Check EPF Balance through missed call
The subscribers has to ensure that his/her KYC details are integrated with their UAN to carry out this process.
Using the UAN registered mobile number, the subscriber has to give a missed call to 011-22901406.
As soon as the subscriber uan login has done that, he/she will receive a message of the PF balance in the account.
Checking EPF Balance through UMANG app
Since the UMANG App is a recent introduction of the Government of India, subscribers will have to first download and install the app to carry out the process of checking the PF balance in their account. To download and set up UMANG app, follow the steps mentioned below:
Visit the EPFO website and click on the UMANG app download link
To proceed, enable your location, calls data and SMS service.
Click on “download app”.
Enter the OTP you receive on your registered mobile number.
Answer two security questions.
Next, link your Aadhaar card.
Once you link your Aadhaar card, your KYC details will automatically integrate into the app.
You can now, carry out several EPF processes through the UMANG app including checking your PF balance.
Steps to check PF Balance through UMANG App
Click on the “EPFO option on the UMANG app homepage.
Choose the ‘Employee Centric Services’ option.
Enter your UAN.
Enter the OTP sent to your registered mobile number.
Click on “view passbook” on the EPFO section.
As soon as that is done, the UMANG app will display the PF account in your balance.
Word of caution: Make sure that you don’t use any of the third party applications available on play store for EPF balance check. You are more likely to give away critical information pertaining to your EPF account by using such apps.
A sigh of relief for all PF account holders, the Government of India has implemented steps to automatically transfer the PF account of the subscriber when he/she makes a job change. In a statement, Chief provident fund commissioner V P Joy said that whenever there is a change of job, a lot of accounts are closed; then they (the employees) restart their account later on. Now we have made Aadhaar compulsory for enrollment.
We don't want accounts to be closed. The PF account is the permanent account. The worker can retain the same account for social security. We are trying to ensure transfer of money if one changes jobs, without any application, in three days. In future, if one has an Aadhaar ID and has verified the ID, then the account will be transferred without any application if the worker goes anywhere in the country. This system will be in place very soon.
V P Joy ended by saying that one’s PF money should be withdrawn only for major purposes like housing, education of children, or serious hospitalisation. Only then will people get social security. So, we are now starting a campaign to educate people that money must be withdrawn only for essential purposes.n an attempt to increase employment in the country, the Government of India has brought a sigh of relief to those earning less than Rs.15,000 in the country.