Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has inducted a process by which all the provident fund (PF) contributing are eligible to generate the Universal Account Number (UAN) directly from the EPFO website. According to EPFO, the UAN acts as an umbrella for the multiple member IDs allotted to an individual by different establishments. With the new facility, all the members will be able to obtain the UAN online without depending on their respective employees.
As per the previous framework, EPF members were required to apply for UAN through their employers. The idea is to link the member identification numbers (member Id) allotted to a single member under single UAN. This will help the member to view the details of all the member ID linked to it. With the direct UAN generation facility, all the employees can obtain UAN directly on EPFO website. In order to generate a UAN directly, you can visit EPFO website https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/index.php.
A person willing to generate the UAN is required to click on ‘For Employees’ option under ‘Our Services’ tab on the homepage and then click on ‘Member UAN/Online Service (OCS/OTCP)’ under the ‘Services’ option. You can find the ‘Direct UAN allotment by Employees’ under the ‘Important Links’ option given on the bottom right of the page. After this, you are required to enter the Aadhaar-linked mobile number and the captcha code in the dialogue box provided…Read more>>