What is UAN Number in ePFO?
UAN stands for Universal Account Number. It is a unique 12-digit number assigned to every employee who contributes to the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) in India. The UAN number remains the same throughout an employee’s career, regardless of how many different employers they work for.
The UAN was introduced by the EPFO (Employee Provident Fund Organization) to simplify the process of managing EPF accounts and make it easier for employees to access their EPF accounts. With the UAN, employees can link all their EPF accounts from different employers to a single UAN number, making it easier to manage and track their EPF contributions and withdrawals.
Once an employee’s UAN is activated, they can access a number of services provided by the EPFO, such as checking their EPF balance, downloading their EPF passbook, and submitting EPF withdrawal requests. The UAN also helps to reduce the dependence on employers for accessing EPF related services, as employees can directly access their EPF account using their UAN and login credentials.
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