Finances are an essential part of the working life of an individual. Everything from working for a living to saving the funds and investing them, every bit can be stressful for an individual. Once you find a job, it is essential to start looking for several investment instruments for your funds. Investing a small amount of money regularly, long-term investment plans proves to be an effective way of understanding different investment options thoroughly. A safe investment option for any individual can be Fixed Deposits from banks or AAA-rated NBFCs like Bajaj Finance. They provide flexible tenors and higher interest rates along with investment security. A little on the risky side is mutual funds, which offers high-interest rates but less or no investment security.
Another safe investment option for every working professional is the Employee Provident Fund provided by the organization the employee is working in. Employee Provident Fund has several benefits for the employees since a part of the contribution is made by the company. The employee can refer to a record of the Provident Fund contributions online whenever they wish to.
Given below are some of the simple steps to check your Provident Fund balance online:
- Step 1: Login to your UAN account
To check your EPF balance online, first, you need to login to your UAN account. UAN is a standard ID every working professional can make. It is easy to activate your UAN number. To login to your UAN account, you will need your 12-digit UAN number and your password. Once you enter these credentials, you will have access to your account and the online services provided by EPFO.
- Step 2: Click on ‘Track Claim Status’
Among the several online services provided by the EPFO that are displayed on the screen, you need to click on ‘Track Claim Status’. Here several other options are available such as checking transfer status which will show you the progress of transferring a PF number to another UAN number.
- Step 3: Check Passbook
Under the ‘Track Claim Status,’ among the several options, you need to now click on the ‘View’ option. Among the several options displayed in the drop-down menu under the ‘View’ option click on the ‘Passbook’ option shown. This will take you another web page.
- Step 4: Click on the given link
Once you click on the ‘Passbook’, the website will prompt you to click on a link that takes you to another web page. Follow the given prompt and click on this link. This step is added to provide security to the user’s account details
- Step 5: Visit the EPFO official website
The link will take you to the official website of EPFO. Employee Provident Fund Organization is an organization set up by the Central Government of India to manage and supervise the Provident Funds of the working professionals.
- Step 6: Go to ‘For Employees’ Section
On the official website, select the ‘For Employees’ section of the website. Here all the online services for the employees are displayed. You can also check the several services available such as claiming PF online and checking PF number online.
- Step 7: Click on ‘Member Passbook’
In the ‘For Employees’ section, you can click on the ‘Member Passbook’ option displayed. Online passbook enables you to check your EPF balance online.
Check PF Balance on UMANG App
Apart from checking your EPF balance online, you can also check your EPF balance on your phone. Several government services are available on the UMANG app. Unified Mobile Application for New-Age Government is a mobile application where among other government services, you can also check your EPF balance in the following simple steps:
- Download the UMANG app on your phone. It is available for android, apple, and windows.
- You need to complete a one-time registration with the number that is registered with your UAN account.
- Click on ‘EPFO’ on the home screen to go to the online services provided by them
- Go to ‘Employee Centric Services’ among the options provided on the screen
- Click on ‘View Passbook’, and you will be able to check your EPF balance on your phone
These are a few simple steps to verify your EPF balance online and on your phone. The website and the UMANG app make it easy for you to check your EPF balance whenever you want to.