The status of this resource is Pending and require some modification by the author.The Provident Fund is a scheme where a person contributes specific fixed amount at equal intervals for saving for the future years. It is just like simple Fixed Deposit but with a difference to contribute in parts. In Fixed Deposit you have to pay a lump sum amount but here you can pay each year or in parts of the year which makes it favorite of all times in respect of return, flexibility and investment. In India there are a various kinds of Provident funds via a Public Provident Fund (PPF), Employers Provident fund (EPF) etc.
In case of PPF individual deposits a lump sum with minimum of Rs. 500/- to maximum of Rs. 100000/- year. In case of EPF employee contributes specific percentage of his salary as contribution to which employer also contributes sum part to this fund with employees for the benefit of them. Both PPF and EPF are governed by specific acts.
Now with the advancement of PF dept it is possible to verify your EPF balance online i.e. you can check your PF balance, claim applied etc online. This is possible a unique PF Account Number allotted to each PF Account holder.
Know Your PF Balance Online
The PF dept is still in the phase of development i.e. yet many PF dept at various places are not online. For P balance online you need a to have your establishment code, your PF account number and the information gets displayed to you. You will first have to visit the regional website through http://www.epfindia.com/RegSites.html and check whether your area office provides is in the list who provides this service.
What you need to know for checking the balance of PF
There are three fields that you will have to fill. These are: -
1. Establishment Code
2. Esst Extensions
3. Employee Number
Steps To Check PF Balance Online
· Click on the above link to know the balance in your EPF Account upto the date.
· Select the EPFO office where your account is maintained and furnish your PF Account number.
· 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.
All these can be found from your EPF Number.
If your PF number is KR/KK/123A/456 then
Establishment Code is 123
Est. Extension is A
Employee Number is 456
Remember, if your establishment has no unit or other branch, there may not be extension number. In that case, you do not have to fill extension number.
With this online facility you can also check you PF claim status If you have already applied for PF withdrawal and you want to check the status of your claims application, you can visit http://188.8.131.52/homepage_claim_status_new.php and fill up the form with the details of your EPF office and you Employee PF Account Number. This facility is available on almost all the regional websites also.