This can be said to be the official site for Employee Provident Fund Organization. This is because, it has too many links leading the user to other sites. At the same time, it has rules for almost all the services an EPF member would seek from the site. When the Employees Provident Fund Organization was first set up, they used to run all their services in an analogue way meaning the employee or employer had to visit their offices to obtain their services.
When this happened, the Organization had to make their services more pleasant and easy to access to make things easy for their members. This gave birth to this website. At first, this was the only unifiedportal-emp.epfindia.gov.in website that existed and hence, everything was run under the same site. To reduce traffic, the Employee Provident Fund Organization came up with several other sites to cater for different services. This site was however left with a number of services which are:
Logging into an EPF Account
For you to be able to access the portal, you have to login by keying-in the necessary details. The process followed is however very simple. Below are the steps followed in logging in to an EPF account:
- The first step is keying in your UAN number. This is normally given during membership registration.
- This is followed by a password (this should be the one you entered during your registration).
- Once you’ve finally keyed in your UAN Number and password, the third step is entering the captcha provided.
Once you have logged in, you will now be able to access all the services available at the portal. Below are also three main links you’ll find listed on the portal.
- Link of Activating your UAN.
Although the Employee Provident Fund Organization has taken it upon themselves to make things easy for all their UAN members by giving them total control of their accounts through their unifiedportal-emp.epfindia.gov.in websites, many members are still living in the dark days of expecting their employers to do everything for them.
One of the major services Employees Provident Fund Organization has made accessible through their portal is the activation of members Universal Account Numbers. Having an active UAN is very crucial as it works as the determining factor of whether you will be able to access other online services or not. It is however, very important to understand that, for you to activate your UAN online, there are a number of documents which are a must have. Such documents include: PAN number, registered mobile number among others.
Link of checking your UAN Status at unifiedportal-emp.epfindia.gov.in
Another important service that Employee Provident Fund Organization has made online is checking the status of your Universal Account Number. In the past, Employees Provident Fund members solely relied on their company’s HR to give them any information they need about their UAN. The Human Resource Manager would register them, wait for the UAN number to come and present it to the owner and they also played the role of checking the UAN status of their employees.
Although this seems okay, to many people, it was really tiresome and they always wished they would get another easy way out. The EPFO heard their cry and introduced this portal to them. The portal helps the member to not only check their UAN status but also any other important information they’d want to know about their members.