From Nov 2017 , the EPFO started option to update employee name, gender, and date of birth online using the Unified portal, based on Aadhaar card record.
Employees get two ways to make Changes In Personal Details In EPF Online And Offline. However, many EPF members are facing problems to updating their details in their UAN.
This is because on one side employees have to link their Aadhaar to EPF within the deadline, in a second-way EPF UAN name, gender, and date of birth correction becomes a lengthy process.
By considering these difficulties, the EPFO provide a choice where EPF correction can be completed online at the comfort.
Changes that can be made through online in EPF:
1.Visit Unified Member Portal, Login into account using UAN number and password and then under Manage tab select Modify Basic Details.
2.Enter Aadhaar card number and other details like name, gender, and date of birth.
3.Will get a screen which all aspects entered by the employee if Aadhaar is not linked employee can modify the details.In case of Aadhaar is connected employee can't change the details.
We can make changes in EPF through Offline also:
1.Submit the required documents to employer
2.The employer in return will contact the concerned EPFO Field Office for change.
3. further for any information EPF provide Help desk number 18001-18005 and email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Importance of having updated records with the EPFO:
It is extremely important that you change your details online and offline at the ETFO website. For example, things like telephone number and address could change rather often. It is important to have an updated record simply because when you want to withdraw your money, you should not face any major hurdles.