An Aadhaar Card is useful not only as a proof of identity, but also for critical activities such as financial transactions.
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 as well as have access to the amount in your EPF account. Check our FAQ section below to know more about this.
It is important to link your Aadhaar and your UAN.
In this article we will talk about how to link UAN with Aadhaar or how to connect UAN with Aadhaar.
You can link UAN with Aadhaar in the following ways -
UAN Aadhaar Link - Through the EPFO Portal
UAN Aadhaar Link - By going to the EPF office physically
Through the Umang app
EPFO has enabled UAN to be linked to Aadhaar through the EPFO e-KYC Portal. This process is simple, time-saving, and dependable.
Visit the EPFO website, enter your details (UAN and password), and log in.
Select ‘Manage’ in the top panel towards the left and then select ‘KYC’.
You will be redirected to a new page wherein you will have to provide details such as PAN, Aadhaar, Passport, etc. (as required) under the ‘Add KYC’ section and click on ‘Submit’.
These details can be updated and checked under the ‘Pending KYC’ tab.
Once these details have been approved (which can take about 15 days), it will be displayed under the ‘Approved KYC’ section.
Your UAN-Aadhaar link is thus complete.
EPFO has made provisions for individuals to link Aadhaar to UAN or EPF account offline as well. Such employees can link their EPF account to Aadhaar by going to an EPFO office (the one nearest to them) and submit the application in person.
Visit the nearest EPFO office.
Request an 'Aadhaar linking application' form from the office.
Fill out the form with the necessary information, such as your UAN number and Aadhaar number.
After completing the form, attach self-attested copies of your UAN, PAN, and Aadhaar card.
After filling out and self-attesting the form, submit it to the ‘Common Service Center’ along with the attached documents.
After complete verification of the details, the EPF-Aadhaar link is created.
When your UAN is successfully linked to your Aadhaar, you will receive a confirmation message on your 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).
Follow the steps listed below to link your EPF account with the UMANG app -
Download the UMANG app and login with your registered number or register your number and create an account.
To continue using the app, you must first create an MPIN if you have not already.
Select 'Enter OTP' and click on 'Continue'.
Enter the OTP that was sent to your registered mobile number.
Enter your MPIN and log in to the UMANG app.
Go to the 'All Services Tab' and select 'EPFO’.
In the EPFO section, select 'e-KYC services' and choose ‘Aadhaar Seeding’ option under 'e-KYC services'.
Now enter your UAN and select 'Get OTP'.
An OTP will be sent to your mobile number that is registered to your EPF account which you have to enter.
Then, enter your Aadhaar number.
You will now receive an OTP to your registered mobile phone number and email address
After completing the OTP verification, your Aadhaar will be linked to your UAN
There are several benefits to linking your Universal Account Number (UAN) with your Aadhaar card:
Easy access to EPF account
With your UAN linked to your Aadhaar card, you can easily access your Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) account online and view your EPF balance, download your passbook, and make online claims.
Linking your UAN with your Aadhaar card helps to ensure the security of your EPF account and prevents fraudulent activities.
Simplified KYC process
Your UAN is linked to your EPF account, which contains your personal and employment details. By linking your UAN with your Aadhaar card, you can simplify the Know Your Customer (KYC) process for availing various financial services.
Faster processing of claims
If you have linked your UAN with your Aadhaar card, your claims are likely to be processed faster as the verification process is streamlined.
Avail government schemes
By linking your UAN with your Aadhaar card, you may be able to avail various government schemes and benefits that are linked to your EPF account.
In summary, linking your UAN with your Aadhaar card helps to secure and simplify the management of your EPF account, and may also enable you to access various government schemes and benefits.
In conclusion, linking your Universal Account Number (UAN) with your Aadhaar card has several benefits for employees. It enables you to easily access your Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) account online, view your EPF balance, download your passbook, and make online claims.
Your EPF account's security and the prevention of fraud are both improved by linking your UAN and Aadhaar card. You may be able to access numerous government programmes and perks that are connected to your EPF account, and it may make the KYC procedure for obtaining various financial services easier.
It is a must to link your UAN with Aadhaar if you want to submit an online EPF claim. Additionally, only if your PF account is connected to your Aadhaar card will your employer be allowed to file Employee-cum-Return (ECR) challans and deposit money into your EPF account.
The process to link aadhaar with UAN account is absolutely free for all citizens
Two UANs operating concurrently is prohibited. Every EPF account that a member has must be connected to that single UAN.
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