EPFO to credit interest amount soon, Here’s how to check PF account balance

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is probable to credit the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) interest to personal accounts of about six crore subscribers on an immediate basis, the retirement fund body announced on Twitter.

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is probable to credit the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) interest to personal accounts of about six crore subscribers on an immediate basis, the retirement fund body announced on Twitter. On replying to the subscriber’s queries, the EPFO said that “The process is in pipeline and may be shown there very shortly. Whenever the interest will be credited, it will be accumulated and paid in full. There would be no loss of interest. Please maintain patience.”

EPF interest rate

The EPFO will credit 8.5 per cent EPF interest to the beneficiaries while the retirement fund regulatory body kept the EPF interest rate unaltered for the current fiscal year. In due course of the pandemic, the EPFO had lessened the PF interest rate to 8.5 per cent in March 2020.

The PF subscribers can avail their balance information once the interest is credited to their respective accounts. The subscribers should have their Universal Account Number (UAN) activated in order to check the EF balance.

Following are the ways to check your PF balance:

1. Missed call service

By giving a missed call to ‘011-22901406’ from the registered mobile number, the subscribers can avail of the details. After two rings the call automatically disconnects and interestingly this toll call service is free of cost Members will get their details available with EPFO by giving a missed call from their registered mobile number. However, the subscriber should complete the KYC to avail of the services.

2. SMS

Subscriber needs to type EPFOHO and send it to 7738299899. The SMS should follow the format-“EPFOHO UAN”. This service is available in 10 languages.

3. EPFO portal

After completing the registration process on EPFO Members Portal, log in to – https://passbook.epfindia.gov.in/MemberPassBook/Login# with your UAN and password. This will permit you to view your passbook.

4. Umang app

EPFO members can now check their account balance and EPF statement using the ‘Umang’ mobile application. Search for employee-centric services and then click on view passbook. Enter your UAN and OTP that you will receive on the registered mobile number to see your balance in Employee Provident Fund.
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