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How to Link Your Aadhaar with UAN/EPF Account?

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Last Updated on August 30, 2023 by Sumitha

Link Aadhaar with UAN/EPF

If you want to access your Employee Provident Fund (EPF) and enjoy seamless transactions, it’s crucial to link your Aadhaar number with your EPF account. This article will guide you through the process, its importance, and the benefits it offers.

Why Link Aadhaar with UAN and PF Account?

Linking your Aadhaar with your Provident Fund (PF) account is now mandatory, and for good reason. This integration streamlines various aspects of PF management. Just as Aadhaar recognizes an individual’s identity, the Universal Account Number (UAN) identifies your EPF account.

3 Convenient Ways to Link Aadhaar with Your EPF Account

Linking your Aadhaar to your EPF account can be done online through the EPFO portal, via the Umang app, or through a visit to the nearest EPFO office.

Online Mode for Linking Aadhaar with PF Account

Follow these steps to link your Aadhaar to your PF account online:

Step 1: Log in to the Unified Portal of Employees’ Provident Fund and select ‘For employees,’ followed by ‘UAN Member e-Sewa.’

Step 2: Enter your UAN and password to access the portal.

Step 3: Click ‘Manage’ in the top panel and select ‘KYC.’

Step 4: Under the ‘Add KYC’ tab, provide details of your bank, PAN, Aadhaar, passport, driver’s license, election card, and ration card. Click ‘submit.’ After submission, these details will appear under the ‘Pending KYC’ tab. Once approved by your employer (usually within 15 days), they will be visible under the ‘Approved KYC’ tab.

Linking your Aadhaar with your EPF account expedites withdrawal and transfer processes, provided your current employer has approved and verified the KYC, including your Aadhaar details.

Using the Umang App for Aadhaar Linking

If you prefer to use the Umang app, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the Umang app using your ‘MPIN’ or ‘OTP’ option.
  2. Navigate to the ‘All Services Tab’ and select ‘EPFO.’
  3. Choose ‘e-KYC services’ under the EPFO section.
  4. Select the ‘Aadhaar Seeding’ option.
  5. Enter your UAN and click ‘Get OTP.’ You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number.
  6. Input your Aadhaar information.
  7. Receive another OTP on your registered mobile number and email address.
  8. After OTP verification, your Aadhaar will be linked to your UAN.

Linking Aadhaar with PF Account Through Offline Mode

For those who prefer offline methods, follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the ‘Aadhaar Seeding Application’ form, providing your UAN and Aadhaar number and other required information.
  2. Attach self-attested copies of your UAN, PAN, and Aadhaar with this form.
  3. Submit these documents at EPFO or Common Services Centres (CSC) field offices.
  4. After verification, your Aadhaar number will be linked to your EPF account, and you’ll receive a confirmation message on your registered mobile number.

Checking Aadhaar Linkage Status

To verify if your Aadhaar is linked to your PF account:

  1. Visit the official website: https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/.
  2. Log in by entering your UAN and password.
  3. Look for ‘Aadhaar’ on the member homepage in the displayed details.
  4. If it reads ‘Verified (DEMOGRAPHIC)’ against your Aadhaar number, your Aadhaar is successfully linked and verified by UIDAI.

Benefits of Linking Aadhaar with Your EPF Account

Linking Aadhaar with your EPF account offers several advantages:

  • Online PF Withdrawal: You can withdraw your PF online without requiring your employer’s attestation, simplifying the process.
  • Data Accuracy: Linking ensures consistency between your EPF and Aadhaar details, reducing the likelihood of errors.
  • Prevents Duplicate Accounts: It helps prevent the creation of duplicate EPF accounts.
  • Approved KYC: Your Aadhaar details will be visible under the ‘Approved KYC’ tab after approval.

Conclusion

In conclusion, linking your Aadhaar with your UAN and PF account is a straightforward process that offers numerous benefits, including simplified PF transactions and enhanced data accuracy. Whether you prefer an online or offline method, complete this important step to enjoy these advantages and ensure a hassle-free EPF experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Will I be notified once my Aadhaar is linked to my EPF Account?

Yes, you will receive notifications on your registered mobile number and email address once your Aadhaar is linked.

2. How can I reset my UAN password?

To reset your UAN password:

  • Click on the ‘Forgot Password’ option on the Member Interface of the Unified portal.
  • Enter your UAN along with CAPTCHA.
  • You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number linked to your UAN.
  • Enter the OTP to reset your password.
3. Can I link multiple mobile numbers with my EPF Account?

No, you can only link one mobile number to your EPF Account.

4. Is there a fee for linking my Aadhaar to my EPF Account?

No, there are no charges for linking your Aadhaar with your EPF account.

 

Sumitha

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