- Mobile app Umang is a virtual platform of nearly 100 government services
- Umang app provides three services to EPFO subscribers
- User can view passbook, raise withdrawal/settlement claim, track status
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.
No need to search various websites or apps for different govt services. UMANG provides more than 100 services on a single mobile app. More services are being added. Please download it and share your feedback. #DigitalIndiapic.twitter.com/oKz5irh4SO— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) November 5, 2017
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.
EPFO is also working towards providing other services such as Aadhaar seeding, nominations and pensioner-specific services through the Umang app.