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EPFO introduces new facilities for UAN-Aadhar linking

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New Delhi, February 28, 2018

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has introduced a new facility for linking its members' Universal Account Number (UAN) with Aadhaar, the Unique Identification Number, using the EPFO link in the UMANG mobile app.
This is in addition to the existing web facility already available at EPFO’s website, an official press release said.
The facility on e-KYC Portal has further added a new feature to link UAN with Aadhaar online using biometric credentials. Using these facilities, EPFO members can link their UAN with Aadhaar. 
For using this facility with UMANG APP, the member will have to provide his/her UAN. An OTP will be sent to the UAN registered Mobile Number. After OTP Verification, the member will have to provide Aadhaar details and gender information (where gender information is not available against UAN).
Another OTP will be sent to Aadhaar Registered Mobile Number and/or email. After OTP verification, Aadhaar will be linked with UAN where UAN and Aadhaar details are matched, the release said.
For using this facility through E-KYC Portal, a member will have to provide his/her UAN. An OTP will be sent to the UAN-registered mobile number. After OTP verification, the member will have to provide Aadhaar details, gender information (where gender information is not available against UAN) and select Aadhaar verification method (using Mobile/email based OTP /using Biometrics).
Another OTP will be sent to Aadhaar Registered Mobile Number and/or email or biometric will be captured using Registered Biometric Device. After verification, Aadhaar will be linked with UAN where UAN and Aadhaar details are matched, the release said.
Moving towards Digital India, EPFO has also launched e-nomination facility for filing nomination form by the member. This functionality is available at member interface of EPFO Unified Portal (https://. Any member having activated and Aadhaar seeded UAN can avail this facility.   
This functionality is independent of the employer.  After giving nomination details online, the member has to digitally sign the nomination. Aadhaar based eSign is being used for digital signing of the nomination form. 
Aadhaar based eSign is being provided to members free of cost by EPFO.  Only member’s mobile number should be linked with Aadhaar. This functionality will also be made available on UMANG mobile app soon, the release added.
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