Global Economy

EPFO extends deadline for mandatory UAN-Aadhaar for establishments in North East to December 31

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Saturday extended the deadline for mandatory Aadhaar-linking with universal account number (UAN) for establishments in North East and certain other class of establishments till December 31, 2021.

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.

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.


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