How to Link Aadhaar Number to PF Account or Provident Fund Account at unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in
Briefly instructions on How to Linking or Link Aadhaar Number to PF Account or Provident Fund Account at unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in website....
When Universal Account Number was initially introduced to the country, it was a voluntary thing to become a member. Owning an Employee Provident Fund account was not compulsory and many people thought it was an easy way of losing money and hence they avoided it. However, with time, the government made it a mandatory requirement not only for an employee but also for the employers.
If a company has more than 20 employees and they are permanently employed, it is a mandatory requirement from the government for this firm to ensure all their employees are members of the Employee Provident Fund Organization. At the same time, the firm is expected to remit some money to each and every employee’s account every month as the employer’s contribution.
Below is a step by step procedure of linking your Aadhaar number with your Provident Fund number or Unique Account Number.
How to link Aadhaar number to PF account through online mode at unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in?
The member and in this place needs to follow the steps mentioned below to ensure he / she links his Aadhaar with his Provident Fund successfully.
The first step involves logging in to the Provident Fund official portal (Unified Portal of Employees) which is https://unifiedportal.epfindia.gov.in/. Once you have logged in, click on ‘For Employees’ icon then follow it by clicking ‘UAN Member e-Sewa’. This will lead you to our second step.
In the second step, you will be prompted to enter your Unique Account Number (UAN) and password for you to have access to the portal (This is a simple way of identifying yourself).
On the top panel, click on the ‘Manage’ icon and then on ‘KYC’.
The fourth step involves multiple procedures. The first step involves clicking on the ‘next page’ on this page, this is where you will be prompted to key in your KYC under the ‘Add KYC’ tab. You will then be requested to provide your PAN, and Aadhaar, your bank, election card, driving license, passport, and ration card details. Ensure that you have correctly filled all the details and do the necessary changes if need be, before clicking on the ‘Submit’ tab. Once you have submitted, all the details will be listed under the ‘Pending KYC’ tab. Once your employer approves them (this generally takes not more than fifteen days) the icon will change from ‘Pending KYC’ to Approved KYC’ which means the whole process was completed successfully.
It is however possible to link your Aadhaar account with your Provident Fund Account manually or through offline mode and the procedure followed is simpler but takes much of your time and involves multiple movements than the online procedure.
How to link Aadhaar with your PF account through offline mode
Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has also provided its members with a facility of linking their Aadhaar number with their Employees Provident Fund account offline. This is by developing an Aadhaar Linking Application Form. The procedure followed for this offline application is:
The employee fills the Aadhaar Linking Application Form along with his Aadhaar number and the Unique Account Number and any other required information
The employee will then be expected to attach self-attested copies of their PAN, Aadhaar and UAN together with this form.
He/she will then be expected to submit these documents to the nearest EPFO offices or Common Services Centers (SCS). Once the office verifies the documents, they will then link your Aadhaar number to your EPF account.
Once this is done, a confirmation message will be sent to the employee’s registered mobile number.