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EPF-Aadhaar linking deadline nears: Here's a step-by-step guide to link Aadhaar with UAN

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EPF-Aadhaar linking deadline nears: Here's a step-by-step guide to link Aadhaar with UAN

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Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), the retirement fund body, has made it mandatory to link Aadhaar Card with the Universal Account Number (UAN) to get PF contributions from the employers and other benefits.

EPF-Aadhaar linking deadline nears: Here's a step-by-step guide to link Aadhaar with UAN
Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), the retirement fund body, has made it mandatory to link Aadhaar Card with the Universal Account Number (UAN) to get PF contributions from the employers and other benefits. The same needs to be done by August 31, 2021, and defaulters will not be able to avail of PF services from September 1, 2021.
Failing to do this will lead to discontinuation of the employers' contribution in the EPF account as they won't be able to file Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) of the EPF accounts not linked with Aadhaar.
The employees won't be able to avail of any other services too from the EPFO in the absence of Aadhaar verification.
Earlier, the EPFO had set the deadline of June 1, 2021. The date of implementation for filing ECR with Aadhaar verified UANs was later extended to September 1, 2021.
The EPFO earlier issued an office order for the field staff saying that the ECR shall be allowed to be filed only for those members, whose Aadhaar numbers are seeded and verified with the UAN.
The EPFO had decided to make the Aadhaar seeding compulsory after a labour ministry notification in this regard. A notification was issued by the labour ministry on May 3, which mandated the ministry and bodies working under it to seek Aadhaar number from the beneficiaries under the Social Security Code. The Code was passed last year by Parliament.
So, subscribers who still have not linked their Aadhaar with the PF account should do the needful. The EPFO also said that it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that their employees link their provident fund account to their Aadhar number.
It’s important to note here that the retirement fund body, allows subscribers to update the Aadhaar details in the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) account through its online portal — epfindia.gov.in.
Here are the steps to link EPF account with Aadhaar online:
Step 1:
Visit the EPFO's member portal and log in through username and password.
Step 2: Go to the 'Manage' option in the top menu bar.
Step 3: Select the 'KYC' option from the drop-down.
Step 4: A new page opens which contains a list of the different document types. Select “Aadhaar” to link with EPF account.
Step 5: Enter Aadhaar number and name as per Aadhaar card and click on the save option.
Step 6: Once saved Aadhaar details, Aadhaar will be verified from UIDAI’s data.
Step 7: On successful approval of your KYC document, users will successfully be able to link Aadhaar with the EPF account and they will find “Verified” written against Aadhaar details.
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