EPF - Employees' Provident Fund

The Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) Scheme is a retirement savings plan for salaried employees in India, overseen by the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), under the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

On this webpage, you can get detailed information about EPFO, EPF Passbook, Claim Status, KYC, Online Claim (Withdraw PF Amount), UAN, Login, etc.

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Users can check their PF balance, Raise claim, Apply for Scheme Certificate, Apply for UAN, Seed UAN with Aadhaar, Check claim status, Search for establishment, View EPFO office address, Register Grievance and apply for Jeevan Pramaan certificate using UMANG.

EPFO Login

To access different services on the EPFO website, follow these steps:

  • Go to the official EPFO website at https://www.epfindia.gov.in.
  • On the homepage, locate and click on the “Services” option in the top menu bar. After clicking “Services,” you will be presented with four options:
  1. For Employers:→ Click Here to Log In (Empolyers).
  2. For Employees:→ Click Here to Log In (UAN Member).
  3. For International Workers:→ Click Here to Log In (Internation Worker).
  4. For Pensioners:→ Click Here to Log In (Pensioners).

By selecting the appropriate option based on your status, you can log in and access specific services provided by the EPFO.

EPF Passbook & Claim Status

Below is the step-by-step guide about accessing your EPF e-Passbook, Check Balance and Claim Status:

  • Visit the EPF Website: Go to the official EPFO website at https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/index.php.
  • Select e-Passbook: On the homepage, locate and click the “e-Passbook” option.
  • Log In: On the Member Passbook page, input your Universal Account Number (UAN), password, and the captcha code provided, then click on "Sign In".
  1. View Your Passbook: Once logged in, you can view your EPFO Member Passbook, which includes details of your transactions, contributions, and accrued interest.
  2. Check Your Balance: In the passbook, you can review the total balance of your EPF account.
  3. Manage Claims: Utilize the online platform to submit new claims or track the status of existing EPFO claims.
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To inquire about your EPF balance, you can give a missed call to the number 9966044425, or, you can send SMS in the format EPFOHO<UAN><LAN> to 7738299899.

Member KYC

UAN Login Portal
  • Navigate to the 'Manage' option in the top menu bar and select 'KYC' from the drop-down menu.
Select KYC option from Manage section
  • On the new page, choose the document type you wish to update by clicking the corresponding checkbox.
Add KYC and Click on the Save button
  • Enter the details of the document in the provided fields and click on the 'Save' option after updating the details.
  • Your updated details will then appear under 'KYC Pending for Approval'.
  • After your employer's approval, the status will change to 'Digitally Approved KYC'.

EPF Online Claim (Online Withdraw PF Amount)

Follow these steps to withdraw your PF online:

  • Portal Login: Access the EPFO e-SEWA portal, log in with your UAN and password, and complete the captcha verification.
  • Access Online Claims: Once logged in, navigate to the ‘Online Services’ section and select ‘Claim (Form-31, 19, 10C & 10D)’.
  • Verify Bank Account: You'll need to enter your bank account number (linked with UAN) for verification.
  • Agree to Terms & Conditions: Verify your details, then read and agree to the EPFO's Terms and Conditions before clicking on ‘Proceed for Online Claim’.
  • Choose Withdrawal Reason: Select the appropriate reason for your PF withdrawal from the dropdown menu. Only the options you are eligible for will be displayed.
  • Input Details and Upload Documents: Fill in your address and, if applying for an Advance Claim, upload necessary documents like your cheque or passbook. Agree to any additional Terms and Conditions and request an OTP for verification.
  • Aadhaar OTP Verification: Request an OTP, which will be sent to the mobile number linked to your Aadhaar. Enter this OTP to submit your claim application successfully.
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Withdrawal Rules: Complete withdrawal from the EPF account is allowed upon retirement, unemployment for more than two months, or when switching jobs under certain conditions. Partial withdrawals are permitted for specific purposes, with conditions applied to each case.

What is EPF (Employees' Provident Fund)?

The Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) is a prominent retirement savings scheme for employees in India, managed under the purview of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), a statutory body formed by the Government of India.

This scheme is designed to provide financial security and stability to employees from both the public and private sectors upon retirement.

Contributions

PF dues consist of two parts: the employee's contribution, deducted from their salary, and the employer's contribution, added monthly. Both parties contribute 12% of the basic wage according to section 2(b) of the act.

From the employer's 12%, 8.33% goes to the Employee Pension Scheme (EPS) and 3.67% to the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF). Additionally, employers cover 0.50% for EPF administrative charges and 0.50% for EDLI (Employee's Deposit Linked Insurance) charges, totaling a 13% contribution of the basic wage by the employer.

Interest Rate

The interest rate on EPF deposits, varies around 8.15% to 8.25% per annum, subject to change as per government policies. This interest is compounded annually.

Financial YearInterest Rate
2016-178.65%
2017-188.55%
2018-198.65%
2019-208.50%
2020-218.50%
2021-228.10%
2022-238.15%
2023-248.25%

Tax Benefits

EPF contributions are tax-deductible under Section 80C, and the interest and withdrawals after five years of service are tax-free. Withdrawals before five years are taxed according to the individual's tax rate.

Eligibility

The EPF scheme is mandatory for all organizations employing 20 or more individuals. All employees of such organizations are then automatically enrolled into the scheme.

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Organizations with fewer employees can also opt for this scheme voluntarily.

Features and Benefits

  • Retirement Benefits: Employees receive a lump-sum amount at retirement, including their own contributions, the employer's contributions, and the accumulated interest.
  • Pension and Insurance: Apart from the provident fund, the scheme also provides pension (Employees' Pension Scheme) and insurance (Employees' Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme) benefits.
  • Emergency Withdrawals: While the primary aim is to provide financial stability post-retirement, the scheme allows for partial withdrawals under specific circumstances like medical emergencies, home purchase, education, and marriage.
  • Universal Account Number (UAN): Each member is allotted a UAN, which helps in managing the EPF account online and simplifies the process of transferring funds when changing jobs.

What is EPFO (Employees' Provident Fund Organisation)?

The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is a statutory body established by the Government of India under the Ministry of Labour and Employment. It administers the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF), which is a premier scheme aimed at promoting retirement savings for workers across India.

Established in 1951, EPFO has grown to become one of the largest social security organizations in the world, catering to the financial well-being of millions of employees in the organized sector.

Currently, there have been 55,981 self generated UAN and over the last year, the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has seen a significant number of contributing members, totaling 7,51,93,513. Additionally, the organisation currently provides pensions to a total of 78,42,553 retirees. Check out the EPFO Chart Dashboard to know more.

The head office of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is located at Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi - 110066.

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International workers are covered under EPFO plans in countries where bilateral agreements have been signed. Visit Internation Workers Portal - EPFO for more information.
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The Ms. Neelam Shami Rao, Central Provident Fund Commissioner (CPFC) is the CEO of EPFO, took charge as CPFC on 07-12-2021. Please refer to the EPFO FAQ page for further details.

Schemes

Features

  • Digital Life Certificate: EPFO enables pensioners to submit their Digital Life Certificate remotely using Facial Authentication Technology, enhancing convenience and ensuring uninterrupted pension receipt.
  • Online Profile Updates: Members and employers can now update profiles online through the Unified Portal, eliminating the need for physical visits to EPFO offices.
  • Establishment e-Report Card: This online feature provides transparency regarding establishments' compliance status and contributions, aiding in ease of doing business.
  • Pensioners' Portal and Calculators: Dedicated online resources are available for pensioners, including calculators for EDLI and pension benefits, to help understand entitlements.
  • International Workers Portal: A specialized portal caters to the needs of international workers under EPF regulations, ensuring compliance and informed decision-making.
  • Mobile Life Certificate Submission: A mobile app facilitates the submission of life certificates by pensioners, streamlining the process.
  • TRRN Query Search: Employers can track the status of their contributions and filings through the TRRN Query Search feature, promoting transparency.
  • Nirbadh Initiative: Aimed at providing seamless service delivery, this initiative focuses on making EPFO's services more accessible and efficient.

Vision & Mission

EPFO aims to be an innovation-driven social security organisation committed to addressing the evolving needs of comprehensive social security in a transparent, contactless, faceless, and paperless manner. It ensures uninterrupted services with a multi-locational and automated claim settlement process for disaster resilience.

Grievance (EPFiGMS)

EPFO provides an online grievance management system called EPF i Grievance Management System (EPFiGMS) where employees can register their complaints and track the status of their grievances. This system ensures accountability and timely resolution of issues faced by EPF members. You can reach out to the toll-free number, 14470 for any kind of help and support.

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To locate an EPFO office, you can visit the official EPFO website and navigate to the 'Locate an Office' section. Here, you can select your state or union territory and district from the drop-down menus to find the EPFO office with jurisdiction over your area.
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What is UAN?

The Universal Account Number (UAN) is a unique 12-digit number assigned to every employee participating in the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) scheme, managed by the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) in India.

The primary purpose of the UAN is to link multiple Employee Provident Fund (EPF) accounts allotted to a single employee under different employers.

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The UAN remains constant throughout the lifetime of an employee, regardless of the number of jobs or companies they change.

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