The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has made it mandatory for PF contributors to link their Aadhaar number with the Universal Account Number (UAN). The EPFO also stated that defaulters will not be able to receive PF services from September 1, 2021. Aadhaar must be linked to UAN by 31 August 2021, which is the deadline.
The EPFO also said that failure to link Aadhaar and UAN would stop employers from contributing to the EPF account. Employers cannot file Electronic Invoice Cum Return (ECR) without choice. In addition, if Aadhaar and UAN are not verified before the August 31 deadline, employees will not be able to receive any other services provided by EPFO.
To recall, the EPFO had earlier set June 1, 2021 as the deadline for linking Aadhaar and UAN.
If you have not yet linked your Aadhaar to your PF account, do so immediately. To link your Aadhaar with a PF account, you can simply go to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) account through its online portal or click on the link here – epfindia.gov.in.
How to link Aadhaar with PF account or UAN
Step 1: Just go to the EPFO Member Portal and log in with your username and password.
Step 2: Next, click on the ‘Manage’ option displayed in the top menu bar.
Step 3: Select the KYC option from the drop-down.
Step 4: A new page will open showing a list of different document types. From there select the “Aadhaar” option.
Step 5: Enter Aadhaar number and name. Click on save option.
Step 6: Once the Aadhaar details are saved, your Aadhaar will be verified from UIDAI data.
Step 7: After the KYC document is approved, your Aadhaar will be linked to the PF account. You will now see the text “Verified” opposite the Aadhaar description.
Post Aadhaar Link PF Account Instantly! The method of linking Aadhaar with UAN is shown here in BGR India.