Last updated on January 13th, 2018 at 10:24 am
The UMANG stands for Unified Mobile Application for New-Age Governance. This App serves as an initiative taken and developed by the Ministry of the Electronics and Information Technology and National e-Governance Division to drive mobile grievance. The UMANG provides a single platform for all the Indian citizens to access almost 100 Government Services.
The UMANG provides a seamless integration with popular customer centric services like the Aadhaar and the Digi locker. Through UMANG App you can check the EPF Balance, Passbook, you can also raise a claim for pension withdrawal and can also track the status of the claims that you have already submitted.
The EPFO services have now hosted its services on the UMANG App. The App is available in the Google Play Store, IOS App Store, and Windows Store. It also provides different Government Services such as Gas Booking, Aadhaar, Crop Insurance, and National Pension System.
How to Use a UMANG App
You can download the UMANG App from the app store of your mobile operating system. You can also download it from the EPFO’s website – https://web.umang.gov.in which will lead you to the app downloading page. So to initialize it, you need to ask for the permission to access your location, SMS, Calls, and Data.
For the registration process, you require a One Time Password (OTP) on your mobile number on which the app is downloaded. In the registering process, you will have to choose two security questions which are for the account recover purpose from the app, for in case you lose access to your account or forget its PIN.
In the next step, the app will prompt you to link your Aadhaar number. Linking your Aadhaar is voluntary so you have an option to skip this step. But if you choose to link your Aadhaar then you will have to give your consent to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to use your Aadhaar as e-KYC details. Through this process, your KYC details will be automatically get seeded in your profile and your name, date of birth, gender and address will be mentioned on the next page. If it is not then the app will prompt you to enter the details. You can also skip this option.
The Users can also get the app link by giving a missed call on 97183-97183.
EPF Services through UMANG App
After Installing the App on your mobile, you will be able to find the EPFO option from the app’s homepage. Now select the “Employee Centric Services” option and input the EPF Universal Account Number (UAN). After this, you will be now able to log in using OTP that will be sent to your registered number with EPF.
The EPFO section in Umang App provides three services
- You can view your passbook
- Raise a claim for pension withdrawal, part withdrawal, and final settlement.
- You can also track the status of the claims that you have already submitted.
Umang does not allow the transfer requests from one EPF to another EPF.
Users can avail these gas cylinders refill services on Umang
Currently, the users of Indane Gas, Bharat Gas, and HP can book a refill and place an order for a double cylinder gas option and keep a track of their order history.
Passport Seva Service in Umang App
The Users can calculate the fee, locate a center, and receive advice on the documents that are needed to be submitted and check the appointment availability.
Pension System Service in Umang App
The Subscribers can check the current holdings, request for an e-mail transaction statement, check the account details, change address and also keep a track of the recent contributions.
CBSE Service on Umang App
The Subscribers can use this app to locate the CBSE schools, View 10th and 12th results online and can also find the exam centers.