The date of UAN Aadhaar linking has been extended again. Although this is only for North East States. The Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has deferred the implementation of its order on submission of provident fund (PF) returns with Aadhaar-verified Universal Account Number (UAN) for 7 North Eastern Region states till December 31, 2021. Apart from this, the deadline for linking Aadhaar with UAN has also been extended till December 31, 2021 for certain industry categories like building construction and horticulture.
People of Northeast will get special facility
This will give more time to the employers of North Eastern states and some industries to link the Aadhaar numbers of their employees with PF accounts or UAN. Earlier, the EPFO had extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar with UAN for all subscribers from June 1, 2021 to September 1, 2021. This is the second extension in this timeline. However, it has been extended to the states of the Northeast and only for certain types of industries.
These 7 states included
According to the EPFO's order issued last week, the deadline for submission of electronic challan cum acknowledgment receipt or PF return (ECR) through Aadhaar verified UAN has been extended to the states of North Eastern Region ..... Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, For Nagaland and Tripura has been extended till December 31, 2021.
Relief to some industries
It also states that in view of the frequent changes in the workplace of workers in remote areas or insurgency areas and other problems - beedi making, building and construction works, tea, coffee, cardamom, black pepper The deadline for linking Aadhaar with UAN for filing electronic challans or PF returns for plant-based industries like jute, has also been extended to December 31, 2021.