Have you linked your Universal Account Number (UAN) with Aadhaar? If not, please do it as early as possible. You have only a few hours left to do this important and mandatory task. According to the rule that comes into effect from tomorrow, September 1, 2021, Aadhaar has to be linked with each and every Employee Provident Fund (EPF) account. If it is not done within August 31, the employer’s contribution to the EPF account would stop.
This is because the government has made it mandatory for UAN to be linked with Aadhaar so that employers are able to file Employee Cum Return (ECR) challan and deposit the money into the employee’s EPF account.
In addition, you will not be able to make a withdrawal from your EPF account if it is not linked with Aadhaar even after the deadline.
“Dear Employer, with the coming into force of section 142 of the Code on Social Security, 2020, the ECR shall be allowed to be filed only for those members, whose Aadhaar numbers are seeded and verified with the UANs,” said EPFO in a latest statement.
The deadline to complete the linkage of Aadhaar with the account was earlier set on June 1, which was later extended to September 1 by EPFO.
Aadhaar can be seeded online, through the ‘Umang’ mobile app or by OTP verification. It generally takes two-three minutes.
Click on the e-KYC option under the ‘Manage’ section. Then enter your Aadhaar number and your name as per your Aadhaar card.
Your Aadhaar will be validated by UIDAI once you save the details. It will take a minute or two.
Then the system will automatically link your Aadhaar with your EPF account once your KYC document has been validated from both ends.
Log in at www.epfindia.gov.in/eKYC/.
Enter the UAN and registered mobile number.
Click on the ‘Generate OTP’ option.
Enter the OTP in the required field and select gender.
Enter your Aadhaar card number and select the ‘Aadhaar Verification’ method.
Select the ‘Use Mobile or E-mail-based verification’ option. Another OTP will come to your mobile number or email as per your selection.
Now enter that OTP and your EPF and Aadhaar seeding process is complete.
Install the ‘Umang’ app and open the app with OTP or MPIN.
Now go to the ‘All Services Tab’ and select ‘EPFO’.
Click on ‘e-KYC services’ under the EPFO section.
Now select the ‘Aadhaar Seeding’ option under the ‘e-KYC services’ section.
Enter your UAN and click on ‘Get OTP’. You will get an OTP on your registered mobile number.
Verify the OTP and enter your Aadhaar details.
Again, an OTP will be sent to your mobile number.
Click ‘Confirm’ and ‘Submit’. Your Aadhaar will be linked to your UAN once this process is completed within a minute.
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