(EPF/PF) UAN Member Portal
UAN (Universal account number) is a unique number alloted by Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) to every employee contributing to PF (provident fund). This number has now become mandatory for every employee so if you want to avail any of the EPF services like PF Withdrawal, PF Transfer, PF Balance Check etc. you need to have your UAN.
Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) had launched UAN based Member portal to provide a number of online facilities to its members - this portal is also called Unified Portal or EPFO e sewa portal or simply UAN portal. Registration is required to avail these facilities. Let us understand how to register and login to the portal.
Note - Due to technical problems, UAN member portal (also called unified portal for members) remains down most of the time as of March 14, 2017. EPFO technical team is aware of this and working hard to resolve this.
NEW UAN Portal for members - Unified Portal (EPFO E sewa)
This new portal has following features:
- Download/Print your Updated Passbook anytime.
- Download/ Print your UAN Card.
- Update your contact details and KYC information.
- Activate UAN
- Know your UAN status
As of Jan 17, 2017, this unified member portal is working well. Earlier, Unified member portal was facing problem and having one of the following errors.
Could not get JDBC Connection; nested exception is java.sql.SQLRecoverableException: ORA-01033: ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress
Service Unavailable - Please try again later.
It may take some time for this portal to get stabilized.
Along with this portal, corresponding UAN Employer Portal is also launched in Dec 2016.
Activate Registration on UAN Member Portal
We wrote a detailed post on UAN Login and Activation. Below is a quick summary to ensure that your UAN is registered and activated at UAN Portal.
Check whether you have been allotted a UAN - Click on Know your UAN Status and enter your EPF number.
Contact your employer to obtain your UAN (if you have been allotted one)
Activate your UAN based Registration - Once on portal, Click on Activate Your UAN and enter your UAN, Mobile no. and EPF number. You will receive an authorisation PIN on your mobile which you will have to enter in the space provided. After you press 'Submit', you will be asked to create a password for logging in to the member portal. This completes the registration process.
On the UAN portal, one can login to the portal anytime using username and password. The Username is your UAN ID and password is the one you have created during UAN activation.
If you forgot your password, you can click on forgot password. It will send you an OTP (one time password) on your mobile and you can use this OTP to set the new password.
Old UAN Members Epfoservices PORTAL
The old UAN portal was available at http://uanmembers.epfoservices.in. This website is still on, but it is not in good shape and you can't check your balance or passbook on this. It is recommended to use the new unified UAN portal once it gets up and running (expected to be up starting 2017).
Services Available at UAN Portal Old
Download PF e-Passbook
Link Previous Member IDs (PF account numbers)
Enter/Update KYC and personal details
File Transfer claim and view Transfer claim status
Download UAN Card
KYC Errors on UAN Portal, Unified Portal
While trying to upload the KYC on UAN Portal (EPFO E sewa), people are experiencing some errors on the website.
While trying to add AADHAAR as KYC, it throws below error:
Unexpected error occured. Error at the time of AADHAAR authentication.
While trying to add PAN as KYC, it throws below error:
JBWEB000065: HTTP Status 500 - Handler processing failed; nested exception is java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/epfo/webservice/pan/PanServiceCheck.
For these errors, there is no known solution as of now. If you have any workaround, please update us on HumLog Facebook Page
Related Articles on EPF and UAN Portal
EPFO Member Login to understand how to login to EPFO portal for members
UAN Activation - an important step if you are using the member portal for first time
To read all articles related to EPF/PF go to EPF/PF - All Articles
News on EPF UAN Portal
Passbook on UAN Member Portal
Due to technical delays, passbook on UAN member portal will be available only after 16th March 2017 as per EPFO.
UAN based Withdrawal process got simplified with 1 page form
EPF Withdrawal process got simplified with 1 page form called CCF form or Composite Claim form. If your EPF account is UAN activated and have Aadhaar linked, you don't even need employer's attestation. Really good news for EPF members.
EPF Proposal for Cooperative Housing
EPF has mooted a proposal to allow 10 or more EPF members to create cooperative housing society with the addition of new section 68D. This will allow members to get one time EPF withdrawal as well as option to pay loan installments towards housing loan.
Link Aadhar Number on UAN Member Portal
EPFO has made it mandatory to link Aadhar Card with UAN number for all the members. You can link your Aadhaar number online on the new UAN Unified Portal in the KYC section. If you don't have a Aadhar number yet, it is recommended to get one soon. EPFO is planning to develop facility on UAN Portal for registering of request by members/pensioners for enrolment of Aadhar.
New UAN Member Portal (Unified Portal) is up!
EPFO had launched the new website of UAN Member portal with the name of Unified Member Portal in Dec, 2016. But in the initial days after launch, people faced a lot of difficulty in using the Unified Portal as it was mostly down. Good news is that the new UAN Member Portal is finally working fine now after about 3 weeks of glitches and errors. Cheers!
UAN EPF Member Portal remains down
As of 3rd January, 2017 new unified EPF Member Portal remains down even as 10 days have passed since launch. Last update from EPF India on their twitter is "We are experiencing heavy traffic, post launch of unified UAN & ECR portal. Assistance has been sought from NIC team. Kindly bear with us for sometime while accessing services. We are working on it."
UAN made mandatory to deposit PF contributions
EPFO has launched new version of UAN and ECR (Electronic challan-cum-return) on December 20, 2016. In this new version, EPFO would not accept any PF contributions without UAN. Before submitting contributions through ECR, now the employers are required to generate/link employee's UAN. The generation/linking of UAN can be done through an online functionality on UAN portal. This step is taken to reduce discrepancies relating to member's name or name of father/spouse, date of birth, etc.