For all the EPF Account holders it has become compulsory to link an individual's PF account with their Aadhaar numbers. The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation has urged its 4 crore members to link their accounts with Aadhaar.
With linking your 12 digit Aadhaar with EPF account, details of the account holders can be directly verified with the help of Aadhaar number.
Know the benefits of linking Aadhaar with your EPF account:
Your Aadhaar card contains all your information, including your bio metric and demographic details. Which includes your retina scan, thumb impression, etc. This makes it easier to verify personal data. It gives transparency also. How To Check EPF Balance Through Mobile SMS?
When you link Aadhaar card with EPFO and UAN, your EPF information is consistent with your Aadhaar card details. That way there is no chance of errors and discrepancies in the data.
More importantly, linking ensures that only you can access your EPF account for making EPF withdrawals and payments. Therefore, it's a step taken by EPFO to enhance the security of your EPF account while making it more accessible for you. Linking Aadhaar With PAN: What To Do If Name On Aadhaar Does Not Match With PAN?
The data in Aadhaar will work as a proof of citizenship also. The primary benefit of linking Aadhaar with your Employees Provident Fund Account will be that a single person would have only one EPF or UAN account. This will reduce the duplicity of accounts.
For all new EPF accounts, the requirement to link Aadhaar card with EPFO and UAN is now compulsory. It is therefore important for all existing EPF members to link their Aadhaar card with their UAN. If you haven't already linked them, it is advisable that you do so right now. How To Link PAN With Your Aadhaar Quickly?