Recently, retirement fund body Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) announced that it has started crediting 8.5 per cent rate of interest on employees’ provident fund (EPF) for 2019-20 for its over six crore members. Now account holders can see their updated EPF accounts with credit of 8.5 per cent rate of interest for 2019-20. According to the EPF website – epfindia.gov.in, in an EPF account, an employee contributes 12 per cent of his or her salary towards the account, and an equal amount is contributed by the employer. EPFO is the nodal body of EPF and allows subscribers to view the EPF passbook online through its website. EFPO also provides the balance information via missed call facility and SMS service.
Here’s how to check PF account balance via EPFO website:
- Firstly, the EPF member should log on to the EPFO’s official website – epfindia.gov.in.
- Click on the e-passbook link which is available on the top right side of the portal
- The user will be redirected to the EPF passbook page passbook.epfindia.gov.in.Proceed by logging in to the account by entering username – also known as UAN or Universal Account Number, and the password. The UAN is an identification number mentioned in the monthly salary slip of every employee.
- Once logged in, the details on the concerned employment have to be selected. For example, someone who has worked in three different organisations will have three different member IDs to choose from. Select the member ID
- After a member ID is selected, the user can view the EPF e-passbook or EPF passbook. The passbook indicates the balance in the EPF account.