For EPF benefits, Aadhaar card must be link before 31 August
DELHI, Aug 14:The government issued a mandate in which a deadline of August 31 as the EPFO deadline for linking your Universal Account Number (UAN) to your Aadhaar card. The result of not doing so will result in your access to the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) being restricted, along with its facilities.
In this regard the Central government recently has made announcements.It must be noted that the employers will only be able to file Employee-cum-Return (ECR) challans and deposit the money to the EPF account if the UAN and Aadhaar are linked.
the employer does not have their UAN linked to Aadhaar card by August 31, they will be unable to make the monthly contributions to the EPF account. Moreover, the employees will also not be able to withdraw the funds from their PF accounts if they do not adhere to the deadline.
As per a recent notification, the Centre has announced that the Aadhaar-UAN link must be done as per Section 142 of the Code on Social Security, 2020, which came into effect on May 3, 2021.
How to link Aadhaar with UAN Using EPFO’s Member Sewa Portal?
Visit the official website for the Member Sewa Portal and log in.
Once you are logged in, go to the ‘Manage’ menu and select the option ‘KYC’.
Select ‘Aadhaar’ from the drop-down menu and add your KYC document.
You will need to use either your Aadhaar card number or your Virtual ID (VID) to proceed further. Once you have input the number as needed, you have to give consent to an Aadhaar-based authentication.
Once you do this click on the ‘Save’ option. It will then be marked out as ‘pending KYC’.
After that, it goes to your employer to give their consent for the UAN to be linked to Aadhaar.
How to Link Aadhaar with UAN via OTP Verification?
Go to the official website.
Click on the ‘Link UAN Aadhaar’ option that appears under the section ‘For EPFO members’.
You will then need to fill out the UAN, after which you will receive an OTP to your registered mobile number. You will need to verify this.
Once verified, enter your Aadhaar details and select the Aadhaar verification mode, which can be either email or mobile-based OTP.
Then the OTP will be sent to your Aadhaar registered phone number or email, whichever the case may be. You simply need to verify this and the linking process will be complete.