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    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)

    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 login 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 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 Member Portal Service

    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 any one 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 any one 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.

    UAN Portal

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced UAN(universal account number) to facilitate Provident Fund number portability. EPFO’s UAN member portal accessible at http://uanmembers.epfoservices.in/index.php offers several facilities via a single window.

    UAN Umbrella

    The UAN is an umbrella for several member IDs of an individual given by different organizations (establishments). UAN, therefore, links multiple Member Identification Numbers of one member. If you have already been allotted a UAN, you have to give the same to your new employer so the latter can mark the new Member ID to the allotted UAN. Firstly, you must contact your organization (establishment) to get your UAN. You should then activate your registration to utilize several facilities such as download of UAN card, updating of KYC related information and member passbook among others. Currently, active members (contribution received from October 2013 onward) can only register (your mobile number is required to activate registration).

    EPFO’s Pensioners Portal

    The EPFO’s Pensioners Portal was established as a means 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 centered around the interest of pensioners and to make the practices of the department more transparent.

    eKYC Portal

    The eKYC portal was launched in October 2017 to help EPF subscribers link their UAN with the Aadhaar. The eKYC facility is available on the EPFO website and EPF subscribers can complete the process in a fairly simple manner. The steps to link the UAN with Aadhaar are as follows:

    • Visit the EPFO website and select the “Online Services” option.
    • Click on the EPFO Member Tab and select the option titled “Link UAN Aadhaar”.
    • Enter your UAN and your registered mobile number and click on “Generate OTP”.
    • Enter the OTP followed by your Aadhaar number.
    • If the details filled out are accurate, the eKYC process is complete and your UAN and Aadhaar are linked.

    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 traveling abroad. At present, Indian residents traveling abroad for employment purposes temporarily can claim exemptions in 18 countries.

    EPFO Member Passbook

    EPF subscribers can request for a passbook with regard to their EPF contribution. This can be done by making a request on the EPFO website. This facility is available to those individuals who have their UAN registered and activated on the EPFO website. To begin with, employees will have to select the “Our Services” option and then click on “Member Passbook”. The individual will have to log in using their UAN and password. After logging in the individual receives the link to view and download their passbook.

    Umang App

    The Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance (UMANG) app was launched in November 2017 as a way of providing all Indian citizens an integrated platform for all the services provided by the state and central government. Services such as applying for PAN, NPS and EPF among many other services can be accessed through this app. The app has over 180 services available.

    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.

    Aadhaar Based Online Claim Submission

    Employees can now get their EPF claims settled in a short span of just 5 days. This has been made possible by filing the claim using Aadhaar details. This process does not require the attestation from the employer. Instead, employees can visit the EPFO website and carry out the following steps:

    • Login to the EPFO website and click on the “Manage” option, followed by the “KYC” option
    • Add the Aadhaar and bank details requested
    • The claim is then sent to the employer for approval
    • The process is authenticated with an OTP that is sent to the employee’s registered mobile number.
    • Once entered, click on the “Composite Claim Form (Aadhaar)” to submit and begin the process of withdrawing EPF.

    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 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

    • 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

    • EPFO directed PF offices to pay higher pensions to the eligible EPS subscribers

      The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has directed the Provident Fund offices to pay a higher pension to the EPS members who are eligible for it. Earlier, after a milestone judgment given by the Supreme Court of India in October 2016, the eligible EPS subscribers were turned away by the provident fund offices. In its judgment, the highest court in India had directed the EPFO to review the applicant’s pension on higher wages under EPS.

      However, as per a recent circular issued by the Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), all the Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) subscribers can now get their pending amounts. With this circular, the EPFO is now started compelling the PF offices to offer higher pension to the EPF members who are eligible for the same as per the judgment of the Supreme Court.

      21 June 2018

    • 6.13 Lakh Payroll Enrollments in the month of March for EPFO

      The net payroll enrollments for the month of March 2018 towards the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) is reported to be close to 6.13 lakh. This takes the total net payroll enrollment to a figure of 39.35 lakh for the interval between September 2017 and March 2018. The enrollment for February was a very low value when compared to the last 4 months. Around 60% of the payroll enrollment recorded in March was in the segment of expert services for all age groups. Enrollments were substantial in electric, general engineering, and mechanical fields. This trend was also seen in the construction industry, textiles, and commercial establishments. According to data for the last 7 months, the states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, and Gujarat recorded high net enrollments.

      11 June 2018

    • Some important changes to EPFO that every employee should know

      There are a number of changes that has been introduced to the EPFO. Some of the changes have already been approved while the others are under review and is to be approved soon. All the subscribers should be aware about the following changes:

      • If your EPF claim is Rs.10 lakh or more, you do not have to file it online (earlier online filing was compulsory).
      • If your EPS withdrawal is Rs.5 lakh or more, you do not have to file it online (earlier online filing was compulsory).
      • In all cases, offline claims will be treated just like online claims.
      • There will be two separate accounts, namely Fixed Income Account and Equity Account. The Fixed Income Account will be credited with the fixed annual interest while the Equity Account will show as the units and the return is calculated marked to market.
      • More flexibility of investment will be introduced and subscribers will be able to put more of their provident fund portion into stock through Exchange Traded Funds.

      24 May 2018

    • EPFO to issue alerts for non-deposition of Funds

      The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) is looking forward to send out alerts to the enrolled subscribers if they do not deposit their contribution within the due date of a particular month. Presently, the organization is sending out notifications only for the credit of contribution to the respective subscriber’s account. This notification is sent to the email ID or the phone number (SMS) which is registered with the Universal Account Number (UAN). The credit information is also available on the e-passbook, through missed call service, and on the UMANG mobile app.

      22 May 2018

    • Pensioners can now view their Passbook on the UMANG App

      The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization has announced the launch of a new service on the UMANG app. Pensioners can now use the app to view an online version of their pension passbook. This service is one of the many online services that the EPFO has been offering its subscribers.

      Pensioners can download the app on their smartphones and use it to obtain the passbook for all transactions during a financial year. To use the app, the pensioner must use their PPO number and their date of birth to log in to UMANG and access the information of their pension account.

      9 May 2018

    • 2017-18 EPFO Interest Rate Set at 8.55%

      The Finance Ministry has approved the proposal for EPFO interest rates to be set at 8.55% for the financial year 2017-18. The proposal was set by the EPFO’s Central Board of Trustees and put forward to the finance ministry.

      The current EPF interest rate is at a 5-year low. The EPFO has previously paid interest rates as high as 8.8 %. Despite this, the interest rate offered by the EPFO is comparatively higher than those that are offered by other small savings schemes at the moment.

      The decision for the current interest rate is the result of a suggestion made by the finance ministry. Additionally, the finance ministry also recommended that the EPFO keep a higher surplus and create a reserve so the losses incurred by the EPFO could be managed more efficiently.

      8 May 2018

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