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  • How to Check Your PF Status Online

    Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO)

    The EPFO (The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization administers three schemes, namely, the Employees' Provident Fund Scheme 1952, Employees' Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976 and Employees' Pension Scheme, 1995. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization is currently one of the biggest social security organizations in the world by virtue of its volume of transactions.

    PF Claim Status

    Individuals who subscribe to the EPF scheme can carry out all processes on the EPFO member portal. Subscribers can make their PF final settlement, partial withdrawal and check the status of their withdrawal or final settlement online. That said, to make a final settlement or partial withdrawal from one’s PF corpus, subscribers now do not need the attestation of their employer. All that the subscriber needs to do is to activate their UAN and ensure that their Aadhaar card details are seeded with their PF and UAN account. Before proceeding to the process of how a subscriber can track the status of a withdrawal claim, let us first discuss the steps that are required to be followed by him/her in order to make a partial or a complete withdrawal from their Provident Fund account.

    How to check your PF status online
    Figure 1. Check EPF Claim Status Online

    Steps to check PF claim status online using the EPFO portal

    Once the employee has submitted a withdrawal claim, he/she can go ahead and check the claim status.

    • Visit the EPFO member portal.
    • Click on the 'our services' tab and choose 'for employees'.
    • Click on the 'services' tab.
    • Select the 'know your claim status' tab.
    • You will be directed to the claim status link.
    • Enter the state of your PF office once you are on the claim status link.
    • Choose your PF office from the list displayed.
    • Enter your establishment code.
    • Enter your EPF account number.
    • Click on the 'submit' button to check your PF claim status.

    You can also download your e-passbook which has details of your transactions (month-wise) in your PF account.

    Steps to take before making a PF withdrawal

    To ensure the process of making a withdrawal is seamless, subscribers have to meet the below listed requirements if they wish to carry out a withdrawal without the attestation of their employer.

    • Subscribers have to ensure that their UAN is active and their mobile number is seeded with their PF account.
    • The PF member should also seed his/her Aadhaar card details with their PF account.
    • The member’s bank account details and the bank’s IFSC code has to be integrated as well.
    • For final settlements prior to completion of 5 years in the EPF scheme, the member will be required to seed his/her PAN details.

    Steps to make a PF Withdrawal Claim

    • Visit the EPFO member portal.
    • Login using your UAN and password.
    • Click on the 'Manage' tab and check your KYC details to ensure they are correct/
    • Click on the 'Online service' tab to proceed with the withdrawal if all the KYC details are correct.
    • Choose 'claim' from the drop down menu.
    • Select the 'proceed for claim' tab on the claim screen that includes one’s KYC and PF details.
    • On the “I want to apply for” option, choose the type of withdrawal you wish to make - final settlement, partial withdrawal, pension withdrawal, etc.
    • Once you select the type of claim you wish to make, fill in the relevant form and authenticate using your Aadhaar card details.
    • Enter the OTP sent to your registered mobile number.
    • Once your claim for a withdrawal or final settlement has been made, you can check your claim status by click on the 'track claim' tab.

    Steps to track the status of EPF Claims using the UMANG app

    • Open the EPFO tab on the UMANG app
    • Select the “Employee Centric Services” option
    • Choose the “Track Claim” option
    • Enter the UAN and password
    • Enter the reference number provided when filing the claim

    Inoperative Account

    If your receive a message that your account is operative, you have to send a request to the EPFO inoperative account help desk at http://59.180.231.60:9091/INOPHelpDesk.

    Complaints/Grievances

    If you wish to lodge a complaint online, you may do so by filling up a grievance registration form (online) in addition to providing details of your EPF account. You can also regularly check the current status of your complaints at http://epfigms.gov.in. You can also send reminders of your complaint.

    Methods to check your provident fund balance

    With the advent of digitalisation, the process of knowing the provident fund balance has become easier now. Previously, an individual who has a subscription in the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) had to wait till the end of a year to know the balance available in his/her provident fund account. However, now an employee doesn’t have to wait for the employer to share the statement of provident fund (PF) to know the balance he/she has in the PF account.

    The balance can be checked at any point in time using a computer with just a few clicks of the mouse or just a few taps on the screen of your smartphone. There are 5 different methods through which you can know the balance in your PF account. They are:

    • Using the UMANG app
    • Using the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) portal
    • By sending an SMS
    • By giving a missed call
    • By using the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) app

    Knowing the balance using the UMANG app

    The UMANG app is a smartphone app which was launched by the government in 2017. This app allows the individuals who have subscription to the EPF to check their provident fund (PF) balance on their smartphones. The UMANG app also offers the facility of viewing the EPF passbook as well as raising withdrawal claims and tracking them on the smartphone itself. However, to start using the app, a one-time registration process has to be completed by the subscriber using his/her mobile number.

    Knowing the balance using the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) portal

    Users are now able to view their EPF passbooks on a website which is directly run by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), instead of visiting the unified portal for the same. However, in order to be able to view the PF passbook on the portal, the user is required to tag his/her Universal Account Number (UAN) to his/her account. The user has to follow the steps listed below in order to download or print the PF passbook from the website:

    • Log in to the EPFO portal at www.epfindia.gov.in.
    • Click on the 'Our Services' tab and select 'For employees' from the drop-down menu.
    • Under the 'Services' tab click on 'Member Passbook'.
    • You will be redirected to a new page where the UAN and Password have to be fed into the applicable fields.
    • One can also straightaway log in to the passbook page at https://passbook.epfindia.gov.in/MemberPassBook/Login.jsp

    However, it is important to activate the UAN before the member gets access to the passbook through the portal. The employer is responsible for activating the UAN.

    Knowing the balance by sending an SMS

    An individual can also use his/her mobile phone to send a text message and know the details pertaining to the latest contribution as well as the PF balance. The SMS can be sent to 7738299899. The following text has to be typed in the body of the message: 'EPFOHO UAN ENG'. The last 3 letters refer to the first 3 characters of the language preferred by the user. The SMS facility is available in 10 different languages including English, Bengali, Kannada, Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, and Tamil. Thus, if the user wants to receive a message in Punjabi he/she has to send the following message: 'EPFOHO UAN PUN' to 7738299899. However, the Universal Account Number or UAN is required to be linked to the bank account, Aadhaar number, and Permanent Account Number (PAN).

    Knowing the balance by giving a missed call

    An individual can fetch the details pertaining to the PF balance on their mobile phones by giving a missed call as well. If an individual is registered on the UAN portal, he/she can give a missed call from his/her registered mobile number on 011-22901406. The Universal Account Number or UAN should be linked to the bank account number, Aadhaar number, and Permanent Account Number (PAN) in this case as well. If the UAN is not seeded, the individual can ask his/her employer to do the same.

    Knowing the balance using the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) app

    The official app of Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has been launched and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. On launching the app, the user will be required to click on the 'Member' option followed by the 'Balance/Passbook' option. After that the app will ask for the Universal Account Number or UAN and the registered mobile number of the individual.

    Steps to check EPF Balance using PAN

    If for some reason the subscriber’s username and password isn’t working, the subscriber can login to his/her PF account either by entering their registered mobile number or any of their KYC details - including PAN. For this to be a possibility, the subscriber has to ensure that their his/her PAN number is seeded with their PF account. Once that is done, they can follow the steps mentioned below to check their EPF balance using their PAN.

    • Visit the EPFO member portal.
    • Click on 'our services' and from the drop down option choose 'For employees'.
    • Click on the 'PF Balance' option or 'member passbook'.
    • As soon as the 'member balance' option is displayed, type in your PAN.
    • Click on 'submit'.
    • As soon as this is done, you will receive an SMS containing your full balance statement and the status of your account.
    • Click on download 'PF slip'.
    • As soon as the PF slip has been downloaded, you can take a print out (if required).

    EPF Balance for inoperative Accounts

    In 2011, the government of India decided against paying interest for inoperative PF accounts. Accounts that failed to have any contributions for over 36 months were deemed inoperative or dormant. This year -2016- the government reversed their decision and agreed to pay interest to even dormant accounts. The decision got people holding inoperative accounts logging into the EPFO site to check their balances. If you do not already know, listed below is the step by step procedure to checking the balance of inoperative accounts:

    • The first step is to get your UAN activated and then log on to epfindia.com
    • Once on the site, click on the ‘Inoperative Helpdesk’.
    • Next, skip the introduction and press the ‘First Time User’ button.
    • Fill in your employer details such as establishment code, state, address, your PF number, date of joining and leaving, and click on search establishment to locate your employer.
    • Enter your personal details such as name, date of birth, parents names, address, mobile number and preferred language.
    • Next, enter details of your KYC documents - PAN card number, Aadhaar card number, Bank account number and IFSC code.
    • Once you have entered all the details, generate the PIN. The PIN will be sent to your mobile, use it to proceed to check your details of the inoperative account - the outstanding amount and the last contributions and so on.
    • Send the details to your current employer - including the activated UAN - to carry on making contributions, thus making your account an active one.

    EPF Balance Form

    With technology taking the front seat, over the past few years most processes have been made hassle-free through digitization. With the introduction of UAN and the EPFO’s self-service portal, balance forms have become obsolete. Balance forms back then were issued once every financial year for employees to check their outstanding savings amounts in their PF accounts. Now, just by logging in to the EPFO’s portal, one can check their balance with just a few clicks.

    PF Balance Full Statement

    Subscribers to the EPF can check their Balance or PF status online in the account on the EPFO member portal. If required, the subscriber can even download the passbook to view the full statement - containing the contributions as well as the withdrawals (if any). To do this, subscribers will have to follow the steps mentioned below.

    • Visit the EPFO member portal.
    • Click on 'our services' and from the drop down option choose 'For employees'.
    • Click on the 'PF balance' option or 'member passbook'.
    • As soon as the 'member balance' option is displayed, enter the details of the PF office holding your account.
    • Type in your PF number, registered mobile number and your name.
    • Click on 'submit'.
    • As soon as this is done, you will receive a text message containing your full balance statement and the status of your account.

    EPF Balance for Railway Employees

    The EPF covers employees falling under the bracket of private sector. For employees belonging to the public or government sectors such as the railways, the government has formalized a State Railway Provident Fund to aid such employees. For employees who have joined the railways post 01.01.2004, provident fund rules are not applicable. Every month, voluntarily, a railway employee contributes 8.5% of Pay + GP to their Railway Provident Fund. The account holder is then given a balance statement by the State Railway Provident Fund Organization at the beginning of the year containing their outstanding balance, their contributions and withdrawals if any.

    EPF Balance last updated

    For those holding an active PF account, as soon as the contribution from you and your employer is made for the month, the account is updated. The procedure to check your updated balance is the same as checking for your balance. Listed are the steps you need to take:

    • Visit the EPF balance page - http://www.epfindia.com/site_en/KYEPFB.php
    • Click on PF balance tool button at the bottom of the page.
    • Once the new page for ‘Member Balance Information’ has propped up, select the state your PF office is located in.
    • Enter your EPF account number, mobile number and your name.
    • Click on submit after you have done so and you will get an SMS stating your balance and the full balance statement will appear on your screen, including your last contribution.

    EPF Balance name mismatch

    Occasionally, you may face problems logging into your PF account. It may state that there is an ID/name mismatch. In such cases, check if you have spelt your name correctly as stated in your PF account and retry. Next, check to see if your office or regional code has changed. Lastly, it’s most probable that the EPFO website or server is down. Try again after a while.

    EPF Balance refund

    Every contribution, withdrawal, and refund is mentioned in the balance sheet. When checking your balance on the EPFO’s member portal, everything is accounted for on your balance sheet. To check your refund, the same procedure to check your balance is followed. On checking your balance, you will see your refund claim updated on the balance sheet. Steps to check your balance and refund:

    • Visit the EPF Balance page - http://www.epfindia.com/site_en/KYEPFB.php
    • Click on PF balance tool button at the bottom of the page.
    • Once the new page for ‘Member Balance Information’ has propped up, select the state your PF office is located in.
    • Enter your EPF account number, mobile number and your name.
    • Click on submit after you have done so and you will get an SMS stating your balance and the full balance statement will appear on your screen, including your last contribution, refund, etc.

    How to download EPF Balance slip

    Subscribers to the EPF can follow the steps mentioned below to download their PF slips if they wish to have a detailed description of their EPF balance. To do so, they should follow the steps mentioned below:

    • Visit the EPFO member portal.
    • Click on “our services” and from the drop down option choose “For employees”.
    • Click on the “PF balance” option or “member passbook”.
    • As soon as the “member balance” option is displayed, enter the details of the PF office holding your account.
    • Type in your PF number, registered mobile number and your name.
    • Click on “submit”.
    • As soon as this is done, you will receive an SMS containing your full balance statement and the status of your account.
    • Click on download “PF slip”.
    • As soon as the PF slip has been downloaded, you can take a print out (if required).

    Steps to check PF Balance Refund

    If the subscriber has received a refund of his/her balance, they can follow the steps mentioned below to check if the refund has been deposited.

    • Visit the EPFO member portal.
    • Click on “our services” and from the drop down option choose “For employees”.
    • Click on the “PF balance” option or “member passbook”. .
    • As soon as the “member balance” option is displayed, enter the details of the PF office holding your account.
    • Type in your PF number, registered mobile number and your name.
    • Click on “submit”.
    • As soon as this is done, you will receive a text message containing your full balance statement and the status of your account.

    EPF withdrawal without employer’s signature

    Getting your employer’s signature to process a withdrawal from a PF account can sometimes be a daunting task as ex-employers can be quite in-cooperative. Thankfully, now you do not need their attestation to carry on the procedure. Here’s how you can do it:

    • Having an active UAN is a must along with your bank number and Aadhaar card number filled in the UAN database.
    • Your previous employer should have already verified your Aadhaar number.
    • Download the new forms - Form 10C and Form 31- apart from the regular Form 19 from the EPFO’s member portal.
    • Fill in your personal details in this form, your address, UAN, PAN card number, date of joining and reason for leaving, and bank account number.
    • Attach a cancelled cheque along with the form for the bank to verify your bank account number.
    • Submit the forms and cancelled cheque in your regional EPF office.
    • Make sure that your details on the form match those on the UAN database.
    • For those without an Aadhaar card, the forms need to be attested by an authority - Gazette officer, bank manager, designated member of the EPFO - before submission.

    UMANG App

    Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance (UMANG) app was launched in November 2017 as a means of creating a common portal for all the facilities offered by the government. Additionally, other government developed programmes such as the Aadhaar and Digilocker are integrated with the app.

    Umang offers over 180 government services to its users. One of these is the services offered by the EPFO. The EPF service on the UMANG app allows users to access information about their EPF account. This service is extended to both employers and employees. Though the EPFO tab on the UMANG app, employees can file claims for EPF withdrawal as well as track the status of their claims. Some of the requirements for using this facility is having your Aadhaar linked to the app, as well as an active UAN.

    EPF customer care

    For those looking to answer queries with the EPFO, all one needs to is to access the EPFO’s member portal. Once you have done that, click on the customer care service tab on the top of the screen and dial the toll free number of one’s regional customer service.

    EPFO Digital Signature

    Since most agreements are made online now, digital signatures have become imperative to prove the authenticity of the person or an organization. The signature contains your identity - name, APNIC account name, country, email Id and your public key. In order to attest claims made on the EPFO, an employer first needs to register their class 2 and class 3 Digital Signature Certificate with the EPFO. To do so, here are the steps:

    • On the EPFO’s homepage, click on the Online transfer portal - registration of digital signatures - on the top bar.
    • On clicking on the digital certificate button, choose ‘Register certificate’.
    • Once you have done that, you will need to fill the form - Name of authorised signatory, designation and phone number. Click next when you have filled the form.
    • You will then have to choose your type of Digital Signature Certificate:
      • Sign with you USB token
      • Sign with .PFX file
      • Submit your choice and the system will run a Smart CardApplet (Java applet). Run the application.
      • Next, a message box containing the type of Digital Signature will appear. Click ‘select this certificate’.
    • Enter the PIN generated in the box and click Ok.
    • The message box will then say “Digital certificate selected successfully”
    • Click on the submit button.
    • It will then say ‘Digital Signature Generated successfully’. Take the Pdf copy and make a print out. It then needs to be submitted to the EPFO office for authentication, following which you can authorize transfer claims.

    EPFO Grievance

    To raise a grievance with the EPFO, all one needs to do is to access the EPFO’s member portal, login using their username or identification number and click on the EPFO grievance button. From there they can register a grievance, send a reminder if there is no response and check the status of your complaint.

    EPF joint Declaration Form

    A joint declaration form is issued when the wages of an employer exceed the wage ceiling limit of Rs.6,500 per month. The declaration is by both - the employer and the employee. Subscribers can download the form from the EPFO member portal or get their hands on a physical copy from the regional EPFO office.

    EPF login for employer

    For those wanting to sign in as an employer, one needs to login to the EPFO member portal and enter their unique username and password or establishment ID. In order to make transfers transparent, claims can be viewed by both the employers and employees. Employers will have to have a registered digital signature to authorise transfers and claims.

    EPF Tax Exemption

    EPF falls under a triple E (Exempt, Exempt, Exempt) tax bracket, making it tax-free for employees who have withdrawn their savings after five years of holding the account or continuous employment. For those making premature withdrawals (below 5 years), they will attract tax as under the TDS (Tax deducted at source).

    News About PF Status Online

    • PF Subscribers may have the Option of Choosing Investment Pattern

      The Labor Ministry is mulling over a policy that would give EPF subscribers the opportunity to choose the investment instruments for the funds in their EPF account. At the moment the EPFO has a cap on the investments offered.

      The new policy will give EPF subscribers the flexibility to choose from four investment categories: government securities, debt instruments, equity investments, infrastructure investment trusts, and money market instruments. The current investment pattern comprises up to 50% of the PF corpus in government securities and 45% in debt instruments. Only 15% of the corpus can be invested in equity markets and 5% in in money market instruments. The new policy would allow subscribers to choose the proportion that they would want to invest in these investment instruments based on the risk they are willing to take.

      31 July 2018

    • Parliamentary panel asks EPFO, Government to frame stringent rules for PF trusts

      The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) and the government have been asked by the parliamentary panel to frame stringent rules for keeping track of the exempted companies or establishments that run their own provident fund trusts. The 118 exempted trusts had a corpus of less than Rs.1 crore each and they filed their last returns in 2014 and 2015, a committee headed by a Lok Sabha MP recently conveyed. The committee also said these establishments have not taken steps that give benefits to their subscribers and also suggested in their report to make guidelines that help with granting of exemption and which will also make it necessary to take the past performance into consideration. The trusts are expected to function under the rules put in place by the EPFO, even though the exempted trusts manage their own PF corpus. No clear guidelines have been provided about the unclaimed PF money with such establishments and the panel fears that this money maybe used as the working capital by these firms. Even though no establishment is using such money as working capital yet, the panel believes there is a requirement of a strong audit mechanism. The panel believes the ministry must monitor such establishments and impose strict penalty on them which will then act as a deterrent for the future.

      26 July 2018

    • Pending Provident Fund Cases Should be Settled by EPFO Says Government

      The Employees Provident Fund Organization of Jammu and Kashmir has been asked by the government to ensure that the settlement of its subscribers’ pending dues is expedited. Speaking on behalf of the government was K Vijay Kumar, the advisor to the governor. He also requested the EPFO to make sure that individuals who file their PF claims are provided with the same within the predetermined time period. Directions were also given to speed up the digitization process so that the desired positive results could be achieved. The adviser was chairing the 80th Board of Trustees of Jammu and Kashmir EPFO meeting when he made the aforementioned statements. The others in attendance at the meeting included Shailendra Kumar, the Labour and Employment and Industries and Commerce Department’s Principal Secretary, and Bashir Ahmed Khan, the Provident Fund Commissioner for Jammu and Kashmir, along with several different officers from the Jammu and Kashmir EPFO and members of the Board of Trustees.

      19 July 2018

    • Subscribers can now withdraw 75% of accumulated PF after 1 month of job loss

      The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has enabled subscribers to withdraw 75% of the PF corpus post 1 month of job loss. This move is likely to have two benefits, i.e., quick withdrawal of money while the account is active post unemployment. The labor minister stated that this move will help in keeping the EPFO accounts of unemployed subscribers active.

      In order to be eligible for this pension, the subscriber will have to contribute towards the PF account for at least 10 years. It was commonly seen that subscribers would close their accounts two months after losing their jobs.

      The central PF commissioner said that this facility will help subscribers take a portion of the corpus without closing the account. This implies that he/she will be able to transfer the funds in the old account to the new account after securing a new job.

      28 June 2018

    • RSS trade union requests the Government to not dilute ESI and EPF schemes

      The RSS frontal organizations have requested the government to refrain from diluting schemes like EPF and ESI that provide employee benefits. This was discussed in a 4-day review meeting held in Delhi between the BJP leaders and RSS. Several frontal bodies have put forth their suggestions to the government on issues concerning finance, education, and social initiatives.

      The government has assured the frontal bodies that the EPF and ESI schemes will not be disturbed in the new Labor Code on Social Security, 2018. This code is expected to provide 14 benefits to 43 crore workers in the unorganized sectors in India.

      The government also assured that changes that will be implemented in labor laws will first be brought to the notice of the Trade Unions. The ESI and EPF schemes are some of the largest social security schemes on a global scale, catering to the needs of the employees in the organized sector.

      5 June 2018

    • Provident Fund Subscribers would soon be able to raise Equity Exposure from 15% to Higher

      The subscribers enrolled under the EPFO (Employees Provident Fund Organization) might be able to regulate their investments into stocks out of their provident fund very soon. This will be made possible through exchange traded funds (ETF).

      It was decided in a meeting of Central Board of Trustees (CBT), the body responsible for making decisions for the EPFO, that the likelihood of giving out an option that allows subscribers to increase or decrease their equity allotment should be explored. If the decision is approved, the subscribers enrolled under EPFO will be allowed to elevate their equity investment beyond 15% (which is the mandated limit) or reduce it below the limit as well.

      23 May 2018

    • Employers not depositing Provident Fund of employees will be jailed

      For the benefit of employees facing issues with employers not depositing money into the Provident Fund (PF) accounts, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has taken the decision to penalize the employers. The employers can be jailed in instances where the amount deducted from the employee’s account have not been deposited to the PF account. In worst cases, the property of the employer can also be auctioned. This decision was taken by the EPFO to tackle the complaints received from various employees who did not receive the benefits of PF.

      18 May 2018

    • Tea workers in Assam now have Online Access to their PF

      Pallab Lochan Das, labour minister for Assam launched online facilities for tea workers to file their Provident Fund (PF) withdrawal claims. Mr Das stated that the facility would help the workers receive their PF more quickly and with fewer hassles. In addition, the workers will also have the facility of filing complaints, checking their PF balance and the status of their withdrawal claims.

      The state government created the Assam Tea Employees Provident Fund Organization to manage the PF accounts of the state’s tea garden workers. According to the information provided by the labor minister, all the tea gardens in the state have been contributing to their employees’ EP accounts. He further stated that out of the Rs. 563.36 crore that was collected as PF contribution in 2016-2017, Rs 482.44 crore has been disbursed to members and nominees as provident fund, pension and insurance claims.

      The Assam Tea Employees Provident Fund Organization has increased the pension benefit to 10 years from the previous 7-year tenure. The minimum monthly pension is now Rs 500; the family pension has been increased from Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,500. Additionally, the Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme has been increased from Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 50,000.  

      23 April 2018

    • Government to make PF contributions for those from the unorganized sector

      After much protests against the Government of India for now giving enough security for those hailing from the unorganized sector, the Government of India has announced that they will now being making the Provident Fund Contribution on behalf of the citizen from the unorganized sector. For those new to the scheme, an employee contributes 12% of his/her basic salary towards the PF scheme and the employer matches the contribution. Now, for citizens from the unorganized sector, the Government will make the contribution on their behalf, equivalent to 12% of their basic salary. This will come as a direct benefit for those from the unorganized sector that do not have any social security and cannot afford to have a portion of their salary being deviated into the PF scheme. According to a source, the move will benefit around 31 lakh subscribers and the Government has already stated that they have set aside Rs.500 crore towards this cause.

      16 April 2018

    • It is now mandatory for your to file PF withdrawal claims online

      Since the launch of the EPFO member portal in 2013, all claims such as a withdrawal, to check balance, to transfer funds have been shifted online. Now, a PF member is not required to visit the PF regional office to carry out such claims as everything can be done online. Recently, the EPFO has made it mandatory for PF members making a withdrawal claim exceeding Rs.10 lakh to be done online either on the EPFO member portal or on the UAN portal. In additions, those making a withdrawal from their Employee Pension Scheme which is more than Rs.5 lakh has to be done online as well. Following the introduction of the UAN, now PF members can make a withdrawal from their account without the attestation of their employer - previously, for every withdrawal, the employer had to verify and attest the claim, but that has been done away with provided that the employee links his/her Aadhaar card to their UAN. Following the statement, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has made it clear that no withdrawal claim exceeding Rs.10 lakh will be entertained at any of their regional PF offices and everything has to be done online.

      29 March 2018

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