Checking EPF balance Through the UMANG App is very easy. You can view or download EPF passbook within 2 two minutes using this app. Retirement Fund body EPFO has adopted this all in one government app for its services. EPFO has shifted all the services of EPF app to the UMANG. Now m-Sewa app of EPF is not maintained.
By the way, UMANG is more useful app than the m-Sewa as this one app would work for many services. You can use this app the check your NPS investment as well. GST portal is also available in this app. In the coming days, you would see more government services in this single platform
It is prudent to check EPF balance regularly. As the EPF would be your main retirement saving plan. You must preserve and track the EPF account.
Steps of EPF Balance Check
Using UMANG is quite easy for all the EPF related services. Once, you start using this app, you would forget the unified portal of EPFO. As All the services of UAN member portal are available at the UMANG app. You can check EPF balance, Download passbook, Claim for EPF transfer and withdrawal and search the establishment. But, in this post, I would focus only on your current concern- the EPF Balance Enquiry. You have to go through the following steps.
1. Install UMANG App
To avail the services of UMANG app, you must have it on your smartphone. The app is available for Android, Windows and iOS platform. Thus any smartphone user can enjoy its benefit.
So you must download the UMANG app from your respective app store. For Android users, it would be Google Play Store. As of now, it is 10 MB app. Thus, It would not take too much space on your mobile.
During the UMANG Installation, You have to choose the desired language and verify the mobile number through the OTP. It also asks permission for call and SMS. The UMANG App suggest enrolling your ‘Aadhaar’ as various government services are linked to it. Thus, it would be beneficial to link the Aadhaar with UAN. However, you can skip this step. Finally, you have to give your personal details.
2. Choose the Service
You would see many government services on UMANG platform. You can browse for EPFO. Else, it is easier to search ‘EPFO’ from the search box. You would see the EPFO icon. Tap on this. The EPFO services would open. You would see that there are 3 types of services. These are Employee centric, General and Employer Centric. To download the EPF passbook, you must go to the ‘Employee Centric Section’.
You can get various EPF services through the UMANG app. The most useful one is the EPF passbook view/ download. Along with it, you can file a claim for EPF transfer, withdrawal and EPF Advance. You can also track EPF claim through this app.
An employer can also use this app to check transaction status and remittance detail. There are some general services as well such as establishment search and EPFO office search.
3. View/download EPF passbook
In this section, you would see the column to view Passbook. Tap on the Blue ribbon. Now you have to enter the UAN of required EPF account. Once you enter the UAN, an OTP would be sent to the registered mobile number. You must remember the mobile number which is registered while you activated the UAN. If you don’t know it, It would be better to log in the Unified portal and find out the mobile number.
After the OTP authentication, you would see the EPF account details. It also shows the EPF balance status. The EPF balance is divided into employer contribution, employee contribution, and pension contribution.
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To see the detailed statement of EPF account, you have to download the whole EPF passbook. There is a button to download EPF passbook. The downloaded passbook has information of monthly deposit since your current account is opened. You would also see the entry for previous EPF balance if any.
As You can seep EPF Balance status check is very easy through the UMANG App. However, if you find it difficult, you can try other methods of PF balance check. Even missed call and SMS can give you the EPF account details.