Generate your UAN using your Aadhaar | Direct UAN Allotment
EPFO (Employee’s Provident Fund Organisation) has started an open functionality at Unified Portal through which any citizen (prospective employee) can generate his/her UAN on the basis of Aadhaar number. You will get an OTP on Aadhaar linked mobile number and after the verification, the system will fetch your basic details like name, date of birth, gender and father’s/husband’s name etc from Aadhaar database and the same shall be displayed on the screen. On the basis of input / fetched details, your UAN will be generated. When you are going for an employment, you can submit the generated UAN to your employer so that the same UAN will be linked to your member Id of that establishment. This facility will help employer as well as employees in availing hassle free service from EPFO.
What is UAN?
UAN or Universal Account Number is an identification number allotted to every individual with a Provident Fund account. This is a unique 12-digit number provided by the Employee Provident Fund Organisation or the EPFO. Like a Permanent Account Number (PAN), your UAN is also constant throughout life. So, even if you change jobs over the years, your UAN will remain the same.
Requirement for generating UAN
In order to generate your UAN yourself, you need your Aadhaar number and you must have your mobile number registered in Aadhaar database. Without this, your UAN cannot be generated.
How to generate UAN using your Aadhaar?
Just follow the step by step process given below to generate your own UAN using your Aadhaar number.
Step 2: Once you click on Direct UAN Allotment by Employees, it will take you to a new window in your computer. Where you need to Enter your mobile number linked to Aadhar, fill captcha and click on “Generate OTP” button.
Step 3: Now you will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number. Enter the OTP in the field provided, fill catcha and click on “Submit” button in order to proceed further.
Step 4: On next page it will ask you that Are you employed in any Private Company / Factory / Establishment Choose “yes” then click on Submit. If choose no then it will prompt that Sorry you are not eligible for further process !!!
Step 5: Choose Employment Category then it will ask Do you know the PF Code number of the establishment? If choose “yes” you will be asked to fill Establishment Id then click on Search Button.
Now you have to fill all details like Date of Joining, Identity Proof Type, Enter identity number and have to Upload Identity proof Document and click on Submit button.
If Choose “No” then you have to fill only Identity Proof Type, Enter identity number and have to Upload Identity proof Document and click on Submit button.
After completion of all process you will also receive the UAN through a SMS.
Why EPFO started this service?
You know that UAN is mandatory for filing PF contribution. Currently, only employer can generate UAN of the employee. Companies with a large number of new joiners every month are facing difficulty in generation of new UAN due to mismatch of input data with Aadhaar. Keeping in view the difficulties faced by the companies, EPFO has started this facility to generate UAN using Aadhaar at Unified Portal.
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