EPFO Introduces New Functionality for Aadhaar Seeding UAN by Members: Subscribers can now make Online Changes/ Corrections in their Name, DOB, Gender, etc.
To reduce paper work, time delay and hardships for employees, the EPFO has introduced a new functionality on unified portal wherein a Member can give online request for Change/ Correction in Name, Date of Birth and Gender for seeding Aadhaar with UAN, in case there is any mismatch in UAN data and Aadhaar data.
It may be noted that as per existing provisions the Members are required to submit a joint request along with Employer to EPFO for making such changes/ corrections of mismatched details, which forces a lot of paper work and takes its own time to get the request processed.
In view of the fact that members facing problems in seeding Aadhaar with UAN due to mismatch in Name, DOB or Gender in UAN data and UIDAI data, were required to submit a joint request to correct his/ her basic details against UAN.
To reduce paper work, time delay and hardships for employees, EPFO has developed a functionality where members can give online request to his/ her employer at Member’s Interface at the Unified Portal for correction in basic details.
While accepting request from Member, system will compare the requested change with similar fields received from UIDAI (Aadhaar). After successful verification, the request will be automatically transferred to Employer’s Login for online transmission to EPFO Field Office. In turn, after getting online request from Member and Employer the EPFO Field Office will process the requested corrections.
EPFO’s UAN-Aadhaar linking facility using EPFO Link in UMANG Mobile App (dt. 27 Feb. 2018)
Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has introduced UAN-Aadhaar linking facility for the convenience of members using EPFO Link in UMANG Mobile App. This is in addition to the existing web facility already available at EPFO’s website www.epfindia.gov.in >> Online Services >> e-KYC Portal>> LINK UAN AADHAAR.
The facility on e-KYC Portal has further added a new feature to link UAN with Aadhaar online using biometric credentials. Using the aforesaid facilities, EPFO members can link their UAN with Aadhaar as under:
For using this facility with UMANG APP, Member will have to provide his/her UAN. An OTP will be sent to the UAN registered Mobile Number. After OTP Verification, member will have to provide Aadhaar details and gender information (where gender information is not available against UAN). Another OTP will be sent on Aadhaar Registered Mobile Number and/or email. After OTP verification, Aadhaar will be linked with UAN where UAN and Aadhaar details are matched.
For using this facility through E-KYC Portal, Member will have to provide his/her UAN. An OTP will be sent to the UAN registered Mobile Number. After OTP Verification, member will have to provide Aadhaar details, gender information (where gender information is not available against UAN) and select Aadhaar verification method (Using Mobile/email based OTP /using Biometrics). Another OTP will be sent on Aadhaar Registered Mobile Number and/or email or Biometric will be captured using Registered Biometric Device. After verification, Aadhaar will be linked with UAN where UAN and Aadhaar details are matched.
Moving towards Digital India, EPFO has also launched e-Nomination facility for filing nomination form by the member. This functionality is available at Member Interface of EPFO Unified Portal (https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/). Any member having activated and Aadhaar seeded UAN, can avail this facility.
This functionality is independent from employer. After giving nomination details online, member has to digitally sign the nomination. Aadhaar based eSign is being used for digital signing of nomination form. Aadhaar based eSign is being provided to members free of cost by EPFO. Only member’s mobile number should be linked with Aadhaar. This functionality will also be made available on UMANG mobile app soon.
EPFO introduces a New Online Facility for Members to link their respective UAN with Aadhaar (dt. 18 Oct. 2017)
The EPFO has introduced, on the Diwali 2017 eve, a new online facility for PF Members having Universal Account Number (UAN) to link their respective UAN with Aadhaar, for better/ speedy services.
The facility has been made available at EPFO’s website www.epfindia.gov.in >> Online Services >> e-KYC Portal>> LINK UAN AADHAAR
EPFO Members can link their respective UAN with Aadhaar, using this new online facility. To proceed, member concerned has to provide his/ her UAN, followed with an OTP being sent to his/ her mobile linked with UAN. After OTP verification, the member will have to provide his/ her Aadhaar Number. Another OTP will be sent to his/ her mobile/ email linked with Aadhaar. After OTP verification, if UAN details are matched with Aadhaar details, then UAN will be linked with Aadhaar. After linking, the EPFO member may avail online EPFO services linked with Aadhaar.
Aadhaar Seeding Application (App) for Members of EPFO launched (dt. 13 April, 2017)
In pursuance to the policy of the Government for optimum use of information technology for efficient service delivery and widening the reach of EPF benefits, Hon’ble Minister of Labour & Employment, Sh. Bandaru Dattatreya launched Aadhaar Seeding Application for members of the EPFO.
It may be noted that the EPFO has developed this application meant for Aadhaar seeding of members with support of the Common Service Centers (CSC) and CDAC. The CSCs are ICT enabled front end service delivery points at the village level for delivery of Government and private services. With the implementation of Aadhaar Seeding Application, now Provident Fund member or pensioner can walk in any of the field offices of EPFO or CSC outlets with UAN & Aadhaar and seed the Aadhaar with the UAN.