EPFO (Employee Provident Fund Organization) now provide facility to Check PF Balance Online for its members. I remember 10 year ago, we used to get 1 slip from EPFO every year in the month of October which provided PF balance details. To avoid frauds and to keep a check whether your organization is depositing PF contribution on time, you can check PF balance online. Just to add that terms PF (Provident fund) & EPF (Employee Provident Fund) are same & used interchangeably.
To check PF balance online, following information should be available with you
It is mentioned on salary slip or you can request your HR to provide the same. PF Number will be similar to following format
XY: Region Code
AAA: Office Code
BBBB: Establishment Code (Max 7 digits)
CCC: Extension (Max 3 Characters). Extension is optional and may not be there in many PF accounts. By default its 000.
DDDDD: Your PF Account No (Max 7 digits)
Details of PF Office
It is not necessary that your PF office is located in same state or city where your office is. In my previous organization, my office was in Mumbai where as PF office was in Delhi because company was registered in Delhi. Please ask your HR to provide city and state of EPFO where your PF account is maintained.
Now lets find out how to check PF balance online. Its very easy and simple process.
Step 1: visit http://www.epfindia.com/
Step 2: Click on “Know your EPF Balance” option no 3 under “For Employees” section
Step 3: You will be directed to “Know your EPF Balance” page, it will give few instructions regarding the service. At the bottom of page, kindly select “Click Here to Know the balance”
Step 4: On the next page “Select PF Office State“
Step 5: Screen will show the list of EPFO office in the state selected by you. Click on “Office Name” Where your PF account is maintained
Step 6: Enter your Employee PF Account Number as explained above, your Name (as appears in EPF slip) & your Mobile no
Step 7: Agree to Terms & Conditions by clicking check box against I Agree & Submit the form
Step 8: You will get following confirmation on the screen
STATUS for Member ID: XY/AAA/BBBB/CCC/DDDDD
Your EPF balance has been sent through SMS on your specified mobile number. You shall receive the SMS shortly.
**Data updated till 16-12-2013 06:43:41
Step 9: Within few secs, you will receive your PF account balance through SMS on your mobile. SMS will provide complete details i.e. break up of employee & employer contribution and date till which PF balance is updated.
Its hardly 5 mins job to check pf balance online. If you have any query/comments on how to check PF balance online, kindly post it in following comments section.
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