SMS service for EPF contributions to get prompt updates

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  • At present EPF contributors wait 6-12 months to get details of updated accounts
  • Fund has 2.6 million members

A short message service (SMS) is to be implemented to enable contributors to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) to get prompt updates once the monthly contributions are deposited to their account.

Cabinet approved a proposal by Minister of Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations Dinesh Gunawardena to implement the program.

At present, members of the EPF have to wait between 6-12 months to be know if the contribution has been duly deposited in the Fund, and members have complained that they have had to confront numerous issues when getting details of their updated accounts.

The members of the EPF number around 2. 6 million at present.