1.Universal account number(uan) has been made compulsory to avail all services like settlement of claims, filing of complaints etc. W.e.f. 1st January 2016.
2.Any claim, complaint, grievances, correspondence will be entertained only if uan is mentioned.
3.Those who are not having uan may obtain it from the internet portal of Epfo
www.epfindia.gov.in at the home page menu “ for citizens “. Pls see the link http://epfindia.com/site_en/CitizensServices.php?id=sm16_index
4.The employers shall not forward any claim without an uan to avoid any penal action.
Respective circular is self-explanatory
Universal Account Number Compulsory from 1st Jan 2016