UAN Aadhar Link
Other than the Voter ID card, the Aadhaar Card is currently the most important document that is considered a valid proof of identity in India. The aadhaar number is a 12-digit unique identification number issued to Indian citizens based on demographic information and biometric data such as fingerprints, iris scans, and so on. An Aadhaar Card is useful not only as proof of identity, but also in a variety of critical activities, financial transactions, and so on. Employees' Provident Fund Organisation, or EPFO, is one such critical aspect where you can use your Aadhaar card to complete certain important procedures as a salaried professional.
How to Link UAN to Aadhaar?
You can link Aadhaar to UAN in three ways:
- Through EPFO Portal.
- By going to the EPF office.
- Through the Umang app.
- Linking UAN to Aadhaar online through EPFO Portal
- Linking UAN to Aadhaar offline By Visiting EPF office
- Linking UAN to Aadhaar through the Umang App
EPFO has enabled UAN to be linked to Aadhaar through the EPFO e-KYC Portal OTP verification. This process is simple, time-saving, and dependable. To link Aadhaar with your UAN online, follow the steps outlined below:
Step 1: First, go to iwu.epfindia.gov.in/eKYC.
Step 2: Next, under 'EPFO Members,' select 'Link UAN Aadhaar.'
Step 3: To generate an OTP, enter your UAN and registered mobile number.
Step 4: Now, in the 'Confirm OTP' box, enter the OTP received on your mobile number.
Step 5: Choose your gender.
Step 6: Enter your Aadhaar card number.
Step 7: For Aadhaar Verification, choose 'Using Mobile/Email-based OTP.'
Step 8: Another OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number and email address.
Step 9: Type 'Captcha' into the box provided below.
Step 10: Press the 'Submit' button.
Step 11: After verification, your Aadhaar will be linked to your UAN.
EPFO has made provisions for linking Aadhaar with their EPF account to make it easier for people who do not have access to computers or the internet or are unaware of how to use them. Such employees can also link their EPF account to Aadhaar by going to an EPFO office (the one nearest to you) and submitting the application in person. Just follow these simple steps to link your UAN to Aadhaar offline:
Step 1: Pay a visit to the nearest EPFO office.
Step 2: Request an 'Aadhaar linking application' form from the office.
Step 3: Fill out the form with the necessary information, such as your UAN number and Aadhaar number.
Step 4: After completing the form, attach self-attested copies of your UAN, PAN, and Aadhaar card.
Step 5: After filling out and self-attesting the form, submit it to the Common service center.
Step 6: After complete verification of the details, the EPF Aadhaar link is created upon submission.
Step 7: When the UAN is successfully linked to the Aadhaar, you will receive a confirmation message on the registered mobile number.
To promote mobile governance in India, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) launched UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance). However, if you want to claim your EPF online, you must link your Aadhaar with your UAN. If you link UAN with your Aadhaar card, your EPF account will be linked as well. Follow the steps listed below to link your EPF account with the UMANG app:
Step 1: Get the UMANG app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
Step 2: If you have already registered, enter your registered mobile number.
Step 3: Enter your 'MPIN' or 'Enter OTP' and click 'Continue.'
Step 4: Enter the OTP that was sent to your registered mobile number.
Step 5: To continue using the APP, you must first create an MPIN.
Step 6: Enter your MPIN and you'll be logged in to the UMANG APP.
Step 7: Once logged in, navigate to the 'All Services Tab' and select 'EPFO.'
Step 8: In the EPFO section, select 'e-KYC services.'
Step 9: Select the Aadhaar Seeding option under 'e-KYC services.'
Step 10: Now enter your UAN and press the 'Get OTP' button.
Step 11: An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number with your EPF Account.
Step 11: Enter your Aadhaar information.
Step 11: You will now receive an OTP to your registered mobile phone number and email address.
Step 11: After completing the OTP verification, your Aadhaar will be linked to your UAN.
Why Linking UAN to Aadhaar is Important?
EPFO has taken many initiatives to make the provident fund or PF claims settlement procedure faster and smoother so that you do not face any difficulties in carrying out all of these activities.
EPFO is constantly striving to improve its services and facilities, and it is in this vein that EPFO recently announced a UAN Aadhaar link facility via the Government's UMANG mobile application. Although it is not mandatory for anyone to link their Aadhaar to their UAN, doing so will make the PF settlement process much easier.
What is UAN?
First, let’s understand what UAN is. EPFO assigns a Universal Account Number (UAN) to each contributing member and distributes it through the employers. The UAN serves as a cover for the numerous Member IDs assigned to an individual by various businesses. The goal is to link multiple Member Identification Numbers (Member IDs) assigned to a single member under a single Universal Account Number. As a result, the member will be able to see details for all Member Identification Numbers that are associated with it. In layman's terms, a UAN is a 12-digit number assigned to each member of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) once in their career to help them manage their Provident Fund accounts.
In layman's terms, a UAN is a 12-digit number assigned to each member of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) once in their career to help them manage their Provident Fund accounts. UAN is being made mandatory for all employees because it greatly simplifies the handling of the EPF account, making transferring and withdrawing PF funds much easier.
An important point to remember here is that the UAN is typically given to employees by their employers, and the employee must initiate the process by providing appropriate KYC documents to the employer.
UAN Aadhar Link - FAQs
There is no fee for linking Aadhaar to an EPF account via the UMANG app.
No, an EPF account can be connected to only one mobile number.
It is necessary to provide your registered mobile number with Aadhaar Card for OTP authentication, as linking Aadhaar with EPF Account is not possible without it.
If you can't remember your UAN password, you can reset it by following the steps below:
- In the Member Interface of the portal, select the ‘Forgot Password' option.
- Enter the CAPTCHA.
- You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number.
- To reset the password, enter the OTP.
It is mandatory to link your UAN with Adhaar if you want to file an online claim from your EPF.
You can check whether your Adhaar Card is linked with EPF on the unified portal of the Employee's Provident Fund Organization, India (unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface).
Yes, once your Aadhaar Card has been linked to your EPF Account, you will receive a notification on your registered mobile number and email address.