Do you know it is now mandatory for every EPF account holder to link their Aadhaar with their UAN (Universal Account Number)? If your EPF account is not linked with your Aadhaar, your contributions won’t be contributed towards EPF – huge loss, right?
Let us help you out with the steps to update and/or link Aadhaar with UAN and keep your EPF account active.
Why Should I Link my Aadhaar with UAN?
As per the notification released by EPFO under the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India, EPF contributions will only be allowed for those members who have linked their Aadhaar with their respective UANs.
Read the official notification below for further clarification:
Please note: ECR is the Electronic Challan Receipt which is submitted by your employer to the EPFO. If ECR is not submitted, your EPF account is not be credited with EPF contributions.
Link Aadhaar with EPF UAN – Via EPFO Member Portal
Before heading towards Aadhaar linking with UAN, please make sure that your Aadhaar itself is updated. Once you’re through with Aadhaar, follow the below-mentioned steps to link it with your UAN:
Step 1: Go to EPFO unified member portal.
Step 2: Log in using your UAN and Password along with Captcha. (refer image above)
Step 3: Click on “Manage” and then select “KYC” (refer the image above).
Step 4: Click on “AADHAAR”, enter your name as per Aadhaar records and the 12-digit Aadhaar number. Hit the “Save” or “Submit” button.
Once the process is completed, you will be able to see a notification saying “Your AADHAAR has been seeded successfully”. (Here seeding means linking only).
Link Aadhaar with UAN – Via UMANG Mobile App
Follow the steps given here to link Aadhaar with EPFO UAN using the UMANG mobile app:
Step 1: Download and install the “UMANG” app into your mobile phone.
Step 2: Log into the app using your mobile number and an OTP.
Step 3: Find “EPFO” in the “All Services” section and click on it.
Step 4: Scroll down and select “Aadhaar Seeding” under the “eKYC Services”.
Step 5: Enter your UAN and click on “Submit”.
The above-mentioned options have been suspended by EPFO for the time-being. As of today, i.e. 29th September 2022, Aadhaar Number can only be linked by your employer. Please contact your employer if your Aadhaar is not seeded with UAN.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can have multiple EPF Member IDs but your UAN remains the same throughout your service. That means there can be many member IDs linked to one UAN but there is only one UAN for each EPF member. If you have been allotted with two UANs, immediately get these merged into one.
|Read more about EPF:
|EPF Balance Check
|EPF Correction Form
|EPF Interest Rate
|EPF Online Claim
|EPF Premature Withdrawal
|Read more about UAN:
|Read more about EPFO:
|EPFO Online Payment
|EPFO KYC Online Update
|EPFO Member Portal
|EPFO Registration Process
|Read more about EPF Forms:
|EPF Form 10C
|EPF Form 19
|EPF Withdrawal Form 31
Aadhaar – UAN Link: FAQs
UAN or the Universal Account Number is a 12-digit number which is given to each employer enrolled with EPF. It’s used for every EPF-related communication.
Seeding of Aadhaar simply means to link your Aadhaar with your EPFO UAN. For linking, you need to update your Aadhaar number in EPFO records which can be done using EPFO member portal, UMANG App or by contacting your employer.
If your Aadhaar is not linked with your UAN, you will not be able to change your EPFO UAN password. Firstly, seed/link it and then you’ll be able to use the online services offered by EPFO.
If you are not able to link Aadhaar with your UAN via UMANG App, try EPFO member portal. If that doesn’t work either, please contact your employer and they will help you out with Aadhaar update with EPFO UAN.