As per the EPFO’s latest notifications, seeding of Aadhaar to your EPF UAN is mandatory to avail the online services like EPF transfer, online full EPF withdrawal or EPF advance withdrawal.
However, most of the EPF subscribers have been facing data mismatch issues (between EPF UAN data Vs Aadhaar data) while linking the two. In such a scenario, the EPF member (employee) has to get his/her personal data (like Name, Date of Birth or Gender) corrected in Aadhaar card (or) UAN interface.
If your data is correct in Aadhaar and you would like to get your EPF UAN name updated/changed, the current procedure is a bit lengthy one.
Currently, if an employee wants to correct his/her basic details against UAN, employee and employer are required to submit a joint-request to the concerned EPFO field office.
EPF UAN Name correction | New online procedure
Below is the new procedure to get your personal data against UAN corrected;
- Kindly visit EPFO’s Unified Member Portal.
- Login to UAN interface with your credentials.
- Click on ‘Manage’ menu tab and then on ‘Modify Basic Details‘ link.
- You can provide the correct details as per Aadhaar (System will verify the details entered with UIDAI- Aadhaar Data). If you have not not yet seeded your Aadhaar to UAN, can still provide it here. In this screen, you can correct your Name, Date of Birth or gender details. Click on ‘update details’.
- On clicking “Update Details” on previous screen, system will compare the requested changes with similar fields received from Aadhaar (UIDAI).
- After successful verification, your request will be automatically submitted to your employer for further approval. Your employer will then have to transmit it to the EPFO field office online. The EPF staff will then process the requested corrections.
- The EPF ‘Dealing Assistant’ can put the request either for Approval or Rejection by selecting the appropriate option, with proper remarks.
- Until your employer submits it to the EPFO, you have the option to withdraw the request. You can access this option under : Manage -> Modify Basic Details -> Pending Requests -> Delete Request.
In case the correction required in date of birth is more than one year, then in addition to Aadhaar, other valid documents will have to be submitted (Matriculation certificate, Certificate issued by Registrar (Birth), Passport, etc.). The concerned member will be intimated for submission of additional valid proof of birth in such cases while applying online for PF DOB correction.
If you have already verified your Aadhaar number in member portal (i.e., your personal data in Aadhaar matches against UAN data) then you can not edit/update Name, DoB & Gender details. In case, you try to edit your personal details, you will receive a message as ‘Aadhaar is already verified, your details are not editable.’
In such a scenario (also in cases where other details like Father’s name has to be updated), the EPF member can submit a joint-declaration form (below is the template) to the EPFO through his/her employer.
As of now, the EPFO has not yet provided any turn-around time for processing EPF UAN name correction requests. Also, as this is a new online facility, you may face some technical issues in submitting online request(s).
One of my blog readers has shared his below real-time experience;
If you have already verified your Aadhaar number in member portal, but would like to update your name in Aadhaar and EPFO UAN then you can change your details in Aadhar card, wait for 2-3 days after the changes are approved. EPFO database will also get to know that there has been an Aadhar update. The system would now provide you an opportunity again to edit the details and update them online. This way you can get your name updated in Aadhaar and EPFO UAN. Kindly make sure that your full name is same across Aadhaar, UAN and PAN to avoid any future complications while claiming PF/EPS.
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(Source & Reference : EPFO’s circular) (Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net) (Post published on : 22-November-2017)