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EPF Interest Rate, Online Balance Check, Passbook, Latest EPFO Initiatives

Source | www.ndtv.com

EPFO or Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation is likely to keep interest rate unchanged at 8.65 per cent on provident fund (PF) deposits for its about 5 crore members for 2017-18, news agency Press Trust of India reported, citing sources. The apex decision-making body of EPFO will meet on February 21 to decide on interest rate for subscribers for 2017-18, the report said. For 2016-17, EPFO subscribers got interest at an 8.65 per cent rate on their deposits, a tad lower than 8.8 per cent in 2015- 16. If EPFO decides to pay an interest rate of 8.65 per cent to subscribers for 2017-18, it will be viewed as positive in a situation where other savings instruments such as bank deposits and PPF fetch much lower interest rates.EPF Balance Check, Statement, Passbook

The employer and employee typically contribute 12 per cent of basic salary towards EPF. An employee’s 12 per cent contribution goes towards the EPF kitty, while 8.33 per cent out of the total 12 per cent of the employer’s contribution is invested in EPS or pension scheme. The balance 3.67 per cent is invested in EPF. For the convenience of its 5 crore subscribers, EPFO has on its website prominently displayed the link to check e-passbook. It can be found at the top right corner of the website. Click on the e-passbook link.

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(A screenshot from the EPFO website)

Then key in your UAN (Universal Account Number) ID and password. UAN is a unique number assigned to an employee. It acts as a marker for EPFO services.

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(A screenshot from the EPFO website)

Then you need to click on the member-id to view the e-passbook to know your EPF balance and other details.

graphEPF balance check through mobile app UMANG

An EPFO subscriber can check his or her EPF balance by accessing the UMANG app, which provides a unified platform where multiple government services can be accessed.

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