UAN (Universal Account Number), a 12 digit number issued by the Ministry of Employment and Labour under the Government of India, is provided to each member of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) through which he can manage his PF accounts.
You become a member of the EPF if you are a salaried employee and have to make a mandatory contribution. As stated above, every beneficiary of the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) Scheme has been allotted a Universal Account Number (UAN). This 12-digit UAN allows an employee to connect all his PF accounts across different organizations and access them on a single platform, that is, the UAN Login Portal. On this portal, a member of EPF can find his KYC details, service record, UAN Card, etc.
The transfer and withdrawal of provident fund amount have also become easier with the epf member e-Sewa portal.