How to check EPF BALANCE, Using online, umang App, SMS

 The Employee Provident Fund Organisation had set an interest rate of 8.55 percent for the fiscal year 2018 and will soon credit interest for the same period. The EPF is an important part of savings for all salaried employees. We all have been planning for our retirement the day we have started out on a corporate or a government job. The efforts are also supported by our employer with the help of the labour ministry who help us save some amount of our monthly salary by putting it in a designated employee provident fund (EPF) account. EPFO allows a subscriber to check the provident fund account balance in four ways - SMS, missed call, EPFO website, and UMANG app. Make sure you have registered on the EPFO site before using it.
SMS:
EPFO members are provided with a universal account number (UAN), which is also registered on the EPFO portal. The number is also mentioned in your salary paycheck. You can SMS to 7738299899 by typing EPFOHO UAN ENG.
So if your EPFO number is 123456789000, and your preferred language is English, you can send an SMS to 7738299899 by typing EPFOHO 123456789000ENG.
EPFO also offers its SMS facility in the following languages – English, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali.
This facility can only be used only if your UAN is active and is linked with your Aadhaar, bank account, and PAN. If it is not linked with any of the above-mentioned documents, then you need to first complete the eKYC with UAN.
Missed call:
Registered users can also make a missed call to 011-22901406 after which you will get an SMS with details of the provident fund account balance.
Make sure your UAN is activated and it is linked to your
Aadhaar, bank account, and PAN. Also, make sure that the member's mobile number should be registered with the UAN as the missed call will be valid only when made from a registered number.
EPFO website:
EPFO members can check their balances by visiting the official website of the Employee's Provident Fund Organisation by visiting: www.epfindia.gov.in
Step 1: Click on Our Services and from the dropdown menu, click on For Employees. It will redirect you to http://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/For_Employees.php?id=sm2_index
Step 2: From the Services menu, click on Member Passbook from where you will be redirected to the login page. You can also visit the login page directly by clicking on - https://passbook.epfindia.gov.in/MemberPassBook/Login.jsp
Step 4: Login with your UAN and password.
Step 5: Once you are logged in you will find Member ID of all accounts linked with your UAN. This shows all your EPF accounts with the current and previous employers.
Step 6: Click on the Member ID of which you want to check the balance and the EPF passbook will appear on the screen with your and your employer's contribution along with the interest earned thereof.
Things To Remember: 
  • Only the members who have activated their UAN and have registered on the UAN Member Portal can check their balance through the website.
  • The PF passbook is available for 6 hours of registering on the UAN Member Portal for viewing.
  • Any changes made to your EPF account will reflect in 6 hours on the website.
  • The passbook will show the latest entries that have been uploaded to the server by the EPFO Field Offices.
  • The EPFO account becomes inoperative if you have not contributed to the PF account for more than three years and hence bars the member to view the passbook. It will also not be visible to exempted establishments members and settled members.
UMANG app:
UMANG app provides various services through its government-mandated centralised mobile app. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store/App Store.
Here's how members can download and check their passbook by the app:
Step 1: Download the app from either the Google Play Store/App Store. The app can also be accessed directly by clicking on - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.gov.umang.negd.g2c&hl=en_IN
Step 2: Open the UMANG app on your smartphone and select EPFO. Click on the Employee Centric Services and then click on View Passbook to check your EPF balance.
Step 3: Enter your UAN and password and click on the get OTP which would come by SMS to your registered mobile number. Enter the OTP and login.
Step 4: Select the member ID of the company that you want to check the EPF balance of. the passbook along with the balance will show on the screen.

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