Can My New Employer Check My Previous EPF Deductions

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.

can my new employer check my previous EPF deductions.

“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 a UAN number. So if you already had a UAN which was linked to your Aadhar number, then it is not possible to generate a 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 We Open a New PF Account When We are Absconding from Previous Company


Can my previous employer find where I work now ?

Yes they can know in which company you are working by using your UAN. UAN provides complete service history details for both employees and employers.

How to remove previous employer from UAN ?

It is not possible to remove your previous employer from UAN, even though you withdraw your full PF and pension amounts still your new employers can see your previous company details.

My UAN is linked to my new employer, can I withdraw the PF amount from my previous employer?

First you have to transfer your previous company PF amount to new company PF account, after successful transfer whenever you leave your present job then you can withdraw both previous and present company PF amounts.

But you can withdraw PF advance amount from the previous company PF account even without transfer.

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173 thoughts on “Can My New Employer Check My Previous EPF Deductions”

  1. Hello,
    I have a query. I withdrew my complete pf amount for higher education in the year 2016(i.e. post my 1st job)

    In 2018, I joined a new organization and informed them about my PF withdrawal and filled the form11 with my UAN details and also choosing yes for the questions,”If I was part of PF and Pension scheme earlier”.

    Now, recently, I switched job and joined a new company. I applied for PF transfer and it was rejected by the EPFO stating,” wages more than 15K, please share if any previous service”.

    I reached out to my previous company and informed them about this. They have informed me that I will not be eligible for pension and by mistake they contributed towards pension during my tenure with them.

    Therefore, can any expert help me with this please?

  2. I have worked in a company A for one month. And I get salary for that one month and they also create an EPF account and They asked me to generate the UAN number but I didn’t generate the UAN number.
    Recently I have joined another company B, and I didn’t include that one month experience that I get in A company and I did not include the EPF account details in B company. Is this will this create any problems regarding PF and UAN number in the Company B after they credit my first month salary?

  3. Hi rajesh,
    I was signed a bond in current company for 3laks . I got an offer from new company. The current company was created the UAN account.
    How the current employer know if i joined in new company. How they legally take actions on me if i am not paying any bond amount. And i didn’t mentioned the name and experience of the current company in the resume. If knows what they can do.

  4. My new company details are not updated in service history page. How long will it get to update? But my new company has created PF no. and credited PF to tha account. But i Can’t see anything in PF service history page. only old company details are still present

  5. I am doing job in A MNC for last 3 years. Also, pursing Btech. Now I got the offer from another B MNC as a fresher with Btech degree. But my UAN was created by A Company. Will they validate my btech degree.

  6. Hi, I worked in A company for 4 months, then joined B company as a fresher and worked for 3 years and shown only B company experience (3 yrs) in new C company, will it create any problem if new company found my past org via UAN number though I have shown only B company experience? (PF account created in A & B company under same UAN) Please advise guys, am in confused state.

  7. Hi Rahul,

    I have a doubt that I have worked in first company it is a startup company and there I was not having pf account and uan number but due to this pandemic i joined the other company for 6 months where they have created my pf account and uan number, but for the third company i am showing the first company experience and i want to hide the second company experience so i have showed my first company experience does my second company name displays for them by using uan number

  8. Hi I just joined one week in new company, filled a form transferred my pf to my new company.
    Now I got another offer from very good company need to switch to new company by absconding current one which is just 1 week,

    In new company while transferring of to do I need to mention my pf account of 1 week which got absconding or my previous company which having reliving letter?

  9. Hi I worked as a contract employee and I left company after 1 year I have 2 different pf accounts as I corrected my name in aadhar. My new employer asking me the pf statement will they come to know if I have any gaps in the working period. I have 3 months gap of working period in the same company. Will they able to find that gap?

  10. I have 2 questions regarding UAN and PF.
    (Q1) My UAN is linked to Aadhar, and I want to get it deactivated, so that my new employer can generate a new UAN using my existing Aadhar. Can that be done?
    (Q2) If I withdraw my PF, and close that EPF account, will my member service details get erased from EPFO database forever?

    • It is not passible to deactivate Aadhar from UAN, and even after withdrawing the PF, still you have to continue the same UAN.

  11. Hi
    I worked in a company X for one month from which I got the salary and pf deduction for that month, I quit that company without serving notice since I have one more opportunity from company Y. I hid the details of company X because by the time I gave the interview I haven’t joined X and after joining in X I got offer from Y. I told Y that I don’t have pf account. Now will it be a problem when Y see my PF account while UAN creation.

  12. But the present working company can be able to see the history right.. what should we do at that particular situation?

  13. Hi,

    I worked in bpo company A and after releaving I kept fake experience of different company and joined in software company B. Here I gave my UAN number which is linked to my aadhar n pan, and company B deposited pf amount till 3 months. Now they are asking for complete pf statement of the fake experience company. Which I don’t have.

    How to handle this situation.


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