The EPFO has made it mandatory for employees to link their UAN with Aadhaar to continue availing the facilities and have access to EPF. It has made provisions for all employees across India to manage their PF accounts online. They can visit the EPFO website, the nearest EPFO office or use the UMANG app and link Aadhaar with their EPF account. However, you must follow the steps mentioned below in this article to do the same.
Steps to Link Aadhaar with EPF Account Online
Step 1. Visit the EPFO Member home page or e-SEWA portal https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/
Step 2. Login to your account using your UAN and password.
Step 3. In the “Manage” section, click on the KYC option.
Step 4. You will be redirected to a new page, from where you can select “Aadhaar” to link with your EPF account.
Step 5. Now, click on “Aadhaar” and enter your Aadhaar number and your name as per your Aadhaar card and click on the save option.
Step 6. Once you have saved your Aadhaar details, your Aadhaar will be verified from UIDAI’s data.
Step 7. On successful approval of your KYC document, you will successfully be able to link Aadhaar with EPF account and you will find “Verified” written against your Aadhaar details
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Linking Aadhaar with Your EPF Account Offline
To make it easier for those individuals who are not adept in using computers, EPFO has made provisions for linking Aadhaar with their EPF account. Such employees can get their EPF account linked with Aadhaar by visiting the EPFO office (Find EPFO Office Near You) and submitting the application in person. It can be done easily by following these simple steps:
Step 1: Fill out the “Aadhaar Seeding Application” form.
Step 2: Enter your UAN and Aadhaar in the form along with other relevant details.
Step 3: Attach self-attested copies of your UAN, PAN and Aadhaar with the form.
Step 4: Submit it to the executive at any of the field offices of EPFO or Common Service Centres (CSC) outlets.
Step 5: After proper verification, your Aadhaar will be linked with your EPF account and you will get a message related to this on your registered mobile number.
Link Aadhaar with EPF Account using UMANG App
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and National e-Governance Division (NeGD) launched UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) to promote Mobile Governance in India. If you want to claim your EPF online, it is mandatory to link your Aadhaar with UAN i.e. (Universal Account Number). If you link your UAN with Aadhaar, your EPF account will also be linked to Aadhaar. Following are the steps that you must follow to link your EPF Account using UMANG APP:
Step 1: Login to the UMANG App using your “MPIN” or the OTP that you can receive on your registered mobile number
Step 2: Once logged in, go to “All Services Tab” and select “EPFO”
Step 3: Under the EPFO section, click on “e-KYC services”
Step 4: Under “e-KYC services” select Aadhaar Seeding option
Step 5: Now enter your UAN and click on “Get OTP”
Step 6: You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number with EPF Account
Step 7: Enter your Aadhaar details
Step 8: You will now again receive an OTP on your registered mobile number and email address
Step 9: Once the OTP verification is done, your Aadhaar will be linked to your UAN
To know more about how you can download the UMANG App and set up your account, click here.
How to Know if your Aadhaar Number is Linked to your PF Account
To know if your Aadhaar number is linked to your PF account, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Visit https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/
Step 2: Enter your UAN and Password to login
Step 3: Now, the UAN Member home page will open; find Aadhaar from the details mentioned on the page.
Step 4: If you see “Verified ( DEMOGRAPHIC)” written against your Aadhaar number, it means your Aadhaar is linked to your EPF account and verified by UIDAI
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Benefits of Linking Aadhaar with EPF Account
Key benefits of linking your Aadhaar number with your EPF account are:
- When your Aadhaar is linked with your EPF and UAN, there are lower chances of errors and discrepancies in data as your information remains consistent with your Aadhaar card information.
- Linking Aadhaar to your EPF account minimizes the chances of having a duplicate account.
- You will be able to withdraw your PF online without the employer’s attestation. The entire process can be carried online without any hassle.
FAQs on Linking Aadhaar to EPF
Q. What are the charges to link Aadhaar with EPF Account through the UMANG app?
Ans. There are no charges to link Aadhaar with EPF Account through the UMANG app.
Q. Can I file EPF e-nomination without linking Aadhaar with UAN?
Ans. It is mandatory to file EPF e-nomination and also to link UAN with Aadhaar. So it is recommended that you carry out both processes at the earliest.
Q. Can I link multiple mobile numbers with one EPF Account?
Ans. No, only one mobile number can be linked with one EPF Account.
Q. What are the various ways to link Aadhaar with EPF Accounts?
Ans. You can link Aadhaar with EPF Account through the following modes:
- UMANG App
- Official Portal of EPFO
- By visiting the nearest EPFO office
Q. How can I download and set up my UMANG App account?
Step 1: Download the UMANG App from either Google Play Store or Apple Store
Step 2: Enter your registered mobile number if you have already registered
Step 3: Login with either “MPIN” or “Enter OTP” and click on “Continue”
Step 4: Now, enter the OTP sent to your registered mobile number
Step 5: To continue using the APP, you need to set an MPIN
Step 6: Set the MPIN, and you will be logged in to UMANG APP
Q. Is it possible to seed an Aadhaar Card with EPF Account if my mobile number is not registered?
Ans. It is mandatory to provide your registered mobile number with Aadhaar Card for the OTP authentication as without it seeding of Aadhaar with EPF Account is not possible.
Q. What can I do in case I forgot my UAN password?
Ans. If you don’t remember your UAN password, you need to follow the below steps:
Step 1: Click on the ‘Forgot Password’ option at Member Interface of Unified Portal
Step 2: Provide your UAN with CAPTCHA.
Step 3: An OTP will be sent on your mobile which is seeded with UAN
Step 4: Enter the OTP to reset the password
Q. Is it mandatory to link Aadhaar with UAN?
Ans. If you want to file an online claim of your EPF, then it is mandatory to seed your UAN with Aadhaar. Also, your employer will be able to file Employee-cum-Return (ECR) challans and deposit funds to your EPF account only if your PF account is linked to your Aadhaar card.
Q. From which portal can I know whether my Aadhar Card is linked with EPF Account or not?
Ans. You can visit the unified portal of Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, India i.e. https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/ to verify if your Aadhaar Card is linked with EPF or not.
Q. Will I get a notification on my email Id and registered mobile number once my Aadhaar Card is linked with EPF Account?
Ans. Yes, once your Aadhaar Card is linked with your EPF Account, you will be informed about the same on your registered mobile number and email address.