With the help of EPFO’s new facility, individuals not having a UAN and looking for employment can generate the UAN and submit to the employer in future.
EPFO or Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has smoothened the process for allotment of UAN or Universal Account Number. UAN, which is a unique number assigned to an employee, acts as an umbrella for the multiple member Ids allotted to an individual by different establishments where he or she has worked. “Now, the citizen on going for an employment can submit generated UAN to the employer so that the same UAN will be linked to the member ID allotted to member in that establishment,” EPFO said in a notification dated November 21.
“As you are aware that UAN is mandatory for filing the member contribution. Currently, UAN can be generated by employer only and the same to be generated before ECR (electronic challan cum return) filing of that member. Establishments with large number of new joiners every month are facing problem in generation of UAN due to mismatch of input data with Aadhaar,” the notification said.
So EPFO has provided a functionality at Unified Portal “through which any citizen (prospective employee) can generate his/her UAN on the basis of Aadhaar.”
Here are the steps listed by EPFO to generate UAN:
1) The person has to log into the Unified Member Portal (https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/). EPFO offers a number of services to its subscribers through this portal. Then the person has to click on “UAN Allotment” link which is on the left side of the home page.