What is Universal Account Number (UAN)

Universal account number or UAN is a unique number given to every member of Employees Provident Fund. This 12 digit number links various EPF member ID. The UAN does not change in lifetime. You can change many jobs, but this number will be with you. This number does not replace PF number. Rather, it is an additional number. Every employee gets the universal account number. Currently unemployed can also get the UAN. Even a student can also get UAN upfront before joining the employment. Within six months EPFO has successfully allotted the UAN to all the current employees. Now it has given this facility to the trust PF members and unemployed PF members. I recommend that you should get your UAN number as soon as possible.

Fortunately, for the UAN you don’t need the employer. If your employer didn’t tell you the universal account number, You can get UAN online. EPFO is trying hard to establish direct connection with employee and reduce the role of employer. You must be aware of the high handedness of many employers, because of the PF key.

Features of Universal Account Number

An employee will get only one universal account number

You will have same UAN in different jobs within the country

Change jobs as much as you want, the EPF will follow you.

This number would be attached to your identity.

The KYC documents are used for authentication of the universal account number.

The EPFO portal issues the UAN. The Employers tell UAN to the employees.

9 Benefits Of Universal Account Number (UAN) To The Employee

You can link all of your previous PF account at one place.

EPF Transfer have become very easy. It can be done automatically.

EPF balance from all of the account gets transferred automatically.

You can easily check and download your PF passbook any time.

Employer cannot blackmail you because of the EPF. He would not be able to withhold the PF of an employee.

If you link your Adhaar with UAN, you can withdraw PF without employer’s signature.

You can easily take loan from the PF account. The process would be online soon.

You can update your personal details online.

You will get monthly SMS update of PF contribution. You will get to know whether your company is depositing PF on time or not. There are many companies which delay in EPF contribution.

How to activate EPFO UAN

You can access your UAN by visiting the UAN Member Portal Website. First you need to activate your UAN by clicking on the link called" Activate your UAN" on the portal. You should keep his/her Member ID, Mobile number and UAN ready while trying to log-in. You will receive your UAN from your employer. You need to follow the below mentioned steps to activate your UAN:

Visit the link: http://uanmembers.epfoservices.in/uan_reg_form.php

Enter your mobile number, UAN and EPF account details.

EPFO will send an authorization PIN to your mobile number, once you enter the aforesaid details.

Submit the PIN received in your mobile and activate UAN.

Generate your login ID and password to complete the registration process.

Documents to be submitted in your new organization for linking member ID to UAN

You need to submit the following documents to link the member ID of a new organization to UAN:

• Any KYC document.

• Bank account details including Bank Account Number, IFSC Code and Branch Name.

• Last working day of the previous company.

• UAN provided by the previous organization.

In case an employee does not have an UAN, then she/has to submit the following documents:

• Bank Account Number.

• IFSC Code

• Branch Name.

• Last working day of the previous company.

• PF Account number of the previous organization.

KYC documents required for UAN

The following documents are accepted as KYC documents:

• Bank Account Number

• Driving License

• Election Card

• Passport

• Ration Card

• ESIC Card

The above feature is integrated in our software AttendHRM provided by lenvica

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