The extension was ordered after gauging the inconvenience faced by people in completing the exercise.
EPFO, with more than 220 million accounts and a corpus of ₹12 lakh crore, is one of the world’s largest social security organisations.
Deadline for Aadhaar linking of UAN extended till 31.12.2021 for Establishments in NORTH EAST and certain class of… https://t.co/FpFVFlXlsq
— EPFO (@socialepfo) 1631375331000
The labour ministry on May 5 specifically clarified that the government has only notified the particular clause – “Section 142” of the Code on Social Security and as other provisions of the Code were pending, Aadhaar should not be made mandatory at this stage.