Provident Fund is a amount of money saved by the Government for employees so they can withdraw it after leaving the company. In Provident Fund there are two shares i.e. By Employee & other is from the company in which you are working. There are several ways to check your PF Balance. You can now check your EPF balance online using the new E-passbook facility available on the EPFO (Employees Provident Fund Organisation) website. I am writing the ways here to check your PF Balance.
◆ EPFO Online Portal:
Instead of the unified portal, users will now be able to access their PF passbooks on a different website run by the EPFO. The balance in the EPF Passbook can be checked online on this EPFO website where you need to key in your UAN (Universal Account Number) ID and password. You can also download or print the passbook from the website. The unified portal can, however, still be used for transactional services like Transfers.
Step 1: The member passbook is available at www.epfindia.gov.in
Step 2: Click on ‘For Employees’ under ‘Our Services’
Step 3: Click on ‘Member Passbook’ under ‘Services’
Alternatively, You can directly go to the page:
To view the passbook, make sure your UAN is activated by the employer. If the UAN isn’t activated then activate it first On EPFO Portal. Remember, UAN is provided by the EPFO but it has to be verified and activated by your employer. So, if yours has already been activated, use it along with your password to log in and check your passbook balance.
The passbook facility is not available for members of establishments that are exempt under the EPF Scheme, 1952. If you still try to log in, you will get this message: “Passbook not available to this Member-id as this pertains to the exempted establishment (i.e. Trust). Requested to contact your employer.”
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◆ By Giving a Missed Call:
If you are already registered on the EPFO Portal And Your UAN Number is activated, You can check PF Balance by giving a missed call on 011-22901406 from your registered mobile number. It will fetch you the details and send you sMs shortly.
Make sure your UAN is seeded with your bank account number, Aadhaar and PAN, else ask your employer to seed them for you. Please note that Miss Call should be given from the registered Mobile Number of UAN.
◆ By Sending An sMs:
If your UAN is activated with EPFO, you can get details of your latest contribution and the PF balance by sending an SMS to 7738299899. You need to send the message in below format:
EPFOHO UAN ENG.
ENG is the first three characters of the preferred language.
So, if you want to receive the message in Marathi, then type in EPFOHO UAN MAR.
Please note that sMs should be sent from the registered Mobile Number of UAN.
The facility is available in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Bengali. EPFO can only send details of members available with it. So, make sure your UAN is seeded with your bank account, Aadhaar and PAN, else ask your employer to seed them for you.
◆ Using The Umang App:
Now you can check your PF Balance directly on your smartphone. Just download Umang Application from “Google Play Store.” In this application you can access various Government Services among them EPFO is also a section. Just enter in the EPFO Section of the app, One can view EPF Passbook, raise claim and even track Claim using the app. To get started, you need to complete a one-time registration using your mobile number via OTP Verification. You can also Download the Passbook in PDF format from here directly.