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EPFO Aadhaar Link Research Team | Posted On Thursday, December 13,2018, 06:34 PM

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The employee provident fund or EPF is a scheme that helps salaried individuals save money each month. It is a social security scheme that covers employees working in the organized sector in India. Saving made under provident fund scheme is tax free, as EPF enjoys the EEE benefit. Linking Aadhaar with the EPF helps in the verification process of the account holder.

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EPFO Aadhaar link

How to link Aadhaar number with EPF account online?

EPFO has launched an employee provident fund portal online, where the employees can easily manage and check the details of accounts. The employees can visit the Employee provident fund portal and link Aadhaar with UAN. To link your Aadhaar card details with your EPF scheme follow the steps given below:

  • Visit the EPFO website
  • Log in to your account using UAN and password
  • In the ‘manage’ section click on the KYC option
  • The site redirects you to a page where you can find a number of documents
  • Choose the documents that you want to link with your EPF account.
  • Select the ‘Aadhaar’ option and enter the details of your Aadhaar card
  • Click on the ‘save’ option
  • Your Aadhaar details will be verified from UIDAI’s database once you save the details
  • On successful verification of KYC documents, you will find “verified” written against Aadhaar card details
  • You can now link Aadhaar card to your EPF account.

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What are the benefits of linking Aadhaar with EPF account?

The Employee Provident Fund Organization had launched the provident fund scheme as insurance for the workforce engaged in the organized sector in India. An individual can link Aadhaar with EPF account both online and offline. However, the EPFO has made it mandatory for employees to link their Aadhaar with the universal account number (UAN).   Listed below are some of the benefits of linking Aadhaar number with your EPF account:

  • Linking Aadhaar with the EPF account makes the process of verification easy and simple. The Aadhaar card is an identity proof and contains biometrics and demographic details of the individual which includes retina scan and thumb detection.
  • Linking Aadhaar with EPF and UAN rules out the possibility/chances of errors and discrepancies in the data in your EPF and UAN account, as your information is consistent with Aadhaar card details.
  • If you link Aadhaar to your EPF account, it reduces the chances of having a duplicate account. Aadhaar card number is a unique identification number which is issued by the UIDAI to every resident Indian. So, when the Aadhaar details are produced, it means an employee can only have a single EPF or UAN account.
  • You can withdraw your PF online without the attestation of employer. The entire process can be completed online without any hassles.

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Link Aadhaar with EPF Account Offline:

EPFO has made provisions for linking Aadhaar with EPF account by using the online services. However, there are people who do not know to use the online services. These employees can also get their EPF account linked with Aadhaar by visiting the nearest EPFO office. The employee must collect the application form and submit it in person.

  • Fill the Application form.
  • Fill the UAN and Aadhaar details  in the application form along with other relevant details
  • Attach self-attested copies of your UAN, PAN and Aadhaar with the form.
  • Submit the duly filled form and the documents to the executive of the EPFO office or Common Service Centres (CSC) outlets.
  • Post verification, your Aadhaar will be linked with EPF account.
  • Once your Aadhaar card is linked to the EPF account, you will receive an SMS on your registered mobile number.

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