EPFO Passbook Service Slow Down And Error: How To Resolve The Issue?



The EPFO Passbook Portal has hit a roadblock, leaving users seeking answers. In this article, we’ll unravel the reasons behind the temporary outage and guide you on alternative methods to access your EPF details.


Why is the EPFO Passbook Portal Down?

Recently, the EPFO Portal experienced a service disruption, prompting users to voice their concerns on platforms like Twitter. The EPFO board has acknowledged the issue and assured users that they’re diligently working to resolve it. This glitch has caused frustration among EPF members, who have encountered a persistent 404 error message when attempting to access the passbook section.


UMANG App: A Viable Solution

In light of the EPFO Portal issues, the UMANG App emerges as a handy alternative. Follow these simple steps to seamlessly access your EPF details:

  1. Download UMANG App: Begin by downloading the UMANG app on your smartphone.
  2. Log In: Enter your mobile number and OTP to log in to your account.
  3. Search EPFO: Use the search bar to locate EPFO and select it.
  4. View Passbook: Look for the ‘View Passbook’ option. Here, enter your EPF number and your EPF office’s location.
  5. Access Details: Now, you can conveniently check your EPF balance, interest, and contributions via the app’s EPF Passbook feature.


Understanding EPF: A Brief Overview

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) is a vital scheme designed for the welfare of employees. Both employers and employees contribute a portion of the employee’s salary to this fund. The contributed amount earns a fixed interest, which stood at 8.15% in the previous financial year.


Seeking Resolution

While EPF members and employers grapple with this issue, it’s important to note that EPFO has expressed regret for the inconvenience caused. They’re actively working towards a solution. Rest assured, we’ll keep you updated on any developments.