EPFO – Employees Provident Fund Organization has made the linking of Aadhaar card number with your EPF account a mandatory thing. The 12 Digit Aadhaar card number is the one and only document you required to link your Aadhaar card with your EPF account.
Recently, the EPF organization has introduced a new scheme to link your EPF account. By linking your account, you can check your providential fund account balance, PF statements; submit PF queries or withdrawal of money from your EPF account.
Link Aadhaar Card to EPF Online?
Now you can link your Aadhaar card using online facility. Here we have come up with few of the tips involved:
Step 1: Visit EPFO portal and login using the UAN number and password.
Step 2: Once you logged in to your account, you will be directed to the new page. Go to the option “Manage Tab” and select the option KYC from the drop down menu.
Step 3: Once you selected the option “KYC”, you will be provided with the options where you can update the details like Aadhaar Card, Bank Details, PAN Card details, NPR, Voters ID details, Driving License, Passport etc.. Select the option Aadhaar Card and proceed to the next step.
Step 4: Click on the Aadhaar card option and enter the Aadhaar card number. Make sure to enter your name as like in the Aadhaar card. If there is any mismatch appears in your name, you can’t be able to proceed the next step. So, please careful while entering the name. After entering your name, click on “Save” tab.
Now, you’ve successfully linked your EPF account with your Aadhaar card.
The issue faced while linking your account is – You can’t perform the process if names are different. Due to a mismatch in names issues with either EPF organization or UIDAI website portal, you may be unable to update it. If your name on Aadhaar card is different, you need to update it.
After updating your details and clicking the button “Save” button, you view the same under the “KYC” tab. Wait for 15 days to get it verified and once it is approved,then you can check out your Aadhaar card in “Approved KYC” area.
Benefits of Linking Your Aadhaar Card with EPF Account
No More Verification Needed
As Aadhaar card contains all your information including biometric and demographic details. This makes it easier to verify personal data and it also gives transparency.
Liking your Aadhar card with EPF account, the information will be consistent. So, there will be no more chance for errors in the data.
Linking your Aadhaar card ensures safe and security of your information and there will be no more chance for crimes. And also linking Aadhaar card account will make the withdrawals and payment process easier.
As we all know, Aadhaar card will also work as a proof for Indian citizenship. Linking Aadhaar card will ensure that Employees Provident Fund Account Holder will be that anone person have only one EPF account and doesn’t have multiple accounts. This will reduce the duplicate version of EPF accounts.
When it comes to the recent announcement for all EPF account holders, it’s the must to link Aadhaar card with EPO and UAN is made compulsory. If you haven’t linked your Aadhaar card with your EPF account, it’s advisable to do it right now to avoid further consequences.
Additional Bonus: How to Check EPF Balance Via Mobile SMS
Now, there is no need to login to the EPF portal to check out your EPF balance… Yes, now you can check it out just using mobile SMS. For this, you need to send SMS to 7738299899 and then EPF account holders will receive the alerts such as PF balance, monthly statements, credit alerts, passbooks, etc.
The message format should be:
LAN refers to your preferred language. If English is your preferred language thenyou can send SMS as EPFOHO UAN.
The following given will be the code for your preferred languages.
- English: ENG
- Malayalam: MAL
- Telugu: TEL
- Hindi: HIN
- Panjabi: PUN
- Marathi: MAR
- Gujarati: GUJ
- Tamil: TAM
- Kannada: KAN
- Bengali: BEN