What Is Epf Passbook And How To Download It

EPF passbook includes information and data on all transactions performed in the EPF and EPS accounts
What Is Epf Passbook And How To Download It

The Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) passbook includes information and data on all transactions performed in the EPF and Employees' Pension Scheme (EPS) accounts by both the employer and the employee.

The Employees' Provident Fund was established on November 15, 1951, when the Employees' Provident Funds Ordinance was passed.

The Employees' Provident Funds Act of 1952 succeeded it. EPF was founded on March 4, 1952, at the headquarters in New Delhi, India. For such accounts, the EPFO assigns a Universal Account Number (UAN).


  1. A free insurance coverage of up to Rs 6 lakh is available.
  2. Long-term money saving.
  3. Benefit from a tax exemption
  4. In the event of a financial emergency, assistance is provided.
  5. Pension benefits


  1. It is compulsory for salaried employees earning less than Rs.15,000 per month to open an EPF account. With the consent of the Assistant PF Commissioner, anyone earning more than Rs.15,000 can also register.
  2. Any company with more than 20 workers is required to join the EPF Organization of India; a company with less than 20 employees can join voluntarily.

Other important facts:

  1. This feature allows you to access the Member Passbook for members who have signed up for the Unified Member Portal.
  2. After 6 hours of registration at the Unified Member Portal, the Passbook will be accessible.
  3. Changes to credentials made on the Unified Member Portal will take effect after 6 hours on this Portal.
  4. The entries in the passbook will have been reconciled at the EPFO field offices.
  5. Exempted Establishments Members, Settled Members, and InOperative Members will not be able to use the Passbook function.

How to access it?

To have access to your passbook, you must first register on the EPFO website. You must first activate your Universal Account Number in order to register (UAN).

  1. Visit https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/
  2. Click on Activate UAN.
  3. Enter your UAN, Aadhaar, PAN, and other personal information.
  4. Click on 'Get Authorization Pin,' which will prompt you to double-check the information you've supplied. Additionally, an OTP will be delivered to your phone through SMS.
  5. Click 'Validate OTP and activate UAN' after entering the OTP.

Downloading EPF Passbook:

  1. Login to the Portal
  2. Enter UAN and Password
  3. Click Login
  4. Member ID to View Passbook
  5. Download the Passbook

Contents of the Passbook

  1. The establishment's id number and the company's name (Employer).
  2. The member's ID as well as the member's name (Employee).
  3. The EPFO office's name and kind.
  4. A contribution made by both the employer and the employee.
  5. Employee and employer contributions to a monthly depository and withdrawal.
  6. Contribution to the employee's pension account on a monthly basis.
  7. The date and time of the passbook's printing are also noted.

You must have an active Universal Account Number to view your EPF account balance on the EPFO portal (UAN). You must go to https://passbook.epfindia.gov.in/MemberPassBook/Login.jsp and enter your UAN and password to check your balance. You may check and download your EPF account statement on the internet.

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