Aadhaar card is a unique identity document that contains the details of one individual like name, DOB, address, gender, photo, contact detail etc. Nowadays this 12 digits biometric identity proof Aadhaar card is one of the mandatory documents used for verifying individual identity? EPFO now made it mandatory to link Aadhaar with EPF Account. There is a UAN (Universal Account Number) provided by EPFO to the employees who do save a part of their salary in PF. You have to link your Aadhaar with UNA.
Now the question is how to link Aadhaar with EPF Account. Earlier there was no online facility but recently EPFO has introduced most of its facilities online. This made the entire process of tracing account details and other services easier. Now employees can check the status of their PF account balance, submit PF claims, partial withdrawal of money and statement on their own. For availing all these facilities, you need to link Aadhaar with EPF account and UAN.
Not everyone is gadget freak & this has been seen that many employees and pensioners were facing problem in linking their Aadhaar to EPF online. EPFO decided to launch a facility for updating or linking Aadhaar through offline mode.
Aadhaar seeding application facility is an offline facility introduced by the support of the CSA & CDAC. This is for all those who don’t prefer to opt online facility. How will you apply for Aadhaar Seeding Application facility? For this go to nearby EPFO or Common Service Center (CSC) outlet with all required documents. The EPFO step is in favour to provide the benefits to all the deserving beneficiaries directly into their respective bank accounts. Linking Aadhaar with UAN will merge all your PF accounts from different employers into one.