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Provident Fund: Checking Balance - Part 2

This is continuation from my previous Post Provident Fund Explained - Part 1 So if you have missed it, Please read through it.

Now let us come to the question, How to check my PF Balance?

Follow the below steps and it should be pretty easy.

1. Click on the Link
2. Now you should be able to see a link which read Know Your EPF Balance.
3. Click on the link, Which takes you to a page explaining lot of things.
4. Scroll down, See the LinkCLICK HERE to know the Balance Yeah, that small thing you need to click.
5. Next- Select your State.
6. Click on the PF office your Company's comes under.
7. Now find your PF Number, Usually in Payslip in format
XX/XXX/XXXXX/(XXX)/XXX - Values (XXX) might not be present in your PF number.
8. The first 2 fields will be filled with your State code and PF office code automatically XX/XXX/XXXXX/(XXX)/XXX
9. Now enter the 3rd field with the establishment code XX/XXX/XXXXX/(XXX)/XXX
10.  4th field can be left blank if you don'…

Provident Fund Explained - Part 1

It's a pain to look at people when they seem so confused about PF. The PF deductions look like rocket science until you understand them. This blog post is for all my friends who are either confused, or not bothered, or have given up trying to understand the "Employee Provident Fund" called shortly as PF.
Warning..!! - These calculations are just try to summarize the Rocket science of PF. You can't sue me if I have made a mistake.

Lets Start,
So you are working and your Company has a Provision for Provident Fund and all you know is 12% of your Basic Salary or Basic+DA will be deducted and will go somewhere you don't know. Here is a humble try to explain the heck of the process.

Provident Fund(PF) is made of 2 components
1. Employee Contribution (EE) or Your Contribution
(Yes this is the 12% which goes from your Salary.)
2. Employer Contribution (ER)
(This is usually included in CTC but sometimes this also is deducted from your salary if your employer has not defined…

Manjarabad Fort

One fine day I was browsing through the Google Maps near Sakleshpura and I see this...!! And I was like, What on earth is that....!!! I need to go there and see it once.

Well that was almost 4 years ago.

Every time I traveled via Sakleshpura I would remember, There is a Star shaped Fort...!! Manjarabad Fort. Finally was able to visit the fort last month.

[Yeah...!! You have to Climb Stairs...!!] 
 [The Manjarabad Fort Entrance]

[Gate inside] 
[Some well in the center]
[A Panorama from one of the edges, Click for a a bit better resolution]
I don't have any historical data about the Manjarabad Fort, Only know that during some point of time it came under Tipu Sultan.

Blast for the Past - the year 2012

1. Survived the Mayan Apocalypse:
Never believed the world will end because come civilizations calendar was running out of dates, But simply for the sake. I Survived Mayan Apocalypse and lived to see 2013.

2. Purchased a Car - Chevrolet Beat Diesel:
Wanted something better than my Bike to go on some trips, Something comfortable, Something reliable and something which is light on pocket when you fuel up. So after long discussions, research, CC bills clearing etc etc. We Purchased a car Chevrolet Beat Diesel LT.
Driven 9200Km's in a span of 5 months and at the rate of it, it looks that its going to run a hell lot of more miles in coming months/years.
Want to see the Mileage Figures?

3. Explored Srirangapatana.
Seems like I like Tippu Sultan, I have visited numerous places where he set his foot on, Jamalabad fort Near Belthangady, Bekal Fort Kasargod, Sultan battery Mangalore and the list goes on.
So finally decided th…