I recently received a communication from my previous employer asking me to activate UAN number of my PF account. I thought it would be an easy process with a simple link to the EPFO website but turns out the link has not been working from past few days. A lot of people are facing hassles activating UAN PF number.
What is UAN Number?
Universal Account Number is the key number which is being allocated to every employee of the organization with an active PF account. The retirement fund body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation(EPFO) has made UAN Number mandatory for all employees to be covered under Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952.
The 12 digit unique number assigned by EPFO India helps in availing the benefits of Provident fund account portability. Once activated, it becomes the lifelong unique number for your PF account. So, when you change the employer next, the PF account will remain the same, you only need to inform the new employer about your existing UAN number.
For the 1st time, activation of UAN number is required and due to a surge in UAN activation applications, the online link is not working as of now. So we’re going to activate PF UAN account using the official android application. Our last post covered on Government’s new BHIM application wallet and How to Use BHIM application .
Steps to Activate UAN Number with Android Application
UAN number activation process by EPFO is quite simple and involves a lot of options. The best using the official EPFO mobile application.
1. Download EPFO android application from here
2. Install the application
3. The home screen of the EFPO M-Sewa application gives us 3 options:
4. Click on Member
5. Now, choose Activate UAN Number
6. Enter the details provided to you by your employer. Make sure the details are correct. The details you would need from your employer for activating PF Account are:
Est. Code, Extension, Your Employee Number, UAN
7. Enter a valid mobile number and agree to the terms
8. Click on “Activate” button and you will receive a verification message on the mobile number you entered
9. Enter the verification code and you’ve successfully activated UAN number using mobile application
Now, you can check your PF Balance anytime you want with the EPFO’s application.
How to Activate EPFO UAN Number with Link
Although this method is not working as of now due to technical glitches, there’s an option to activate UAN PF number by simply going to the EPFO’s website and filling a form.
uanmembers.epfoservices.in registration is facing technical errors as now. We’ll update once the UAN activation link is live. UAN activation help desk is not so responding to our queries regarding this issue.
You can fill the information here and await verification message.
Check Out: How to remove Shortcut Virus
Benefits of UAN Number System introduced by EPFO
Earlier, when an employee left an organization and joined another one, a new PF account was opened by the new employer. Depending on the job changes, a lot of PF accounts might be floating with an employee. The procedure involved, employee applying at his previous employer to transfer/withdraw his PF funds. The new Universal Activation Number system has solved this hassle with easy online and one-time solution. Don’t forget to check out, How to Activate Jio Sim Card .
If you need any help in activating UAN number of PF account, feel free to reach out to us and Syncers will solve your queries. The process of PF Universal account number activation is very easy and will get simplified in upcoming days with more options being offered by EPFO. Are you facing any problem and need UAN activation help, let us know.