How to consolidate multiple EPF Accounts? What is EPFO’s One Employee – One EPF Account initiative?

As per the latest EPFO’s data, it has been estimated that there are around 150 million EPF Accounts of which only 40 million PF accounts are active. This means that there are around 110 million PF Accounts which are not receiving any contributions, this clearly indicates that one Employee (EPF subscriber) has multiple EPF accounts in his name.

EPFO has recently launched a new drive called as ‘One Employee – one EPF account’ (OEOE). This new initiative is to encourage and help employees to consolidate multiple EPF accounts in to one EPF active account. The aim of this special drive is to de-duplicate the multiple Pf accounts. EPFO will actively assist you to consolidate your old EPF accounts.


Multiple EPF Accounts & ‘One Employee – One EPF account’ Drive

Below are the requirements to transfer multiple EPF accounts through OEOE online facility;

  • You (employee) should have an active UAN (Universal Account Number).
  • Your current EPF account should have been linked to your UAN.
  • Your KYC (Know Your Customer) details like bank account, Aadhar, PAN etc., should have been verified by your current Employer.

How to transfer or consolidate multiple old EPF accounts? What is the procedure?

  • Visit EPFO Website, click on Employees link.EPFO Website Employees link
  • Under EPFO Services, click on One Employee – One EPF Account.EPFO Services one Employee one EPF Account pic
  • You will be then transferred to One Employee, One EPF Account portal.EPFO one Employee one EPF Account to transfer old multiple EPF accounts balance to UAN linked active EPF account pic
  • You have to provide Mobile number (which is registered at UAN portal), UAN number and EPF Account number (Read this article: ‘What is Establishment Code in EPF Account number? Understanding EPF Account number format.’)
  • Click on Generate OTP (one time password).
  • Then you will be asked to enter the details of your past EPF Account numbers that you want to be transferred to your current PF account. Up to 10 past EPF numbers can be added under this facility.Old EPF Accounts details pic
  • If your UAN is seeded with Aadhaar, it becomes easy for the EPF office to verify your details. In-case if your UAN is not linked to Aadhar number then the EPF office will call you and ask to furnish required proofs. They can also assist you in getting your EPF money transferred using the online portal (Read : EPF online transfer portal – OTCP).
  • The EPF numbers provided by you are sent to respective EPFO regional offices in which your past PF money was deposited. The offices will in turn get in touch with your employers. After the employer verifies the PF claim, the transfer will be done.
  • The EPFO regional office(s) will get in touch with you in case if there are any problems after filing PF balance transfer request.
  • Kindly note that your personal details like Date of Birth, name, your father’s name etc., which are available in your active EPF account should match the details available with old EPF accounts.
  • If all the details match, the money will get transferred. The employee (you) will be informed through SMS on the registered mobile number.

The next time you change your job and if you have active UAN linked EPF account, you just need to submit your UAN to your new employer. They will then verify the know-your-customer (KYC) details and open a new EPF account which is linked to the UAN. Money from the previous account will then get transferred automatically.

I believe that this special drive is a good initiative by the EPFO. If you have multiple EPF accounts, then you can make use of the One employee-one EPF account online portal facility to get your PF money transferred. You can also get your old PF accounts’ money transferred through OTCP portal.  If you do not have old EPF account number, you can submit transfer request through EPF Inoperative helpdesk.

Latest update (31-Oct-2016) : ‘Rate of Interest on Inoperative EPF accounts‘ – EPFO to pay 8.8% as interest on Inoperative EPF (Employee Provident Fund) accounts. In case of EPF, if there is no contribution paid during the last 36 months, then that account is classified as “inoperative”. The inoperative accounts are not being paid interest since 2011. Around Rs 42,000 crore is lying in “inoperative accounts” across the country. About 9.70 crore employees will benefit from this proposed notification. Henceforth, the concept of Inoperative accounts will cease to exist. (Source : PTI & Union Labour Ministry).

(Featured image credit : (Post Published on : 06-June-2016)


    I changed by Job in July 2023 and my EPF with the old company was under recognized trust. My last date in old company was 8th July 2023 and I joined the new organization on 10th July 2023 who were maintaining EPF account with EPFO.
    I requested for my PF transfer on March 14, 2024 through Form 13 on online EPFO portal and also sent signed hard copy of Form 13 to them in March 24.

    The old company however made the transfer in July 2024 only and they have shown the whole interest earned in 23-24 ( including employee , voluntary and employer contribution ) after July 8th as taxable. They are saying that since request for transfer has came late , they have shown the whole interest after July as taxable in Form 16.

    Can I claim the interest as non – taxable during ITR filing. What does the rule say about it

  • Rohit Jain says:

    Hi Team,

    I have multiple UAN accounts in my name and already raised the request to transfer the request for One EPF account which is done.

    The issue is i am still not able to login to the passbook portal , getting the message as
    Dear member your uan linked mobile is also linked with more than two uan. If those uans are yours then apply for transfer of old uan to present one. Please also update your uan with aadhaar linked mobile. All other online services are already through aadhaar linked mobile otp only. One member should have only one account and previous accounts should be transferred to present one. Passbook has your personal data and this is for security of your own data related to your provident fund

    The Pension share is not getting transferred to new UAN ACCOUNT

    I am not able to get the issue as i have already done the Transfer of claim or claim is settled.
    Can you please help me to resolve this issue. Following up from last 6 months and have all follow-up as well.

    • Sreekanth Reddy says:

      Dear Rohit,
      When did the transfer happen?
      Were the previous EPF Accounts maintained by the employers’ Trust??

  • Ankita says:

    Hi Vijay,

    I really appreciate the content of your website.

    I had been working in company A for 3 years then leaving it joined company B after 3 months for a year. I had worked from 2015-2019, currently am not employed. I would like to transfer both the EPF + EPS amounts from both member IDs[tagged under same UAN]. Can I transfer full EPS amount as well with One EPF Account feature?

    I tried merging two accounts before twice and got rejected due to these underlying reason: CERTIFICATE A/B/C/D/E/F NOT ENCLOSED / SIGNED

    CLAIM FORM TYPE Form-13 (Transfer Out)
    PARA DETAILS Transfer (Unexempted to Unexempted in other region or to Exempted Establishments)

    Please help!


    • Sreekanth Reddy says:

      Dear Ankita,
      Vijay? Its Sreekanth here..

      Are you trying to get the funds transferred from Company A – EPF account to Company-B EPF account?
      Were they both maintained by respective EPF trusts?

      • Ankita says:

        Hi Sreekanth,

        That was a serious mistake with the name.

        Yes, I requested to transfer my EPF amount from comp A to comp B by submitting one epf one account.
        Yes, both were maintained by respective EPF trusts.

        What are these certificates that they are talking about?


        • Ankita says:

          About the organisations maintaining their PF trusts, actually yes to the second question is am not sure about. I had to upload signed Form 13 and submit it for the transfer of funds from previous account to present account.

          Can you please help me with a resolution.

          • Sreekanth Reddy says:

            Dear Ankita,
            For EPF trusts, you may better make an offline request to your previous employer to transfer the funds..

  • Vijay says:

    Hello sir,I have two of and 2 uan is linked with aadhar card and other one is my previous uan my dob is wrong.iam unable to withdrawn money from old there any possible to transfer money from old to new.

    • Sreekanth Reddy says:

      Dear Vijay,
      You can request your ex-employer to update the DoB.

      Note that as per the recent circular, EPF members (themselves) can now correct the date of birth up to plus or minus three years instead of one year earlier. (But Aadhaar should be linked to UAN).

  • Sudha says:

    Hi Sir,

    Thanks or the detailed information on PF transfer.

    I have a question, Kindly let me know your thoughts.

    If there are two PF account (From my employer I and II) with same UAN – is it not possible to withdraw the PF from first account with out transferring to latest employer?


    • Sreekanth Reddy says:

      Dear Sudha,
      If such employee is currently working and contributing to EPF scheme, his/her kyc (Aadhaar/PAN) has been linked to UAN, then its very unlikely that he can withdraw EPF-1 funds.

  • dolly says:

    Hello Sreekanth,

    I understand everyone is complimenting your quick responses and I am doing the same because you are doing an amazing work here.

    Now here is my concern-
    I worked for a company for 1.8yrs and then joined my 2nd company for 6months. But the due to the 1st company calling me back, I had to quit and re-join my 1st company.
    During all this, I never knew that I had to merge my PF accounts though it is all under one UAN account.
    Well, now i have started merging the accounts, and I raised a request for transfer and according to the passbooks, the 1st PF amount is transferred to the current PF account. But I am unable to raise the request for transferring the 2nd PF to the current PF. There will be a pop which says “transfer claim request is already submitted for previous account”. I dont understand. Was I supposed to raise the request for attestation through 2nd company? because i opted for attestation through the present employer.
    Another issue is that, the current company was shut 2 months due to management issues and now I dont know what to do. Could you please guide as I am in need of getting it sorted ASAP.

    • Sreekanth Reddy says:

      Dear dolly,
      If I understand you correctly –
      You have succesfully transferred funds from EPF-1 to EPF-2 (2nd company), am i right?
      Now, you are planning to get the funds from consolidated EPF-2 to EPF-3 (new epf ac with 1st company)??

  • Ramesh Bondiga says:

    Hi Sreekanth Reddy,

    Nice job you are doing here, and you are replying to almost all queries.

    I have also got two UANs. I changed my job 3 years back. Today i have concentrated on my PF details in my payslip of current company. I have noticed the current employer’s UAN number is different from my previous employers UAN number. I am able to login to old UAN account successfully. But when I tried to login to new UAN account it says ‘Account is not active’. I tried to activate my new UAN account by providing PfAcNo/Pan,Name,DOB,MobileNo. But the site says MobileNo is not matching with their data. (All other details are matching and correct).

    How to activate my new UAN account. After the activation of new account then only I can initiate the transfer of PF amount from old PF account to new PF account(, and followed by old UAN deactivation).

    Please guide me.


    • Sreekanth Reddy says:

      Dear Ramesh,
      Did you check this with your employer?
      Did you link your Aadhaar to your old UAN?
      Is your current employer been able to deposit EPF amounts to your new EPF (2nd) account?

  • Vishal says:

    Hi Sreesanth,

    I have two UAN account with each having one PF account. I used EPFO online service ONE MEMBER – ONE EPF ACCOUNT to transfer my previous UAN details into current UAN. So after one month my previous PF amount got credited to new PF account but my service history still does not have my previous employer details. Could you please guide me how to transfer service history from UAN to another.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Sudhindra says:

    Hai sreesanth ,

    I have applied for pf and pension both but only received PF Money from present employer . My previous employer balance still with epf .Now i tried to do one member one epf account .screen not accepting ,it says ” Details of previous account are different than present account .hence claim cannot be processed .Kindly guide what should i do .

  • Faiyaz says:

    Hello Sreekanth,
    My previous firm PF is linked to my first UAN. This is UAN is currently active. My current employer, created a new UAN. I am trying to get this UAN activated (there are some details mistmatch). Can you please help me how do I merge both the UAN accounts. I want to keep my latest UAN active and use it further.

    • Sreekanth Reddy says:

      Dear Faiyaz,
      You can just get the funds from your previous EPF account (linked to UAN-1) to the current/latest EPF account (linked to UAN-2).

      During the process the latest UAN gets deactivated.

      You can also try getting the mis-match details corrected/updated.

      Related article : EPF UAN Name Correction online | How to update your Personal details in UAN? |New procedure

      • Faiyaz says:

        Dear Sreekanth,
        Thanks for the quick response.

        One more question from my side -Can I get the funds transferred from UAN-1 to UAN-2 via “One Employee – One EPF Account” option or do I have to submit a manual transfer?

        • Sreekanth Reddy says:

          Dear Faiyaz,
          Yes, you can use that provision.
          In case, your previous employer has their own Pvt PF Trust then you may find some issues transferring the funds online.
          In such a case, can contact previous employer for the transfer.

          Do get your details linked to your UAN-2 updated/corrected.

  • Pallavi says:

    Hi Sreekanth,

    I worked for three different companies and I never transferred PF from any of the accounts.

    I am unemployed since last three months as I left my third employer and I would like to withdraw all of my EPF from all three accounts.

    All my three accounts are seeded with Aadhar too.

    When I checked the EPF portal to withdraw, Only partial claim option is available and that too for only latest employer. My previous two employers are not showing up in the system to withdraw.

    So I raised the consolidation request through one employee-one EPF link to transfer previous 2 accounts to latest account.

    I am worried that even my latest account is inactive since last 3 months. Will this be a problem?

    Otherwise, what is the best solution to withdraw PF from all three accounts?

    Please advise.


  • Mounika says:

    Hi Srikanth,

    Greetings for the day !!

    I have submitted partial pf online claim request. I have 2 pf accounts(1 with previous organisation- served for 5.11 yrs and date of exist is 05.07.2017 and the other is with current organisation having 1 and half yrs of exp tildate) associated with my UAN. Now, I have submitted request for partial withdrawal and my request got rejected stating the below reasons.
    1.F/31 not received to office tildate & not rejected by this office.
    2.your date of exit is 05.07.217.Hence you are not eligible for partial withdrawal
    3.Please submit F/13 & amt tr to present PF account

    Please guide me on this

  • Shiv Kishor Tedlapu says:

    Hello Sreekanth,

    Please keep up the good work you doing here bro. So here’s my situation:-

    I applied for PF withdrawal from my latest employer after a period of 2 months of unemployment. However I was under the impression that I would get the PF balance from the 2 Member ID’s which reflect in my single UAN account. So I recently submitted a request to transfer the funds from the old employer to the latest member ID’s the status show ‘Approved by employer’. Though nothing is updated in the current passbook. I still see 2 MemberID’s . Since I already withdrew PF from the latest member ID recently. Will I be able to submit another claim to withdraw the from the same member ID once the funds are transferred from the older member ID to the empty latest Member ID?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Sreekanth Reddy says:

      Dear Shiv,
      Have you received the full EPF settlement from the latest EPF account?
      Though I am not 100% sure on this, you must be able to submit a fresh claim if your latest EPF ac gets the funds from your previous EPF account.

      Request you to share the status update here , will be useful to all of us, thank you!

  • tul says:

    Dear Sreekanth,

    I’ve 2 queries related to PF accounts.

    1) I worked for one organisation in 2015-16 & joined another organisation in 2017 but the 2 pf accounts got linked with same UAN no.& haven’t transferred the 1st company PF account . And then I left the second organisation in the same year but the joining and exit formalities are not updated by 2nd company in UAN portal.And presently am not working. I need to withdraw both the accounts.

    2) I applied manual & it got rejected due to some changes, & thought of applying online the 1st company pf account-company states that they are not responsible now entire updation in UAN online has been updated by your 2nd second company.

    Recently I have transfer-ed the 1st company account to 2nd company – status is approved by the employer. But when am submitting my claim status no where i found the 1st company account details. Is the both accounts got merged ? And when i checked the passbook – the accounts are not transferred.

    Kindly suggest me. what are the steps to go further.

    • Sreekanth Reddy says:

      Dear tul,
      Suggest you to kindly contact your 2nd employer and get the Date of joining/Date of exit details updated.
      Once the funds from first EPF ac gets transferred to your second EPF ac then you can apply for full PF withdrawal.

      Kindly read :
      * What happens to EPS on Transfer of EPF account (or) when you switch Jobs?

      * EPF Interest Income & Withdrawals | Tax Implications | Is EPF Interest taxable?

      • tulasi says:

        Hi Srikanth,

        Thank you for your response.

        The details of date of joining and exit formalities are updated in the UAN portal. when i confirmed with the 2nd organisation they told 1st account got transferred & i applied for form 19 full PF Settlement. And it is under process.
        When i checked the passbook it shows the 2 accounts separately. Am worried whether the Account got transferred or not.

        • Sreekanth Reddy says:

          Dear tulasi,
          Do you see ‘Transfer-in’ transaction entry in Passbook??

          • tulasi says:

            Hi Sreekanth,

            Yes , the status in Passbook is mentioned as TRANSFER IN – SAME OFFICE(OLD Member Id
            :********** )-Amt. Received,
            Credit IS Subject TO verification. And how long it will take to credit into the account. As most of them had received in the amt in couple of days.

            Look forward for your response.


          • Sreekanth Reddy says:

            Dear Tulasi,
            If your have received the transfer balance and your passbook has been updated then your Transfer claim request has been processed.

          • Mahesh says:

            Hi Sir,
            I too have this entry in my passbook as
            Can we consider the transfer complete?

            But, service history is not carried forward. What can we do? Please suggest.

  • Vivek says:

    Hi, I have transfered my PF to present employer and it is showing accepted by field office. In my present account it is showing the amount credited. My previous account DOJ EPF is 28-01-2008 and Present one is showing 29-07-2018. Can i apply for PF advance claim now?

  • Jaffar ali says:

    hi I have multiple pf account I withdraw in one account can withdraw another now I did not transferred the account

    • Sreekanth Reddy says:

      Dear Jaffar,
      Unable to understand your query, kindly rephrase it!

      • JAFFAR ALI says:

        Hi in one UAN I had two pf account the mistake I did is I did not merged the two account now I am not working anywhere so I withdraw money from one now I have another one now its possible to withdraw money from another account, if yes what’s the process

        • Sreekanth Reddy says:

          Dear JAFFAR,
          Did you withdraw the funds from the latest EPF account? or from the previous one?

          • JAFFAR ALI says:

            From the latest one now I have to withdraw it from the previous what’s the process

          • Sreekanth Reddy says:

            Dear Jaffar,
            If you have to withdraw the funds from previous EPF account then kindly contact your ex-Employer..

  • Piyush Bishnoi says:

    Hi Sreekanth,
    I would be grateful if you can answer 2 questions of mine.
    1 – I have left the country to take up residence abroad but I wanted to link my old inactive PF account to my uan. But to do that it seems I need to have current employment in india so as to have a current PF member ID. Which is not the case. So basically how do I bring my old PF account under my uan umbrella, without having a current PF account, which is due to the fact that I am not working in the country. Does that mean my only option is to withdraw that amount?

    2-while previously trying to link this old PF account it seems that the pF account number is in some kind of old format and the epfo website is not accepting it. Is there any govt website or epfo section that can help me trace what is wrong with the pF account number(which is printed on my old payslip). My old company could not be bothered to assist. And I could really use the money.

    Thanks in advance for all the good work you are doing. The epfo website is shot most of the times, I really wonder if they got a professional to do the website or if it was one of the officer’s relatives

    • Sreekanth Reddy says:

      Dear Piyush,
      Kindly go through this article to understand the EPF A/c num format..
      May I know when did you join the EPF Scheme? Are you planning to withdraw the EPF amount?

      • Piyush Bishnoi says:

        Dear Sreekanth, thanks for your help. I have 2 last queries for you though.
        My Brief story is-
        I worked for a company in 2010-12. When I left this company and joined another, I did not transfer this PF.
        I also did not/could not link it to my uan. I moved to australia about 2 years back and now would like to withdraw this PF.

        So now should I try to withdraw this PF from the employer trust. Or should I try to get it linked to my UAN. Is there any benefit in linking it to my uan?

        Lastly, if I wanted to link it to my uan, I am required to provide my current PF number but since I left the country 2 years ago my last PF account would not be considered as “current”.

        • Sreekanth Reddy says:

          Dear Piyush,
          I had forgotten to provide the suggested article link in previous comment, here it is ..refer to this article for EPF a/c num format..

          If the account is maintained by a Pvt trust of your ex-employer then kindly contact them and submit claim request.

          Retirement fund body EPFO has relaxed the provision that requires furnishing of Universal Account Number (UAN) for settlement of claims like PF withdrawal for all those who left membership before January 1, 2014.

          Refer to this article..

          • Piyush Bishnoi says:

            Awesome thanks Sreekanth. Who have answered the questions for which I have been running around my ex hr deptt for months. Many thanks

          • Sreekanth Reddy says:

            You are welcome dear Piyush..
            Keep visiting ReLakhs !

          • Piyush Bishnoi says:

            Hi Sreekanth, here’s another problem
            My PF account number from an old salary slip is:
            But the establishment search is asking for a 7 digit establishment code.
            What’s seems to be wrong here?

          • Sreekanth Reddy says:

            Dear Piyush,
            Kindly refer to this latest article, you may try based on establishment name..

  • Venu G says:

    Can I consolidate old inoperative PF accounts from old employers to my UAN…..if that happens, will the service years also get consolidated and add up? will it matter if I have gaps in service dates (not continuous because I worked in USA and came back) for e.g. 1994-1999, then 2012-2018? Thank you very much in advance for the clarifications.

  • Sandesh dethe says:


    I have submitted my online pf transfer on 27th oct but till now my pf hasent been transferred to my current acc. I also want to say that i am joinin a new firm so do i need to fill transfer form again from new firm.

  • saiganeshreddy says:

    Hi sreekanth,

    I have raised a request PF amount consolidation from old PF account to new one. How much time does it take to complete the procedure and how long does it take for the transaction after claim request is raised.

    Thank you.

  • M Ravinder Reddy says:

    HI Sreekanth,

    I am trying to transfer my PF amount from old employer to current under same UAN, but after submitting otp shared. I have got FORM PARAMETERS TAMPERED error. Here in this both old and new employers are under RPFO(i.e office not trust). Do have any solution for this issue?
    Thanks in advance

  • mayu says:

    hi i have submitted the claim to merge 2 EPf account under 1 UAN number when i am tracking the claim status it is showing as claim submitted but when i am seeing the passbook i am not able to see my previous EPF account balance amount. how can i see my previous balance kindly guide me.. thankyou..

  • Farhan says:

    Dear sir,

    I have two PF account linked to UAN number in epfo portal but haven’t withdrawn any amount from both the pf accounts also i have already resigned last month so now am looking forward to withdraw after 2 months through online, since both the pf accounts are linked so my question is – Do I need to transfer previous (older ) pf account to present pf account using one employee one PF for online claim ? If so how long does it take to complete this procedure ?

    Thanks & Regards

    • Dear Farhan,
      After 60 days, you can withdraw the funds from the EPF accounts separately also.
      But, if you have to withdraw the funds online, suggest you to transfer the funds from old EPF ac to new EPF ac and then apply for online claim.

  • Prabhu says:

    Is there a site where i can see all my PF accounts mapped under my UAN ?

    • Dear Prabhu ..If they are already mapped to your UAN, you can check them by login to your UAN interface.
      But, ideally an employee should have only one active EPF a/c.

      • Venu G says:

        UAN is tied to a member and EPF is tied to an establishment. So when UAN is supposed to be the future (like aadhar), how does it matter having one EPF vs multiple EPF under one UAN? is it not an overkill to merge EPFs and also to transfer from EPF to other? Indian bureaucracy sucks big time!! very outdated!!

  • Leah George says:

    Hi Sreekanth,

    One of my previous companies created a UAN number for me without me realising, and when I moved to a new company they created another UAN number for me. However I activated the first UAN at some point, and so my mobile number is linked to that one.
    About 6-7 months ago I transferred my PF from the first company to the second, which means that the different UAN numbers should have been flagged and the first one should have been cancelled. However I haven’t received any SMS/email etc from the EPFO although my claim status it says that the transfer has been completed.
    Now I’m starting a new job at a new company, and I’ve provided them with the 2nd UAN number, but I’m concerned about whether my PF is accumulating correctly since I cannot activate the second UAN number and check (as my mobile number has already been registered with the first one).
    When I email the EPFO on, the email bounces back and I cannot get through to anyone on the toll free number. Please let me know what you advise.
    Thank you so much for your help.

  • Srikanth says:

    Hi Srikanth,

    I have each seperate EPF accounts with the two previous employers (last date with one employer is Aug 2011 and the other one is Sep 2012). Now i got a UAN with the current employer.
    I am trying to consolidate the first two EPF accounts with the UAN received from the current employer.

    But the error message always shown as “Invalid Credentials”

    Please tell me what was that going on wrong ? Thanks alot.

    • Dear Srikanth ..Mostly, your personal details seeded with old EPF account(s) (like name, DoB etc) may not be matching with the new EPF account / UAN details.
      Kindly cross verify.

  • Shiva says:

    Can employees with two different UAN also use this to merge there different UANs?

  • Amit J says:

    I had existing UAN number which has service history of 2 employers. Now, when I joined new employer, I had mentioned the EXISTING UAN number, yet they have created NEW UAN number for my new PF account.
    Now they are suggesting me to “activate the NEW UAN number and also transfer amount from old PF account to new PF account and that after transfer of PF fund from my previous PF no., automatically old UAN no. will be deactivated by PF office”.

    But, we are defeating the very purpose of UAN that employee need not transfer PF when I change my employers.
    Also, my entire service history is present in account of old UAN number which will get wiped off when I use the new UAN number; which I don’t want to happen.

    I want my old UAN number to be active and amount transferred from NEW UAN to EXISTING UAN – please help on this – if this is possible?
    OR do I need to follow what they are saying to transfer PF amount and use NEW UAN number only?

    • Dear Amit,
      I agree that your current employer should have accepted your old UAN number and just linked new EPF a/c to it.
      But, do note that an employee has to transfer old EPF account monies to new one. As far as I know, the EPFO would deactivate the old UAN and will keep the current UAN active and previous service history/contribution history will be carried forward.
      Suggest you to submit your grievance to EPFO too, click here..

  • Chiranjib Nandy says:

    I have one basic doubt . I had a UAN until last year and it had 2 PF accounts created by my respective previous organizations linked to it . But I never merged those two PF accounts into one neither I transferred PF balance from one to the other. Each had it’s own separate balances. Do I require to merge them ? Or is the fact that they are under one UAN is sufficient ? I am worried as I do not want to miss out on the interests credited. Please guide me with the proper knowledge.

    • Dear Chiranjib,
      I believe we have already discussed on this.
      Interest amount will be credited on both EPF accounts.
      As they are linked to same UAN, mostly EPFO will contact you to merget them, as one Employee can have only one active EPF account.

  • Ankit Gupta says:


    I have 2 PF aacounts. PF account 1 tranffere to PF aacount 2. when i logged into the UAN portal then i can only see 1 PF account 1. Seems like PF account 2 is not linked to UAN. Can you please help me linking my PF account 2 to UAN number.

    Thank in advance

  • Muralidhar Reddy says:

    Hi Srikanth,

    I left my previous company 31st December 2014.I haven’t withdraw my PF. Presently I am working. Now I asked Previous employer I want to withdraw PF. They told me that from your last working day after 3 months only you can withdraw your PF Amount.
    They told me to download Form 19, 10c and 15G/H . Fill and courier hard copy forms and directly to the PF office along with Pancard copy and Cancelled check leaf.

    Date of Exit not updated in EPFO. Date of Exit showing in EPFO as Not Available.
    I asked my employer update Date of Exit. They are saying we cannot update Date of exit. Who will update date of exit.
    If Date of Exit Not available can I withdraw PF.

    Please help me.


    Muralidhar Reddy

  • Basheer says:

    Hello Sir, Please help me trace the process.

    My pf account is activated with UAN. all KYC UPDATED by me and approved by Employer. I am not employed by any company for the last 11 months. I have submitted Form 19 UAN along with cancelled cheque leaf to EPFO BANGALORE via speedpost. It’s been more than 8 days now. I would like to know whether they have processed my PF withdrawal and if so, how many days to get it credited in my bank account and also, how to track or check my pf withdrawal status (any link if you suggest).

    It will be greatly in help if you could guide me with above mentioned doubts.

  • sanjay says:

    Hi sir myself sanjay my recent employer not giving pf contribut from last one year. Now i got offer from other company but he asking for pf no if i have or else he will open new epf account. If i give my pf number my epf money of one year i will get or not.

  • b says:

    interest for the year ended 2015-16 has been credited to my epf account,and is still epf member wherein I have not withdrawn any amount from epf.presently i am not in service from 2.11.2013 and thoughting that all amount will be withdrawal on date of retirement i.e.from 1.9.2017.amount is kept for waiting retirement date and earning of interest.
    so please calculate my pension as per above date.last salary was for deposing in epf Rs 6500/-.

  • Ram kunam says:

    Hi Sreekanth,

    First of all i would like to say many thanks to your guidance and educating everyone. I have got worked on 3 companies and the first two companies PF amount got transferred to 3 rd company. I have worked more than 8yrs altogether in 3 companies. but now when i am trying to withdraw the accumulated PF amount from my 3 rd company, they asked me to submit form 15G. as per EPFO, Form 15 G of TDS (If service period is less than 5years and withdrawal amount > than 30000).Does it really required??? when you have more than 8 yrs of experience and transferring the previous company PF funds into recent pf a/c.

    note: I am out of country last 5 yrs and holding couple of FD deposits. if i give form 15 G, they will deduct tax…please advise.


  • J.JAIKUMAR says:

    I have multiple epf accounts (some numbers are not known to me). How to know those numbers.

    I am presently not a subscriber of epf. How do i get all the inoperative accounts merged in to one or get back the cash

  • kathiresan says:

    All employees in my company get back their PF amount after one year more… why it takes long period? Is any way to get pf amount quickly?

  • Mustafa says:


    I believe the use of this facility is to facilitate transfer of PF funds from previous to current PF account. If this facility is so user friendly as it is depicted above, I see no reason why I should opt for OTCP at all. Am I missing to understand the relevance of when should I use OTCP and when should I use OEOE.

    Can you please help. I have multiple previous PF accounts (3nos). and want to transfer funds from these 3 to my current PF account. Since the details of my current PF account is not listed on UAN portal yet, I will have to wait and then can I try this option or should I go through OTCP option.



    • Dear Mustafa,
      OEOE is a special initiative/drive by the EPFO.
      There can be cases where previous employers might be not co-operating for transfer of PF funds to new A/cs.
      So, this is more option to consolidate the EPF A/cs.

  • B.D.KUKRETI says:


    My employer has been closed his establishment in october 2013 and my epf account is active and i am getting the intt
    every year. i have a question that my KYC is not completed in epfo wherein as per your instruction I have lodge the complaint in EPFO grievance cell but EPFO saying that KYC will complete the employer because employer digital signature is available in epfo.

    so can I complete the KYC in my member portal ?.I have a UAN number and I can see my pass book every time. Also intt of 2015-16 is not entered by epfo till date,what time it will takes?


    • Dear Mr KUKRETI,
      The notification regarding FY 2015-16 interest payments has been issued recently only, so you may soon get the interest payment for 2015-16.
      Are you currently employed and contributing to EPF scheme?

  • Sukanya says:

    Thanks Sreekanth for sharing this detailed information about EPF account..It was very useful for me..

  • Srini says:

    Fantastic Article ..Keep Rocking Srikanth 🙂

  • Manja says:

    My account was inactive from July 2013 onwards. However, it should be inactive ONLY on June 2016. But in the Passbook downloaded from the UAN site does not indicate the interest addition for FY 2015. I see that in the past the interest were available for each year on 31 Mar. There are no entries for 31/03/2016.

    1. Can you advise how should I take this up with EPF? The email that is given in the contact address in the UAN site ask us to raise this issue with helpdesk only and I cannot get that number to connect anytime. Can you please advise?
    2. Generally how long does the interest gets reflected in the EPF Passbook?
    3. There are various news that the EPF account will no longer be inactive and any inactive accounts will be getting interest from April 2016 – is this official yet?

    • Manja says:

      corrections from previous post

      As I quit my job, My PF account did not have any new funds from July 2013 onwards. However, it should be inactive ONLY on June 2016. But in the Passbook downloaded from the UAN site does not indicate the interest addition for FY 2015. I see that in the past the interest were available for each year on 31 Mar. There are no entries for 31/03/2016.

      1. Can you advise how should I take this up with EPF? The email that is given in the contact address in the UAN site ask us to raise this issue with helpdesk only and I cannot get that number to connect anytime. Can you please advise?
      2. Generally how long does the interest gets reflected in the EPF Passbook?
      3. There are various news that the EPF account will no longer be inactive and any inactive accounts will be getting interest from April 2016 – is this official yet?

      • Dear Manja,
        Kindly note that the interest rate on EPF accumulations has been notified only recently. I believe that you may soon see the interest amount credit entry in your passbook.

        • Manja says:

          Thanks. How about the inactive accounts, will they continue to accrue interest? – since my account will probably become inactive now (June 2016) as I have not contributed since July 2013

  • saju says:


    I am having an issue with UAN. I recently changed company and I cannot link my new PF account to UAN. It says, rror: Information against your current member id is incomplete in our master database.

    I checked with my old employer they said they did everything already. But Still cannot. Can I link my current PF account to my UAN using this facility ?

    Many Thanks.

  • Balasubramaniam says:

    Useful information Srikanth. Have re-tweeted your article.

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