For the employer to receive the amount in the Provident Fund (PF) account, it is now mandatory to link the Aadhar card with the UAN. The new rule is effective from June, as mentioned earlier. The recent change in Section 142 of the Social Security Code 2020 has made it mandatory to link the Aadhaar card with the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) account.
"Failure to link UAN with Aadhaar will result in non-credit of the employer's contribution to the employee's account," said Amrita Tonk, partner, L&L Partners.
The retirement body has also updated the filing norms for electronic challan cum return (ECR). The EPFO said that the employer can file only for those employees who have linked their Aadhaar with PF UAN. "After completion of the Aadhaar seeding process, the employer can file separate ECR for non-Aadhaar seeded UAN," the regulatory body said.
You will also be deprived of other EPF benefits if your Aadhaar details are not updated. This includes COVID-19 advances announced last month and insurance benefits linked to PF accounts. “Linking of PAN and Aadhaar is a basic KYC requirement of all banks, PPF accounts, and EFP accounts.
But if you haven't linked your Aadhar and PF account yet then don't worry. You can easily log in to www.epfindia.gov.in with your username and password and link the documents.