Over the years, the Retirement fund body i.e. EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation) has taken many initiatives to ease the claim process for subscribers as well as provide different services like online checking of EPF balance and passbook. Typically, both the employer and employee contribute 12 per cent of basic salary plus DA (if any) towards EPF. An employee’s 12 per cent contribution goes toward EPF kitty, while 8.33 per cent out of the total 12 per cent of the employer’s contribution is invested in EPS or pension scheme. The balance 3.67 per cent is invested in EPF. Today, checking your EPF balance and passbook takes only a few seconds. Here are the steps to follow:
- EPFO has prominently displayed the link (E-Passbook) for checking EPF balance, passbook on its website. The e-passbook link can be found at the top-right corner of EPFO’s website.
- Subscribers are then asked to enter the UAN number and password. UAN is allotted by the retirement fund body and the number allows portability of provident fund accounts from one employer to another.
- Subscribers can then click on the View Passbook button to open their passbook and know their balance.
- Subscribers can also quickly check their passbook/balances through EPFO’s app – m-epf. EFPO subscribers need to click on MEMBER and thereafter Balance/Passbook and then enter their UAN number and password.
Missed Call Facility to EPF Member
An EPF member can obtain their EPF balance, Aadhar-linking status with UAN & Bank account by giving a missed call to 011-22901406 from their registered mobile number, EPFO said in a statement.
Retirement fund body EPFO aims to go paperless by August next year as a part of Digital India initiative, which would surely improve delivery of services for its 5 crore subscribers. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), which runs social security schemes such as EPF, pension and insurance for formal sector workers, has already launched a host of online services like EPF withdrawals. The EPFO has a corpus of over Rs.10 lakh crore.
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