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EPF grievance: Process to post your complaint on EPFiGMS

[ecis2016.org] EPFO members have the facility to raise their EPF grievances on the EPFiGMS portal, also known as the EPF grievance portal. The portal also shows EPF grievance status.

Members of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) have an online channel to raise their grievances. By following some simple steps, they can raise their EPF grievances on EPFiGMS (EPFi-Grievance Management System) portal. Subsequently, they can also track their EPF grievances’ status on this portal and send reminders on pending requests.

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What should you know before raising EPF grievances on EPFiGMS?

Using this online medium, PF members, EPS pensioners, employers, etc., can lodge a complaint on EPFiGMS. The platform offers users the facility to opt for Hindi or English language to raise complaints. On the top right side of the page, you will have the option to change your language from English to Hindi and vice-versa.

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EPF grievance: How to raise a PF grievance on EPG grievance portal?

Step 1: Go to the official page of EPFiGMS. On the top left side of the page, you will find the option ‘Register Grievance’. Click on this option.

EPF grievance: Process to post your complaint on EPFiGMS

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Step 2: Once you click on ‘Register Grievance’ option, a new page opens that will ask you to input your status. Your status could be of a PF member, EPS pensioner, employer or ‘others’. Those who do not have a UAN, PPO number or establishment numbers (all employers have it) fall in the ‘others’ category.

Here, we are going with the PF member status.

EPF grievance: Process to post your complaint on EPFiGMS

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Step 3: At this stage, you will be asked to check ‘yes’ or ‘no’ about your claim ID. In the example, we are going with ‘no’. Once you select ‘no’, you will be asked to input your UAN and security code before your select ‘Get Details’ option.

EPF grievance: Process to post your complaint on EPFiGMS

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Step 4: At this point, your name, email ID and mobile number will appear on the screen. Click on the ‘Get OTP’ option to procced.

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EPF grievance: Process to post your complaint on EPFiGMS

  

Step 5: Once you receive it on your registered mobile, use the OTP number.

EPF grievance: Process to post your complaint on EPFiGMS

Step 6: The page will now expand, asking you to provide your personal details like gender, address, etc.

EPF grievance: Process to post your complaint on EPFiGMS

  

Step 7: Under the section ‘Grievance Details’, it will ask you to select PF number, to lodge the grievance.

EPF grievance: Process to post your complaint on EPFiGMS

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Step 8: A new box will now open asking you to input what the grievance is related to (PF office, employer, EDLI or pre-pension), grievance category and grievance description. In case you have documentary proof to support you claim, you have the option to choose and select that file.

EPF grievance: Process to post your complaint on EPFiGMS

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Step 9: This will conclude the process to lodge your EPF grievance on EPFiGMS, following which a complaint number will be sent to your registered mobile number. An email to your registered ID will also be sent confirming the same.

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EPFiGMS grievance status check

On EPFiGMS, you can track your EPFiGMS grievance status by following these simple steps.

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Step 1: Go to the official page of EPFiGMS. On the top left side of the page, you will find the option ‘View Status’. Click on it.

EPF grievance: Process to post your complaint on EPFiGMS

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Step 2: On this page, you will have to provide details such as registration number (the number sent on your mobile after you lodged the complaint), grievance password (in case your grievance was registered on the earlier version of EPFiGMS) or your registered mobile number/email address with the security code. You can click ‘Submit’ once you input the details.

Step 3: The details of your EPFiGMS grievance status will be visible on the screen.

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How to send a reminder on EPFiGMS?

In case your EPF grievance has not been addressed within a specific timeline, you can send a reminder to the department concerned about it on EPFiGMS. For pending requests, you can send reminders on EPFiGMS by following these steps.

Step 1: Go to the official page of EPFiGMS. On the top left side of the page, you will find ‘Send Reminder’ option. Click on it.

EPF grievance: Process to post your complaint on EPFiGMS

Step 2: Once you click on ‘Send Reminder’ option, a box asking for more details will open. Input your registration number (the number sent on your mobile after you lodged the complaint), grievance password (in case your grievance was registered on the earlier version of EPFiGMS) or your registered mobile number/email address and reminder description with the security code. You can click ‘Submit’ once you input these details.

Step 3: Once you click the submit button, a reminder will be sent to the department concerned, regarding your EPF grievance.

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PF grievances: What kind of issues can be addressed through EPFiGMS?

You can lodge a complaint on the EPG grievance portal for issues related to the following matters:

  • PF withdrawal
  • Questions about PF balance
  • PF transfer (Form 11)
  • Pension settlement
  • EPF certificate (Form 10C)
  • Misplaced/bounced cheque
  • Form 5(IF)

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EPF grievance: How long it takes for an issue to get resolved?

It may take the EPFO up to 30 days to resolve an issue. However, that is the maximum time limit. In most of the cases, you would receive a response soon after you lodge a complaint.

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What is the EPF grievance registration number?

An EPF grievance registration number is sent to your mobile number after you successfully raise a grievance on EPFiGMS.

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FAQs

What is EPFiGMS?

EPFiGMS is an online portal of the EPFO, established with an aim to redress grievances for services provided by the pension fund body.

Can I raise an EPF grievance using a mobile app?

EPFiGMS is available as part of the UMANG app. You can lodge your grievances using UMANG mobile application by selecting EPFO services.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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