EPF or employee provident fund is a pension scheme initiated by Indian government for all salaried employees that highlights a low-risk retirement scheme. 12% of an employee’s salary is locked for EPF and it is a monthly contribution from salary. The EPFO organization maintains details about all salaried employees and employers and keeps a track on all EPF balances. You can know your EPF balance in the below mentioned ways.
Become tech-savvy and use smart mobile apps to know your EPF balances. You have to get your UAN activated and check your balance through the app. The official app is made available only at employees menu in the EPFO website which is an authorized app and has to be installed manually from Google Playstore. Download it on your phone.
Once you open the app you can see 3 menus on the homepage which includes employer, pensioner and member. If you click on the member link you will be directed to a page that gives details about account transactions and PF balance. Pensioners can click on pensioner link to check or claim their status.
EPF Balance by SMS
The SMS facility has been introduced so that you can access your Pf balance any time. You have to register your mobile number in the e-sewa portal and you have to send a SMS in a specific format to a given number. Once EPFO server gets your SMS it will forward you the details of your account.
You can check your EPF balance in KYEPFB portal even if you don’t have the UAN number. Get directed to KYEFB portal from the links given online. Mention your state and your regional EPF gets displayed on screen. After your regional EPF office gets displayed, clcik your regional office. Fill your PF account details. Also add your mobile number to receive notifications and tick the I agree column. Proceed with submit and you will receive a message on your current EPf balance.