Aadhaar seeding must for EPF
deposits from Sept, extended for north-east
Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has made it mandatory for companies to
submit Aadhaar-verified universal account numbers (UANs) of their employees
from this month for depositing their subscription, but extended it for the
north-east and some specified industries located in remote areas and affected
by insurgency till December 31.
employers will not be penalised in case of delay in submitting deposits
for EPF because of non-seeding of Aadhaar for the months of August and
EPFO had extended the deadline for Aadhaar seeding with UANs for all
subscribers to September 1 from June 1.
for which it has now been extended till December 31 include building and
construction, and plantation industries, among others. EPFO stated that this
was done considering the concentration of establishments in remote localities
and in areas affected by insurgency, frequent change in work sites of the
workers and other attendant constraints in the class of establishments.