EPF Passbook: How to download and check EPF passbook?

Last Updated at: January 30, 2020
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Ever wondered what your retirement plans look like? Well, they ought to consist of the provident funds. All the job-seeking individuals nowadays expect a well-paying and secure job that provides them enough to live happily after retirement. The provident funds are the perfect solution to save consistently without having to worry about extra taxes and splurging the hard-earned money. 

Unlike earlier days, when the people had to visit banks or post-offices to get their records and deposit amounts checked, everything is available online now at your fingertips. The same is the case with provident funds. Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Passbook is an online record that allows the individuals to check the balance amounts, deposits and transactions made in the account whenever and wherever they want. The balance statements can further be printed as well for further purposes and references. 

Points to be kept in mind

Before viewing the passbook or before the availability of the passbook, certain things that have to be followed include:

  • One must get their UAN number activated. 
  • Only the members who are registered with the EPFO (Employment Provident Funds Organization) can view the EPF passbook.
  • The passbook is made available 6 hours after the registration at the EPFO portal.
  • All the details including the UAN, PF account number, employer’s and employees’ names, and other details are available on the passbook.
  • The UAN can also be checked on the pay-slip provided by the employer.
  • The changes that are made in the passbook or portal are updated after 6 hours.
  • Some members including the inoperative, settled, and exempted establishment ones are not allowed to view the passbook.

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Viewing and downloading the EPF passbook

The passbook can be viewed easily and quickly in a few steps through the EPFO portal. The steps to view and download the EPF passbook are as follows:

  • Open the EPFO portal.

EPFO online portal

  • On the first page that opens, on the right side boxes, click on the e-Passbook option.
  • A new page opens up where the employee has to fill in their UAN  number, password, and captcha.

EPFO online portal

  • After clicking on the login option, a new page opens up displaying the member ID of the employee. If the employee has more than one member ID, all are displayed on this page.
  • After clicking on the member ID option, a new page opens up displaying all the details of the employee along with their financial transactions and other passbook details.
  • After this, the employee can easily download or print the passbook/financial statements.

Details available on the EPF passbook

The details contained in the EPF passbook include:

  • Company name (Employer) and the ID
  • Member name and ID (Employee)
  • EPF office’s name and the type
  • Monthly contributions, withdrawals and deposits
  • Date and time at which the passbook is printed

Updates on the passbook

The passbook is updated when any transactions are made in the PF account. The exact date is not provided, but the month and year are specified. There are times when the passbook does not get updated immediately. In case, no updates are made on the same day, one must wait for a few days and log in again to check the financial statements.

Amount of pension contributed

The amount contributed by the employer is 8.33% of the salary of the employee. The pension contribution is also available in the passbook on the last column. In case, the salary is INR 15,000, the amount contributed by the employer is about INR 1,250.

Conclusion

As such, the online EPF passbooks are a great escape from handling the physical passbook, without having to worry about it getting lost or stolen. Also, these are safe and secure with UAN and password. So, if you are worried about all the retirement plans. You need not. With the availability of digital facilities and EPF, one is all sorted and good to go with their savings and post-retirement plans. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

 

  • What are the methods of viewing the EPF passbook?

 

The EPF passbook can be viewed both on the EPFO portal and the UMANG app, with the help of UAN.

 

  • Are the entries made in the passbook checked and verified?

 

Yes, all the entries are checked and confirmed by the EPFO before being finally uploaded in the passbook.

 

  • After what time can the passbook be downloaded?

 

The passbook can be downloaded and viewed within 6 hours after the completion of the registration and activation process.

 

  • Who can and cannot access the passbook?

 

All the members registered with the EPFO can access their passbooks with their respective UAN. The members who are prohibited from availing the passbook include inoperative, settled, and exempted established ones.

 

  • Do any additional details have to be provided to view and download the passbook?

 

No, it can be downloaded by logging in directly at EPFO.

 

EPF Passbook: How to download and check EPF passbook?

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Ever wondered what your retirement plans look like? Well, they ought to consist of the provident funds. All the job-seeking individuals nowadays expect a well-paying and secure job that provides them enough to live happily after retirement. The provident funds are the perfect solution to save consistently without having to worry about extra taxes and splurging the hard-earned money. 

Unlike earlier days, when the people had to visit banks or post-offices to get their records and deposit amounts checked, everything is available online now at your fingertips. The same is the case with provident funds. Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Passbook is an online record that allows the individuals to check the balance amounts, deposits and transactions made in the account whenever and wherever they want. The balance statements can further be printed as well for further purposes and references. 

Points to be kept in mind

Before viewing the passbook or before the availability of the passbook, certain things that have to be followed include:

  • One must get their UAN number activated. 
  • Only the members who are registered with the EPFO (Employment Provident Funds Organization) can view the EPF passbook.
  • The passbook is made available 6 hours after the registration at the EPFO portal.
  • All the details including the UAN, PF account number, employer’s and employees’ names, and other details are available on the passbook.
  • The UAN can also be checked on the pay-slip provided by the employer.
  • The changes that are made in the passbook or portal are updated after 6 hours.
  • Some members including the inoperative, settled, and exempted establishment ones are not allowed to view the passbook.

register your epf online

Viewing and downloading the EPF passbook

The passbook can be viewed easily and quickly in a few steps through the EPFO portal. The steps to view and download the EPF passbook are as follows:

  • Open the EPFO portal.

EPFO online portal

  • On the first page that opens, on the right side boxes, click on the e-Passbook option.
  • A new page opens up where the employee has to fill in their UAN  number, password, and captcha.

EPFO online portal

  • After clicking on the login option, a new page opens up displaying the member ID of the employee. If the employee has more than one member ID, all are displayed on this page.
  • After clicking on the member ID option, a new page opens up displaying all the details of the employee along with their financial transactions and other passbook details.
  • After this, the employee can easily download or print the passbook/financial statements.

Details available on the EPF passbook

The details contained in the EPF passbook include:

  • Company name (Employer) and the ID
  • Member name and ID (Employee)
  • EPF office’s name and the type
  • Monthly contributions, withdrawals and deposits
  • Date and time at which the passbook is printed

Updates on the passbook

The passbook is updated when any transactions are made in the PF account. The exact date is not provided, but the month and year are specified. There are times when the passbook does not get updated immediately. In case, no updates are made on the same day, one must wait for a few days and log in again to check the financial statements.

Amount of pension contributed

The amount contributed by the employer is 8.33% of the salary of the employee. The pension contribution is also available in the passbook on the last column. In case, the salary is INR 15,000, the amount contributed by the employer is about INR 1,250.

Conclusion

As such, the online EPF passbooks are a great escape from handling the physical passbook, without having to worry about it getting lost or stolen. Also, these are safe and secure with UAN and password. So, if you are worried about all the retirement plans. You need not. With the availability of digital facilities and EPF, one is all sorted and good to go with their savings and post-retirement plans. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

 

  • What are the methods of viewing the EPF passbook?

 

The EPF passbook can be viewed both on the EPFO portal and the UMANG app, with the help of UAN.

 

  • Are the entries made in the passbook checked and verified?

 

Yes, all the entries are checked and confirmed by the EPFO before being finally uploaded in the passbook.

 

  • After what time can the passbook be downloaded?

 

The passbook can be downloaded and viewed within 6 hours after the completion of the registration and activation process.

 

  • Who can and cannot access the passbook?

 

All the members registered with the EPFO can access their passbooks with their respective UAN. The members who are prohibited from availing the passbook include inoperative, settled, and exempted established ones.

 

  • Do any additional details have to be provided to view and download the passbook?

 

No, it can be downloaded by logging in directly at EPFO.

 

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