Bhubaneswar: You have to now link your Aadhaar with the Provident Fund (PF) in order to avail various benefits. Apart from this, you may not receive the employer’s contribution in PF account if Aadhaar card is not linked with PF UAN (Universal Account Number).
As per the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), the ECR filing protocol has been amended and from June 1, 20201 it can be filed only with respect to Aadhaar seeded UANs.
“Section 142 of Code of Social Security, 2020 has been notified with effect from 3-5-2021. EPFO has amended ECR filing protocol and from June 1 it can be filed only with the respect to Aadhaar seeded UANs,” tweeted EPFO.
Employer can file separate ECR for non-Aadhaar seeded UAN after completion of Aadhaa seeding process. EPFO has also updated Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) filing norms.
The employer can only file ECR for those employees who have linked their Aadhaar to PF UAN.
Steps to link Aadhaar Card with your PF account:
- Visit www.epfindia.gov.in - Click on For Employees’ Tab, select UAN Member e-Sewa link - Login with UAN ID and password.
- Open ‘Manage Tab’ and select the KYC option.
- You will be directed to a page where you will find some tabs to upload a number of documents to link with your PF account.
- Select the Aadhaar card tab -Fill in the details and click on ‘Save’
-Verify your Aadhaar number .
As per sources, the EPFO is likely to credit the interest amount in the accounts of its subscribers by July, 2021. The interest rate on provident fund deposits for 2020-21 have been finalised at 8.5 per cent. However the exact date is still not yet clear.