How to activate UAN At the time of changing the job, you have to share your UAN with the new employer so that your previous balance can be transferred to the new account. At the same time, if you want to check your PF balance, then you have to activate your UAN first.
New Delhi: A Universal Account Number (UAN) is a 12-digit unique number. It is a permanent number and is valid for the entire lifetime of the EPFO member. If you are a salaried employee and PF is deducted from your salary every month, then you must be familiar with UAN. Employee Provident Fund (EPF) is deposited in the PF account of the employees through UAN.
At the time of changing the job, you have to share your UAN with the new employer, so that your previous balance can be transferred to the new account. At the same time, if you want to check your PF balance, then you have to activate your UAN first. After UAN is activated, you can check your PF balance online.
UAN is also written in the pay-slip of the employees. If you do not see a UAN on your pay slip, you can contact the Finance Department of your company to find out the UAN. Employee Provident Fund Organization keeps tweeting from time to time the process of activating UAN to its subscribers.
Step 1. First the employee has to go to www.epfindia.gov.in.
Step 2. Now you have to select ‘Our Services’ and click on ‘For Employees’.
Step 3. Now you have to click on ‘Member UAN’ / ‘Online Services’.
Step 4. Now you have to click on ‘Activate Your UAN’ available under ‘Important Links’ on the right side.
Step 5. Now you have to enter your basic details like UAN, name, date of birth, mobile number and captcha code.
Step 6. After this you have to click on ‘Get Authorization Pin’.
Step 7. Now you will receive OTP on your registered mobile number.
Step 8. You have to click on ‘I Agree’ and enter OTP.
Step 9. Finally, you have to click on ‘Validate OTP and Active UAN’. With this, your UAN will be activated.