EPF passbook is a document containing all the contributions that are made by an employee and the employer in EPF and EPS accounts. All contributions made each month are mentioned in the EPF passbook. The passbook contains any interest that has been deposited in the beneficiary’s account. If an individual has two EPF accounts, there would be separate passbooks for every account that can be accessed using the specific member ID after logging in to the account.
Applicability of EPF Passbook
The EPF member passbook is not applicable to everyone. Only the following people can avail the passbook facility.
- Exempted Establishments Members
- Settled Members
- Inoperative Members
Registering on the EPFO Portal
The subscriber needs to register on the EPFO member portal by activating the UAN. An individual can click here to access the EPFO Portal. The UAN allocated to the member, PAN, Aadhar or member ID should be available to activate the UAN and to get online access to the portal.
Once all the details are entered and submitted, an authentication pin is sent to the registered mobile to complete the registration process. The user can now access the portal and can log in to the member services.
Accessing EPF Passbook
An individual cannot access an EPF passbook without using UAN. Therefore it is mandatory to log in the EPF account to download the PF passbook online as well as through the Umang app.
Contents of the Passbook
Given below are the details that are present in an EPF passbook.
- The ID of the establishment and the name of the company (Employer).
- The ID of the member and the member’s name (Employee).
- Name of the EPFO office and its type.
- Employer’s and Employee’s share made in the contribution.
- Monthly depository and withdrawal contribution of the employee and the employer.
- Monthly contribution towards pension account of the employee.
- The date and time of printing of the passbook are also mentioned at the end of the statement.
Downloading EPF Passbook
Members of EPFO can easily download and print their EPF passbook online. This can be done tough the EPF website. Here are the steps to download an e-passbook from the EPF portal.
Step 1: Login to the Portal
The user has to login to the official EPFO website.
Step 2: Enter UAN and Password
The user has to enter the UAN and password that is generated at the EPF member portal.
Step 3: Click Login
After entering the password, the user has to click on the Login button.
Step 4: Member ID to View Passbook
Member IDs of every EPF account is displayed on the screen. The user has to click on the EPF member ID under ‘Select Member ID to View Passbook’.
Step 5: Download the Passbook
The passbook opens in the new tab in pdf format. The user can download this passbook and can print it directly.
Sample Format of an EPF Passbook
We have attached a sample format of an EPF passbook for your reference.
Updating EPF Passbook
EPF passbook can be updated by EPSO as soon as the contribution is made in the employee’s account. Although the date is not mentioned in the passbook, it contains the month and year in which the contribution is made. If an individual’s passbook is not updated, it is advisable that the individual waits for a few days and then log in to the portal again to get the updated version of the passbook.
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