Login to EPFO Member Portal

You will be required to create your own password and id of your choice when you are logging in for the first time. The website of EPFO is very convenient and easy to operate. You will only be required to create your details!
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A statutory body that was introduced by the Indian Government is the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). The EPFO was launched in 1951 and all operations of the organisation are handled by the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

How to Login to EPFO Member Portal

In order for employees and employers to login on the EPFO portal they must first activate their UAN. The process to activate the UAN is very simple and can be done online on the EPFO portal. The UAN is allotted to every member of the EPF scheme by the EPFO. Employees can also find their UAN from their employers or in most cases it can be found on the salary slip. The procedure to log in to the EPFO portal for employees and employers is mentioned below:

For employees

The process to log in to the EPFO portal for employees is mentioned below:

  • First, employees must go to the EPFO website which is https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/index.php.
  • Click on Our Services

  • Once the employee is on the EPFO website, he/she must go to ‘Our Services’ and click on ‘For Employees’.
  • Click on For Employees

  • On the next page, the employee must click on ‘Member UAN/Online Service (OCS/OTCP)’. The link can be found under ‘Services’.
  • Select Member UAN

  • On the new page, the employee must enter his/her UAN and password. Along with those details, the employee must also enter the captcha details that have been provided.
  • UAN Login Page

  • Next, the employee must click on ‘Sign In’.
  • The next page will lead to the employee’s EPFO portal. Employees can update their Know Your Customer (KYC) details, claim their PF amount, check their PF balance, and transfer their PF amount on the EPFO portal.
  • For employers

    The process for employers to log in to the EPFO portal is mentioned below:

  • First, the employer must visit EPFO employer login page which is https://unifiedportal-emp.epfindia.gov.in/epfo/#.
  • Next, the employer must enter the username and password, and click on ‘Sign In’.
  • Employer Sign in

  • The next page will be the main page of the employer’s EPFO portal, where the employer will be able to approve the KYC details of the employee.

In terms of financial transactions and the number of members present under it, the EPFO is one of the biggest Social Security Organisations in the world. The three schemes that come under EPFO is mentioned in the table below:

Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Under the scheme, contributions are accumulated for the individuals to use at the time of retirement. Partial withdrawals are allowed in case of house construction, illness, and marriage.
Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) Contributions are made towards the scheme on a monthly basis for the members to use at the time of retirement or for the nominees to receive in case the member passes away.
Employees Deposit Linked Scheme (EDLI) Benefits are provided to the member’s family in case he/she passes away at the time of being a member of the EPFO. Up to 20 times the salary of the employee, subject to a maximum of Rs.6 lakh, is provided.

Services offered by EPFO

The services offered by the EPFO are mentioned below:

EPFO UAN Help Desk

The EPFO has a separate portal for all queries related to the UAN. A subscriber can avail the services of the portal by registering in the help-desk portal and provide certain details such as the UAN, Aadhar number and PAN. The help desk provides assistance with almost all EPF and UAN related issues.

EPFO Login for Employers

The EPFO has also developed a separate system for employers to help them transfer claims in a more efficient and convenient way. The process for employers to login to the EPFO portal is the same as that of employees. Employers need to have a UAN which has been registered and activated with the EPFO portal. To log in and avail services, employers should use their UAN as the user ID and the password that was created at the time of activation.

The online services for employers include registering a new establishment, making ECR challan payments, creating EPF accounts for employees and approving EPF claims among many other services.

FAQ’s 

  1. In case the member wants to file a transfer claim, does he/she have to register on the member portal? 
  2. Yes, the member will have to register on the member portal in order to file for a transfer claim.

  3. What is the employer’s and employee’s contribution towards EPF? 
  4. The employer and employee each contribute 12% of the employee’s salary towards EPF. While the entire contribution of the employee goes towards EPF, 8.33% of the employer’s contribution goes towards pension, while the remaining goes towards EPF. 

  5. Can the member edit details such as father’s name, date of exit, date of joining, and relationship on the EPFO portal? 
  6. No, the member will not be able to make changes to the above-mentioned details on the EPFO portal.  

  7. Can a member pay an excess of the mandatory 12% towards EPF? 
  8. Yes, the member can pay an excess of the 12% of the maximum of Rs.15,000 as a voluntary contribution.  

  9. Can the member change his/her date of birth or age on the EPFO portal? 
  10. Although not normally allowed, the member will be able to change his/her date of birth or age by submitting the relevant documents. 

  11. Who receives the pension in case the member dies? 
  12. In case the member dies, the pension will be received by his/her spouse. Also, till his/her children (maximum of 2 at a time) reach the age of 25 years, they are eligible to receive pension.  

  13. What are the benefits of having a UAN? 
  14. Once the member activates his/her UAN, they will be able to print/download their passbook, and UAN card at any given time. All previous member IDs can be viewed by the member as well. KYC details can also be updated online by the member. 

  15. Why is it necessary to give a nomination for pension? 
  16. In case the member dies, and there is no eligible family member, the nominee will receive the pension.  

  17. Can an employee join EPF directly? 
  18. No, an employee will not be able to join EPF directly. He/she can join EPF if the organisation comes under the EPF & MF Act, 1952

News related to EPFO

  • Performance of EPFO reviewed, more than 3.5 lakh PF records digitized

    The overall record of the Employees Provident Fund Organization and the digitization of all the records of the subscribers was reviewed by the commissioner of Labour and Employment Department. This meeting was attended by the Provident Fund Commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir and the Director of the Labour and Employment Department. The reviewing committee concluded that out of the 4.50 lakh subscribers of EPFO, the records of more than 3.5 lakh subscribers have been digitised. The remaining digitisation is expected to be completed by the end of January this year. Close to Rs.1.12 crore defaulter money has been amassed in the Kashmir division while Rs.16 lakh was recovered in the Jammu division. Action will be taken against the defaulters so that the benefits of the Provident Fund extends to all the organisations that are covered under this Act.

    2 January 2019

  • SBI will stop to be the EPFO fund manager at the end of March according to the labour minister

    State Bank of India, the largest lender in the country will stop its operations as a fund manager of retirement fund body by the end of March. This is because the bank cannot function as an asset management company as per the norms set in place by the Reserve Bank of India. Time has been provided till March before taking a call on who to engage as a fund manager. ICICI Securities Primary Dealership, HSBC AMC, Reliance Capital, UTI AMC, and SBI are currently the fund managers of the EPFO. UTI Mutual Funds and SBI Capital have been separately engaged by the EPFO as exchange-traded fund managers. 75 percent of the ETF investment of the EPFO is managed by SBI Capital and the remaining 25 percent is managed by UTI Mutual Funds. The proposal to increase the proportion of UTI Mutual Funds was discussed and was referred to EPFO’s finance, audit and investment committee. Investments up to Rs.550 billion has been made by the company in the ETF. Tenure for the current portfolio managers have been extended up to March 31, 2019.

    10 December 2018

  • EPFO subscribers can now withdraw all funds within 2 months of unemployment

    EPFO has made changes to its rules so that subscribers can now withdraw up to 75% of their funds a month after they are unemployed. The remaining 25% can be withdrawn after the completion of 2 months. There will be a tax levied on the withdrawn amount if the subscriber was employed for a period less than 5 years.

    Over the last few years, EPFO has simplified the EPF withdrawal process to a great extent. Now, it is possible for a subscriber to make a withdrawal request online. The amount will be credited to the subscriber’s account faster as well. The government has also come up with income tax regulations to ensure that early withdrawals are not encouraged.

    6 December 2018

  • EPFO Data Reveals 70 Lakh Job Were Created in FY 2017-18 Alone

    According to the statement of the Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog, Rajiv Kumar, 70 lakh jobs have been created in the country during the financial year 2017-18 alone. Additionally, Kumar has termed the criticism of jobless growth during the NDA government as ‘spurious’. He has also added that the development in sales of transport vehicles and the massive disbursement of Mudra loans along with the EPFO data affirm that sufficient opportunities for self-employment and employment were created during the previous 4 years when the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government was in power.

    Recently, former Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, said that the promise made by the BJP-led government to generate 2 crore jobs per year has turned out to be nothing but a gimmick. To this, Kumar has countered by saying that the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has not put the data regarding employment generation forward. He has further added that the debate should be targeted instead towards how to improve the quality of the jobs even more in future. Addressing the issue regarding the protests by farmers in some parts of the country, Kumar also said that the government has increased the minimum support price (MSP) for farmers by huge amounts causing the farmers’ income to rise which has led to the improvement of the rural economy.

    4 December 2018

  • Data Reveals Creation of 9.73 Lakh Jobs in September

    In the social security schemes of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), more than 79.48 lakh new subscribers were recently added from the period of September 2017 to the month of September 2018. This information is an indication of the fact that approximately these many jobs were created in the previous 13 months.

    The number of subscribers added in the EPFO scheme was the lowest in number, with the total number standing at 2.36 lakh subscribers. These many subscribers were added in the EPFO scheme in the month of March this year. During the month of September 2018, a maximum count of around 2.69 lakh jobs were produced in the age group of 18-21 years followed by a number of 2.67 lakh for the bracket of 22-25 years.

    27 November 2018

  • More than 1 crore subscribers added to EPFO in last 2 year

    Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar recently said that more than 1 crore members have been enrolled under the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) in the last 2 years. He added that the addition of new members at this rate has been possible because of the constant endeavour of the government. He said that as many as 1 crore employees have been added who work in the organised sector. However, there is a huge bulk of about 40 crore people who are working in the unorganised sector and that the main aim of the government is to bring them under the EPFO. He made the statement at the 66th Foundation Day Celebration of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). He concluded that about 1 crore employees have been added to the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) to avail its benefits. Overall, over 1 crore people have been added under the fold of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).

    12 November 2018

  • Over 14.5 Million New EPF Subscribers Added Between September 2017 to August 2018

    As per the data released by the government, over 14.5 million new employees have been enrolled in the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) scheme. This data has been released for the time period between September 2017 to August 2018.

    The information is compiled and published by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI). The ministry collects data for the major EPFO schemes. Apart from the data relating to the EPF, the MoSPI also revealed that over 9.1 million withdrew their subscription from the organisation’s retirement fund scheme. Of these 9.1 million subscribers, 1.85 million subscribers re-started their subscription to the scheme.

    2 November 2018

  • EPFO Sought Permission from EC to Recheck Code of Conduct

    Indian employees’ all-time favorite retirement fund manager, Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation recently sought permission from the Election Commission of India in order to cross-verify all its the model code of conducts that is prevalent in most states. The permission was sought right before the next assembly polls to hold a board meeting, in order to discuss the same.

    The central board of trustees functioning under the head of EPFO had met up recently in order to discuss the same. They had met up in the month of June and once again between October-November the council met with each other to discuss key areas such as stock market investment, linking provident fund accounts with one’s Aadhaar card, and so on.

    A member of the CBT, Mr. Prabhakar Banasure recently stated that seeking permission from the Election Commission is of utmost importance as the EPFO needs to bring into clarity and streamline a horde of issues and problems that are in connection with the provident fund and submit the same to the Parliament and the Government of India during the month of December. At present, the model of code conduct is operable in the cities of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Mizoram, and Telangana which hold the election of new assemblies between the second week of November and the first week of December.

    An official of the Central Government also said that there have been talks of expanding the EPFO basket by introducing more Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

    30 October 2018

  • 9 Lakh New Jobs Were Created in August 2018 According to EPFO Data

    According to the payroll job data issued by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) in August 2018, around 9 lakh individuals have received jobs in the organised sector. According to the data released for July 2018, 9.76 lakh jobs were created in the same sector. Hence, making the job creation in the formal sector for the month of August comparatively less than in the previous month. The same data depicted that 10,41,020 employees became new members of the EPFO in August 2018.

    The net payroll data is derived after subtracting the total number of members exited from the total number of new EPF subscribers along with the number individuals who rejoined and resubscribed for a month. It covers organisations with 20 or more employees. On the other hand, institutions that employ less than 20 persons each, is also subjected to certain conditions and exemptions. It is a mandatory savings scheme, and the pay limit is Rs.15,000 for each month. Individuals who are drawing a pay higher than Rs.15,000 are exempted or can be enrolled with some permission or on voluntary basis. Furthermore, the total number of members subscribing to this scheme helps determine the level of employment in the formal sector. While structured data regarding the same is released on a monthly basis, the first data was for the month of September 2017. However, not a single month has registered 10 lakh jobs on a net basis, which has been set as the informal target for job creation on a monthly basis.

    On a sectoral basis, expert services currently lead in the age bracket of 22-25 years.  This is followed by engineers-contractors, trading (commercial establishments), and building and construction industry along with electrical, mechanical, and general engineering products. The importance of payroll data to determine the trend of job creation in the formal sector came into limelight after a study which advocated the need for monthly payroll reporting in India. According to this study, the estimated number of jobs to be created in the financial year 2017-18 stood at around 70 lakh. Even though this study faced criticism initially, the number was assessed to be at around 67 lakh based on the enrolment under the EPFO, Employee State Insurance Corporations (ESIC), and National Pension Scheme (NPS). A research has also revealed that the payroll data have the most profound impact on all high-frequency economic reports in addition to major policy implications.

    29 October 2018

  • EPFO Warns Pensioners and Members that Calls to Withdraw Provident Fund are Fraudulent

    The office of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation in Bandra (east) recently complained against an individual who was masquerading as an official of the organisation in an effort to dupe people, particularly pensioners. Pensioners and members of the organisation have been warned to be wary of a certain “Deepak Sharma” who makes phone calls to people asking them for information regarding their Aadhaar or PAN, claiming that he is from the EPFO. A complaint has been submitted to the EPFO to the Cyber Crime at Nirmal Nagar police station and the station at Bandra-Kurla Complex on 18 October. According to an official, a criminal offence was expected to be filed as well. The organisation heard about the fraudster after a number of pensioners called to ask about the same. Ritesh Bhatia, a cyber crime expert, has said that the information of subscribers has been gotten either from Darknet markets or from employees who sell the data to earn a quick rupee.

    23 October 2018

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