EPFO Universal Account Number: What is PF UAN? Here is how an employer and employee can generate it- Check step-by-step guide
According to EPFO, UAN is a 12-digit number provided to each member of EPFO. The UAN acts as an umbrella for the multiple Member IDs allotted to an individual.
Every employee who is a member of Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is allotted a Universal Account Number (UAN). It is used by the employee to check PF account balance and other details related EPF.
What is a UAN?
According to EPFO, UAN is a 12-digit number provided to each member of EPFO. The UAN acts as an umbrella for the multiple Member IDs allotted to an individual. This number acts as a pivot to link multiple Member Identification Numbers (Member Id) allotted to a single member under single Universal Account Number.
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UAN duly seeded with KYC detail, enables the member to avail various online services directly without intervention of the employer.
How can the employer generate UAN for newly joined employees not having UAN?
The employer has to login to EPF employer portal using the Establishment ID and password and follow the below given steps:
Step 1: Click on the 'Register Individual'. Check the previous employment as NO.
Step 2: Go to 'Member' section.
Step 3: Enter the employee’s details such as PAN, Aadhaar, bank details, etc.
Step 4: Approve all details in the 'Approval' section.
Step 5: A new UAN is generated by EPFO and the employer can link the PF account with UAN of the employee.
How can an employee generate his UAN on his own?
An employee can generate his UAN by visiting the unified member portal ‘https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface’ and clicking on Direct UAN Allotment by Employees.
A valid Aadhaar number with registered mobile is pre-requisite to avail this facility. Employee has to provide employment details to obtain UAN.
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