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UAN 2.0 – User Manual

UAN 2.0 – User Manual

This manual provides the details of UAN functions incorporated in the Online Transfer Claim Portal to facilitate employer to complete Form-11 in terms of linkage of previous employment/UAN/First Time Employment of new members and manage KYC.

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization has made significant changes to the processes related to generation of the Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) file. From now on, the Universal Account Number (UAN) shall be the unique identifier for PF remittance, transfer and withdrawal. The process of using the PF number as the identifier has been done away with. The PF department calls the new ECR version “ECR 2.0”.

The PF Department introduced the system of UAN for each member in 2014. However, employers have been using the PF number as the unique identifier for PF remittance since PF-ECR has not required UAN for remittance until now. Also, despite the PF Department’s repeated insistence, many employers have not been completing the formalities related to UAN – not assigning UAN to employees and not completing the KYC formalities for employees. Given that UAN was required only for withdrawal and transfer of PF, many employers have not been showing any urgency with regard to completing UAN formalities at the time of an employee joining the organization.