The Delhi High Court has extended the deadline for seeding the Aadhaar number as well as the Universal Account Number (UAN) and its verification until November 31.
Judge Prathiba M Singh said that until then, employers will be allowed to deposit contingency funds in respect of employees for whom seeding has not taken place and no enforcement action will be taken against them. . Until and unless the question of whether compulsory seeding is legally valid or not is determined, in accordance with the Aadhaar judgment, there can be no exclusion of employee benefits under the law, due to failed authentication or verification with Aadhaar, the judge said in his September 17 order, PTI news agency reported.
The petitioner is an association of various entities and persons declared to own and manage industrial / commercial establishments, factories, institutions, etc. with UAN, generated under the Employees Provident Fund Act 1952 and miscellaneous provisions, mandatory. In accordance with a central government circular issued on June 15, the deadline for compliance was set for September 1.
The petitioner claimed that enormous damage was being done to employers as a result of the EFPO order. He said that in some cases there was a mismatch between the Aadhaar database and the EPFO database, and employers were forced not to employ these workers / employees, who did not have proper Aadhaar cards.
Here are the steps to link an EPF account to Aadhaar online:
Visit the EPFO member portal and log in with a username and password.
2nd step: Navigate to the “Manage” option on the top menu bar.
Step 3: Select the “KYC” option from the drop-down list.
Step 4: A new page opens which contains a list of the different types of documents. Select “Aadhaar” to link to the EPF account.
Step 5: Enter Aadhaar number and name according to Aadhaar card and click on save option.
Step 6: Once Aadhaar details are registered, Aadhaar will be verified against UIDAI data.
Step 7: After successful approval of your KYC document, users will be able to successfully link Aadhaar with EPF account and they will find “Verified” written against Aadhaar details.
(Edited by : Anshul)
First publication: STI