February 13, 2017

Check EPF Balance with UAN via Missed Call, SMS Alert

Now you can check EPF balance from 7 new facilities using UAN number. Those facilities are serving to know what is happening on your account. Make sure that your account updates are correct once in a while as some of your employer may skip to remit money. Here after all employees can find up to date amount that currently available in their account without consent of employer. The initiatives will also pave the way to keep track of your account without any hassles. The members now can opt for these 7 new facilities to check EPF balance - (1) SMS Alert (2) EPFO Unified Portal (3) Toll Free Number (4) Annual Slip (5) Mobile App (6) EPF India website (7) Short Code SMS service

SMS alert can be enabled once your account is enabled. You are eligible to receive alerts automatically on every first week of the month after initiation. Therefore first associate your number in order to receive monthly alerts with account updates. The number will become eligible to receive alert messages when update of employee and employer contribution is reflected in account.

EPF India website can be accessed through online using your account number. This facility works fine without necessity of prior registration for creating login credentials. The employees can collect account number from employer. They can also observe from payslips. Aware of your account details alone does not take you to operate this facility. Furthermore, this facility requires member ID. It consists of your account details such as company code and extension code. It starts with State region and office code where particular account is currently maintained. Those codes can also be referred from old annual slips. Follow these steps to check EPF balance online:

Step 1: Choose office in which company is currently come under.
Step 2: Type account number, company code along with extension if any (The extension box should be left as blank if you don't have).
Step 3: Enter full name as it appears on pay slip including with initial and space.
Step 4: Provide mobile number to receive SMS.
Step 5: Finally, enable tick mark "I Agree" then press 'Submit'

How to Type PF Number to know EPF Account Balance

The balance information of member along with complete account details will be replied through an SMS. This website sends reply only after successfully processing request. If you are not receiving any SMS wait for some more minutes. The inquirer have to give an another attempt after sometime. The failure might happen because server is processing lot of requests. Please note this facility is not free and not working for inactive and closed accounts.

The members can give a missed call to this number 01122901406 to check PF balance with UAN number. This toll free enquiry number works at anytime from anywhere in India. As a result, inquirer instantly receives an SMS about current EPF account after call disconnection. The missed call service works only for employees who have recorded mobile number. The number which is recorded with universal account number is called recorded mobile number. You can find your universal account number through unified portal. The employees must get account number before dialing. Probably settled accounts will receive an error message. If it is recorded already with another account you will also get an error reply. The advice is save toll free number in contact directory for any enquiry in future.

How to type EPFO SMS to Check Balance

The members have to send prescribed format from mobile to short code SMS number 77382 99899 to check EPF balance offline. This facility sends you reply in preferred Indian language. The reply gives employee credentials, recent remittance and total contribution amount of an active account. In addition you can also aware of  identity documents availability such as AADHAAR, PAN and Bank account number. The remaining portion tells whether recent submission of identity documents are updated.

Short codes are extremely useful as you can receive in your own native language. This service supports up to 10 Indian languages at present. The supported north Indian language codes. In the place of ENG you can type HIN for Hindi, PUN for Punjabi, GUJ for Gujarati, BEN for Bengali and Mar for Marathi. In addition it supports these South Indian languages: TEL fro Telugu, KAN for Kannada, MAL for Malayalam and TAM for Tamil. Please note this facility is not free. The network operator may charge from your account. This service works suppose when you do not have internet access while traveling. It is also handy as you need not to fill enquiry form every time.

Balance Enquiry Menu on EPF App

The members must download the app to check balance in just 60 seconds from smartphones. The mobile app unveiled for Android users to operate various services at one place. The formalities are simple now because in olden days contributors had to walk to concern branch. The pensioners can furnish PPO number (Pension Payment Order) and Date of Birth (DOB) at one's convenience to find disbursement details. The employers too can use it to find their TRRN (13 Digits Number) update. Previously you  could realize outstanding amount only through annual slip on every year end. Now anyone can get mini statement for up to 7 months.

The employees can download month wise statement as a PDF file after login in to unified portal. The existing portal is not available for employees anymore. The document will not occupy much storage space. The file won't consume much time for downloading because of less file size. The employees may not able to view statement immediately because account will be associated only after 48 hours.

The employers can also download annual slips through employer portal every year for distributing to employees. The annual slips can be directly printed on paper for distribution. This facility is useful because employees can maintain annual slips as record to track savings. In case you are unable to use any these facilities cross check your ID once again accurately from present or past employer. It is also important while demanding update of withdrawal after relieving from an organization. In conclusion, these technology based initiatives definitely empower government and private sector employees in India.