Employees’ Provident Fund Organization EPFO has made it mandatory for employees to link their Aadhaar with their Universal Account Number UAN.
Given the uncertainty of the future, the government runs several schemes for the people. The Employees Provident Fund, or EPF, is a very important tool of the government especially for providing pension and old age security to the employed people . At present, there are more than 8 crore Employees Provident Fund i.e. EPF shareholders in the country. Some time ago, due to the documentary requirements, the employees had to make a lot of effort to withdraw their own money deposited in the EPF. But things have become much easier since the arrival of Aadhaar.
Employees’ Provident Fund Organization EPFO has made it mandatory for employees to link their Aadhaar with their Universal Account Number UAN. This rule is applicable to all EPFO shareholders. New EPF accounts are being opened only through Aadhaar number, but for those whose accounts are old, it is very important to link Aadhaar to EPF account. When you change your job, the Provident Fund; PF transfers money easily from one employer to another. Apart from this, online withdrawal of PF funds becomes faster and easier on leaving the job.
How to link Aadhaar to EPF account online
The EPFO has made the accounts of all employees available online. Now shareholders can visit the EPFO website and link their account with Aadhaar. To link your account online, you have to follow these steps-
Step 1: Visit EPFO’s website https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/
Login to your account using step 2 SUN number and password.
Step 3: Click on the KYC option in the Manage section
Step 4: A page opens where you can view many documents to link with your EPF account.
Step 5: Select the Aadhaar option and enter your Aadhaar number and your name on the Aadhaar card and click on the service
Step 6: The information given by you will be secured, your Aadhaar will be verified with UIDAI data
Step 7: Once your KYC documents are correct, your Aadhaar will be linked to your EPF account and you will get a verification written against your Aadhaar information.
How to link Aadhaar to EPF account offline
The country is becoming increasingly digital. But despite this, there are a large number of people who do not know how to operate mobiles or computers and are unable to link online accounts. To make it easy for them, the EPFO has also given an offline arrangement to link Aadhaar with its EPF account. Such employees can also go to the EPFO office and get their EPF account linked to Aadhaar and can submit the application in person. Let’s know its way
Step 1: Fill the Aadhaar seeding application form.
Step 2: Enter your UAN and Aadhaar in the form along with other relevant information
Submit a copy of your UAN, PAN and Aadhaar along with Step 3: Form
Step 4: Submit it to any field office of EPFO or Common Service Center (CSC) center
Step 5: After verification, your Aadhaar will be linked to your EPF account
Step 6: You will get a related message on your registered mobile number
How to check states
After the process of linking the Aadhaar number to the PF account is complete, you can also check its status.
To know whether your Aadhaar is linked to EPFO or not, you have to click on https://iwu.epfindia.gov.in/eKYC/ .
Then the track is to click on e-KYC.
Here you just have to enter your UAN and then you will get confirmation whether your Aadhaar and UAN is linked or not.
If the link between Aadhaar and PF has failed due to some reason. So this may be due to the mismatch of the name or any other detail. So please fix it before linking.