PF uan aadhaar link, UAN aadhaar link | If this rule is not followed, then you cannot withdraw money from EPF
Linking of Aadhaar with PF UAN has been made mandatory (Photo-istock))
- Linking of Aadhar card with PF UAN has been made mandatory.
- Its last date has been extended to 1 September 2021.
- Here you can know how to link Aadhaar with PF UAN.
The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has made it mandatory to link Aadhaar card with PF UAN (Universal Account Number) to receive PF contribution and other benefits from employers. EPFO subscribers have time till September to link their Aadhar card with Provident Fund (PF) accounts. The deadline was postponed from 1 June 2021 to 1 September 2021. Note that the Ministry of Labor amended section 142 of the Social Security Code 2020 to implement this new rule. Section 142 of the Code provides for establishing the identity of an employee or an unorganized employee or any other person through Aadhaar number for availing benefits and availing services.
Dear Members, With the enforcement of Section 142 of the Social Security Code, 2020, ECR will be allowed to be filed only for those members whose Aadhaar numbers are linked and verified with UAN, EPFO said in a circular. Link your Aadhaar number with UAN to avail seamless services of EPFO. Members can validate their Aadhaar with UAN through the online e-KYC facility available on the member portal as well as through the UMANG app, in view of the impending mandatory provisions, it added.
Linking PAN and Aadhaar card is a basic requirement of Know Your Customer (KYC) for all banks, PPF accounts and EPF accounts. If this is not done, then as an enforcement measure, you will face cases like interest deposited by employers and rejection of withdrawal claims from your PF accounts.
The retirement body had earlier said that the employer can file ECR only for those employees who have linked their Aadhaar with PF UAN. It states that the employer can file a separate ECR for non-Aadhaar seeded UAN after the Aadhaar seeding process is completed. If you fail to link UAN with Aadhaar, you will be deprived of other EPF benefits as well. This includes the Kovid-19 advance announced last month and insurance benefits linked to PF accounts.
How to link Aadhaar with EPF UAN?
- Go to epfindia.gov.in.
- In Online Services, click on e-KYC Portal
- Enter Aadhar Number and Mobile Number.
- An OTP will be generated
- Enter Aadhaar number once again
- then verify otp
- OTP to be verified
- After entering OTP, Aadhaar number and mobile phone number, Aadhaar will be linked with your PF account.
Not able to link Aadhaar with UAN?
The most common problem faced by most of the employees during the linking process is the mismatch between the name or date of birth in the Aadhaar and EPF records. For many people, the middle name does not match the identity documents and this leads to discrepancies and rejection of Aadhaar linking. People whose last name is not mentioned also face this problem.
However, it is simple to rectify errors or omissions in your EPF UAN record. All you need to do is go to ‘My Profile’ in the main menu and make changes so that the details match with those of your Aadhaar. To accept the changes, your employer will need to approve the changes on the portal.
Remember that approval can take time and rejection from EPFO can land you in trouble and you may have to visit regional EPFO offices in such cases to get the problem resolved. If your EPF UAN data is up to date and you need to make changes in Aadhaar, then this process is easy for those whose mobile number is registered with Aadhaar. If your mobile number is registered, you can make minor corrections through the UIDAI portal. Change in name, date of birth, gender, address and language can be done online.
However, if your mobile number is not registered in the database, then the process of correcting the data in Aadhaar is a bit complicated. In such cases, you will have to visit the nearest Aadhaar Enrollment Centers to submit the application and identity document. Once the data is corrected in Aadhaar, you can go back to the EPFO portal to link the two.
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