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Finally the wait is over to know your Employee Provident Fund (EPF) account balance. After 2 years of initial announcement to make the account information online, EPFO India has finally delivered something. As per the official note released by the PF department on July 1st of 2011, a valid active account holder will know the balance up to the date. Their claim is that all the accounts are updated for certain circles across country, which also includes the latest approved transactions of settlement/advances/transfer-in/transfer-out, if any.

This data was made initially available for Delhi (North), Delhi (South), Laxmi Nagar (Delhi), Gurgaon, Faridabad, Karnal and Bangalore. Right now PF account balance data is made available for 119 offices across India. Remaining offices records will be made available online soon as per the info on their site.

In order to know your PF account details, follow these simple steps:

  • Visit the site http://www.epfindia.com/MembBal.html
  • Select the EPFO office where your account is maintained
  • Furnish your PF Account number in the online form.
  • Leave the extension field blank, in case your account does not have one.
  • You will be asked to enter your name and mobile number.
  • The given mobile number will be recorded along with the PF Account Number.
  • On successful submission of above information, the details will be sent through SMS to the given mobile number.

If you get confused while entering your information, this pic should help you out!

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I tried these steps to get my balance yesterday. First couple of successful submissions went nowhere! I didn’t get any response. Today I was lucky upon trying for the third time! I got the SMS in about 1 hour after filling the details online. Sadly, as on today the account balance reflects the data only till 31st March 2008. We may have to wait for some more time (few more years?) to know the latest balance.

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UPDATE : A new article has been posted with complete information you need to know to get started on Universal Account Number (UAN). Feel free to go through the article, follow steps to start linking your PF accounts with UAN for hassle free transfer of balance from your previous PF accounts to the current one.
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Oh yeah, one more thing. Don’t spam the comment stream below with your PF account details. I will not be able to get your details. Your comment will just be deleted if it has only such request. This is just for your information and feel free to use the appropriate links provided to know your account data. There are many finance related articles on this site, feel free to read through to understand about investment, insurance and tax savings.

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  • Kumar

    Hello Sir,
    I tried to check my PF Account balance and it shows that the account is settled.
    I havent transfered or withdrawn the amount.
    What is meaning of settled ?

    Thanks.

  • Rahul Verma

    dear mohan, what should i do, if i forget my pf acc. no.
    plz help me, thank u.

  • giriraj paiwal

    hello sir, muje yah bataye ki UAN no kaha se milega
    AGR me on line uan no. dekh sakta hu to pleas link share kare thank u
    I m waiting for ur reply

  • Vipul Kishor

    I had contributed to the EPF
    when I was working at Bangalore.
    When I wanted to withdraw or
    transfer the fund, I was informed
    that the company is no more and
    has been closed. What do I do
    now? Please help. Regards,
    Vipul Kishor

  • Hi All, I have added a new article with complete information you need to know to get started on Universal Account Number (UAN) at http://www.mohanbn.com/universal-account-number-comprehensive-guide/. Feel free to go through and start linking your PF accounts with UAN for hassle free transfer of balance from your previous PF accounts to the current one.

    • Sneha

      Great article Mohan on PF accounts with UAN along with Links to check if it has been allocated or not. Got to know that even I have been assigned a UAN. Let me get the same from HR and update my registration and all the previous PF accounts.

      • Glad this was useful for you. Let me know how it goes. I was able to link up all my previous PF accounts listed with the newly registered UAN seamlessly! Got confirmation too from EPFO via SMS.

  • Sandhya

    Where do I get the UAN from? Can you please share more details on UAN for PF?

    • Hi Sandhya, Currently UAN is shared by PF dept with the employers who have active account for their employees. You can get the same by enquiring with your employer. Once you connect your UAN with current PF details, for future use too you will be able to get any employers PF being addressed through UAN. That way there won’t be any missing funds what so ever. I will post a separate article on that soon, stay tuned.

  • Shekar Sinha

    I have moved to United states on long term job opportunity. Since I did not have enough time to get my PF account settled, is it possible to get that done now though I am not staying in india now? If so what are my options and how do I go about it?

    • Hi Shekar, well you need to personally submit the claim documents with PF department along with bank details in India. My suggestion is to check with the PF department directly. Having said that, it would be a good use case to consider and share the process for all those PF holders who are currently staying abroad. Let me see if i can pull out another article on this.

      • Kavya

        Mohan – thank you very much for this article. I was able to apply for PF transfer as well as know the balance in my PF account. your article helped me very much.

        • I am glad this article helped you to successfully get the PF transferred from previous employer to the new one! Happy to help :)

  • Inderjit Singh

    Sir, now i am working in a mnc, i have completed 3 year 4 month job in this company, now this company is merging on his another company, i want to know that now what will happen with my pf & gratuity , either it will be transfer or paid by the company on the time of merging.

    • Inderjit, usually when such a merge/take over happens, PF will be transferred to the new entity by default. Gratuity should continue considering your joining date of the current organization and should be honored when you quit the organization after you completing 5 years of service unless there is explicit communication around it by the new company. Please check with your HR, they will be able to provide this info in detail.

  • Shankar pawar

    Hiii this is a Shankar past cafe caffe day staf Mumbai and I’m leave the job 26 oct 2013 but I don’t got my pf so plz help me

    • Shankar, hope you have applied for transfer of PF or requested for withdrawal while you were leaving the job. If not, please check with your previous employer once.

      • shankar

        I’m living and working in bandra. but now I don’t get my pf …..i’m really upset.
        I need money . Please do samthing.

        • Shankar – please check with your employer on how to withdraw money form your PF Account as well as to know the balance. They should be able to help you better.

  • Ravi Kumar

    i know my pf number bt i am unable to know my pf fund can u help me My PF Account No is DL/939819/100

    • Dear Ravi, please follow the instructions detailed in this article. You should be able to get the details by yourself.

  • appasamy.v

    i know my pf number bt i am unable to know my pf fund can u help me

    • Kusuma

      i am not able to get my PF org balance as the login to site is failing all the time. how do i solve this login problem and check the balance in my pf account?

      • Hi Kusuma, the login access to the epfo (employee provident fund org) can be easily solved by following the instructions on the site. They are simple and let you easily associate your mobile number to a PF account. Once it is done, you get OTP for subsequent documents access online which is safe and easy. Give a try once again.

  • pradeep gs

    i want checking my pf account . but that is not open i gave perfect account no. pf id name also but not open why i can’t understand.

  • Anil Kumar Singh

    Sir, I was working in Bangalore base company M/S Petropath drilling Fluids (I) Pvt Ltd since Nov 2010. I changed company in Feb 2013. I joined Mumbai based company M/s ASAP fluids Pvt Ltd. I had submitted my PF transfer form through my new company office. Till now I have not got any message regarding my PF amount either it is transferred or not in my new PF account no. I asked in my office but they are telling I will get message from PF office, but till now no any message. Pls let me know how can I check my PF details.

    Regards
    Anil Kumar singh

    • Anil – hope you got the PF amount transferred from previous account to new account by now? If not there is a good news for you. Can once again initiate the transfer process that too online which gets the PF balance from all your previous employers to current if not transferred already. Give it a try.

  • Sunil medrellu

    Sir/Madam, it is more than 8 to 9 months since I have submiited my refund claim but till date, have not recd my claim. Kindly look into the matter. my ac no is ds/shd/000xxxx/0000xx.

    • Did you submit the withdrawal claim with appropriate PF regional office? Hope you quoted all that info inline with the withdrawal rules in the form specified as required?

  • Hussain Ahmed Choudhury

    Sir I’m working in a company since 2006 to till the date . I’m worry about my pf either my establishment submitting my pf ammount or not because whenever I check my balance it always showed me the balance which is uptodated upto march 2011.

    My pf a/c no BG BNG xxxxx xxx.:

    Pls write me my actual amount till d date.

  • Essaki Muthu

    Hi Mr.Mohan

    I was worked with wipro Technology from July 2004 to july 2007 .I havn’t collect my PF amount
    till Date.J could not view the balance. Could you please kindly check my balance and let you know

    KN/BN/*****/000/******

  • Sorei

    Hi,

    Someone please advise! I started working in 2008 and I have been working for the same company since then. i calculated my PF deduction amount and it goes up more than a lakh but the online balance checker shows only around 36K.

  • Bhavya KC

    How to check pf amount, which number i will type this bo, i don’t any idea so tell

  • Shane Alam

    Dear,sir/madam – this is Shane Alam I have submitted 3 pf withdrawl form and send to dwarika pf office 17may 2013.my two friends pf fund received own account no.last 15 days before but til date I haven’t received my pf fund after I have contact relevant person.and he replied to me that your pf form not received here.so plz help me about my pf fund my pf no is DL/6655/XXXX

  • Smruti Ranjan Sahoo

    Dear Sir

    I am Smruti R Sahoo was working with Yesbank Ltd @Delhi,my PF no-MH/xxxxx.
    I am unable to withdrawl my fud due to am not aware where i have to send the pf withdrawl form,pls help

    • Dear Smruti, please reach out to your ex-employer to fill the appropriate forms to withdraw the balance that has been accumulated in your PF account or to transfer it to new account with a new employer.

  • Pintu Chhatait

    Dear
    Sir/ Madam,
    My P.F account no is : BNG/xxxxx/xxxx. I got a sms from website is showing my Pf amount is EE amt Rs 15400,Er amt Rs.4700.I worked Sep-09
    to Apr-12.
    Please let me know what is my total pf amount?
    Regards,
    Pintu Chhatait

    • In PF statement, EE stands for EmployeE contribution amount and ER stands for EmployeR contribution. Now the total PF amount is EE + ER.

  • devanand

    Dear sir
    i have sumit my epf clearance form last 4month but i have no recive any maney from epf office.

    Regards
    debanand

  • Tarun Misra

    Respected Sir, My name is Tarun misra. I need your help to withdraw my PF from my PF account. Since from 6 years I was worked at Ahemadabad company & from april 2012 company stops to cut my PF & now from 01 January 2013 I had left the Job due to some tension between me & my Boss. Now please tell me how I withdraw my PF & what is the prociger. I dont expect that company can support me on this matter. Please reply Regards Tarun Misra

  • rajbhadur

    hi, my name is rajbhdur & my pf account no- UA/xxxxx/xx … plz tell my pf amount

  • nitin kawthalkar

    pl let me know my pf account status and balance

  • Minakshi Shindhe

    Dear Sir/Madam, my self Minakshi Shindhe. I Worked In Tricom India Limited From 15/09/2002 To 12/02/2011. Pls Let Me Know My Total Accumulted P.F Against my P.F Number Regards Minakshi Shindhe

  • rahul

    sir mera naam rahul hai aur maie samurddha jeewan maie kam karta hu mujhe plis bataie maie apna fund kaise nikal sakta hu

  • xavier manoj

    Dear Sir,

    i am having the Pf account no which was starting with the KN/xxxxx/xx with this no i am unable to view the status in Online request your help in this regards.

    Regards
    manoj

  • Nagendra

    Dear Sir,

    i am having the Pf account no which was starting with the KN/xxxxx/xxxxx with this no i am unable to view the status in Online request your help in this regards.

    Regards
    Nagendra

  • Rupender Singh

    I want to check my epf Balance because i want to incur it into my bank account as per the criteria of office as I am induldged in the new construction of my old house. Therefore, this is my prime need to be collected the amount from my fund so that I assess the work load exactly. You are requested to put the status of my e.pf. balalnce into my email. I.D. I have been working in Ruchira Papers Mill Ltd for the more than four years now. which establishment code is HP/10661. RPL (writing & Printing)unit-II Kala-amb,Distt.Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh). Please my check my epf balance upto date so that I could recollect my amount to do needful purpose.

  • Pramo Dwivedi

    sir, I had contributed to the P F i was working at mumbai where i wanted to withdraw or transfer the fund i was informed the company is no more and has been what do i do now? pls help

  • Vishesh kumar Chaurasiya

    My old company Nirvana Diamond Jewelerry, i was working in this company. Company deducted a certain sum of amount per month upto one year. Still my PF amount is not in my account. kindly get it credited in my account. i will be highly obliged to you. i wanna know about my PF amount.

    Regards,
    Vishesh Kumar Chaurasiya (Bhopal)

  • Anthony Michael

    anthony michael.good evening sir. i had work with abctcl company cafe coffee day.but i got a message from pf office date of 28.01.13 in message they showed under 15 process.and how much time they will take please reply me its urgent.

  • Sunny Kumar

    Dear
    Sir/ Madam,
    My self Sunny Kumar. I worked in Jagson International Ltd. from 29th Sep, 2006 to 10th Oct, 2008. My P.F account no is : DL/xxxxx/xxxx. Pls let me know my total accumulated P.F amout against this P.F number.
    Regards.
    Sunny Kumar

  • Monica

    Sir, how can I get my new p.f. no. as my employer has changed also i want to find out my current balance in my pf a/c. my pf a/c has been transferred. how can i find my new pf no. as well the balance in it. thanks for yr help.
    regards,
    monica

  • Anil Kumar N.C.

    I had contributed to the EPF when I was working at Bangalore. When I wanted to withdraw or transfer the fund, I was informed that the company is no more and has been closed. What do I do now? Please help. Regards, Anil.

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