January 30, 2023

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Over six crore Workers’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) members can now lastly entry their on-line EPF passbook, after a spot of over per week.

Entry to the net passbook facility was disabled someday early in January 2023 resulting from technical glitches, as per the EPFO.

Additionally learn: EPFO’s e-passbook facility nonetheless down as on January 13

On January 12 when Moneycontrol tried to entry the EPF e-passbook portal, a message was displayed that mentioned the service can be restored by 5 pm. However, EPFO had been unable to satisfy its dedication till January 18.

Passbook entry restored

Moneycontrol availed of the now-restored service by way of the member portal in addition to UMANG app. The ability labored. You, too, can entry it by way of the member portal (https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/) and e-passbook portal (https://passbook.epfindia.gov.in).

Entry by way of the app, too, was barred briefly because of the technical glitch. UMANG is a authorities of India’s digital initiative to entry numerous government-based companies. Often, it’s simpler to entry the assertion by way of UMANG app quite than the EPFO member portals.

The steadily accessed EPFO e-passbook facility is all the time in demand as member-employees search to establish their EPF stability and the standing of curiosity credit score for the monetary 12 months, amongst different issues.

Additionally learn: Moneycontrol’s EPF information

Performance disabled on account of ‘technical upkeep’

Many EPF subscribers had taken to social media to protest in opposition to the delay in restoration of the performance. A number of member staff had complained that each time they tried to entry the portal, they obtained an error message — ‘EPFO companies should not accessible on account of Technical Upkeep associated points. Inconvenience is regretted’.

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The EPFO e-passbook facility shows your whole account stability month-wise and for the monetary 12 months. You can too see the break-up of employer and worker share in addition to the portion that’s directed to EPS (staff’ pension scheme). Curiosity credited for the monetary 12 months can also be mirrored within the assertion.

You can too use the net services to boost a declare for partial withdrawal to satisfy bills akin to home buy, therapy of essential sickness, larger schooling and so forth. The portal and app additionally permit you to examine your declare and request for switch standing.

Delayed resumption of companies a drag in tech age

Those that have been making an attempt to entry the passbook to know the standing of their requests have been hit the toughest because of the downtime. Although the companies have now been restored, EPFO should spruce up its technical capabilities to satisfy the calls for of over six rating subscribers. Delay of near per week in resolving a technical snag is exceptional within the present hi-tech period, say trade watchers.