May 12, 2016

UAN Login : Recover Login Name, Password & Mobile Number

Remembering UAN Login credential is necessary to operate the online EPF account. The active and non-active contributors should be remembering the universal account number for life time because the provident fund organisation has strictly announced that universal account number is mandatory to perform any transactions. The labor ministry has started to adapt unique number system few years back with a vision to administer the millions of EPF accounts more straightforwardly and reducing the employer roles. The newly introduced offline withdrawal and transfer forms require universal account number from applicant for approving request. The separate blank column is also incorporated in application form to write down universal account number. Many account holders forget the login name and password because non-accessing of online account for long time. The worries are no more as the user credentials can easily be retrieved in just few seconds through proper ways discussed here.

How to reset your lost password?

To reset your password you must be remembering the mobile number which was designated for particular universal account number. The error message can be seen on the screen states that ‘sign in error – invalid credentials’ to confirm wrong entry of data. If you notice the error message then just click on ‘Forgot Login’ button immediately available nearer to ‘Sign in’ button. The newly pop up tiny window asks you to submit universal account number and registered mobile number in the designated fields. The recovered password will be sent through SMS. Since the recovered password is generated randomly for high security purpose, it will be in the combination of special character and numerical number. After login you must change the received password immediately as it is not easy to remember. To change the default retrieved password as you prefer one, you have to click on ‘Profile’ tab from menu then type retrieved password, new password and then press ‘change password’ button. Remember that newly typed password should be combination of alphanumeric added with at least 1 special character (For example: pwrd@123). The length of password must be 8 to 25 characters.


How to update registered mobile number?

Editing your registered mobile number is not difficult task, if you are able to enter into your dashboard area comfortably. There is an option available to edit stored mobile number under the profile tab. You have to type the new mobile number, CAPTCHA code (case-sensitive) then press ‘get pin’. The 4 digit pin number will be sent to your new primary mobile number which you want to associate. After entering authorization PIN, your mobile number will be updated for future account communication.


How to recover UAN Login name and registered mobile number?

In some scenario, the user completely not able to remember UAN login name. In such case, they have to request current employer to obtain the forgotten universal account number. The employer can easily go through the available list from the available records or provide by referring from employer portal. If it is not possible, the victim can also forward the requisition letter through current employer to EPFO office or can directly seek the help from EPFO field office by visiting physically in case you are unemployed. The subscribers may also no longer able to reset password due to discontinued network service of previously registered mobile number.  In such case you can try to get the help and suggestion from online support portal. If you do not know your member ID it is dead end and you cannot use online support tool. It is better to take note of login name, password and registered mobile number always after completing the registration in online.