Online PPF facility is currently available in SBI, ICICI Bank and IDBI Bank.
In order to get PPF online access:
In SBI Bank you can link your SBI PPF account with your Saving Bank account and can transfer funds and check your PPF balance online.
But some banks permit PPF online transfers . For example, if you have your PPF account with SBI and your salary/savings account with ICICI Bank, you can log into net banking and add the SBI PPF account as a payee for transfer from your ICICI account. This option is for fund transfer from your bank to your ppf account,but you can't able to check your PPF Account Status)
ICICI very recently started PPF online Facility. (Here you can check PPF Status + Transfer funds to your PPF Account.
How to apply online PPF account in ICICI Bank:
Step 1: Fill in the details required for opening a PPF Account
Step 2: Take a print out of the pre-printed form, affix your photograph and sign on the form
Step 3: Submit the application form and the nomination form to any one of our branches
The PPF account will be opened only in a designated branch of ICICI Bank authorised by the ministry of finance. To view the list of these branches please click here . Please mention the name of the branch where your wish to open your PPF account on the application form
This facility is not yet started, so you can't link your SBI PPF Account with your ICICI Bank account and check your PPF Status.
But still if you want to link Your PPF Account then you need to transfer your SBI PPF Account to Your ICICI PPF Account and then link your icici bank and PPF account to get the online Access+fund transfer option.
But if you want only Fund Transfer option and don't want to Transfer your PPF Account then:
You need to Link your SBI PPF as Payee in your ICICI Bank for your yearly contribution in PPF in "Fund Transfer to Non ICICI Bank across India."
How to use Fund Transfer option in your ICICI Bank Account:
1. Login to your ICICI net banking account
2. In that click on "Fund Transfer"
3. In Fund Transfer select - "Fund Transfer to Non ICICI Bank across India"
4. Register SBI PPF Account as Payee
5. Add Payee Details and then click confirm
6. If your mobile number is registered, in such case, six digit URL will be sent to your registered mobile Number
7. Enter URN received on your mobile, and click on "Confirm Payee"