EPFO issues Aadhar seeding of UAN of EPF members for receipt of contributions through Electronic Challan cum Return to facilitate withdrawals/benefits

On September 11, 2021, the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has issued Aadhar seeding of Universal Account Number (UAN) of EPF members for receipt of contributions through Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) to facilitates withdrawals/benefits.

 

Key points:

  • Considering the low Aadhar penetration in the EPFO’s administration Zone of North East Region comprising of States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura time for mandatory seeding of Aadhar in UAN for filing ECR is extended till December 31, 2021.
  • In remote localities and in areas affected by insurgency, frequent change in work sites of the workers and other attendant constraints in the classes of establishment – Beedi, Building and construction and Plantation industries time for mandatory seeding of Aadhar in UAN for filing ECR is extended till December 31, 2021.
  • For delay in filing of ECRs for wage months of August 2021 & September 2021 in respect of EPF members due to non-seeding of Aadhar in the UANs should not be presumed as employees default of levy of penal damages.

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