Sunday, September 11, 2011

Latest EPF Balance - Employees' Provident Fund Balance online / on your mobile

Much awaited tool to know your EPF Balance has been launched by Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (A Statutory Body Under Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India) on 1st July 2011.

This tool is not full fledged application to manage entire EPF portfolio online.But, it will send an SMS to your mobile with last updated EPF information on given mobile no, upon providing required input. This tool is available only for 41 offices as of 11th September 2011. All other EPFO offices will also be added soon.

Process to know your EPF Balance:
1) Go to http://www.epfindia.com/MembBal.html ( http://www.epfindia.com/ )
2) Select your EPFO Office where PF account is maintained.
3) Enter your PF Account Number – Don’t enter Extension (4th field) unless your PF Account has this field. Under Employee PF Account Number* : first two fields are State & City followed by Establishment code - Maximum 7 Digits (3rd), Extension - Maximum 3 Characters / Can be left blank in case of no extension (4th) and Account Number - Maximum 7 Digits (5th) fields respectively.

This Project is really Well Executed by the so called Application Service Provider - Good Job.

4) Enter your Mobile and Name, Accept Terms and condition and Submit.
5) You will receive an SMS with the Balance Details from EPFO as:-
"EPF Balance in A/C No. AP/HYD/XXXXX/XXXX is EE Amt:Rs XXXXX, ER Amt: Rs. XXXXX as on 09-09-11 (Account updated upto 31-03-2010)-EPFO"

EE = Employee Contribution and ER = Employer Contribution on date mentioned in your SMS. It does not show current balance of PF Account as on Today.

If you get error while opening "know your EPF balance" page then please try again after sometime.It shows error sometimes, due to server busy /link failure / some other problem.

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