Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
01 JUL 2019 4:41PM by PIB Delhi
15.49 Croes Universal Account Numbers Allotted

As on 25.06.2019, 15.49 crore Universal Account Number (UAN) have been allotted and no application is pending. As per Government of India notification no. S.O. 26 (E) dated 04.01.2017 issued in pursuance of the provisions of section 7 of the Aadhaar (Targetted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, members and pensioners of the Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) desirous of continuing to avail pension and membership to the EPS  by availing the Central Government’s contribution and subsidy under the said Scheme, are required to furnish proof of the possession of the Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication as per the procedure laid down by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation(EPFO) for better and hassle free identification through Aadhaar.

A Scheme Certificate indicates the pensionable service, the pensionable salary and the amount of pension due on the date of exit of a member from the employment. The Scheme Certificate enables the member to carry over the accrued pensionable benefit as and when he changes employment. Original Scheme Certificate is required to ascertain whether a member has availed withdrawal benefit before settlement of his pension claim. 19,117 claim applications for issuance of scheme certificates were pending in various offices of Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) as on 25.06.2019.

Receipt and settlement of claims regarding scheme certificate is a continuous ongoing work in various offices of EPFO.  Some of the claims remain pending on account of submission of insufficient information/documents required for issuance of scheme certificates.

This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.