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Alert! If Your Aadhaar is Not Linked to EPF Account, PF Money Will Not Be Credited

If an EPF account is not linked to the Aadhaar number of account holder then employer's contribution will not be credited in that EPF account

Abha Toppo
EPFO Head Office

Aadhaar seeding with Employees' Provident Fund or EPF has become compulsory from 1 June 2021. Employees' Provident Fund Organisation also known as EPFO has asked the employers that Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) will be allowed to those EPFO members whose account is Aadhaar seeded.

Also it is important to know the Difference between EPF, GPF and PPF accounts so that you can get maximum benefit from it. 

This means if an EPF account is not linked to the Aadhaar number of account holder then employer's contribution will not be credited in that EPF account. EPFO clearly said that employer's EPF contribution will not be credited in those EPF accounts whose UAN is not Aadhaar verified.

The EPFO said, “Dear Employer, with the coming into force of the Section 142 of the Code on Social Security, 2020, the ECR shall be allowed to be filed only for those members, whose Aadhaar numbers are seeded & verified with the UANs, w.e.f 01.06.2021."

It added, "Accordingly, please make sure the Aadhaar seeding in respect of all the contributory members to enable them to avail uninterrupted services of EPFO & to avoid any inconvenience."

Therefore, from June 1, 2021, if an EPF account is not linked with the account holder's Aadhaar number then the employee will receive only his/her monthly EPF contribution. They will not be able to see the employers' monthly EPF contribution in it. Besides, the EPF account holder will not be able to use the EPFO services available for EPF account holders.

Steps to link Aadhaar with EPF

To link Aadhaar number with your EPF, you will have to follow the steps given below;

Step 1 – Go to EPFO official website — epfindia.gov.in

Step 2 - Click on 'Online Services' option then on 'e-KYC portal' and finally 'Link UAN Aadhaar'.

Step 3 - Enter your UAN number & registered mobile number

Step 4 – You will get OTP at registered mobile number

Step 5 - Enter OTP along with 12-digit Aadhaar number

Step 6 - Click 'Submit' button

Step 7 – Tap 'OTP Verification' option

Step 8 – Now create OTP on the registered mobile number of mail linked to Aadhaar number for verification of Aadhaar details.

Employees' Provident Fund Organisation will inform your employers for authentication of your Aadhaar-EPF linking. When the recruiter authenticates your Aadhaar seeding with the EPF account then your EPF account will get linked to your Aadhaar number.

Note - This information is for people working in different fields of agriculture.

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