Guideline to Access Employee Provident Fund (EPF) Passbook Online

The EPFO or Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation provides its subscribers to access the statement of contributions in their account.

A subscriber can access EPF passbook from the EPFO member portal, epfindia.gov.in. In an EPF account, the employee contributes 12 percent of his or her pay (basic wages, dearness allowance and retaining allowance) towards the account, and an equal amount is contributed by the employer, according to the EPF website — epfindia.gov.in.

The employer’s contribution equal to 12 percent of the subscriber’s pay is divided into two parts — 8.33 percent — is diverted to the pension fund and the rest 3.67% to the EPF.

The user first visits the EPFO website — epfindia.gov.in — and access the “e-passbook” option. Then they are redirected to the EPF passbook page, passbook.epfindia.gov.in.

On the passbook page, the user may proceed by logging in using his or her username (also known as UAN or Universal Account Number) and password. The UAN is an identification number mentioned in the monthly salary slip of an employee.

After they are logged in, the details on the concerned job can be selected. For example, someone with three different organisations work experience, they would have three different member IDs to choose from.

The user can now view the EPF e-passbook (or EPF passbook) once they have selected the member ID. The passbook indicates the running balance in the EPF account. The website also provides the option to download the EPF passbook or UAN passbook in its current state.

The EPFO on March 22 had said that: “In order to increase transparency in respect of provident fund settlement withdrawal and to reduce the confusion and grievances of the subscribers, it has been decided that calculation worksheet of provident fund withdrawal of each member is to be provided either on their registered mobile number or the email id provided in the claim form.”

 

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