EPF members in trouble as linking UAN with Aadhaar not completed

Ratheesh Ravi

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Kollam: The problems in linking the Universal Account Number (UAN) in Employee's Provident Fund (EPF) with Aadhaar number leads to technical issues. The mismatch in the information in EPF documents and Aadhaar results in the troubles in linking.

The PF office have informed the employers that PF share cannot be remitted if Aadhaar is not linked. The Pension Fund share is paid on 15th of every month. The share of those who failed to link the Aadhaar number cannot be paid this month and they will have to remit a huge penalty for this.

Even the slight difference in name, date of birth or phone number can affect linking the Aadhaar. They have to correct the details in either Aadhaar or PF documents to link the UAN. The correction should be accepted by the employer and permission should be sought from the PF officials.

The employers were notified in this regard on June first week. The correction should be made within June 15. So, many employees will not be able to do the same. The PF members in traditional industries like handloom, coir and cashew will be affected with this. Various organisations have requested to extend the last date for the same.

Meanwhile, CITU state vice president S Jayamohan said that the EPFO's action is against the guidelines of the supreme court regarding the use of Aadhaar. The top court had made it clear that no benefit should be denied in the name of Aadhaar. The central government should not put the workers in trouble amid the pandemic, he added.

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