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You Can Now Settle Your Provident Fund (PF) Claims On Government’s ‘Umang’ App

Source | : Business | NDTV Profit Team 

If you are looking for your Provident Fund (PF) claim, you can download Umang App since EPFO is the latest entrant to this app which is a one-stop solution for scores of public services. After All India Council Of Technical Education (AICTE), crop insurance, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojana (PMKVY) and soil health card et al; Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), too, has joined the Umang App, a govt-run virtual platform of nearly 100 government services.

Umang (Unified Mobile Application for New-Age Governance) was developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and National e-Governance Division (NeGD). Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted about the Umang App recently.

It is an evolving platform designed for citizens of India to offer them access to the pan India e-Gov services from the Central, State, Local Bodies, and Agencies of government on app, web, SMS, and IVR channels. Apart from the Google Play Store and iOS, EPFO’s website also enables you to the app’s download page.

On Umang App, you can avail these provident fund (PF) services

The Umang app provides three services to EPFO subscribers. A subscriber can view their passbook; raise a claim for pension withdrawal, part withdrawal, and final settlement. One can also track the status of claims already submitted. The passbook view feature can be accessed even if you decide not to link your Aadhaar (UID). However, it is imperative to link your Aadhaar with your EPF account for the remaining two services.

One feature missing as of now in the EPFO section of Umang app is that it does not allow to raise transfer requests from one EPF account to your latest EPF account.

Earlier, EPFO had an app in the Google Play -m-EPF-which could show the passbook and the balance.

With EPFO connecting to Umang, mEPF has now been taken off and Umang is the only existing app that provides EPFO services to subscribers.

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