Odisha became the first State to have automated its General Provident Fund (GPF) along with the Push SMS system for its government employees.
This automation will benefit about two lakh employees of the State Government whose GPF accounts are managed by the Accountant General (AG) of Odisha. The officials will now be able to check their GPF status online.
Principal Accounts General Odisha Gargi Kaul said Odisha is the first State to have both the GPF e-statement and SMS push system. All the Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) must take up the e-Scheduling on time so that e-statement and Push SMS can serve the subscribers of GPF.
Now, employees can instantly check their balance position and all that they have to do is log on to the official website of AG, Odisha http://www.agodisha.gov.in. Besides, they can also point out any omission or mistake to the AG office for quick settlement.
The system has also provision for registration of mobile numbers of subscribers through which they can get their monthly updates through SMS. Any subscription or withdrawal made from the GPF account will send an SMS alert to the subscriber. To avail the system, the employees, however, will have to get themselves registered through their respective DDOs.