UAN passbook, UAN number – Help guide

UAN passbook

UAN means Universal Account Number. Every Provident Fund (PF) holder can have a UAN. With a UAN number and hence UAN passbook, the basic idea is to have a one-place for people who have multiple IDs from employee provident fund organization (EPFO). UAN acts as a high-level umbrella. Whenever an employee joins a company, he/she has to fill a “Declaration Form 11” and UAN number is also one of them. Learn below on how to generate UAN Number.

Following are the steps for generating UAN number for getting a UAN passbook:

How to generate UAN number

Following steps will help you generate UAN number.

  1. In EPF form, fill up your state and office area column.
  2. Enter your PF which has been bifurcated into Region/ Office/ Establishment Code/ Ext/ PF Number.
  3. Then select the “Check Status” button. If we receive a message that UAN number is activated, it is clear that EPFO has allotted you as UAN holder.

Features of UAN member passbook:

  • UAN will be an umbrella for those members who have multiple IDs. It will act as one-place for all allotted IDs.
  • EPFO has to be allotted UAN.
  • 17 crore EPF members have been allotted UAN whose contribution was received between 1st January to 30th June 2014.
  • With the UAN, every employer has to tag Member ID.
  • With every UAN, KYC details have to be seeded.
  • The primary KYC’s of UAN are AADHAR CARD, PAN, and Bank A/C numbers.

UAN also has a portal called Unified Portal for EPF. EPFO portal launched this portal on Dec 18, 2016, for UAN passbook holders. This Unified Portal is available at website. This portal has following key features:

  • You can download and print your updated UAN passbook any time
  • Downloading and printing of UAN card is also available any time
  • In this portal you can update your contact details and KYC (know your customer) details
  • Activate your UAN – needed only once
  • Know your UAN status any time
  • UAN portal allows you to register yourself – required only once

Advantages of online UAN passbook

Having a UAN passbook online have the following benefits:

  • Prints your UAN passbook:
    Download PF passbook. You just have to login into UAN portal and download your PF passbook in PDF format.
  • Transfer claim amount:
    Using UAN you can also request for claim transfer, you just have to claim amount by logging into UAN account.
  • UAN Card:
    Download UAN card from the website by logging into your account.
  • KYC Documents:
    You can also update your KYC documents like mobile number, email address, ID proof, and address proof. You just have to upload your documents on UAN passbook or UAN page.
  • List Member IDs:
    UAN account can also help you in listing member’s IDs. Once you log in, you can update your listed Member IDs as well.
  • Check account status:
    If you want to check your provident fund account status then you will  need to login on UAN homepage to check your account status. You can also check your EPF claim status online from your EPFO member portal.

If you have any questions regarding UAN passbook or EPF UAN portal, please write them in comments. I will try to answer them if I can or I will try to provide pointers.

Kayaking in Seattle – A well spent Sunday afternoon!

It was Sunday morning and I would have given up on Kayaking that weekend unless a friend had pinged me and asked me about my Sunday afternoon plans. We were only discussing and the plan which had almost sunk in the South Lake Union of Seattle actually began to float! We decided that we meet at South Lake Union for kayaking in an hour! Needless to say that I got super excited!

The canceled plan of Kayaking due to wrong weather forecast on Saturday, actually made my and my friend’s Sunday afternoon better than was previously thought!

Kayaking is a good exercise mixed with awesome fun. You can choose to kayak by yourself or have a partner along with you. Although we were two, we chose to rent out two single kayaks. Continue reading “Kayaking in Seattle – A well spent Sunday afternoon!”

Enhance Smartphone Battery Life

Many of us wonder how he/she can use the power of their smart phone battery in a most efficient way. We come across many situations wherein we require the phone should power on for at least 10 – 12 hours once it has been charged to 100 %. Once in the morning I had to rush for the interview. Well I had to locate the place so I could manage to open the Google map. My bad luck was my smart phone charged up to 13% only. Now all I had to manage is to use my phone in the most efficient way. Unfortunately i had to use my cell phone in the most critical situation. This is how I could manage to use my cell phone battery to the fullest. Continue reading “Enhance Smartphone Battery Life”

Indian Rail Train Position Online – Train Running Information

Do away with the hassle of contacting Railway inquiry office or standing in the long queue to ask a simple question about your train position or the train status.

Problem faced finding Train position

Once we travelled to the station all the way from home only to realize that the train was cancelled due to the railway track problem near Wardha. Had we known that there is a trusted source of information we can rely on, we would have saved our loads of time and efforts of travel. It seems risky to trust a website saying that your train is 8 hours delayed or cancelled altogether. This is mainly because we don’t know any official trusted sources for this information.

Find Train Position Online

However, there exists a site that allows you to track your train’s status. With this site, you save loads of trouble if the train is not starting from or arriving to the station at right time.

finding trains online

After looking on this site we saw that site the train is delayed by 8 hours, we verified through some contacts who were closing working with railway department and it was found that the site gives you real and correct status information of the train.

If, for example, your kids are travelling and you don’t want to disturb them again and again by calling and asking if they reached you can simply search the train on the site and track the train’s position.

The search is quite cool, you can search your train by number or just a few words of the train’s name. It will show you results in seconds and you can choose further.

The mobile version for the train running information is also available and is light weight which loads amazingly fast.

The desktop site URL is while the mobile version is

Tips to Find Indian Rail Train Running Information

If you are unable to search your train by the name you know, try to break the name e.g. Garibrath is searched with “garib rath” (with space)

Alternatively you can just put the end cities in the search for example Nagpur Pune and you should see all the trains, then select your train and find its status.

Train position on Rail Radar – Map view

active train status

If you would like to explore more, the railradar subsite shows you the live running trains map in India. It’s super cool.

running trains map india
Running Trains Live Map – India View
running trains map state
Running Trains Live Map – State View

Download e-Aadhaar Card Online

Download e-Aadhaar Card online through the official portal for UIDAI. Once you have applied the for the aadhaar card, you can check the aadhaar card application status online.

e-aadhaar card online

e-aadhaar card mobile security code

e-aadhaard card download

The e-Aadhaar card can be used as a proof temporarily until you receive the original Aadhaar card by post to your registered postal address.

Problem downloading e-Aadhaar Card

If you are not able to download the e-Aadhaar Card online, you may want to check the aadhaar card application status. If the message received on checking the status is “Congratulations ! Your Aadhaar has been successfully generated.You may now download the e-Aadhaar from the Resident Portal.”, the problem has to be something else like a temporary website problem. You may want to try again later.
Other possibility is that the Aadhaar card is not ready yet, once the aadhaar card is ready a message is received on the registered mobile number that the aadhaar card is ready and can be viewed / downloaded online. If you have not received such message, the Aadhaar card is probably not ready yet.

Another message online I have seen while downloading the e-aadhaar card online is: “Sorry, The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. Please try again later.UIDAI”. So you may want to try again later.

Aadhaar Card Form in Marathi

Aadhaar card form is available in Marathi language (link at the bottom). This has to be a good news for people knowing Marathi or being Maharashtrian. It is always a good feeling to have the form in our own language. If you have already submitted the Aadhaar card application and wanting to check its submission status, check in my post Check Aadhaar Card Status

If you haven’t filled the Aadhaar card application, you can do it now in your own Marathi language.

Download Aadhaar Card Form in Marathi

Download Aadhar Card Application form in Marathi. Once you have submitted the aadhaar card application form, you can check its status in the post Check Aadhaar Card Status.

If you want to know more about Aadhaar card, visit Aadhaar Card Information.

Check Aadhaar Status Online with Steps to Track Status

Once you register for Aadhaar card, you don’t have to go again to any government office and stand in a queue to check Aadhaar status or to follow up. Government of India is leveraging the skills of the IT professionals and hence we have this facility online! What you only need to do is just open the UIDAI Portal link and the Aadhaar status will be just a few clicks away. If you are looking for information on Aadhaar card, read my earlier post here, then you can come back on this page to check the Aadhaar status.

What you need to have to Check Aadhaar Status

To check the aadhaar status all you need is the Enrollment No. and Date-Time which you will find in the acknowledgement slip you received at the time of enrollment/registration. Below is the step by step guide with a pictorial demonstration.

How to Check Aadhaar Status Online

How to check Aadhaar status
Go to the UIDAI Portal and follow the steps below:

  1. In the first text box, enter the 14 or 28 digit enrollment number/id as in the acknowledgemnet slip
  2. In the next textbox, enter the date and time as printed on the acknowledgement receipt
  3. Then enter the human verification code as present on the text image below the third text box
  4. Click submit and you should see the status if details entered are valid

If the Aadhaar card is ready, you can download the e-Aadhaar card online too! This is a good option to keep the e-Aadhaar card with you handy as a proof.

e-aadhaar card status check

If you have applied for the Aadhaar card recently, you may get a message that EID provided by you is still not available with us. Please check back after few days. So be patient and check after a few days as it may take sometime for the processing to update the details online. If you had applied quite sometime back and still do not know the aadhaar status online or if you have any query or complaint, then use the following information to contact the Aadhaar Officals:

Telephone Number: 1800-180-1947
Fax: 080-2353 1947
Mailing Address: PO Box 1947, GPO Bangalore – 560001
Email Address:

Head Office Address:

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI),
Planning Commission,
Government of India,
3rd Floor,
Tower II,
Jeevan Bharati Building,
Connaught Circus,
New Delhi
PIN – 110001.

If you have any questions or comments, please discuss via comments below. And if you need more information on aadhaar, read my earlier post on aadhaar card.

CNG Pumps Pune

CNG Pumps Pune

List of CNG Pumps Pune, Pimpri & Chinchwad

I had pain finding information online on CNG Pumps Pune when I got a CNG car for myself. So for the ease of others, here is the list of CNG stations in Pune.

CNG Pump Types

There are two types of CNG pumps: Online & Booster.

Online CNG Pump is often called as Mother station as this has a continuous supply of CNG and it does not have to wait for anything. The pressure of the Online pumps is higher and usually constant which helps in filling the maximum gas in your car.

Booster CNG Pump is often called as Daughter Booster station. Trucks carrying the CNG cylinders are reciprocated to feed the Daughter stations so that it can serve your cars. The pressure in Daughter stations is good only when it is full. As the gas empties from the Daughter stations, the pressure goes down causing lesser gas filling in your car.

Obviously, a mother / online station is preferable at any given time. However, since there are limited number of CNG Stations in Pune, the Mother pumps are heavily queued than Daughter Booster pumps.

Online CNG Pumps


NTWadi Online Station

Narveer Tanajiwadi PMPML Bus Depot,
Shivaji Nagar,

Contact 020 – 65106862


Pimple Petroleum

Saigauri Petroleum
Opp. Alfa Laval,

MNGL Mega Station
Near Telco Motors,
Contact 020 65107588

Daughter Booster CNG Pumps

Lullanagar, Kondhwa

Ishwar Service Station
P No 83, Bibwewadi Kondhwa Road,
Opp. Mount Carmel School,

Contact 020 26837457/020 26836491/020 26836498

Mitha nagar, Kondhwa

Sheetal Petroleum (HPCL)
Sr No. 40/1/5,
Near Konark Puram Society,
Mitha Nagar,

Contact 020 26933550/020 26934925


Samarth Service station (HPCL)
Opp. Hotel Marriot,


Sant Tukaram Nagar CNG Station
Morya Industrial Estate
Nehrunagar, Pimpri Chinchwad
Contact 020 20270100


Vithal Petroleum (HPCL)
Near SP Infocity ,
Saswad Road, Fursungi,


Tekawade Service Station
15, Opp Akashwani Indraprastha,
olapur Road, Hadapsar


DR Gavhane Petroleum (BPCL)
Near Ramanand Complex,
Bhosari-Alandi Road,
Pune – 411039

Contact 020 27110236/020 32927417


Highway Service Station Pulgate

Satara Road

Deshmukh Petroleum (BPCL)
Opp. City Pride, Satara Road

Sinhgad Road, Parvati

Jyoti Petroleum,
Opp. MSEDCL Office,
Sinhgad Road,

Pimple Saudagar

Om Sai Ram Service Station,
Near Daffodil Society,
Pimple Saudagar


Sai Expressway Service (HPCL)
Mumbai-Pune Highway,
opposite to JSPM Eng college, Tathawade

Warje Malwadi 

Vardhman Petrol Depot (BPCL)
Pune-Bangalore Bypass,
Warje Malwadi

Upcoming CNG Pumps Pune

The proposed new CNG stations will be started at Katraj, Mukundnagar Vehicle depot, Bavdhan, Mundhwa, Paud road, Hinjewadi, Chandannagar, Warje, Shivajinagar and Pimpri.

If you would like to add more or correct information about CNG pumps – Pune, please feel free to put in comments below.

Budget Goa Vacation (with Pictures)

Medium Budget Goa VacationWe had been thinking to go for a trip together from a long time and finally planned and executed our medium budget Goa vacation / trip. It was a 3 days 2 nights vacation. The distance from Pune to Goa is about 11 hours by Bus. People prefer bus over train to Goa because they believe it would be too much of a travel and from Panaji or vasco da gama railway station, the beaches like Baga or Calangute are far away. However, my personal choice is Train (AC sleeper Coach) when you are not in hurry. You can chill out with friends in the train during the long journey. One thing I experienced is that on the return journey you must book a faster conveyance because it becomes sad when your vacation is coming to an end. Preferably, flights! I am surely going to take a flight next time due to the experience at least on the return journey. The distance to Goa from Pune is 459 kms by road. Continue reading “Budget Goa Vacation (with Pictures)”