The answer is No, your new employer cannot check your previous EPF deductions by using your UAN number. But they can find your service history by using your UAN number in their employer PF portal.
In the below image, you can see how employers check the service history of their employees by using UAN numbers.
If you are mentioning fake salary details then you don’t need to worry about giving your previous UAN number to the new employer, but if you have mentioned wrong experience details then it is better to not give your UAN to the new employer.
Why Hiding Your Previous PF Details is Not a Good Idea
At present Aadhar number of the employee is mandatory to generate UAN number. So if you already had a UAN which was linked to your UAN, then it is not possible to generate new UAN.
And the second reason is if you keep on changing UAN numbers (not possible nowadays) then your EPF service period will break, which will hurt your monthly EPF pension amount after 58 years of your age.
Finally, any misrepresentation of previous job details will take away your peace of mind and they may hurt at any time. Now most companies made background verification very strict. So hiding your previous job details is not a good idea.
Can We Open a New PF Account When We are Absconding from Previous Company
Once your UAN is linked with your Aadhar number then it not possible to create a new UAN with the same Aadhar number. Because at present EPFO made it mandatory to submit the Aadhar number of the employee to generate a new PF account.
So you have to continue with the same UAN whenever you join in the new job.
Can my previous employer find out where I work now
Yes, your previous employer can know where you are working right now. They can check your new employer details by checking your service history in their PF portal. ( Here the service history will show your new company details also)
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