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  • EPF e Passbook

    All about EPF e-Passbook

    EPF or Employees Provident Fund is a retirement scheme in India that provides benefits to salaried individuals. In this scheme, the employer and employee both contribute equal amount so they can enjoy its benefits at retirement. The contribution that both the employee and employer make is 12% if the employee’s basic salary. The percentage is set by the government and it is to be contributed each month.

    The EPF account holders can check their EPF account statement online through the online passbook facility that is the e-Passbook. Through the EPF e-Passbook one can easily get all the details of your EPF balance and you can check the status at all times.

    EPF e-passbook

    How to check the balance of your EPF passbook

    The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is social security organisation in India that is dedicated towards supporting the Central Board in managing mandatory pension schemes, provident fund schemes, and insurance schemes for employees who work in the organised sector.

    Learn more about EPFO Passbook

    The EPFO passbook can be accessed conveniently online by going to the EPFO portal, which can be used with the help of your Universal Account Number (UAN). Every employee who contributes to the EPF will be given a UAN, which is a unique number that comes with 12 digits. By logging into the EPFO portal, one can take a look at his or her UAN status, view the EPF balance, make provident fund claims, and view and download his or her UAN EPF passbook.

    With the help of this website, you can check your passbook many times in a month and handle your finances efficiently.

    What you need to know about EPF passbook

    You can read the following points to learn more about EPF passbook:

    • The e-passbook section on the EPFO website can be utilised by employees who have registered on the Unified Member Portal. They can view the member passbook on this website.
    • After they register, within 6 hours, they will be able to access the passbook.
    • If you make any modifications to the credentials on this site, it will take 6 hours to get activated.
    • All entries that have been cleared by the different EPFO Field Offices will be updated in the e-Passbook.
    • It is important to note that this passbook option cannot be accessed by settled members, members of exempted establishments, and inoperative members.

    How can you access the EPF e-Passbook?

    To avail the e-Passbook facility, you will have to compulsorily register on the EPFO official website. The following details will have to be filled in while registering:

    • Your mobile number
    • PAN number
    • Aadhar Card number
    • National Population Register number
    • Bank account number
    • Voter ID
    • Driving license
    • Passport number
    • Ration Card number
    • Your name as on the official documents
    • Email ID

    You will get a captcha image, which you must type in the box provided and you will get the PIN.

    The PIN will be received on your registered mobile number via SMS. After you submit the form, you will get a confirmation on your registered mobile and it completes the registration process. You can then login to the EPFO Member Portal and check your EPF status online.

    Steps to register and sign in for viewing EPF passbook with mobile number

    • You can register for the EPF passbook on the EPFO website with your mobile number and date of birth.
    • You will also be asked for your identity card to complete the registration process.
    • You will then get a PIN on your mobile number and you will need to enter this on the website to complete the registration process.
    • You can then login to the portal with your mobile number and document number.
    • You can then choose the download e-passbook option.
    • Here, you will be required to key in information about your PF office and other details related to your PF such as name of employee, PF code, etc.
    • You will then have to confirm your selected transaction with a PIN.
    • Once you request to get your EPF passbook, it will take 3 days to be processed.

    Steps to access the UAN EPF passbook

    In order to register for the UAN EPF passbook, you will be required to activate your UAN. You can then follow the steps given below:

    • First, you will need to log in to the website of EPFO by using the link https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/index.php.
    • Here, you will need to click on ‘Our Services’. Under this, you will need to choose ‘For Employees’.
    • You will come across a dropdown list under the heading ‘Services’. Here, you can click on ‘Member Passbook’.
    • And then by clicking on the e-Passbook option. You may also directly go the e-Passbook section by following this link https://passbook.epfindia.gov.in/MemberPassBook/Login.jsp.
    • In order to view the passbook, you will have to log in by using the username and the password. Here, the username will be your UAN.
    • You will then have to key in the unique captcha code, and then click ‘Login’.
    • You can choose any of the two modes to access your EPF passbook and view your balance thoroughly. Since you can access the passbook online easily, you can view it from anywhere at any time and take care of your finances proficiently.

    How to generate your EPF e-Passbook online?

    The following is the process to generate your EPF e-Passbook:

    • Once you have logged in to the member portal, you will get a screen that you can alter your details and also download e-Passbook from this page.
    • When you select download, you will be asked to select the state and you will have to select the PF office of that state.
    • If you have no idea which is your PF office, you can find the details at http://epf-india.co.in/ .
    • You can then enter the EPF account number and your name that is the same as in your EPFO records.
    • Fill in the captcha details and avail the PIN number.
    • Enter the pin number that you receive on your registered mobile number via SMS.
    • Finally hit the button – Get Detail. You can then download the PDF e-Passbook.

    Note: The EPF e-Passbook is available to those whose employer has uploaded the e-Challan and return.

    Remember the following while downloading EPF e-Passbook:

    • Only one mobile number can be used for one registration.
    • You can however edit the mobile number later on.
    • You can see only one EPF account under one establishment.
    • You can transfer old EPF account to the new one.
    • You will not be able to see settled or inoperative accounts.
    • You can register using different ID proofs and mobile number to check the details of the different accounts.
    • Your EPF e-Passbook will contain the month and date wise transactions made in your account from the year in which the annual accounts were updated for the establishment.

    News On EPF

    • e-Passbook Service Can Be Availed by Pensioners Via Umang App Thanks to EPFO

      The EPFO (Employees Provident Fund Organization) recently made an announcement the release of a special service that can be availed by pensioners in an effort to help them check their pension passbooks in a relatively simple manner. A mobile application was launched and pensioners can now check their passbooks on thus app. The Union Ministry of Labor recently issued a statement which said that the e-passbook facility for pensioners can be used via the Umang app. This is an initiative taken by the government to facilitate the paperless movement. This application can offer access to a number of government services like Aadhaar, EPF, gas booking, National Pension Scheme, crop insurance, etc.

      26 July 2018

    • Increase in Investment Limit for Pension Funds Ruled Out

      The finance ministry has ruled out the proposal to increase equity investments for pension fund subscribers. Currently, the equity investment limit is set at 15% and the government has no plans to increase that limit. The reason for not increasing the equity investment limit is because the government perceives that the volatility could lead to drop in value of funds, which in turn could result in losses for the government. A government official has stated that the option is still not completely ruled out and might be considered when there is more maturity in the stock market.

      The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has been pushing for an increase in equity investment limit for National Pension Scheme (NPS) ‘Active Choice’ option to 75% from the current 50%.

      25 May 2018

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