UAN Activation is necessary for the Employee. Because only after that the Employee can avail the UAN Member Portal facility provided by the EPFO. Each and every Employee needs to Activate UAN Number to availing these online facilities. UAN stands for Universal Account Number which was introduced by EPFO – Employee's Provident Fund Organization India. UAN is a Unique 12 digits number assigned to an EPFO Cover employee. UAN Number is like an umbrella for the Member ID of a particular Employee.
UAN does act like a Marker for an Employee Member ID till his/her retirement. The major motive to launch UAN concept to link multiple PF account numbers allotted to a Single EPFO Covered Employee by different-different Companies & Organization under one UAN number. Then, he/she will provide the same UAN number at time joining a new Company/Organization. After that, it is very easy for new Employer to link the New Member ID under the same UAN number of that Employee.
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