Employees’ Provident Fund is an essential part of the retirement kitty of employees. We have written in detail about all that you need to know about the EPF, the contribution needed rules for withdrawal, etc.
Earlier, the only way to get to know your EPF balance was to make a visit to the local EPFO office or wait for the Annual EPF statement despatched to your employer. However, all that is a thing of the past now.
Various initiatives have been undertaken by the EPFO to make transactions easier for its subscribers. The introduction of the UAN and the online portal has been some of these initiatives.
UAN or Universal Account Number is a 12 digit number provided by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation to all the employees who subscribe to EPF. With this number, an employee can easily do all transactions relating to the EPF on the EPFO website or through the UMANG App of the Government
Your UAN has to be activated before you can make any transactions on the site. You can activate your UAN in simple steps as mentioned below
Make sure you have your UAN and the PF member ID with you before you start the process.
Step 1: Visit the EPFO website and select the For Employees tab from the Services Drop Down menu.
Step 2: Click on the “Member UAN/Online Services” under the section of Services
Step 3: You come on to the UAN Member Portal. Here click on “‘Activate your UAN’, which you can find under ‘Important Links’ on the right-hand side.
Step 4: Filling up of Personal Particulars Enter appropriate details which match the EPFO details :
Step 5: Validation and Activation of UAN
You will then receive an OTP on your registered mobile number. Enter the OTP received on the website and click on the “I Agree Back” button. Then, click on ‘Validate OTP and Activate UAN’ to activate your UAN. Once the UAN is activated, you would receive a password for you to log in. After logging in you can change your password or do other transactions on the site.
EPFO is a single portal that allows you to carry out all the transactions for your PF account. It is extremely useful to an employee in more than one way.
Some of the ways in which an employee can make the best use of the EFPO portal are:
Activating your UAN is very easy, do it and make the best use of the EFPO portal for your benefit.