EPFO: Received interest in your Provident Fund accounts? Know how to check

  • EPFO members can check their PF account balance via SMS, missed call, UMANG App or official EPFO website.
| Updated on Nov 27 2021, 06:33 PM IST
Check PF account balance via SMS, missed call, UMAG App, EPFO website. Know how.
Check PF account balance via SMS, missed call, UMAG App, EPFO website. Know how. (MINT_PRINT)

The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) started the process of crediting interest to provident fund (PF) accounts earlier this month. Several PF account holders have already received the interest. It can be noted that earlier in the month of March 2021, the Ministry of Labour and Employment had announced that 8.50 percent annual rate of interest will be credited on EPF accumulations in members’ accounts for the financial year 2020-21. Also, since FY 2014 EPFO has consistently generated returns not less than 8.50 percent. A high EPF interest rate along with compounding , makes a significant difference to gains of subscribers.

Recently EPFO has also informed that 18.34 crore accounts have been credited with the interest rate. The information was provided by EPFO over its official Twitter account where it said, "18.34 crore accounts have been credited with an interest of 8.50% for the FY 2020-21." People who have received the amount can check it by accessing their EPF account. There are a lot of ways using which you can check your PF balance. If you are not aware of the same, then you can check the details mentioned below.

The PF account holders can check their balance via SMS, missed call, UMANG app, or EPFO website.

1. Check PF balance via SMS service

You can check your PF balance by sending a text message (SMS) to 7738299899 by typing 'EPFOHO UAN ENG' using your registered mobile number with the UAN (Universal Account Number).

It can be noted that the last three digits of the message represents the language in which you want to receive the message. This service is provided in nine languages including Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Punjabi, Telugu and Malayalam.

2. Check PF balance via missed call

Registered users can give a missed call to 011-22901406 from their UAN registered mobile number after which they will receive an SMS with details of the PF account balance.

3. Check PF balance via UMANG App

For checking PF Balance via UMANG App, you will first have to download the app and then log in by entering your UAN and OTP (one-time password) to check the PF account balance.

4. Check PF balance via EPFO Website

1. Visit the official website of EPFO.

2. Select 'Our Services' tab and click on 'For Employees'.

3 Click on 'Member Passbook' and enter your UAN and password.

4. Once you do so you will be able to see your passbook. It can be noted that people who have worked in more than one organisation will have different member IDs to choose from.

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First Published Date: 27 Nov, 06:33 PM IST
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