A simple guide to EPFO E Sewa

EPFO stands for Employment Provident Fund Organization. It is governed by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India. EPF or Employment Provident Fund is used as a retirement benefit in which employer and employee both contribute a small amount from their salary to the fund. People can use the CTC calculator to evaluate the amount of in-hand salary they will get. You can check out the most customer-friendly calculators at Khatabook. Through the EPFO e-sewa portal, people can keep a track of their provident fund and can manage the same as well without paying a visit to the EPFO office. People need to log in to their account for using the services online and must have their unique UAN or Universal Account Number. Here are a few things you should know about the EPFO e-sewa portal- 

What is a UAN or Universal Account Number? 

It is a 12 digit unique number that is allotted to every user who has registered themselves under the EPFO e sewa portal.  For more information on the portal visit here. The unique number does not change even if the person changes his/her job. People who have more than one account for provident funds can merge all their accounts into a single one. 

How to activate the UAN?

Following steps need to be followed in order to activate a UAN- 

Step 1- Visit the given URL- 

Step 2- Select the option of Activate UAN given in the section of important links. 

Step 3- Enter the required details on the next page such as UAN, name, mobile number, date of birth, email address, and captcha code.

Step 4- Click on the option Get Authorisation Pin option after entering all the details. You will receive a pin on your given contact number.

Step 5- Click on the option I Agree and fill in the OTP in the required space. 

Step 6- Select the option named Validate OTP and Activate UAN.

Step 7- You will get an auto-generated password on your registered mobile number after the successful activation of UAN. 

How can anyone find their UAN allotted to them?

There are two ways in which an individual can find the UAN that is allotted to them-

  • An individual can acquire their Universal Account Number without any hassle through their salary or employer slip. 
  • On the other hand, people can visit the UAN member e-sewa portal and attain their UAN number by using their member ID or Provident Fund number by filling in the required details such as mobile number, name, email address, and date of birth. You can then proceed to Get Authorisation Pin after providing all the details. An OTP or authorization pin will be sent to your registered mobile number and then you need to validate the OTP and Get UAN. You will receive your unique Universal Account Number on your mobile number in a few minutes. 

There are various benefits of EPF member e-sewa that the portal offers. Anyone can use these services just by registering themselves on the portal online, however, there are a few services that may require a simple KYC verification.