Do you know that you can check provident fund (PF) account balance online?If you don’t know then here I will say you the detail procedure to check your Provident Fund balance online.
Many of us got a hard copy of PF statement at end of every financial year from their employer but there are also many employees those who are not getting any data from their employer.So PF department has started this facility to view the Provident Fund (PF) balance online.
This PF account balance online checking facility has started by Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) on 1st July 2011.From year 2015 EPFO has launched Universal Account Number (UAN) through which you have to check your PF account balance. Every employee have to collect their UAN from EPFO website and have to activate the same to check the PF balance.Here below we will describe step by step how to check PF balance with the newly introduced UAN service from EPFO.
Every employee have to know their own UAN to check PF balance.Now the question is how you will know what is your UAN ?Don’t worry EPFO has generated a unique UAN against your PF account number ,now just you have to collect the number from EPFO website. So just follow the below process –
Step 1 : First visit the link of EPFO Employees site to go to EPFO Employees’ portion.
Step 2 : After opening the EPFO Employees site just click on Know Your UAN Status and put the details of your PF account number as on the prescribed format as given in the below screenshot and click on check status to get your UAN number.After successful process completion you will get a 12 digit unique number like XXXXYYYYZZZZ .
I don’t know how many of you know the full details of your PF Account number.Here I have given the full details of PF account number for your easy understanding.From the below example you can easily understand you PF account number or pension account number.If you feel any problem after such an wonderful example then kindly contact with your employer for the details of your PF account number.
PF / Pension Account No : MH BAN XXXXXXX XXX XXXXXXX
MH – Region Code of Your PF Office (Where Your Employer Submit PF for You)
BAN – Office Code of Your PF Office (Where Your Employer Submit PF for You)
XXXXXXX – Establishment Code (Maximum 7 Digit , Put 0 before your code to make 7 digit)
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XXX – Extention Code (Find your extention code Here) .You may leave it blank if don’t know.
XXXXXXX – Your Pension Account No. (Ask your Employer for Pension Scheme A/C No.)
(Maximum 7 Digit , Put 0 before your code to make 7 digit)
Step3 : Now you have to activate the UAN for logging in to your PF account.Click on UAN Member e-Sewa to activate the UAN.Now check the button and put the required details like UAN ,mobile number ,PF details with number to activate the UAN.
Step 4 : Now after successful activation you need to login to your account to view the details of your PF account like PF account balance ,PF account transfer and more.So click here to login with UAN and password send to you via SMS on your recently registered mobile number.
Step 5 : Now you can check your PF balance by downloading passbook of your PF account.Click on Download and then Download Passbook. Screenshot of same attached below –
There are so many other services also started by EPFO.We will discuss on the other services in our next post on PF account on Universal Account Portal.
Now there are two types of companies,one of them submit their PF amount to EPFO and another one has own PF trusts.Now for the first one you can easily got your PF account balance by following the above process but for second one your company will maintain the all data in their own websites or portals from where you can easily check your PF account balance.