Source | Jitender Bhardwaj | Excel Security | Linked In
Key features of next version of UAN:
UAN would be the key field in Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR). For a member joining EPF for the first time, the UAN would be obtained by the employer or member prior to filing of ECR by the employer for that member.
The employer would furnish the member’s details on the basis of KYC documents i.e. Aadhaar, PAN, Bank Account etc. to avoid future issues about member’s name, name of father/spouse, date of birth etc.
The UAN would be allotted upfront on the portal and would be validated in the ECR file of the employer at the time of its submission.
Also for a member who was earlier a member of EPF prior to joining the present establishment, the linking of the existing UAN of the member should necessarily be done by the employer before filing of UAN based ECR.
The member’s details as available in the provided UAN i.e. name of member, date of birth, father’s/ Husband’s name would be used in the ECR of the present employment.
The generation/linking of UAN can be done through an online functionality on UAN portal.
This would be mandatory for the employer to include the new members in the ECR.
The employer may start remitting dues through ECR for the linked UAN thereafter.