Universal Account Number is a 12-digit code allotted by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization to its Provident Fund Account members.
Unlike EPF account number and member ID, which changes when employees leave their jobs from one organization to another, the UAN remains unchanged.
When the company has twenty or more employees, the employer has to generate the UAN number for the employee.
The employee has to provide his UAN to the employer at the time of joining a new organization.
Using UAN, EPFO members can manage their provident fund account and perform tasks like checking EPF balance, submitting PF loan applications and making withdrawal requests online without any physical paperwork.
The UAN is usually printed on the payslip; However, if the employer has not shared the 12 digit code with you, it can be generated online.
In order to generate his UAN while signing up with EPFO for the first time, the employee needs to provide his identity proof, address proof, bank account details, Permanent Account Number (PAN), Aadhaar and Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) card.
How to Generate UAN Online
Log on to Member e-Sewa on EPFO Portal
Click on “Activate UAN” option available under Important Links section
Select the -Aadhaar option and enter the required details to proceed.
– Click on Get Authorization PIN button
-You will be redirected to a new page containing your entered information. Cross-check the submission to avoid any errors
– Click on the Agree checkbox to proceed.
Enter the OTP received on your mobile to validate your request
Click on Validate OTP and activate UAN.
After the final submission, you will receive a text message on the registered mobile number containing your UAN number and password.
Log on to your EPFO using the details and view your EPF account details. Employees can also invest in government investment schemes using their UAN and account on the EPFO portal.