When an employee switches his job, a new EPF account is opened by the company. All EPF accounts are linked with a UAN. Hence, there is a huge probability that a new UAN is allotted to the member employee when he changes his organisation. There may be various reasons for allotment of new UAN to the member. The most common reasons are:
- The employee does not disclose his previous UAN – When an employee switches his job, he has to disclose his previous UAN and EPF account number (Member ID). If he does not give these details, the new employer opens his new UAN and EPF account.
- Non-furnishing of “Date of Exit” by the previous employer – Your previous employer has to mention the date of exit in the ECR (Electronic Challan and Return). If this information is not provided on time, the new establishment allots a new UAN to the employee.