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  • Login to EPFO Member Portal

    The EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organization) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Labor and Employment, Government of India.

    Services offered by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization are listed below:

    Employees' Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 All the establishments with an employed workforce of 20 or more individuals are covered under this scheme. On retirement, the employee will get a lump sum amount which is the addition of both the employee’s and the employer’s contribution with added interest on both the amounts
    Employees' Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976 It is an insurance plan which is applicable for all the employees who are enrolled under the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) and Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS). The monetary benefits under this scheme will be paid to the family members (dependent) of the employee or the nominated individual after the death of the employee registered under the scheme
    Employees' Pension Scheme, 1995 The contribution towards this scheme is made by the employer and the government based on the employee’s salary. The monetary benefit is delivered in the form of pension to the employee as long as they are alive. After their death, the benefit is given to the spouse and two children (only if they are less than 25 years old)

    About EPFO Member Portal

    The EPFO member portal at http://members.epfoservices.in provides all information and services related to your EPF (Employee Provident Fund). You have to log into the portal to check your EPF balance by accessing your online EPF Account Passbook. The portal, therefore, obviates the need to await your year-end EPF receipts for knowing your current EPF balance. The website is convenient in that you can log in to the EPFO member portal at any time by registering your details, following which you can easily view all your accounts online. What’s more, you will also receive an SMS when your e-passbook is available.

    EPFO Login
    Figure 1. Login EPFO Member Portal

    How to Register at EPFO Member Portal

    The registration process for new users on the EPFO Member Portal is a short and easy process. The following steps are required to be followed by a user to register in the portal:

    1. Visit the EPFO Member’s Portal. Visit the following link: https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/
    2. On the main page of the website, click on the “Activate UAN” option under the “Important Links” tab available in the lower right corner of the screen.
    3. Activate UAN
      Figure 2. Activate UAN
    4. On clicking the “Activate UAN” option, the user will be redirected to a new webpage where he/she will be required to feed in details pertaining to UAN, Member ID, Aadhaar number, PAN, Name, Date of Birth, Mobile No. (the number registered with EPFO), Email ID, and fill up the Captcha code before submitting the form.
    5. Filling Details
      Figure 2.1 Filling Details
    6. In the above step, the user is allowed to choose from UAN, Member ID, Aadhaar Number, and PAN. He/she can fill up any one of the options mentioned above to register.
    7. Upon filling up all the details and the auto-generated Captcha code, the user will have to click on the “Get Authorization Pin” option.
    8. After this, a One Time Password or OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number and the user will be redirected to a new webpage.
    9. On this webpage, the user will be required to verify the details (UAN, Name, Date of Birth, Mobile No., and Email ID) provided by him/her in the previous page.
    10. Once the details are verified, the user will be required to click and check the checkbox against the “I Agree” option. Under this option, the OTP ID and the field for the OTP will be provided.
    11. Validating OTP Details
      Figure 2.2 Validating OTP Details
    12. Once the above-mentioned steps are completed, the user can enter the OTP received on the mobile number in the provided field and click on the “Validate OTP and Activate UAN” option.
    13. On successfully completing the registration process, the following message will be displayed on the screen of the user: “Your UAN is activated, The Password is sent to your registered mobile number.”
    UAN Activated
    Figure 2.3 UAN Activated

    Simple Steps to Login to EPFO Member Portal

    The following steps need to be taken to log into the EPFO Member Portal

    • You have to open the member of Employee Provident Fund.
    • Fill in the required details in the main page for registration.
    • You have to ensure that you enter the correct document type since you will have to log into the portal using the same details provided by you. After you are registered, you can log into the EPFO member portal. For instance, if you wish to register into the portal by using your PAN Card, you have to select PAN Number in the tab ‘Select Any One Document’ and enter your PAN Card number.
    • Please check the details before submitting them to get your PIN number.
    • After submitting your details, you will get an authorization PIN.
    • You should then enter the authorization PIN, following which, you will be registered.

    By following the aforementioned steps, you can open the member portal by entering specific details namely, mobile number, document type and document number and successfully download your EPF Passbook from the website.

    EPFO Login Step
    Figure 3.EPFO Login Step

    Figure 3: The login page of the EPFO where registered users are required to log in to the portal using their User Name, Password, and the Captcha code.

    Member ID Details
    Figure 3.1Member ID Details

    Figure 3.1: After logging in to the portal, the user will be able to see his/her Member IDs that are registered under his/her UAN on the left side column of the screen. Clicking on the Member IDs will allow the user to check the EPF balance from different passbooks related to different employers.

    Services under EPFO Member Portal

    You would do well to remember the following pertinent points

    • You can use only one mobile number for registration purposes.
    • While you can add multiple id numbers, you can use only one of them with your mobile number to log into the EPFO member portal.
    • You can view your EPF account passbook after registering yourself. It is important to note that you can avail of this facility only if your employer has uploaded the electronic challan cum return from (wage month) May 2012 onwards.
    • As a registered member, you can view only one account under one employer. If you have more than one account under a single employer, you should apply for a transfer by filling in the required details in Form 11.
    • You can view up to 10 accounts under different organizations (establishments). There is no restriction on the number of times you can view all the accounts.
    • You need not create any user id and password. You only have to use your mobile number and one of your identification proof such as Aadhar, PAN, National Population Register, Voter ID, driving license and passport to register and login.
    • If you wish to view your inoperative accounts, you have to make an official request in that the facility to display inoperative accounts may be provided after a request for the same is made through official channels. It is, however, important to note that the said facility is not available for current members of organizations (establishments) which have exemption as per EPF Scheme 1952.

    EPFO’s Pensioners Portal

    The EPFO’s Pensioners Portal was established as a means of creating a vehicle for India’s Pensioners Associations. The policies for pensioners is formulated by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare. The department addresses various concerns of pensioners, and also provides information on pension rules, various pension schemes, retirement benefits and pension processes. The portal was created to bridge the distance between the government and pensioners. The portal was developed with the aim of making the pension sanctioning and disbursement process smoother. The Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare wished to have a system of governance that centred around the interest of pensioners and to make the practices of the department more transparent.

    EPFO International Workers

    The EPFO website also has a facility for employees who travel abroad for employment purposes. The Certificate Of Coverage (CoC) is generally required for employees working abroad temporarily to claim tax exemptions in the host country. This process can be done online and is thereby made more convenient and easily accessible for employees travelling abroad. At present, Indian residents travelling abroad for employment purposes temporarily can claim exemptions in 18 countries.

    One Employee-One EPF Account

    The One Employee-One EPF Account was launched in 2016 to help employees consolidate their previous EPF accounts. Before the launch of the UAN, employees had one PF account with one employer. The One Employee-One EPF Account allows employees to transfer funds from old EPF accounts to the EPF account that is linked with the UAN. However, the old EPF accounts cannot be merged with the new one since the regional offices that handle the EPF accounts are usually different. Claims for EPF transfers from old PF accounts can be done online through the Online Transfer Claim Portal (OTCP) and the request for PF transfers are instantly registered with the EPFO.

    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.

    News related to EPFO

    • 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

    • Proposal Made to State Boards to Manage EPFO and ESIC Corpus

      The Indian government plans to strip central organisations of the power to manage the corpus of social security schemes such as the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) and the Employees’ State Insurance. The proposal is aimed at creating a single window for social security benefits at a state level which in turn is likely to increase the number of subscribers.

      The Labour Ministry believes that having the EPFO and ESIC as a single point of contact makes it difficult for these bodies to cater to the constantly increasing workload. The ministry stated that the move is likely to benefit more than 50 crore workers across the country and would positively affect compliance rates. According to government officials, the sheer scale of the coverage of these schemes makes it very difficult to be centrally managed.

      Once the proposal is passed in Parliament, a pilot project will be launched in a few districts and would be scaled to a national level based on its success.

      22 October 2018

    • UAN can now be linked to Aadhaar online

      The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has now enabled the facility for members to link their respective Universal Account Number (UAN) to Aadhaar online. The process for the same is mentioned below:

      • The user is required to provide his/her UAN number on the EPFO portal.
      • An OTP is sent to his/her mobile number or the email linked with Aadhaar. Once the OTP verification is done, a check is performed to see whether the UAN details match with the Aadhaar details.
      • Once the match is established, the UAN will be linked to Aadhaar.
      • After UAN is linked to Aadhaar, the member can avail EPFO services online and this will be linked with the Aadhaar number.

      Other new facilities introduced by the EPFO include:

      • Members of EPFO ca submit claims in a Composite Claims Form, as opposed to multiple forms that were mandated in the past.
      • EPF pensioners are now able to submit a digital copy of their life insurance certificates through a process that involves biometric capture of Aadhaar.
      • Under the Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY), employers can get a benefit of 12% of the Employer’s Contribution for every new employee that is engaged by them.

      11 September 2018

    • New Employees in Assam, Nagaland & Meghalaya can enroll into EPFO without Aadhaar

      Now it is possible for new members from Meghalaya, Assam, and Nagaland to enroll into EPF without undergoing Aadhaar verification. It was found that the penetration of Aadhaar in these states was low. Hence the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has allowed the creation of the PF account number without the requirement to produce Aadhaar till 23 November 2018. EPFO currently has more than 6 crore subscribers throughout India and it manages a corpus greater than Rs.10 lakh crore.

      31 August 2018

    • EPFO Conducting Cross-Verification to Weed Out Inoperative Accounts

      3 months after receiving approval from the Finance Ministry, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is in the process of crediting interest to EPF subscribers from the previous financial year.

      Officials are in the process of analyzing the all the EPF accounts and filtering out those accounts that are inactive. The crediting of interest has begun for some zones and officials have said that the process will be complete by the end of the month. Previously, the Central Board of Trustees permitted interest to be credited to inoperative accounts. However, an amendment had been made to the rule in 2016 where accounts that did not have any claims raised for more that 36 months after the account holder has crossed the age of 55.

      20 August 2018

    • EPFO 75-25 Rule & its Implications for PF Subscribers

      The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) recently announced that Provident Fund subscribers who are unemployed for a period of one month can withdraw 75% of the funds in their EPF account. The remaining 25% , if required, can be withdrawn after 2 months of unemployment.

      Labor Minister Santosh Gangwar stated that the move was a way of providing the salaried section with the option of retaining their PF account and can resume contribution once they are back in the workforce. The rules for complete withdrawal after 2 months of unemployment remains the same.

      2 August 2018

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