Provident Fund Latest News: Over 22.55 Crore Account Holders Receive 8.50% Interest. Here’s How To Check PF Balance in Seconds
Good news for all PF account holders, now you will receive 8.5% interest on your PF account. The EPFO (Employees Provident Fund Organisation) has announced that over 22.5 crore account holders will get 8.5% interest in the account for FY 2020-21.
EPFO announced this in a tweet.
22.55 crore accounts have been credited with an interest of 8.50% for the FY 2020-21. @LabourMinistry @esichq @PIB_India @byadavbjp @Rameswar_Teli
— EPFO (@socialepfo) December 6, 2021Advertisement
If you have a PF account, let’s take a look at how you can access it through the web and SMS
How to check PF balance through SMS?
PF account holders who have their UAN number is verified through KYC, then you can send a text message to get PF balance details. Type ‘EPFOOHO UAN ENG’ in text messages, the last three letters are to determine the language preferred which you can choose. You can then send the message to 7738299899.
How to check PF balance through a missed call?
If your UAN is connected to KYC, then you can check your balance by giving a missed call on 011-22901406. After the call, you will receive an SMS on the registered number that contains all your PF details.
How to check PF balance through Umang App?
After downloading the UMANG app (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance), click on EPFO. You will be directed to a page where all employee-centric services are displayed. Click on ‘employee-centric services’. After that, click on ‘view passbook’ and enter the UAN number and OTP that you will receive in your registered number. Then click on the check the EPF balance.
How to check PF balance without UAN?
You can check your PF balance without a UAN number, here’s how:
- Log on to epfindia.gov.in
- Click on “How to know your EPF balance
- A new page will open at epfoservices.in/epfo/, click on ‘Member Balance Information’
- Select your state and EPFO office link
- Enter your details – PF Account number, name and registered mobile number
- After submitting, you can see your PF balance.
Employees must be aware of the Provident Fund and how to avail of it. Many freshers who join jobs are not aware of how the PF system works and how to avail the money from PF accounts. Provident Fund is an employee’s asset and the account can be transferred from one job to the other. If the PF account is not claimed, then it cannot be used by the company or the government, so it is better that you get all details about your PF account from your HR today.
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