Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation
No. R-I/UAN/2.0/2016 Dated: 27 October, 2016
All Additional Central PF Commissioner’s (Political States),
All Regional PF Commissioner’s, In-charge of Regions,
All Officer in Charge’s, Sub-Regional Offices.
Subject: Next version of UAN and clear the Tasks pending with employers for confirmation of first time employment/previous employment regarding.
EPFO is in the process of development and implementation of next version of UAN, whereby the Universal Account Number of an EPF member is to be obtained/linked with present employment by the employer before filing the ECR. It is submitted that in the current process, the employer is to declare about the first time employment of member to obtain his new UAN or link the UAN or previous member ID in case the new employee has a previous EPF membership . This happens after the ECR has been submitted by the employer . The system identifies the new member IDs in the present ECR viz-a-viz previous ECR and pushes the same to employer portal for declaration. To sensitize the employers about the next version of UAN, a handout on the silent features of the UAN 2.0 is annexed herewith.
2. It is noted that a large number of tasks are pending with employers for this declaration .The proposed process under UAN 2.0 requires the allotment of UAN upfront and the ECR can be filed only in case of such members where UAN has either been allotted to member or the previous UAN has been linked to his present Presently, the pending tasks wittl employers are already available to field offices in the dashboard provided through Head Office letter No. R-l/P-20/UAN/2014/364/25554-150 dated 27/11/2014 (placed under Office Orders/ Circulars at S. No. 613 of 2014-15) . The detailed process flow is available at www.epfindia.gov.in >>Process Flow for portability & first time employment.
3. It is submitted that the implementation of revised ECR requires that all the contributing members should have UAN, failing which, the employer would not able to remit the dues in respect of these members.
4. Accordingly, it is proposed to convey to the employers through all means to carry out the above activity by 11.2016 and clear the pendency.
Additional Central P.F. Commissioner -I (IS)