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EPFO Member Portal Login

Employee Provident Fund Organisation

Last Updated 31st Oct 2020

  • Employee Provident Fund Organization was established in 1952, due to the Employee’s Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, coming into effect.
  • Both Employee and Employer can log in on the EPFO member portal.
  • Before logging in to your account, getting a UAN is mandatory.
  • The portal to log in for employee and employer is same.
  • The EPF contribution has been revised to 12% from August 1 which was reduced to 10% during the Covid period to tide over the immediate liquidity crisis.

EPFO

Employee's Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), was established on 4th March, 1952. It functions as assistance to the central government to administer the compulsory contribution to Provident Fund Scheme, Pension Scheme, and an Insurance Scheme or the workers in the organized sector. It operates under the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
Before making EPFO login, you need to create your ID and password on the EPFO portal. The official website of EPFO is convenient and easy to navigate through.

Steps to Login to EPFO Portal

For anyone to login into the EPFO portal, the first and foremost requirement is to activate their UAN. It is Universal Account Number (UAN), which is allotted to each member of the EPF scheme, whether it is an employee or employer. If you are an employee, then you can take your UAN from your employer, or you might find it on your salary slip. Let us understand the EPFO member login process.

EPFO Employer Login

To facilitate every industry and help employers of every industry to transfer claims conveniently, EPFO or Employee Provident Fund Organisation has provided online space to the employers. Employers can log in to the web portal of EPFO to avail online services. The services which are provided to them include online registration of the establishments, filing monthly returns, and online payments of different charges. Member passbook, Establishment Search, TRRN ( Temporary Return Reference Number), and Employer Dashboards are some of the most frequent services which are available on the portal.

The steps for EPFO employer login are:

Step 1: First of all, you need to visit the EPFO employer login page. The link to EPFO unified portal login is https://unifiedportal-emp.epfindia.gov.in/epfo/#

Step 2: Then 'Sign In' using the username and password.

Step 3: On the next page, you will get the main page of the employer's EPFO portal. On this, you can approve the KYC details of employees.

Major Functions of EPFO Employer Portal:

  • Adding a New Employee and Activate their UAN.
  • Filing ECR (EPF Return).
  • Approve Employees KYC through Digital Signature.
  • Approve EPF amount transfer of an employee.
  • Transfer Old PF Account to New PF Account.
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EPFO Employee Login

To provide better service to every employee, EPFO has offered information regarding all the available services online on its web portal. Employees can also download all the necessary forms to avail the benefits of various schemes provided by EPFO. Apart from knowing the status of their claim, employees can also view their passbook online. EPFO also has a separate portal for the pensioners. Pensioners can not only know about their pension status but also raise any query through the portal. 

The steps to EPFO login for the employee are:

Step 1: First of all, visit the EPFO website: https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/index.php

Step 2: Now click on 'For Employees' under 'Our Services'.

Step 3: On the next page under 'Services', click on 'Member UAN/Online Service (OCS/OTCP).

Step 4: In the next page, enter the UAN, password, and captcha and click on 'Sign In'.

You will be followed to the main page of the Employee's EPFO portal. Here you can do your EPF balance check, claim PF amount, transfer PF amount, and update KYC.

In January 2020, EPFO launched a new feature through which employees will be able to update their exit date from the previous organization. The exit date is needed to be updated on the EPF employee login along with the date of joining with a new employer for the purpose of transferring the funds online.

EPFO Schemes

Considering the number of members and the financial transactions involved, EPFO is one of the world's biggest Social Security Organizations in the world. It includes three schemes:

a) Employee's Pension Scheme: Contribution under this scheme is made for members to be used after retirement or for their nominees to receive the money after the member has passed away.
Under this scheme, use Form 10D for monthly pension, and Form 10C for withdrawal benefits and scheme certificate.

b) Employees Provident Fund: Under this scheme, each month's contributon is accumulated from employee and employer to be used by the individual at the time of retirement. However, partial withdrawals are also allowed in certain cases.
Under this scheme, use Form 19 for the final settlement. Form 31 for withdrawal in certain cases, Form 13 for transfer of an old account to a new one. Form 20 for final settlement in favor of nominee or beneficiary of the deceased member, and Form 14 for financing LIC policy.

c) Employees Deposit Linked Scheme: As per this scheme, the benefit is provided to the family members of the individual in case he/she passes away while being a member of EPFO. The benefit is upto 20 times the salary of employee or ₹ 6,00,000 whichever is lower.
Under this scheme, use Form 5IF for claiming the insurance benefit in case of a member's death. It can only be used by the beneficiary or nominee.

EPFO Help Desk

EPFO has created a separate portal for handling the queries related to UAN and EPF related issues. For availing its services, you need to register on the portal bu entering details like UAN, PAN, and Aadhaar number.

The toll-free number of EPFO help desk is 1800118005.

FAQs

Can a member pay more than the mandatory 12% share towards EPF? 

Yes, as a member, you can contribute more than the mandatory 12% share towards your EPF. However, the total contribution in a month from your side cannot exceed ₹ 15,000. 

What is the benefit of having a UAN?

You can use UAN for multiple things like getting a printed passbook, checking EPF balance through various channels like SMS, online login, missed call or the mobile app. 

In case I want to file a transfer claim, do I have to register on the member portal?

Yes, to file a transfer claim, you have to register on the member portal.

Can I edit details such as the father's name, date of joining, and relationship on the EPFO portal?

No, you cannot edit details such as father's name, date of joining, relationship, date of birth, as it is entered in the EPFO database.

What is the employer's and employee's contribution to EPF?

Both employee and employer contribute 12% of employee's salary for EPF. The entire employee's contribution is towards EPF, while 8.33% employer's contribution goes for the pension scheme and the remaining towards EPF.

Who will receive the pension in case of a member's death?

In case of a member's death, his/her spouse and children, a maximum of 2 at a time, will receive a pension till the age of 25.

In case the settlement of PF amount is not done within 20 days, where can I report?

You can report the matter to Regional P.F. Commissioner in charge of the grievances department. You can also file a complaint on the website using the EPFiGMS feature under 'For Employees'. You can also opt for appearing before Commissioner on 10th of every month under 'Nidhi Apke Nikat' program.

How to transfer my account if I have changed job?

In case of job change, you can submit Form 13(R) and submit the claim for transfer online on the unified portal by logging in to his/her account.

How long can an employee contribute towards his EPF?

There is no specific limit with regards to the period till which an employee can contribute towards EPF. However, if no contribution is made in EPF for 3 consecutive years, then no interest will be earned after the said period.


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