As an employee and a member of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), you do not have to wait for your employer to share your Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) statement at the end of the year to know the balance.
You can now check your PF balance via any of these facilities- Umang App, EPFO Member e-Sewa portal, SMS or a missed call.
If your EPF is managed by the exempted establishment (i.e., a Trust), then you should contact your employer to check your provident fund balance.
Here are four ways to check your EPF account balance:
I. Using Umang app
Employees can view their PF balance on mobile phones with the help of Umang app. Umang app was launched by the government to provide access to various government services in a single place. 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 phone number.
II. Using the EPFO 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 unified portal can, however, still be used for transactional services like transfers.
To view your PF passbook on the portal you need to have your account tagged with your Universal Account Number (UAN). You can download or print your EPF passbook from the website. Follow these steps-
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’
Step 4: It will take you to the page as shown below-
You can directly go to the page:
To access the passbook of your EPF account, do make sure your UAN is activated by the employer. 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 login 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.”