The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has made it mandatory to link Aadhaar number with Universal Account Number (UAN) by December 31, 2021. Linking is necessary to receive PF contribution and all other benefits from employers.
If you fail to link Aadhaar and UAN number it will lead to closure of employer’s contribution to EPF account as the company will not be able to file Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) for accounts not linked with Aadhaar. Additionally, failure to link Aadhaar and UAN will debar employees from availing services offered by EPFO.
How to Link Aadhaar and EPFO Number
If you have not linked your Aadhaar and UAN number yet, link it immediately or before the deadline of December 31, 2021. Here is a step-by-step guide to link your Aadhaar and UAN.
step 1: Visit the official EPFO member portal or link here: epfindia.gov.in
step 2: Log in using your username and password.
step 3: Go to the ‘Manage’ option available in the top menu bar.
step 4: Then you have to click on the ‘KYC’ option from the drop-down shown on the website.
Step 5: A new page will open showing the list of different types of documents. From the list, you need to select the “Aadhaar” option to link it with the EPF account.
Step 6: You have to enter Aadhar Number and Name as per Aadhar Card in the given space. Once you have entered the details, click on the save option.
Step 7: Once the details are saved, the Aadhaar number will be verified with the data from UIDAI.
Step 8: On successful approval, your Aadhaar and EPF account will be linked. After the link is successful, the website will show “Verified”.
EPFO has asked all employers to ensure their employees link their Aadhar number and EPF account before the deadline.
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