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There was a time when checking your EPF balance or withdrawing the same was a very tedious task. People had to write endless emails, follow up with their employers, Employee Provident Fund Organsation (EPFO) etc. to obtain the information.
The process is now available online and you can check your EPF balance through the following means:
EPF passbook with UAN:
The UAN is a 12-digit number allotted to each Employee Provident Fund member by the EPFO which gives him control of his EPF account and minimizes the role of the employer. UAN number activation started in Oct 2014. You can download the EPF passbook if you have activated your UAN number. Refer our Article on UAN for a step by step process to view the same.
EPF UAN passbook is available at http://www.epfindia.gov.in >> Our Services >> For Employees >> Member Passbook or e-Passbook on right hand side of the home page of EPF.
e-Passbook contains transaction details of an individual’s account
You can also download the e-passbook in .pdf format.
This facility is to view the Member Passbook for the members registered on the Unified Member Portal.
Passbook will be available after 6 Hours of registration at Unified Member Portal.
Changes in the password at Unified Member Portal will be effective at this Portal after 6 Hours.
Passbook will have the entries which have been reconciled at the EPFO field offices.
Passbook facility is not available for the Exempted Establishments Members / Settled Members / In-Operative Members.
Check EPF balance with Umang App
Download Mobile App ‘Umang’ from Google Play store. You can also view your monthly credits through the passbook as well view your details available with EPFO.
Unified Mobile Application is an evolving platform designed for citizens of India to offer them access to the pan India e-Government services from the Central, State, Local Bodies, and Agencies of government on app, web, SMS, and IVR channels. It will integrate almost 200 government services by 2019 across departments, allowing people to work seamlessly with the government.
It is available as a website https://web.umang.gov.in/ and as a mobile App on Android, Windows and iOS platform. Download the Umang app from your respective app store such as Google Play Store for Android users.
Once you have the app follow the below steps to view your EPFO transactions:
- Select EPFO
- You will find three types of services namely – Employee Centric, General services & Employer centric services.
- Select Employee Centric Services. You will see View passbook, Raise claim & Track Claim
- By Clicking View Passbookyou can see the passbook.
EPF Balance by Missed Call
If you have a valid UAN, your mobile number too will be registered with the EPF department. A missed call to 011 229 01 406, at no cost, will ensure that you receive an SMS that lists down your PF number, age and name as per the EPF record. This facility is available only to UAN members. You must register yourself on UAN to avail this service.
EPF balance by SMS:
If your UAN is registered with EPFO, you can get details of your latest contribution and the PF balance by sending an SMS to 7738299899. You need to send this message: 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.
The facility is available in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Bengali. It has become very easy to check balance of your EPF account. Checking it regularly and reviewing it upto you as an investor.