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.
Make sure your UAN is activated by following the steps here. Wait for six hours after activating UAN for your account to get activated. From the mobile number registered under your UAN, send EPFOHO UAN in an SMS to 7738299899. Immediately after this, you will receive an SMS from EPFO showing your PF balance. If you want this information in languages other than English, you can add the first three letters of any supported language. For instance, if you want this in Tamil, send EPFOHO UAN TAM to 7738299899.