The EPFO, which operates the retirement fund, on Tuesday implemented the order to file Provident Fund (PF) returns by verifying the Universal Account Number (UAN) of the Employees’ Provident Fund Fund with the Aadhaar number (Aadhaar) on September 1, 2021. Postponed till date.
This will give more time to the employers to link the Aadhaar number of their employees with their PF accounts or UAN number. Earlier, EPFO had set a deadline of June 1, 2021 for this work. According to the office order issued by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), the deadline for filing electronic challan i.e. receipt of PF return (ECR) with Aadhaar verified UAN has been extended to September 1, 2021.
The EPFO decided to make linking of Aadhaar number mandatory after a notification in this regard was issued by the Ministry of Labor. The Labor Ministry issued a notification in this regard on May 3, asking the ministry and the bodies working under it to collect Aadhaar numbers from beneficiaries under the Social Security Code.