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How to Check EPF Balance online ?

by Manish Chauhan · 267 comments

A lot of us do not have even an idea on how much money we have in our Employee Providend fund account (EPF) and how to check EPF Balance online or offline. So in this post we will see how one can check his EPF balance online and get the details back through sms . Earlier I used to search a lot on checking EPF balance online and I came across some links , but most of them never worked. But few months back I successfully got sms with my EPF balance status. Let me show you that.

How to check your EPF balance online ?

  • Go to this EPFO website link
  • There will be a link below the page to check your EPF account balance status online , click on that (direct link)
  • You will see a drop down there to select the PF Office State ( like Maharashtra, Karnataka , Delhi etc) . Select your PF office .
  • Once you select the State , you will see a list of different cities office, like for Karnataka , you can see one of the options as “Bangalore” along with the “data available upto” date , so you can get your PF balance till that date only .
  • Choose the city office
  • You will be taken to the page where you will have to fill in EPF account number , Your Name and mobile number and Submit.

How to enter your EPF account detail ?

For an example lets say Manish Chauhan worked in Bangalore and had a  Employee Providend Fund account with number KN/62345/876 . This name “Manish Chauhan” is the name appearing in EPF slip .

In that case 62345 will be the Establishment Code (which will be first blank column) and 876 will be the account number (third column) . The second column will be blank in most of the cases , it’s actually the sub code or extension of the establishment code.

EPF balance Online

 Important Points

  • Note that the name should be exactly same as it appears in EPF slip
  • The office and state have to be selected properly , In a single start there can be many offices , make sure you choose the right one.
  • The SMS can come a little late , so please be patient
  • The amount can be only upto a certain date which will be mentioned in the SMS

Can you share if you have are waiting for your EPF money from long time ? Are you facing problem in getting right information on why your EPF money has not reached you ? Were you successful in the enquiry of EPF Balance online ?

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{ 267 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mohini February 9, 2012 at 8:59 am

Hi Manish, Thanks for the info. Came to know about this few weeks back and received sms as well. But there are 2 amounts mentioned in the sms, EE amt and ER amt. Can you please elaborate the difference between 2? And sum of these 2 amounts is the total balance?

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2 Manish Chauhan February 9, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Mohini

EE is employee contribution and ER is Employer contribution , however from ER contribution some part goes into pension scheme, so ER will be less than EE

Manish

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3 Manoj Acharya March 9, 2012 at 5:38 pm

You mentioned that from ER contribution, some part goes to pension scheme. Can you please explain this? What is this pension scheme?

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4 Manish Chauhan March 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Manoj

from the contribution of employer – a part goes into something called at Employees pension scheme – read more here http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2011-08-20/news/29909290_1_employees-pension-scheme-widow-pension-pension-income

Employers contribute 12% of workers’ salaries to their EPF accounts, over two-thirds (8.33% of the salary) of which is diverted to a pension scheme, subject to a maximum of Rs 541 a month. The government chips in with a subsidy of 1.16% of salaries (for a maximum of Rs 6,500 a month) for this pension scheme – launched in 1995, when Manmohan Singh was the finance minister.

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5 Vini Rastogi May 29, 2013 at 11:12 am

Hi Manish

I am not able to get my claim balance via this epf link. Have tried twice but no sms still.

Can you please suggest?

Regards
Vini

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6 deepak singh May 19, 2012 at 1:02 pm

hi manesh , thanks for the info.

thanks & regards
deepak singh

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7 Prasad February 9, 2012 at 9:36 am

Thanks for the video. I am sure it will help many of them. I know people who still don’t know such a thing(checking EPF balance online) exists. I have been waiting for my EPF amount since Sep/Oct now. There have been cases where people applied for withdrawal after mine have got it also :) I have had 2 questions, not sure if it is relevant here or not
1.) I have completed Exactly 5 years, will my EPF amount be taxed ?
2.) A portion of what the employer contributes(12%) goes to the EPS(Employee pension scheme) – exactly around 4.33% I think, what would happen to this money ? as the EPF act says the account should be 10 years old.
3.) Since the online EPF balance is not updated( for now, it is updated only till March 2010), so is there a way to know the exact amount which is in the account as balance ? Can they give something like a bank/tax statement

Thanks,
Prasad

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8 Manish Chauhan February 9, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Prasad

1. No

2. You get pension out of this mostly .. but only if its 10 yrs ,other wise you get it back in your account on withdrawal

3. You can find it using an RTI application

Manish

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9 Aditya Prasad February 9, 2012 at 9:42 am

Manish,
Without doubt I can say that this would be the most thanked post for you! This was so much needed! A BIG Thank you! :)
~Aditya

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10 Manish Chauhan February 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Aditya

Good to know it helped you !

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11 Amit Agrawal February 9, 2012 at 9:53 am

Thanks Manish for this post. I am sure this would be beneficial to a lot of readers. And yes, I have been waiting for my PF money. The status shows that the forms have been received by the PF office in April 2011 and is under process and its close to one year now, and the status is still the same. I have lodged complaints in the grievance maintenance system thrice. Two times I have received their feedback stating that it is under process and will be settled shortly,but…. that has only been a consoling promise….nothing has been done till date.

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12 Manish Chauhan February 9, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Amit

This is not new . a lot of people wait on it and get their PF money in few months to few years .. I got mine in 13 months from the date of applying for withdrawal !

Manish

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13 Santosh Prasad February 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Amit,
If it is showing under process since April, 2011, then best remedy is to file an RTI application to the concerned office. You may get the name of CPIO of that office from EPFO website. They are bound to give you a reply within 30 days.
I myself had filed an RTI Application and got the reply within 10 days by speed post.

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14 Tarun February 9, 2012 at 9:53 am

Hi,
I am getting a msg “data not uploaded for this EPF number’. MY EPF account is in MH/BAN/*****/******

:(

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15 Manish Chauhan February 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Tarun

How old account is this ?

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16 Tarun February 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Manish,
This account is 2years old.

Tarun

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17 mir ahmed hassan October 25, 2013 at 2:13 pm

sir i did got my pf i apply b4 5 monyh

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18 Manish Chauhan October 26, 2013 at 9:19 am

Whats the question here ?

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19 Raja February 9, 2012 at 10:15 am

Hmm.. Yes am on that boat of waiting for my EPF money of past 8 years of service. Left my job 7 month’s back and submitted the withdrawal form at the time of leaving. Employer’s consultant hewitt confirmed applying for PF withdrawal on Sep 15th 2011 and washed his hands. Repeated calls to EPF office (KR puram) asking for status, yield no result. There were 2 transfer in’s (from previous employer) into this account initiated 2 years back for which i had no status update, as PF office only deems fit to give the account statement which is 2 years older. That made the matter more complicated.

Finally i traveled to EPF office, only to find that they were as clue less about the 2 transfer in’s as i was and my payout was scheduled for Feb (5 month’s from application date) due to some user friendly algorithm that they follow. After 2 hours of running from desk to desk they said ureka for one of the transfer in’s and said the for status of the other one i have to go to the source EPF office and find out the cheque number.

Finally i ran to source EPF office(Bomanahalli). There the guys confirmed of transferring the amount more than a year back. Got the cheque no from them and enlightened the staff of KRPuram EPF office about it. They acknowledged receiving the sum after seeing the cheque number and looking into a old ledger and promised me it will be all included in my pay out next month.
Guess what ?? the actual transfer happens via NEFT from source to destination. But there is a physical cheque or some number which is sent from source to destination to inform them about this transfer and that gets lost in departments.

And need less to say am still waiting for the payout.

Then there is another matter of Form 10C (remember the Rs. 541 which gets deducted from employer contribution for E Pension Scheme ?). This amount never appears in any of the transfer in’s out’s cheques, that is miraculously transferred. Don’t ask me how!! Hopefully i will get that too.

Also one can check the withdrawal claim status here http://www.epfindia.com/ClaimStatus_New.html

I’ll be willing to stick my neck out and predict that the mother of all scams will come out some day from the EPF organization. The sophistication of the process followed by EPF is exactly and inversely proportional to the money involved. And the place is craftily designed to hide any hint of transparency. Who know’s, it might as well be the largest ponzy scheme on earth.

God bless us!!

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20 Puneet February 9, 2012 at 10:34 am

>>Who know’s, it might as well be the largest ponzy scheme on earth.
This is exactly what i have been predicting since long. It’s just a matter of time when it gets unearthed. Not only the amount would make 2G scam figures lick ground, it would have direct impact on salaried class citizens with no rescue.
People who opt for PF deductions more than the mandatory limit (12%)..I have no prayers for them.
And yes, GOD ‘please’ bless us!

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21 Manish Chauhan February 9, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Puneet

I echo your thinking to some extent ? Can you point me to some reasons why you said this ?

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22 Manish Chauhan February 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Raja

I would say wait a bit more .. I left my job in Dec 2010 and I got my PF in my account (the same salary account I have with my company) , I didnt follow up even once on this actually .

So I would say wait for 12-13 months (as in my case) . If you expect this in just 5-6 months of leaving the job, you will be disappointed for sure :)

Manish

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23 Raja February 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Hmm… 12 month’s is really long. I was keen to follow up because of the pending transfers in’s. I was worried if the payout happens and transfer in’s are not accounted then it will be very difficult to track and get them. They would have become kind of zombie. And a major portion of my PF accumulation was from transfer-in’s from previous employer. Also since i was visiting India and had no plans to visit again for a year, i thought better to follow up now than later.
One more thought this discussion throws up is, do you know what rate of interest will they apply for the half year of 2011-12 for cases like mine assuming they pay me this month? The interest rate for 11-12 are yet to be announced, right ?

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24 Manish Chauhan February 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm

There was so much confusion on the interest rates .. earliar they said 9.5 , then again news came that its cancelled , so current numbers I am not sure ..

Also I hope you knew that you can file the RTI on this and get the info .. Not sure how well it works

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25 Raja February 9, 2012 at 6:39 pm

RTI for this ?? Won’t that be like abuse of RTI ? When no is stopping me from getting the info, why RTI ? Only thing is, the difficulty in accessing the info. how will RTI solve that difficulty ?

I was talking of the interest rate for 11-12 period for which is still under debate. 10-11 has been fixed at 9.5 and so far no confirmed news on it’s cancellation.

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26 Raja February 9, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Got some info here. http://www.simpletaxindia.net/2011/04/get-95-epf-interest-in-11-12-also-for.html
as per the link if my settlement happens before the new rate announcement i’ll get 9.5% for 11-12 period.

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27 santosh February 9, 2012 at 10:15 am

i have visited this site before and its useless. I have an EPF account for past three years but still it is not loaded. And for some of my collegues who r working for past 8 to 10 years, their EPF is updated only for first three years.

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28 Manish Chauhan February 9, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Santosh

In that case your particular EPFO office is really pathetic :) .

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29 Praveen February 9, 2012 at 10:17 am

HI Tarun,
Data is not updated for all the companies. Last year I was getting the same message that you got.
Now I am able to get my EPF amount information through a message.

Note: One more option is there to check the claim status of withdrawal of your EPF. This is updated only after your application reached to EPF office.

Thanks,
Praveen.

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30 Manish Chauhan February 9, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Praveen

What is the link to that ?

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31 Santosh Prasad February 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm

You can visit http://www.epfindia.com/ClaimStatus_New.html and then click on “Click here for the status” link.

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32 Prashanth February 9, 2012 at 10:35 am

This is a very useful, most valued post…

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33 Arun February 9, 2012 at 10:38 am

Hi sir,

I have tried accessing this site but in vain. I want to know if the check status is applicable for people who have applied to withdraw the pf amount or for general balance check. There are many of us with confusing question, your answer can save our time.

Thanks in advance,
Arun S

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34 Manish Chauhan February 9, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Arun

Its for everyone .. not just for those who have applied for withdrawal .. What issue are you facing exactly ?

Manish

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35 chandrashekar April 25, 2014 at 9:57 am

Hi Manish,

i got EPF Balance through Message but in the message it is showing Accounts updated up to 31-03-2012 only..

can you pls tell me why it is showing like this.

Thanks,
Chandra

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36 Prasad February 9, 2012 at 10:39 am

Not sure if anyone knows, the EPFO does charge some 6% as management charges, I am not clear if this get deducted from the employee’s account or the employer pays it ! Wanted to share this article , worth a read :) and yes it does give sound to all your arguments of EPFO not delivering it and yes a big scam in the waiting :) They already made a fool of themselves and the Finance Ministry when they said they had excess funds last year, which lead to the increase in Interest rate last year, and now found out that they are actually short of funds, which would lead to lesser interest rate this year :).. More details : http://www.firstpost.com/investing/the-epfo-is-ruining-your-savings-time-to-wind-it-down-198944.html

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37 Raja February 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Hi Prasad,

I didn’t understand few things from the Business Standard article quoted on firstpost.
“Employers currently have to pay 1.6 per cent of the contribution (employer + employee) to the EPFO as administrative charges. In effect, this is a management charge of 6.7 per cent, which would be viewed as a scandal in the private sector.”

How is 1.6 % of the contribution equal to 6.7% management charges. Any idea ??

Also, even if we assume there is a management charge of 1.6% every time there is a contribution from employee+employer. That doesn’t sound big to me for the reason, it’s one time. Mutual Funds typically charge that much every year on their AUM. So if it’s one time i will look at it more favorably.

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38 Prasad February 9, 2012 at 2:06 pm

true Raja, it is not a big amount and it is one time. The reason I mentioned this is I just got to know it a couple of days back that there are some charges that EPFO takes for managing them. I thought many of us are not aware, so shared the same.

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39 Manish Chauhan February 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Prasad

Its a news to me .. needs to be investigated for sure .. if its being cut from employee money , then indeed its a scandal !

Manish

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40 Prasad February 9, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Sure Manish. Even I am not sure if it is cut from the employer contribution or if the employer pays this management charges extra..

I am sure you will get to the bottom of this :)
Can you also reply to these questions ?
1.) I have completed Exactly 5 years, will my EPF amount be taxed ?
2.) A portion of what the employer contributes(12%) goes to the EPS(Employee pension scheme) – exactly around 4.33% I think, what would happen to this money ? as the EPF act says the account should be 10 years old.
3.) Since the online EPF balance is not updated( for now, it is updated only till March 2010), so is there a way to know the exact amount which is in the account as balance ? Can they give something like a bank/tax statement

Thanks,
Prasad

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41 Manish Chauhan February 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm

1. No

2. that money comes back to you if your acccount is of less than 10 yrs old, else you get pension out of it

3. file an RTI

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42 Kedar February 9, 2012 at 11:33 am

Firstly thanks for providing details about “How to register & check EPF Balance”.
I gone through the link on epf site, entered all the details as per guidelines.
The msg on it ” Invalid Member_id/Data not updated against this…… “. Why so ?
I have entered the correct details & also my account is much before the given updated details date.

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43 Manish Chauhan February 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Kedar

Deginately you are making some mistake , it can be either in the NAME (put exact name as per slip) or the number you are putting in the spaces .. are you choosing the right EPFO state and office ?

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44 Ravi February 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Hi Manish,

Thank you for the post. But I wish it could be a bit elaborate. Not sure if you can include in this post but I would also request you to educate us on

1. Should we withdraw PF after 5 years lockin and make it grow at faster rate

2. When employees move between companies, should they transfer or withdraw that amount. If they withdraw from the latest account how is tax deducted? Should we wait another 5 years here also?

3. Please also include in your post the different components that comes in the SMS and also a litte bit of explanation of the missing figure and whether we will get the same while withdrawl and will amount be missing when we change the company during PF transfer

4. Should one apply to VPF in the company?

5. For the transfer of PF amounts usually it take a very long time. What are procedures in which we can follow up with goverment officials on this. Mine is already 1 year and the site says still under process. Not sure why they take this much time.

6. Will the PF maintain the 9.5/9% interest which we are getting now as standard base rate and keeps increasing or can it also decrease in long run. I remember an LIC agent trying to sell me a pension plan which gives a return of 10% per annum.

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45 Raja February 9, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Hi Ravi,

Am no expert in Personal Finance. But thought of replying to your query.

1. Don’t you think there is no one answer fit all for such a question ? If one is sure (keeping an eye on risk) of making it grow at a faster rate, should the question be even asked ? I think Bank FD’s post tax are not an option to grow it faster than PF and other options come with their own risk set.
2. First part- subjective. If you withdraw before completing 5 years. The tax for the all past years should be recalculated forfeiting all the tax benefits you got under 80C. Also tax has to be paid on the employer contribution part + interest received at the time of withdrawal. third part, If you withdraw, logically yes another 5 years with the next employer.

3. SMS contains 2 parts. Employer and employee contribution. The missing part is Employee pension scheme contribution which goes from your employer contribution part. typically 541/- every month for ppl earning more than 6.5k as basic salary. When you withdraw, if you have put in less than 10 years of service you can withdraw this EPS amount too (Form 10C is used for that. As per my knowledge after 10 years of service this option is not available.

4. Goes back to first question.

5. Go to the source PF office (from which transfer is initiated) and get the status from them. For better follow up contact destination PF office and confirm with them the details received from source. Sorry dude, no automated process.

6. Pension plan, annuity, LIC are a different beast altogether. No knowledge on them. But even though i may not know a lot about fire’s temperature and different zones, i know enough to stay away :) Will PF maintain 9.5% and increase? You must be kidding to expect a direct answer ! It involves politics and finance, a deadly combination, isn’t it ??

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46 Manish Chauhan February 9, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Ravi

This post was very focused on getting EPF balance online . so i will quickly answer your questions here

1. I dont think so , EPF is a good debt tool over long term and let it be like that .. Better invest in other asset classes other than EPF

2. Better would be to transfer it

3. SMS just tells you the balance as on some date .. are you getting some other kind of wordings ? Update it here and we can discuss it here

4. There is no yes or no on this , depends on situation !

5. Use RTI .

6. It keeps changing and nothing can be guaranteed ..

Manish

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47 Ravi February 9, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Thank you Manish for the detailed reply.

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48 vijayasingh February 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm

hi manish , firstly provide this video to find out EPF info. i was facing troubles to see my EPF but there is no body to tell i was found my answer through a link like – LINK WAS NOT WORKING . manish you have also give me a way to have epf inquiry answer , thanks to provide this info

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49 Manish Chauhan February 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Vijayasingh

I am not clear on your comment , how did it help you ?

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50 Anand February 9, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I am tired of request for transfer of PF from my 1st to 2nd company. Now instead of transferring, I wish to withdraw the amount.

Will the PF amount be taxed if I withdraw now? It has been more than 5 years since start of first month’s pay; but my query is from which month to calculate 5 years?

Like in ELSS, every investment is locked for 3 years. In PF also, is every investment tax-free after 5 years?
Somebody please explain.

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51 Manish Chauhan February 9, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Anand

No, it will not be taxed now if you withdraw .. Also there is no locking for each payment , its only from the date of open of EPF account

Manish

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52 Prashanth February 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm

useful post

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53 Vaibhav Mhatre February 9, 2012 at 5:01 pm

How much time it takes to receive the SMS ? I have filled up all details on the EPF site today morning but still haven’t received the SMS. Does that mean I had typed something incorrect ?

Thanks

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54 Manish Chauhan February 13, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Avibhav

DId you get the message below that you had been sent the sms ? Try it once more !

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55 krish February 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Hi Manish,

I had tried the EPFO link an year earlier if I remember it right, but couldn’t get it to work as I was not sure where to enter the numbers in (there were 3 tabs), but your post above did clarify and I’m able to see the balance now via SMS!

Thanks a zillion for this!

I just hope that the mother of all scams (i.e., EPFO) comes to light only after we all retire and bite the dust :-)

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56 Manish Chauhan February 13, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Krish

Good to know that it worked for you ! .. after how much time did you get the SMS ?

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57 Kranti Goyal February 9, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Hi Manish,

It shows data only for Govt. EPF trust. There is lots of Private Company EPF trust. Is there any link fro those.

Thanks and Regards
Kranti

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58 Manish Chauhan February 13, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Kranti

Private EPF’s are just maintained privately.. I guess still those would work ! .. did you try it out !

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59 Durga Prasad February 9, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Hi Manish,

This post is very helpful for me and I could check my EPF balance, Thank you!!

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60 Manish Chauhan February 13, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Good to hear that Durga

After how much time did you get the SMS ?

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61 Kshitij February 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm

I think this facility is there since 6 months, but many thanks again to Manish. He really have given me a great vision in financial planning.

I have a query:
MH/34925/2184(Entered as PU/PUN/34925//2184 in the 5 text boxes) – this is my current org (Oct10 – till date)pf number for this site says : “Data not available. For detail’s please contact respective EPF Office.”

But for my previous org (Jan08 to Jun10): MH/PN/31902/4131 (Entered as PU/PUN/31902//4131 in the 5 text boxes) : I was able to get the details via SMS.

Note the extra PN. Both PF accounts are from Pune only.

Can someone tell me whether I am doing anything wrong.

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62 Hema February 10, 2012 at 10:47 am

I face the same issue as well

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63 Kshitij February 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I check with office folks here..they say the records are only till Feb 2011.

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64 Manish Chauhan February 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Kshitij

cant do much about it then .. your office is not the updated one then !

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65 Zafar May 25, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Hi Manish,

First of all, a lot many thanks for creating such a wonderfula and user oriented page to educate us on using EPF portal.
I am able to check my PF balance with exact date of amount deposited.

On the other hand, my prother who works with HCL has not been able to check his PF status. His PF is maintained with HIL PF Trust and the no. as mentioned in his salary slip is ‘HIL PF Trust-HR/5572/1622XX’. I tried checking this no. on EPF website but it doesn’t accept this no. Do you know any other way how I should try?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Warm regards,
-Zafar

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66 Manish Chauhan May 26, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Thats a private EPF trust , he cant ask it from EPFO !

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67 Manjit April 30, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Can we transfer our pf from EPFO to HIL PF Trust and vice versa?

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68 Manish Chauhan May 7, 2014 at 4:08 pm

I dont think it can be done , but I am not sure !

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69 Rakesh February 9, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Manish,

Thanks a lot, very detailed explanation. I could get my EPF balance instantly. Unfortunately its only updated till 31/03/2011. They are way behind but still this is good at least we know how much money is there.

Keep up the good work.

Rakesh

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70 Rakesh February 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Manish,

Would there be a difference in Employers and Employee figure in the EPF statment even though 12% is deducted. Is the difference going to gratuity?
In my case the employer contribution is short by 9k.

Rakesh

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71 Santosh Prasad February 10, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Out of 12% of Employer contribution, 3.67% is contributed to EPF and 8.33% to EPS(Employee Pension Scheme). However this is limited to 8.33% on Rs.6500 i.e., Rs.541/- contributed by Employer. For example, if your basic salary is Rs.10000/- then employer can deposit maximum Rs.541/- in EPS and rest of the amount (Rs.1200 – Rs.541 = Rs. 659) will be deposited in EPF. Hence, in a year, the employee’s contribution to EPF will be Rs.1200 * 12 = Rs.14,400, however employer’s contribution to EPF will be Rs.659 * 12 = Rs. 7,908.
This is the reason, in EPF statement, you see a difference in Employee and Employer contribution as amount deposited in EPS is not shown in EPF statement.

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72 Rakesh February 10, 2012 at 7:49 pm

@Santosh,

Thanks for the detailed explanation. Should it be 8.33 inEPF and 3.67 in EPS ?

Rakesh

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73 Santosh Prasad February 11, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Rakesh,
What I have mentioned is correct. It is 8.33% to EPS and 3.67% to EPF. You can visit this link for confirmation. http://www.epfindia.gov.in/payments.htm

A higher allocation of 8.33% to EPS was done so that an employee can get sufficient amount of pension after retirement.
But this 8.33% and 3.67% holds true if your salary is less than or equal to Rs.6500.
If salary is more than Rs.6500, e.g., Rs.10000/=(as an example), then out of employer’s contribution of Rs.1200, only Rs.541/- can be deposited in EPS Account and rest of the amount Rs.659 is deposited in EPF Account. In this case, the percentage for EPS and EPF comes out as 5.41% and 6.59% respectively. So, it all depends upon your basic salary. No matter what is the basic salary, a maximum of Rs.541/- can be deposited in EPS account. I hope this ceiling is increased to higher amount as I think the corpus that will be built with a monthly contribution of Rs.541/- only will not be sufficient enough to provide a decent pension to an employee after his retirement to live a comfortable life.

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74 Rakesh February 12, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Santosh,

Thanks once again for a detailed reply, got it.

Rakesh

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75 newinvestor February 9, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Hi Manish,
Thanks for the post. Have a question which is offtrack from the post but still wanted to ask. My father worked in an organisation in UP which deducted employees contribution every month but both the employees contribution as well as employer contribution was not deposited with EPF office due to financially ill organisation. Eventually my father took VRS . Can u please throw some light as to how to go about getting the due from EPF office as by law it is the responsibility of EPF office to ensure that employees and employers contribution are deposited with them. Thanks

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76 Santosh Prasad February 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Your father should file an RTI application to CPIO of concerned EPFO office (you can get the name of CPIO of concerned EPFO office from http://www.epfindia.gov.in) asking for a statement of his EPF Account. He should also attach a copy of salary slip( if he has, otherwise, PF A/c number is sufficient) as a proof that employer had deducted amount from salary in the name of EPF contribution.
Once, he get this statement, he can be sure whether amount was indeed deposited by employer to EPFO or not. If amount was not deposited by employer, then he can again file an RTI application asking for action taken by EPFO against the employer and the procedure to get his dues back. EPFO office is bound to give reply to an RTI application within 30 days, otherwise, a fine of Rs.250 is imposed on concerned officer for each day of delay in providing information.

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77 Narsi February 9, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Hi Manish, I am able to access my EPF as my compamy has its own trust. How ever I am unclear on the pension portion. Did I understand correctly that it will paid out as lumpsum on withdrawl? or would it be in pension form post 58 years?
How do we know the balance and other details?
Thanks

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78 Manish Chauhan February 13, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Narsi

If you spend 10 yrs before withdrawing the PF ,then it will be paid as pension, else you will get it as lumpsum

Manish

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79 Mahesh February 10, 2012 at 8:21 am

My PF number starts with KN/BN/*****/***** and i get a message Invalid Member_id / Data not updated against this BG/BNG

I assume data for KN / BG does not exist ?

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80 chitra February 14, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Me too sailing on the same boat :-( ….. Any updates reg this????

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81 Visha Nangia February 19, 2012 at 11:49 am

you need to give correct office .use below link using text search.
give your company name, it will give EPF office it fals under

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82 Pulkit February 10, 2012 at 10:41 am

why i am unable to see.?? It saying invalid Member ID

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83 Manish Chauhan February 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm

MOstly the name is wrong

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84 Pulkit February 14, 2012 at 3:48 pm

do uppercase/lowercase matters??

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85 Manish Chauhan February 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Pulkit

I am not sure . but may be .. try once more !

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86 Arudra Kumar February 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Yes. It does. It is case sensitive.

Regards,
Arudra.

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87 Dheeraj R February 10, 2012 at 11:04 am

Any idea about the link to add nomination. I do not find any at the EPFO website.

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88 Manish Chauhan February 13, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Dheeraj

Better talk to your company department or ask on forum : jagoinvestor.com/forum

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89 Vidya February 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Manish

Can you provide some insights on whether partial withdrawal option is available on accumulated PF , If so can u write a post on the procedure

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90 Manish Chauhan February 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Vidya

Better ask it on jagoinvestor.com/forum

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91 Manish Chauhan February 13, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Vidya

You can partially withdraw from PF (PPF) only after 6th year

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92 PARVEZ ANSARI February 11, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Dear Manish,

I am regular follower of your posts and it really works, Now I want to check my EPF balance and on my receipt there is only a
Establishment code: BLY-B UP/21957
Account Group No. BLY/B.
So please let me know how to check the balance with these codes.

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93 Manish Chauhan February 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

this is really a little tricky .. did you try all kind of combinations ! . Ask on forum : http://www.jagoinvestor.com/forum

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94 KRANTIVIR RAJPUT February 11, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Very Useful….will spread the link to my friends too.

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95 Subrata Bera February 11, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Hi Manish,

Really nice and informative article. Thank you very much for sharing these details. However , I’ve few questions too. Please let me know what may be the best option available for me in my scenario.

1) I resigned from my company in Delhi some 2 years back and now I am in Bangalore in another organization. My new company initiated a transfer but sadly its still not happened and I lost all connections with my previous company too. Now is it possible to withdraw the amount from Bangalore and how?

2) Is it possible to make a fresh transfer request? (My new company is not willing to do it and asking me to follow up with EPF department.)

Please advice.

Thanks & regards,
SB

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96 Manish Chauhan February 13, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Subreta

Sadly .. you will have to live with this situation and rely and follow up on old request only .. why have you left the contact with old company ?

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97 Subrata Bera February 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Hi Manish,

Is it possible to make a withdrawal request from Bangalore? Do I need to rely on my last company for this withdrawal?

Thanks & regards,
Subrata Bera.

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98 Santosh Prasad February 15, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Subrata,
First you have to find out whether transfer was done by Delhi office or not. You can know this by making an RTI application to Delhi EPFO office (where your account was maintained while you worked in old company). You can get the name of CPIO from EPFO website. If you come to know that transfer was not done and amount is still lying with Delhi office, then you may make a fresh application to either transfer or withdraw it by submitting Form-13 or Form-19 respectively. These forms should “preferably” be attested by ex-employer. But, if it is not possible to get it attested by ex-employer for any reason, then you can get it attested by any gazetted officer, mentioning the reason for the same, and send it to Delhi office via Speed Post or Regd Post. You can track the status of withdrawal/transfer request on EPFO website.

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99 Subrata Bera February 16, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Thanks Santosh.

That is some valuable information there.

After submitting one grievance in EPFO website I got reply that the transfer request never reached them.

Let me try to reach my previous employer once again and make a fresh withdrawal request. If it doesn’t work, I’ll do it of my own.

SB.

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100 Manish Chauhan February 17, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Good to hear Subrata that you got some info out of it :) .. Keep coming and share your insights with others !

Manish

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101 Murali February 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Dear Manish,
Thanks a lot for your much needed HELP.
Keep posting and update us time to time.

B.Murali Mohan

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102 Manish Chauhan February 13, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Welcome !

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103 Anurag February 14, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Manish,
Thanks for the nice post.
I worked for 5 months till June 2010. My payslip shows my PF no. as KN/4***2/2***. As per the steps given on the blog and the video, i tried to check my EPF balance. But, it shows “Invalid Member_id / Data not updated”. My name is also right. What should i do to check my balance?

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104 Manish Chauhan February 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Anurag

your PF account is very new .. it might be the case that the data for you is not updated at all .. how ever as its just 5 months old , your balance is pretty clear , it would be 5 times of your and employer contribution , thats all .. you can see how much is going to your PF every month .

Also you must ask for a PF slip from your company eveyr year !

Manish

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105 Sowmi Narayanan February 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Dear Manish,

Few months back I read in newspapers that everything in EPF has been computerized. Isn’t ? I too have very BIG story with EPF but tired of talking about that. My issue is related with transfer. I moved to my current employer three years back and b’coz of current employer mistake the transfer form got rejected twice. And at last they successfully given that and now Chennai EPF is saying it got transferred where as h’bad EPF is saying it is not. Is there is way to know the exact transfer status online or some other method ? Kindly help me out to come out this vicious cycle.

@Raja, I really laughed for 10 mins after reading your exp and further follow up comments. No one can express better than this. i really don’t know how to handle these govt babus / depts. why the hell govt is not outsourcing these critical dept ? Just see the passport office and now it got improved million times. even there you will get stuck up only when it is come to police verification. I know there are some construction companies offering epf etc to their employees and those people are not well educated and does not know all these internet etc. Just wondering what will happen to them to get their hard earned money from these guys even we so called educated sector all struggling this much ?

People are transferring money from US to india in just few hours and i am really wondering what is the BIG issue in connecting the EPF with PAN no and track it or do the transfer etc.

Irrespective of this i am glad to see things are moving well in EPF and in near future all our dreams reg govt operations will become true.

Yes god alone save us.

Cheers
Sowmi

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106 Manish Chauhan February 15, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Sowmi

The last resort to your issue and which will work I guess is to file a RTI to know the real status . Many people have filed RTI application and got more clarity. So try it out !

Manish

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107 yuvaraj February 15, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Dear manish,

Thanks for the nice post.

I left my organisation in November 2010. But till today i have neither applied for withdrawl of money. Please tell me
1.How long i can keep it in account after leaving organistion?
2.Whether i wll get interest on amount till today?
3.Also suggest which is useful either withdrawl or transfer? how transfer procedure will takes place?

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108 Manish Chauhan February 17, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Yuvaraj

1. You can keep it as long as you want , but the interest will not be there if the account is dormant for 3 yrs

2. Yes as of now .

3. Better withdraw it , because transfer has lot of horror stories . thats why I am saying , if you are able to transfer it successfully , then good .

Manish

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109 sudhank saxena February 19, 2012 at 11:39 am

WOW…. I TRIED JUST NOW AND GOT SMS WITHIN A MINUTE..

MENTIONING EE AMOUNT AND ER AMOUNT (DONT KNOW WHAT IT MEANS !!)

THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION !!

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110 Manish Chauhan February 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Sudhank

ER is your employer contribution and EE is yours

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111 Keerthi Mukhi February 25, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Hi Manish

My PF number is KN/19***/6**** where each represents a digit. I am not able to retrieve my PF amount. The error message I get is “Invalid Member_id / Data not updated against this KN/MLR/19214//67794″

Could you please clarify?

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112 Manish Chauhan February 28, 2012 at 11:18 am

Keerthi

You have to put 19214 in the first box and 67794 in 3rd , let the second box be empty . Make sure your name is put as per EPF slip

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113 Ashish Lad February 25, 2012 at 11:41 pm

WOW…. I TRIED JUST NOW AND GOT SMS WITHIN A MINUTE..
MENTIONING EE AMOUNT AND ER AMOUNT (DONT KNOW WHAT IT MEANS !!)
THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION !!

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114 Manish Chauhan February 28, 2012 at 11:15 am

Good to know that you got the SMS !

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115 Jay February 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Hi Manish

Thanks for the wonderful article. My PPF Transfer was done one year ago and data is still not uploaded… Can you please help me here ?

1. What is the cost & process of filing an RTI (My data is not uploaded sine more than a year). What information should I mention in the RTI.

2. Can we expect a statement of all EPF credits (monthly and interest) ?

3. Is this deduction for pension applicable for all subscribers ? When is the payout done ? Will I start receiving pension after 10 years or so ? How do I track this amount ?

4. In my previous company, EPF a/c was not for government but company trust. I found that I’m paying double of what company contributed in EPF. How can I find where did the pension go or is it that they are not bound to make equal contribution ?

Thanks,

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116 Manish Chauhan February 28, 2012 at 10:56 am

Jay

I think you are talking about EPF , not PPF

1. RTI will cost just Rs 10 or rs 0 (if you write on a piece of paper) and send it to RTI department. For info on RTI , search on net

2. NO

3. Pension clarity is not there . will write a post on it sometime

4. Company will pay only upto 12% of your Basic , you might be giving 24% in that case .

Manish

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117 Jay March 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Thank you. Yes, I mistyped… it was EPF.

Just one more query.. Is there any other way we can get statement or detail on credits done in my EPF. How would I approach if I have a doubt on interest credits etc ? Can that be included in EPF RTI ?

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118 Manish Chauhan March 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Jay

You can ask anything you want in RTI application .

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119 abdul wajid April 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm

i worked in karnataka road transport for 37 years i am a member of pf and epf pension from the begining may be from1970 till i retired on june1999 but i recive only 347 PM I ENQ SO MANY TIMES to epf office at chikmagalore karnataka .Reply is wht u getting is more i shut my mouth and come back. my FPS no is 1579 can i get a proper reply from u in hope i will get reply GOD ONLY KNOWS HOW IAM FACEING PROBLEM IN RS.347 THANKING U

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120 Manish Chauhan April 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Abdul

I assume that you will be having around 1 lac in your EPF balance .. file an RTI application to find out more on this .. ask them how much is your EPF balance and how much pension is given !

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121 Vareen Ray February 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Hi Manish,

I had worked in a media house for over 5 years and had quit in August 2010. The accounts department informed me that they had applied for withdrawal of EPF. I waited for 8 months, but since I did not receive any money or any intimation, I approached the accounts department, who suggested I apply for withdrawal on my own this time. I submitted all the necessary documents & paperwork in June 2011 at EPF’s Dwarka office in New Delhi. The documents included details of all the money submitted by my organisation (both employer & employee share) to my EPF account each year. But since then the online claim status shows that “PF settlement is under process.”

Interestingly, the EPF claim from the next firm which I had joined in August 2010 and quit in August 2011 has already been settled in just a span of 4 months and the money was credited to my account through NEFT payment.

I have sent the EPF office a written letter for the same. I plan to wait a month more before filing a RTI asking for an explanation for the inordinate delay in processing my application.

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122 Manish Chauhan March 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Vareen

YEs seems like things are stuck in between somewhere and you will have to use RTI to get that exact info . I am planning to do a post on how to use RTI to get EPF related issues sorted out , but not sure when !

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123 Ranganath T.S March 13, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Dear Manish,

I tried to check my EPF balance as per the demostration ; how ever it didnt work i havent received the sms till now.

Please guide me .

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124 Praveena r March 16, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Hi,My name is Praveen, i wanted to know the PF Balance,but when am putting details of pf a/c no,name & mobile ,its showing invalid.(Invalid Member_id / Data not updated against this BG/MRD/0042118/000/0001311) pls let know the answer. My Mail id is praveenar3@gmail.com

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125 Manish Chauhan March 17, 2012 at 11:44 am

Praveena

I can see that you have 3 numbers in your PF account number , are you putting all of them in respective fields ? the first number goes in first field, second in second and so on ?

Manish

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126 anji March 16, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Hi ,
PPF balance will be coming as SMS ok. if i want to check again the balance again need to enter the mobile number . it is written that mobile number will be linked to account how frequently sms will send.

if i want to check again i have to follow same process?????

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127 Manish Chauhan March 17, 2012 at 11:34 am

Anji

First thing is that this process is for EPF , not PPF and you will have to repeat the process everytime you want to know the balance for EPF

Manish

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128 anji March 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm

hi Manish ,

thnks for your reply.

this might me like childish question . if mobile number is changed , already provided number is linked if provided new number system accepts and send information .

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129 umran nadaf March 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm

pl.send me correct web site how to check p.f.balance in different A/c.nos

Regards.
U.Nadaf

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130 Manish Chauhan March 19, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Umran

The websites mentioned in the articles are correct .what are the issues you are facing ?

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131 anji March 20, 2012 at 9:48 am

hi Manish ,

thnks for your reply.

this might me like childish question but i want to clear it . if mobile my number is changed , already i have provided number and is linked to the account( Note provided in the site) so if i provided new number will system accepts and send information ?

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132 Manish Chauhan March 20, 2012 at 10:46 am

Yes Anji

It will accept new number

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133 Kiran March 20, 2012 at 11:59 am

HI Manish,

I live in Bangalore and My PF number is “KN/WF/xxxxx/000xxx” , but when i try to search it is giving the following error:
###################################################
STATUS for Member ID: BG/BNG/0035955/000/0000174

Invalid Member_id / Data not updated against this BG/BNG/00xxxxx/000/000xxx
**Data updated till 08-03-2012 20:19:34
###################################################

I have followed the same procedure you have given. Any pointers?

Thanks,
Kiran

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134 Manish Chauhan March 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Kiran

IN your case the PF number has 3 numbers , put 1st number in the first box , 2nd in second and 3rd in third one

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135 ANUJ AGGARWAL March 27, 2012 at 11:52 am

HI MANISH,

i too has same issue which kiran is facing,
FIRST BLANK FIELD ASK FOR:Establishment code – Maximum 7 Digits
SECOND BLANK FIELD ASK FOR:Extension – Maximum 3 Characters / Can be left blank in case no extension
THIRD BLANK FIELD ASK FOR:Account Number – Maximum 7 Digits

SO FORMAT SHOULD BE:max7digits+max3char+max7digits
As given in pay slip KN/WF/3x9x5/000x7x” *
(*x represents digits.)

so using the format
(max7digits+max3char+max7digits)

i tried
1. first blank field:3x9x5
second blank field:BLANK
third blank field:000x7x

2. also tried with WF in second blank field along with value used in first trial
3. also tried interchanging the value used in first trial option

Thanks in advance

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136 Manish Chauhan March 28, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Not sure in that case , mostly your name is not matching or your branch has not updated the data .

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137 anji March 28, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Hi ,

just got sms . in that there are two EE and ER so wht will be my total balance . ER+EE ? or only EE .

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138 Manish Chauhan March 29, 2012 at 11:11 am

Anji

Total

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139 santosh April 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm

my company provide me a pf no which does not showing in the web site is there any registered or not ,i need clarification,pf no:-KR/KC/12075/28564

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140 Manish Chauhan April 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Thanks for asking the question. We use our forum to answer personal questions , so that more people can have a look at it and give their comments too . Please ask your question on the forum where I personally and others reply very fast . It takes 1 min to create a login and start asking question .. Incase you want me to create a login/pass – let me know

http://www.jagoinvestor.com/forum/

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141 Manoj Verma April 2, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I want to transfer my pf amount from one company account to another account. I have sent hard copy of form 13. Today i checked the status it is showing below status. from this message can i know that my pf has transferred or not
STATUS for Member ID: XX/XXX/XXXXXXX/000/XXXXXXX
Your account has been settled. For detail’s please contact respective EPF Office.

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142 Manish Chauhan April 3, 2012 at 10:40 am

That means that you EPF money has been sent from the source company to target company , now they need to update the records !

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143 khushpal manohar April 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm

my a/c is showing claim is settled but no money credit in my bank account my detail as
MH/48037/31348

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144 Manish Chauhan April 3, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Khuspal

Now you need to file RTI to get the exact status : http://www.jagoinvestor.com/2012/03/rti-for-epf-withdrawal-or-transfer.html

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145 savitha April 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Dear All,

my pf online payment is showing very less ,i had been working for almost six years in an company , and for the first three years they were deducting 195 + 195, after the fourth year they were deducting 390+ 390, last year they were deducting 420 + 420 , but the status online its showing only 18 thousand . anyone plehelp me

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146 Manish Chauhan April 17, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Savitha

It might be updated till some old date . Check once !

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147 CHAITANYA April 15, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I live in
DELHI and My PF number is “DS/NSP/xxxxx/000xxx” , but when i try to search in all the ways by putting my name in different manner, every time the message shows as
###################################################
Invalid Member_id / Data not updated against this
**Data updated till 04-04-12
###################################################
I have followed the same procedure you have given.
Thanks,
Chaitanya

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148 Manish Chauhan April 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Chaitanya

Not sure in that case .. File an RTI to get this info in that case !

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149 Jit April 25, 2012 at 10:12 pm

same problem like me.

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150 Narendra Kumar.S.S April 16, 2012 at 11:52 am

For Bangalore based PF numbers, the status tells that the database is updated upto 28th March 2010.
So, the data that is sent in the SMS is old data.

So, is there any other way to get the latest status online?

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151 Manish Chauhan April 17, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Narendra

File an RTI now

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152 Narendra Kumar.S.S April 18, 2012 at 10:38 am

Thanks for the response Manish.
I have never submitted an RTI till now.
So, I don’t know how to start with, what process to follow, where to submit, etc.

So, can you please let me know, how to proceed with this?

Regards,
Narendra

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153 Manish Chauhan April 18, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Narendra

You can refer to this article , the procedure would be almost same

http://www.jagoinvestor.com/2012/03/rti-for-epf-withdrawal-or-transfer.html

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154 NaGARAJU April 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Hi,

I have joined in a new company on 9th May 2011 and Initiated the transfer on June 2011. In the site it is showing cheque has been dispatched on DEC 2011

Now I checked the balance of my PF account. But it is throwing error as INVALID member ID.

Please help me on this issue.

Regards,
Nagaraju

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155 Manish Chauhan April 20, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Nagaraju

IN that case you should not use RTI to find out the information ,that the full proof method . .

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156 NaGARAJU April 20, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Manish,

I am using the below link to check the balance.

http://www.epfindia.com/MembBal.html

Regards,
Nagaraju

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157 Manish Chauhan April 20, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I know .. but now you should use RTI , as this link is not giving full info

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158 NAGARAJU April 21, 2012 at 9:25 am

Manish,

Could you please provide me the RTI link to check PF account?.

Regards,
Nagaraju

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159 Manish Chauhan April 23, 2012 at 10:49 am
160 NaGARAJU April 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Thanks Manish. I will file my queries to RTI.

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161 Jit April 25, 2012 at 10:09 pm

maine mera P.F. balance ke liye p.f office me phone kiya to wo bol rahe hai ki meri company ne mera p.f. form company me bheja nahi hai. lekin mere pas salary sleep me P.F. number hai.
kya action leny chahiye pls answer me
kya mera p.f. balance vapas mil sakta hai?

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162 Jit April 25, 2012 at 10:21 pm

mene june month me company joint ki hai

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163 Manish Chauhan April 26, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Jit

Your PF balance is there , but you can get it only when you apply for withdrawal of PF amount.

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164 Jit April 26, 2012 at 6:40 pm

ok. sir. thanks

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165 Jit April 26, 2012 at 7:17 pm

lekin mera PF balance to nahi batate hai. DS/NHP/28212/10628

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166 Manish Chauhan April 28, 2012 at 12:26 pm

You can get all info by filing an RTI application

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167 S.senthil kumar April 27, 2012 at 6:10 pm

hai

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168 Manish Chauhan April 28, 2012 at 11:43 am

Yes , whats your query

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169 vaishali April 28, 2012 at 5:12 pm

i hve a epf account MH/44359/1946, where i worked only for 3 months. Whether i am eligible to withdraw my EPF.

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170 Manish Chauhan April 28, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Yes , if you are not in job now , you can withdraw that money

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171 Chandresh kumar April 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm

We work in a company from 12-04-2010 to 31-11-2011
But account update only 31-03 2011.

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172 VIJAY KUMAR May 3, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Hi,

mera PF A/c no – MH/37172-B/7255 balance nahi bata raha hai .

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173 Manish Chauhan May 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Vijay

Please file a RTI application now

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174 Mohammed May 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I have got the sms for my EPF balance. They have mentioned 2 components namely, employee and employer.
Would like to know that whatever amount is given in sms for employee and employer consists interest part also or Interest amount is over and above the given amounts?

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175 Nirmal Kumar May 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Dear Sir,
Please provide us my EPF balance via SMS or mail2 components namely, employee and employer.
EPF No. DL24792/678
No data found please help

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176 Manish Chauhan May 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm

File RTI

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177 Neha May 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Hi Manish,

When i submit my details of PF it gives me an error :Invalid Member ID.
Please help!!

Thanks!!!

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178 Neha May 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm

How to file a RTI application?

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179 Manish Chauhan May 29, 2012 at 10:35 am

You can get the reference for RTI filing from here : http://www.jagoinvestor.com/2012/03/rti-for-epf-withdrawal-or-transfer.html

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180 Manish Chauhan May 29, 2012 at 10:35 am
181 Neha May 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Hi Manish,

I tried filling the RTI form online but I am facing some issues while submitting it.
Please let me know what details should i fill in Department/Ministry column.

Thanks!!

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182 Manish Chauhan May 29, 2012 at 9:15 pm

You have to address it to Central Public Information Officer, Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation and then the exact address of the EPF office of your juristiction . Refer to this directory to find out the exact address http://www.epfindia.com/epfo_directory.htm

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183 Poornima Shenoy May 29, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Thanks for the information … very useful…

Please could you tell me whether the name on the EPF slip and salary slip is the same or different.

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184 Manish Chauhan May 29, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Its same mostly

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185 kahnu May 30, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I was working for Hindustan Dorr-oliver Ltd from 2007 to 2009. but after leaving the company & after continues follow-up also they are not interested to return my PF amount. my account num is MH/4342/1192. can you please help me to withdraw the same.

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186 Manish Chauhan May 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm

They can only inform the EPFO about your releiving . Thats all

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187 kahnu May 30, 2012 at 5:15 pm

yes but they are not entertaining me on this regards.

After 3 years also they are not interested to process my application .

Again from the above link also I m failing to get any information about my pf account.

My name is KAHNU CHARAN SAHOO.

can u plz check the given pf number with my name detail.

Thanx

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188 Manish Chauhan May 30, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Who am I to check your EPF details, I am not authorized for it

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189 kahnu May 31, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I was thinking u will help me by d y thnx

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190 Manish Chauhan May 31, 2012 at 12:50 pm

But how do I check it , i dont have creditials , I am not the autorised person ?

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191 ambekar suresh kumar May 31, 2012 at 7:48 pm

HI
it’s very nice site
but having a one problem that is not updating 3 month’s one time
that is bad

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192 Manish Chauhan June 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm

In all offices its not updated till current date , that much lag is there

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193 Poornima May 31, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Hi Manish,

I want to withdraw my PF with my old company. HR has asked me to provide a cancelled cheque which has 15 digit account no. on it. But all my cheque books have either 12 digits or 14 digits. Please give me correct knowledge about it. Can you please guide me whether my form will be rejected if I submit a cancelled cheque with 12 digit a/c no.

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194 Manish Chauhan June 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm

What does your HR say on this ?

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195 Ramesh Mane June 4, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Thanks a lot Manish.. it was very useful…

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196 kiran sharma June 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm

SIR/MAM PLZ PROVIDE MY BALANCE EPF MY NAME KIRAN SHARMA PF ACCOUNT NO RJ/5825/880 VIPUL MOTORS (P) LTD MY MAIL ID .kiransharma591@gmail.com mobile no 9928311565

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197 Manish Chauhan June 8, 2012 at 7:15 pm

File an RTI for this

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198 rajbir sharma June 12, 2012 at 6:53 pm

sir ,
pls send my epf balance my epf a/c no is DL/CPM/0023848/000/0000137 SOPLS SEND MY MOBILE NO 9871773999

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199 Manish Chauhan June 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm

You need to do it yourself .

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200 Archna June 9, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Please send the balance of Epf upto date

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201 Manish Chauhan June 10, 2012 at 5:42 pm

How can we send it to you ?

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202 shashank June 15, 2012 at 1:06 am

Hi
For all those ppl who are getting error mssg they need to visit http://59.180.233.229/estt_search/est_search.php and type their 5 digit establishment code and hit on search button . On results page you can see 2 different columns stating old region code/estt code/estt.ext and region code/office code/estt.code/estt. ext.

Therefore the solution lies in filling the new region code/office code

Hope now everyone can find his/her epf details

thanks
shashank

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203 Manish Chauhan June 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Thanks for the link Shashank !

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204 DR AK SAXENA June 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm

the information we get is useless. i recently got the information through SMS from epf office which showed data upto the end of 31.03.2011 i.e one year old information which we already got through the PF slip. so what’s the use of this information. i asked them to provide information upto the end of 31.03.2012. they do not reply or provide information.

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205 Manish Chauhan June 19, 2012 at 11:05 am

You should file an RTI now .. the sms system will be more useful to those who had old accounts nad lot of data

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206 Lohith June 19, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Hi Manish,

I am not able to check PF Balance. My account number is in the format (HR/5572/XXXXXX). So which is the actual account number in this.
I worked with HCL Technologies (Hindustan Instruments Limited Employees Provident Fund Trust) left company on Jun-2009. Since i was going for further studies i didn;t transfer my PF account. Last week i got a mail telling my PF amount has been settled on Oct 2010 where as i didn’t receive any money to my account. Can you please guide me what exactly i have to do. How to find out to which account PF amount has been transferred.

Thanks in advance .

Cheers,
Lohith

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207 Manish Chauhan June 21, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Lohith

First raise this query on our forum , this needs regular discussion : http://www.jagoinvestor.com/forum

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208 K C Sahoo August 16, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Dear Manish,

I left a company 5 years before. When I am trying to check my EPF balance it shows

“Your Account has been marked as In-operative Account. For details please contact respective EPF Office.”

How to check the balance. and how can I withdraw my money ?

Regards

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209 Manish Chauhan August 17, 2012 at 1:07 pm

You will have to file a RTI application now to know your balance, other option is to apply for your EPF passbook read this http://www.jagoinvestor.com/2012/08/epf-passbook-employee-provident-fund-balance-online.html

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210 dharmesh October 23, 2013 at 5:48 pm

My account was 10 years old, and when I check I also get the same message as Mr Sahoo is getting, I also tried the E Passbook but it is also saying that “Inoperative account” and passbook can not be generated.
Can you please guide what to do now ?

Thanks
Dharmesh

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211 Manish Chauhan October 26, 2013 at 10:06 am

Is it an inactive account ?

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212 dharmesh November 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Yes I think so … because I left that company in 2004 and did not transfer it to next company.

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213 Manish Chauhan November 12, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Yes, in that case its now a DORMANT account. You will have to transfer it to your current EPF or just withdraw it . You can know the balance only by filing RTI !

Manish

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214 Wriju Bharadwaj September 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Hi Manish,

I had switched jobs, and wanted to have my accumulated pf transferred to the newly created account.

The issue that I faced was that it seems that the PF account with my new employer is maintained with separate PF Trust (which is exempted by the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner, Bangalore under Sec.17(1A) of the Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Act,1952).

When I tried to view the balance online I got the below error:
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STATUS for Member ID: BG/BNG/0010275/000/0048466

Invalid Member_id / Data not updated against this BG/BNG/0010275/000/0048466

**Data updated till 05-09-2012 21:48:25
———–

I am however able to to view the status of the PF account with the previous employer (just to confirm that I am able to use the online tool properly).

Do you know of any workaround?

P.S. I would like to withhold sensitive info e.g. name of trust, employer etc. as this is a public site.

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215 Wriju Bharadwaj September 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Hi Manish,

I believe the status may not be available online because of the private PF trust, I more which I would like to ask here:

What are the advantages for both employee and employer for a private PF Trust?

Thanks and Regards,

Wriju

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216 Manish Chauhan September 26, 2012 at 11:39 am

There is no advantage like that , its just that your company has decided to manage private trust and not be part of EPFO fund . thats all !

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217 Wriju Bharadwaj September 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

Thanks Manish

I guess some big shot in management had a “tubelight” suddenly lit on top of his head which eventually lead all other employees in a soup.

:D

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218 Manish Chauhan September 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm
219 Manish Chauhan September 26, 2012 at 12:46 pm

You should be discussing this on our forum – http://www.jagoinvestor.com/forum/

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220 Megha January 20, 2013 at 10:42 am

Hi, i calculated my claim amount basing my contrbn every month, and the balance shown in “PF STATUS” is lesser than my calculated amount by approx 40k.
what cud the reason for difference be? what do i do to get claim the exact amount.

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221 Manish Chauhan January 22, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Better file a RTI and ask for the calculation .. you will know how EPF gives you interest

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222 Raj April 21, 2013 at 10:52 am

I am NRI and have been out for India for more then three years. I know I won’t get interest on my EPF money due to in-activity. So, I am planning to take money out.
But in future (may be after 5 years or so) I plan to return to India.
What would be your advice for this, should I take money out now or not? Because when I come back, I would get higher interest on my deposited amount.

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223 Manish Chauhan April 26, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Better take it out now , anyways it will take quite some time to get it

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224 Sandeep Shah May 15, 2013 at 3:49 am

I have not received SMS of PF Banlace.

I get this message when I Click on Submit button.

STATUS for Member ID: MH/BAN/*****/***/*****

**Data updated till 03-05-2013 16:59:40

There is no message about SMS sent to Mobile number given. IS that any error?

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225 Rajat Verma May 20, 2013 at 3:19 pm

I have not received SMS of PF Banlace.

I get this message when I Click on Submit button.

STATUS for Member ID: MH/BAN/*****/***/*****

**Data updated till 03-05-2013 16:59:40

There is no message about SMS sent to Mobile number given. IS that any error?

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226 Manish Chauhan May 25, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Try again , may be some temporary problem

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227 Naveen Kumar E July 6, 2013 at 11:49 am

Dear sir/madam

can you tel me my pf number is valid KN/BN/206020/8201.
on urgent basis

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228 Guneshwor July 8, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Dear Manish,

Thanks for sharing your knowledge on EPF. I tried checking my current balance. I received the below message while clicking the Submit button. Kindly advise what does it mean?
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Error received from Service.

**Data updated till 03-07-2013 10:02:19

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229 Manish Chauhan July 15, 2013 at 1:42 pm

BEtter check it through RTI !

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230 Mohaboob Sharieff July 26, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Hello Sir/madam,
I am having PF account no. KN/WF/45861/615,kindly let me know pf balance of my account.i am not able to check kn/wf,and let me know kn/wf

Regards
Mohaboob Sharieff
9738356061

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231 Manish Chauhan July 29, 2013 at 5:43 pm

File RTI

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232 mohd syed abbas July 30, 2013 at 1:35 pm

sir,
i started working in IBM dakhs form 10 oct 2007 and left the job in amy 2009…so is there any way i can check my pf account balance…while entering my pf account no it is saying that not matching with my name and i am confused how to fill up the acount no in boxes…please help thanks

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233 Manish Chauhan July 31, 2013 at 5:25 pm

The best thing you can do file a RTI and get these details !

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234 MANOJ KUMAR August 5, 2013 at 8:51 pm

MY PF STATUS

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235 Debabrata Singha August 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm

My PF Status(WB/26819/238)

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236 Jai August 23, 2013 at 2:42 am

Hi Manish,

First of all, thanks for this info.
I have followed the steps mentioned above and got the SMS from EPFO.

The message was .. ER Amt Rs xyz as on 25-07-13 (Accounts updated up to 31-03-2013)

1.So the amount mentioned in SMS is only up to what date ?
2.Will it be EE+ER ?
3. My application is now sent to PF Office, how long does it take to process and amount to be credited in my account ?

PS – As usual, need money asap :P

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237 Manish Chauhan August 29, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Hi Jai

I think only RTi can give you faster and right information

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238 Jai August 23, 2013 at 2:43 am

Sorry typo in my last post .. accounts updated up to 31=03=2012

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239 Suresh Boddu September 2, 2013 at 4:16 pm

I am Suresh Boddu, I have a pf account, I tried to check my balance — It displays Invalid Input / Member name mismatch against this BG/BNG/XXXXX/XXX/ZXXX

It was opened in 6months back. Thanks

How would I know EPF Slip name?

Thanks,
Suresh Boddu

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240 Manish Chauhan September 3, 2013 at 12:31 pm

File a RTI for this . Also dont you have your salary slip ? It will have the name !

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241 Arumugam Ramamoorthy November 5, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Hi Manish

I have a Pf account with a company called spike source got closed 5 years back. I have no idea how to withdraw the money from that PF account.

I need the following information from you

1. Where we can check PF account balance if the company got closed and account inoperative for more than 5 years

2. When I trying to submit the PF forms to the PF office they are asking me to the signature PF committee member is it required

3. When I approach him he is asking money 10% of PF amount, how to get my PF amount with out all these

Please show me the path how to get my PF amount

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242 Manish Chauhan November 12, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Its now a dormant account . So you cant check the balance online. All you can do is now apply for transfer and tell the EPFO that your employer is shut down . Check this –

http://www.jagoinvestor.com/2012/11/withdraw-your-epf-without-employer-signature.html
http://www.jagoinvestor.com/2013/10/fake-epf-withdrawals-fraud.html

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243 sreejith gs November 13, 2013 at 12:09 am

Hi Arumugham,

I have worked for Spikesource Bangalore for short time as a contractor. Basically I was in another companies payroll so we may not have met each other.

Regarding your question:
When I trying to submit the PF forms to the PF office they are asking me to the signature PF committee member is it required – I know a person who was the PF committee member in Bangalore, but not sure if he is currently a member. If he is currently a member I will help you to get his signature. Not a big deal. Please let me know if you require it – Thanks, Sreejith

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244 Varun December 21, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Hi, I find this post very useful, however, after reading all the stuff it still dint solved my problem. Do you have any Idea about the HIL EPF Trust?? I think they are not associated with EPFO and the worst thing is they do not have any website to find any information. I applied for PF withdrawl 3 months back, but still no results. Any information is appreciated. Thanks!

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245 Manish Chauhan December 25, 2013 at 9:55 am

Sadly, all the info you will get only from them. Its your right to get all info , if they are not helping you, then you must file a case against them

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246 Saloni March 6, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Hello Varun,

Do contact HIL trust or any HR of your company..
They will be able to give you are details about the same.
As HIL is a trust and not mainatained by EPFO it would not be possible to get your pf details from EPFO.

Also keep in mind that you pf withdrawl could take few days to few months.

I did apply for my last two org for pf at the same time and the 2nd was disbursed within 30 days and the 1st org pf took about 7 months

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247 abbas December 25, 2013 at 1:33 pm

hello sir,
mera naam abbas nizam saiyed hai aur mera cont. no:-9892448720 hai.
Mujey English Mai Likhna nahi aata hai, sir mera pf number :- kn/35224/234200 hai mai ney online check kiya lekin kuch pata nahi cal raha hai to plz, mujey mera bal. aap bata saktey hai

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248 Manish Chauhan December 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Aap to RTI letter file karna padega and poochna paddega kya status hai aap ke PF ka ?

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249 Mukesh Rai April 11, 2014 at 1:57 pm

I am not getting up to date PF balance amount in the SMS which is received. It is showing only upto 31 Mar 13. I want to know the balance till to date. How can i get the same.

Regards

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250 Tanmoy April 14, 2014 at 2:53 pm

How can i check my EPF amount online?

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251 Manish Chauhan April 21, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Did you read the article ?

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252 maneesh kumar pandey June 7, 2014 at 4:35 pm

hi manish when i entering my pf no showing Your Account has been marked as In-operative Account. For details please contact respective EPF Office. what its meaning.

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253 Manish Chauhan June 8, 2014 at 8:42 am

Seems like its inactive from 3+ yrs , now you need to transfer that to a new EPF or withdraw it , file a RTI for this

Manish

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254 moushmi August 4, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Hi manish….I worked for wipro kolkata for 3 n half yrs n left in 2009….since that time I hv nt applied fr my PF …my pf no starts with KN/BN/11394/***** but when I try to check the balance it says it is an invalid input please help

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255 Prashanth ML September 5, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Hi Moushmi,

You can search based on establishment code here:
http://search.epfoservices.in/est_search.php

In your case the mapping is
KN/0011394/000 PY/BOM/0011394/000 WIPRO LIMITED – TECHNOLOGIES GROUP

If you know your exact name on slip you can check balance here:
http://epfoservices.in/epfo/member_balance/member_balance_office_select.php

If not create an account in member portal and download e passbook
http://members.epfoservices.in/index.php

regards
Prashanth

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256 Manish Chauhan September 20, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Can you share more on this . What exactly are you filling up ?

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257 Amaresh Nabar August 18, 2014 at 11:30 am

Hi Manish, I am working for a BPO since November 2010. Over the years, my basic salary has increased but the amount of PF reduction has remained constant. Please guide me in this regard. Regards.

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258 Manish Chauhan September 20, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Amaresh

I think your company is deducting on the basic salary with a limit

Manish

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259 Abhisek August 28, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Hi,

MY PF no is KN/23336/1109552 While checking the Status its showing

STATUS for Member ID: BG/BNG/0023336/000/1109552

Invalid Input / Member name mismatch against this BG/BNG/0023336/000/1109552

Can you please help me on this to get my PF balance.

I am giving the name as in my payslip.

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260 Prashanth ML September 5, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Hi Abhisek

Name in slip may be different than what you are entering.

Please create an account in member portal and download e passbook
http://members.epfoservices.in/index.php

regards
Prashanth

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261 Manish Chauhan September 20, 2014 at 4:13 pm

File the RTI

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262 Kashish September 5, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Hello Manish,

Could you please help me to know how i can trace my previous company’s PF A/C NO. I worked in EXL in 2006 just only for 4-5 month but never noted my PF A/c and never took printout of my slary slip. i just know state and city name of EXL PF office.

Thanks and Regards,
Kashish

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263 Manish Chauhan September 20, 2014 at 3:29 pm

I think you will have to file a RTI for this to EPFO with all the details of yourself and company you worked for!

Manish

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264 manish September 9, 2014 at 8:09 am

I had put reqest for PF trasnfer from multiple old accounts. Complete corpus was NOT transferred. I assumed rest is EPS amount. I asked EPFO why rest was not transferred, reply got was – “in case of transfer only PF amount transferred and in case of EPS, details only transferred”. What does that mean? How will they link EPS of multiple old accounts, specially when the EPF accounts get closed after transfer? Please write a seperate article on EPS transfer as it seems complex. Ordinary contributors like us will have no track/ trail of whether the EPS got linked/ trasnferred or not, specially if one plans to avail pension after 58 years..one will be left clueless for too long..

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265 Manish Chauhan September 20, 2014 at 3:10 pm

I think its time to file a RTI

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266 manish September 20, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Thanks but I have quoted the RTI reply I got. Is there any other place where I can find more info on EPS transfer?

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267 sharath83 September 27, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Where do i check the up to date epf balance?? because when i check on the epf website am only getting till april 2014.

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