smart cards and access to online accounts, as well as faster processing of withdrawal claims.
Though a partial facility was available but Siemens was later removed and in 2008, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation hired the National Informatics Centre to take over the project.
The EPFO had started its experiments with computerisation way back in 1999 and in 2001 launched a programme called ‘Reinventing EPF’
The retirement fund manager has now set up an internal taskforce to truly modernise its functioning and work out a road map for its future computerisation needs.
The committee, which will include regional provident fund officers, will review software requirements for current functioning of the EPFO
At present all 120-odd branch offices of the EPFO are computerised and have their subscriber data in an electronic format, they are not inter-connected through a central server