 (one or two years earlier starting from the year of leaving)showing month-wise contribution towards EPF and Pension Fund in my PF Account No. .................. Name ………..(your name) . (Form-3A is yearly statement to be filled by company before 30th Apr of every year)
 Certified copy of EPF transfer Form-13 (Revised) submitted by the undersigned with M/s ...... ( present company) to transfer my PF account no. .............. from EPFO …………. to M/s ...................... (PRESENT company) EPFO ............................ along with information filled in by M/s ………………… (PRESENT employer) in Form-13(Rev) and Orders of Provident Fund Commissioner.
 Certified copy of Transfer Intimation i.e Annexure-K [Revised] in respect of my EPF Account no. .............. based on my application on Form-13 submitted to M/s .................. (present employer) on ............. (put the date of submission, if you know, else don’t mention date).
 Certified copy of Form No.10 submitted by M/s ...........(previous employer company) in the month of ...................and ........ ( the month and next month of your leaving employment from previous company.)
Modify above item (1) to (4) by removing bracketed portion given for your guidance. Other forms can also be sought depending upon circumstances mentioned under caption Relevance of Information below.
NOTE: In case ......
 transfer request not submitted or
 transfer request in Form-13(A) not submitted or
 transfer request not submitted to the present employer,
you must first do so, instead of filing RTI Application before the EPFO.
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In order to ascertain whether the account and amount is still with particular EPFO (or not transferred), RTI Application for item(1) above can be filed seeking information for current year.
RELEVANCE OF ABOVE INFORMATION
When the Employees’ Provident Fund account is transferred from one Employer Company (previous employer) to another Employer Company (present employer) of same EPFO jurisdiction or different EPFO jurisdiction, the employee is required to fill up EPF Form no.13(Rev) [Revised] which include EPF details and submit it to the Present employer company. The present employer company fill in certain details like Account No, Regional Office, Sub Regional Office, Exempted and trust details (if applicable) and forward Form-13(Rev) to the Commissioner EPF. The EPFC shall pass an order and transfer the amount by DD /Cheque to the (1) Regional Provident Fund Commissioner of the present employer area OR (2) if it is an exempted establishment (these are establishments which maintain its own PF through a PF Trust) EPF is transferred to the Trust as per Payee's details filled in by the Present Employer in Form-13(Rev).
The transfer is authorized by EPF Commissioner under a prescribed format – ANNEXURE-K (Revised). This format contains details of amount transferred, DD/Cheque no. and date, new Ledger Card No. of employee in present New employer company and old transferred ledger number of previous employer company. A copy of ANNEXURE-K (Revised) is marked to the Employee, whose account is transferred. The EPFO also transfer the Family Pension contribution to the respective EPFO or Trust.
The employer is required to file Form-9 - Return of employees who are entitled and required to become members of the Employees' Provident Fund and Pension Fund. (Within 15 Days of coverage) as per The Employees' Provident Funds Scheme , 1952 [para 36(1)] and the Employees' Pension Scheme 1995[para 20] . Form-9 shall be accompanied by Form-2 given by PF Members and utilised for releasing PF dues to the nominees. It also contains the details of the family members.
Similarly, the employer company is required to file monthly return of EPF covered Employee left service from that company in Form-10 in terms of para 36 (2)(a) & (b) of the Employees' Provident Funds Scheme, 1952.
Declaration by a person taking up employment in an establishment in which the Employees' Provident Funds & Family Pension Fund Scheme is in force shall be submitted in Form-11
The employee himself can file RTI Application before the CPIO of Employees Provident Fund Organization from where EPF Account has been transferred. Say, if the EPF account is transferred from Delhi to Haryana, the first step is to file RTI Application with CPIO of Delhi RPFO and after getting details of Annexure-K, further RTI Application can be filed before CPIO of RPFO Haryana. Application fee of Rs.10/- can be paid by IPO payable to Accounts Officer, EPFO, …….. Delhi etc.
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