Provident fund (PF) is a benefit many Indian companies provide to their employees. Usually, a portion of your salary is deducted and deposited in your EPF (Employees’ Provident Fund) account. Companies often match this contribution, which means that if Rs. 1,000 is deducted every month from your account as PF, then your employer will also deposit Rs. 1,000 in your account, doubling your PF balance. This small monthly amount adds to your PF balance and becomes your safety net in the long run.
Be sure to activate your Universal Account Number (UAN). Wait for six hours after activating UAN for your account to get activated. After activating your UAN, wait for six hours. This is the time it takes for the newly activated account to be accessible. Next, go to the EPFO website’s member passbook page. Enter your UAN, password, and captcha. Click Login. This will open your EPF account. On the left-hand side, under Select MEMBER ID to View PassBook, click your passbook to check your PF balance.