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EPFO Launches New Facility To Link UAN With Aadhaar. Details Here

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EPFO has introduced a facility for its subscribers to link their UAN with Aadhaar online. Announcing the launch of the new facility on the eve of Diwali 2017, retirement fund body EPFO said it will provide "better and speedy EPFO services" to members. "On the eve of Deepawali (Diwali), Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is pleased to introduce a new facility for its esteemed members having Universal Account Number (UAN) and other relevant details to link their respective UAN with Aadhaar online," EPFO said. After linking of UAN with Aadhaar or UID (Unique Identity Number) - the 12-digit identification number issued by the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), EPFO members may avail online EPFO services linked with Aadhaar, the provident fund body added.

Here are five things to know on EPFO's new facility to link Aadhaar-UAN online:

EPFO said the facility is available at its website - epfindia.gov.in.

epfo website 650 400 © Provided by NDTV 24x7 epfo website 650 400 A user can access the facility by selecting the "eKYC Portal" link under the Online Services section on the EPFO website.

On the next page, the user can proceed by clicking on the 'Link UAN Aadhaar' link.

epfo ekyc portal © Provided by NDTV 24x7 epfo ekyc portal The EPFO member or subscriber will have to provide his or her EPFO UAN to proceed. An OTP will be sent to his/her mobile linked with UAN.

"After OTP verification, the member will have to provide his/her Aadhaar Number. Another OTP will be sent to his/her mobile/email linked with Aadhaar. After OTP verification, if UAN details are matched with Aadhaar details, then UAN will be linked with Aadhaar," EPFO noted.

Meanwhile, EPFO has also introduced a new composite form called Form 11, which will replace Form 13 in all cases of auto transfer. Currently, employees are required to file Form-13 for provident fund account transfer on changing jobs. The EPFO has decided that Form 11 will replace Form No 13 in all cases of auto transfer. 

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