The Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) is one of the most important components of the retirement savings of most salaried individuals. EPF is managed by the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).
The EPFO, which is under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, has enabled a number of online facilities for its members which makes managing and monitoring their EPF account a lot easier. One such facility is the ability to check the EPF balance through the Universal Account Number (UAN), which is a 12-digit number that is given to each EPF account holder.
In this article, we will look at how an EPF account holder can check the balance in their EPF account using their UAN number.
How to register for UAN?
The UAN is a unique 12-digit number that is allotted to each EPF account holder. It is important for EPF account holders to register for their UAN to access the various facilities provided by the EPFO. The UAN can be obtained from the employer or the EPFO. It can also be obtained from the EPFO's website.
Once you have obtained your UAN number, you need to activate it by registering on the EPFO portal. To do this, you need to visit the website of the EPFO and click on the ‘UAN Activation’ tab. You will then be asked to enter your UAN and other details.
After entering the details, you will be asked to choose a password. Once you have chosen a password, you will be able to log in to the EPFO portal and access the various facilities provided by the EPFO.
How to check PF balance using UAN?
Once you have activated your UAN, you can check the balance in your EPF account using your UAN number. To do this, you need to log in to the EPFO portal using your UAN and the password you have chosen.
To access the member passbook, go to the homepage and click on the "For Employees" option in the menu bar. Then select the "Services" option from the drop-down menu. After you log in, you'll see a list of member ids. Select the one that belongs to you and click on the "View Passbook [Old: Full]" option.
This will take you to your EPF account details which include your account balance, contributions made by you and your employer, and other transaction information. If you want to get a copy of your PF passbook, you can do so by clicking on the “Download Passbook” option. This will download a PDF file of your EPF passbook, which you can print out or save for future reference.
In conclusion, checking the PF balance through the UAN number on the EPFO portal is a simple and hassle-free process. This process will help you manage your EPF account efficiently and ensure that your funds are safe and secure.