Digitization is a wonderful thing, particularly if you’re among those who have had to stand in serpentine queues outside a government office. For EPF members who have an activated UAN, you longer need to visit an office for your EPF passbook. With no more than a few clicks or taps on a computer or smartphone, you can obtain your UAN passbook online.
The process of viewing your passbook on the UAN member portal is fairly easy and intuitive. To make the process simpler still, we’ve outlined the basic steps in the paragraphs below.
Your EPF passbook provides information about all the transactions that have occurred in your EPF account. It provides details about your own and your employer’s contributions, as well as contributions made towards the employee pension scheme. It also carries information about partial withdrawals, if any. The UAN passbook is also the preferred tool for checking your current PF status.
So how does an employee view and/or download their UAN passbook?
The important thing to bear in mind before you attempt to access your UAN passbook is that you should have your UAN. The UAN is allotted by the EPFO to every employee. To access your UAN passbook, you must also make sure that the UAN is activated. If you need to first activate your UAN, check out our UAN Login article for more details.
After you have activated your UAN, you can log in to the EPFO’s Member e-Sewa portal to download your UAN passbook.
Procedure to Download UAN Passbook
- Access the UAN member portal in your internet browser.
- Under the text “For Employees”, click UAN Member e-Sewa.
- Enter your UAN, password and the captcha code, and click on Sign in.
- Click on the Download tab on the menu bar.
- Click Download Passbook.
- Your UAN passbook will be downloaded onto your computer in PDF format.
Get UAN Passbook via the Mobile App
While the mobile app is the preferred way to check your PF status, you can use it to view your passbook, too. Consider an example where you’ve changed jobs recently and have just started working at your new job. You want to know what your employer contribution was at your previous workplace. It seems like your current employer’s contribution may be less than what it was at your previous company. So how do you compare the two employer’s contributions without raising an unnecessary hue and cry?
Download the EPFO’s mobile app and have a look at your EPF passbook. The mobile app allows you to view your EPF transactions for up to 7 months in the past. Therefore, if you’ve recently shifted to a new job, you should be able to check your previous employer’s contribution. This would help you compare the two and take up the matter with your company’s HR or finance team if necessary.
The mobile app is presently only available for the Android OS. However, the EPFO is working hard to bring out an iOS version soon. You can download the current version of the app from the EPFO website directly. In conclusion, here’s how you can check your EPF passbook via the mobile application.
Procedure to View UAN Passbook on the Mobile App
- On the welcome screen of the app, tap on Member.
- The next screen offers two options: Activate UAN and Balance/Passbook. If you haven’t already activated your UAN, then tap on the Activate UAN tab.
- With an activated UAN in the bag, tap on Balance/Passbook.
- On the next screen, enter your 12-digit UAN and your mobile number. Then, tap Show.
- Your member details (member id, name, date of birth etc.) will be displayed on the next screen. Tap on the View Passbook tab at the bottom.
The UAN passbook provides detailed month-wise and date-wise transaction information. It is an excellent tool to manage your EPF account effectively. Consider activating your UAN today to view your UAN passbook online or through your mobile app.
If you want to avoid the hassles of visiting an EPFO office, UAN activation is the best way. Do remember that your passbook will be available online only if your employer has updated the challan and return. UAN passbook is a wonderful facility for all EPF members.
For more information on EPF rules and updates, PF status and PF withdrawal, check out our posts on these topics. Visit our website often for the most up-to-date information on EPF.
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