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Retirement fund body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), which manages the money in your EPF account, has introduced a new facility for its subscribers to link their UAN with Aadhaar online. “This, in turn, would facilitate the members, a better and speedy EPFO services,” the retirement fund body says in a statement. EPFO has made this facility available at its website www.epfindia.gov.in. UAN is a unique number assigneed to an employee, it acts as a marker for EPFO services. UAN or Universal Account Number is allotted by EPFO to subscribers, who contribute a part of their savings towards provident fund (PF). The UAN remains portable throughout the lifetime of an employee. The UAN acts as an umbrella for the multiple member IDs allotted to an individual by different establishments.
How To Access This New EPFO Facility For Linking UAN With Aadhaar
For linking UAN with Aadhaar, visit EPFO’s website www.epfindia.gov.in. This facility is available at the Online Services section on the EPFO website. Then select the “eKYC Portal” link.
On the next page, the user can proceed by clicking on the ‘Link UAN Aadhaar’ link.
Benefits of Linking UAN With Aadhaar
The EPFO runs three schemes – Employees Provident Fund Scheme 1952, Employees Pension Scheme 1995 and Employees Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme 1976. EPFO receives 1 crore claims every year including those pertaining to EPF withdrawal, pension fixation and insurance.