Universal Account Number (UAN) is a unique number that is generated for each of the Provident Fund(PF) account number at Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO). The UAN is a 12-digits number generally provided by the employer. All the employees who contribute to Employee Provident Fund Account are eligible for getting a UAN.
The UAN was launched to provide a numerous facility to its members through a single window. Members of EPCO are allotted a 22-digits unique number which is the Identification Number (ID) of the members. Individuals with different Member Ids will be allotted a single UAN. This will help in viewing details of all the member Ids at one place. The UAN remains the same irrespective of changes in the workplace. The main aim behind the launching of UAN is to capture the KYC details of all the members which will, in turn, eliminate the dependency on the employer and will also improve the quality of service.
Activation of the UAN
Members must follow the registration process and activate the registration to avail the services such as UAN card download, List all member Ids to UAN, etc. For registration, a member must obtain the UAN from the employed along with the member ID. Members mobile number is required to activate the registration process. The procedure to activate the registration process for UAN is:
Activate your UAN based registration,
Enter your UAN, mobile number and Member ID,
A Pin will be generated & submit it,
Your UAN credentials will be verified,
User Name will be UAN,
The registration process is complete and you are now registered on the UAN portal.
After being registered on the portal, members can avail all the services provided by the portal.
Benefits of UAN Activation
There are many benefits for activation of UAN. Some are as follows:
Employees can download the EPF passbook by entering the UAN number,
Check claim Status and Withdrawals,
Update and change the KYC Information,
CHECK PF BALANCE USING SMS or Missed Call service.
If UAN is not received, an employee can track the status of UAN Registration.
Know your UAN Status
UAN to know the UAN status of any member, a member must follow the following procedure:
Go to the “Know your UAN Status “page on the EPCO website.
Select the appropriate options for your district,
Some options will automatically be filled after entering the districts name and state.
Fill the remaining options as per PF details,
After entering all the details, a member can check the UAN Status.
A message will pop up on the screen with UAN Status details and whether UAN is issued or not.
If the UAN status is not generated then the member can send a request to generate it.
To get the UAN by SMS on your mobile, a member must enter the necessary details like date of birth, name, etc. Then the password must be entered. After entering all the details a pin is generated. After entering the PIN, application for generation of UAN status is submitted. The generation of the UAN status takes a minimum of 7 days.
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