Section 142 of the Social Security Code 2020, makes it mandatory that employees link their EPF accounts with their Aadhaar cards. Every EPF account has a UAN (Universal Account Number) which needs to be seeded with the Aadhaar number of the employee. There are several advantages of linking your 12-digit Aadhaar number with your Employee Provident Fund (EPF) account. As an employee, you can do the UAN-Aadhaar linking in any of the following ways:
Through the EPFO website
By visiting the local EPFO office
By downloading the UMANG app
You can easily link your Aadhaar Card with your EPF account online on the official EPFO website by following the below-mentioned steps:
Step 4: Now, click on "Aadhaar", enter your Aadhaar number and name and click on “Save”.
Step 5: Once your details have been verified, your Aadhaar will be linked with your EPF account. You will also be able to see the “Verified” mark against your Aadhaar details.
Employees who are not comfortable with the online mode can link their Aadhaar card with their EPF account by visiting their nearest EPFO office. Steps to link Aadhaar with EPF account in the offline mode are:
Step 1: Obtain the application form for “Aadhaar Seeding” from the EPFO office.
Step 2: Fill in your UAN, Aadhaar and all other details.
Step 3: Attach self-attested copies of your UAN, PAN and Aadhaar with the form.
Step 4: Submit the form at any EPFO office/ Common Service Centre outlets.
Step 5: Once verification is successfully completed, your EPF-Aadhaar link will be confirmed.
Step 6: Finally, a message of the successful linking will be sent to your registered mobile number.
UMANG -Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance is a Government of India initiative. You can easily link your Aadhaar with your EPF account through the UMANG app by following the steps below:
Step 1: First, download the UMANG App (from Google Play Store/ Apple Store).
Step 2: Enter your registered mobile number.
Step 3: Login either using the "MPIN" or using OTP.
Step 4: Go to "All Services Tab" and select "EPFO."
Step 5: Under the EPF section, click on "e-KYC services."
Step 6: Select the “Aadhaar Seeding” option under the "e-KYC Services".
Step 7: Now enter your UAN and click on "Get OTP."
Step 8: You will now get an OTP on the mobile number registered with your EPF Account.
Step 9: Enter your Aadhaar details and an OTP will once again be sent on your registered mobile number and email address.
Step 10: Upon OTP verification, your UAN will be successfully linked with your Aadhaar number.
You can also link your Aadhaar through OTP based verification on the e-KYC portal on the EPFO website. You need to follow the steps below to link your Aadhaar with your EPF account using the OTP-based verification:
Step 1: Visit the official EPFO website - epfindia.gov.in
Step 2: Now, select “Link UAN Aadhaar” from the “EPFO Members” menu.
Step 3: Enter your UAN and your registered mobile number. You will receive an OTP on your mobile.
Step 4: Enter the OTP received in the designated space on the next page and click on “Submit”.
Step 5: Now, on the next page, enter your Aadhaar number. Again, an OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number and email address.
Step 6: Enter the OTP received and the captcha text and click on the “Submit” button.
Step 7: Once your details are verified with the UIDAI data, your Aadhaar number will be successfully linked with your EPF account.
You can also link your Aadhaar number with your EPF account using your biometric credentials through e-KYC on the EPFO portal by following the below-mentioned steps:
Step 1: Visit the official EPFO website and select “Link UAN Aadhaar” from the “EPFO Members” menu.
Step 2: Enter your registered mobile number and UAN number in the designated space. An OTP will be sent to your mobile number.
Step 3: Enter the OTP received and click on “Submit”.
Step 4: Now, on the next page, enter your Aadhaar number.
Step 5: Select the “Using Biometrics” option for Aadhaar verification.
Step 6: Your biometrics will be collected using the connected registered biometrics device.
Step 7: Finally, type the captcha and click on “Submit”.
Step 8: Your details will now be verified with the UIDAI data. Upon successful verification, your Aadhaar will be linked with your EPF account.
You can check your Aadhaar number linked with your EPF account on the EPFO portal by following the steps given below:
Step 1: Visit the official EPFO website and log in using your UAN and password.
Step 2: You can find the Aadhaar number linked with your EPF account on the member's homepage.
Step 3: If “Verified ( DEMOGRAPHIC)” is mentioned against your Aadhaar number, your Aadhaar number is linked with your EPF account.
The EPFO (Employee Provident Fund Organisation) has requested its members to link their EPF account and Aadhaar for ease in verifying their details. The benefits of the EPF-Aadhar linking are:
Reduces Errors: When your Aadhaar is linked with your EPF and UAN, the chances of mistakes and discrepancies are significantly less, as your information is consistent with your Aadhaar card details.
Reduces Risk of Duplicate Accounts: When the EPF-Aadhaar link is established, it reduces the chances of having a duplicate account.
Easy PF Withdrawal: You can easily withdraw your PF online in a hassle-free manner if your Aadhaar is linked with your EPF account.
No, you can link only one mobile number with an EPF account.
You can establish the EPF-Aadhaar link in any of these three ways:
Through UMANG App
By visiting EPFO Portal
By visiting the local office of EPFO
No, it is not possible to seed your Aadhaar number with your EPF account if your mobile number is not registered with your Aadhaar and with the EPFO.
In case you forget your UAN password, you can regenerate the same by following the steps below:
Step 1: Click on the 'Forgot Password' option.
Step 2: Provide your UAN with CAPTCHA.
Step 3: An OTP will be sent on your mobile number seeded with your UAN.
Step 4: Enter OTP and reset the password.
For filing an online claim of your EPF, seeding your UAN with Aadhaar is mandatory.
EPFO has instructed the employers that ECR-Electronic Challan cum Return will not be filled in cases where there is no PF-Aadhaar link or the UAN is not Aadhaar verified. It means that though employees can see their own PF account contribution, they will not get the employer's share.
You can check whether your UAN is linked with your Aadhaar on the EPFO portal. Just log in using your UAN and password. If your Aadhaar is linked with your UAN, you will be able to find the same on the member’s homepage and “Verified (DEMOGRAPHIC)” will be mentioned against your Aadhaar.
You can link your Aadhaar with your UAN without logging in to your EPF account by following the below-mentioned steps:
Visit the EPFO website and click on “eKYC Portal” under “Online Services”.
Now select “Link UAN Aadhaar”, enter your UAN and mobile number and click on “Generate OTP”.
Enter the OTP received on your mobile number and then, enter your Aadhaar number in the designated space and click on “Submit”.
Again, you will receive an OTP on your Aadhaar-registered mobile number. Enter this OTP and click on “Submit”.
If your EPF account details match your Aadhaar details, your Aadhaar will be successfully seeded with your UAN.