Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has made it mandatory for companies to submit Aadhaar-verified universal account numbers (UANs) of their employees from this month for depositing their subscription.

However, the EPFO extended it for the Northeast and some specified industries located in remote areas and affected by insurgency till December 31.

However, employers will not be penalised ? in case of delay in submitting deposits for EPF because of non-seeding of Aadhaar for the months of August and September.

Earlier, EPFO had extended the deadline for Aadhaar seeding with UANs for all subscribers to September 1 from June 1.

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Industries for which it has now been extended till December 31 include building and construction, and plantation industries, among others.

EPFO said this was done considering the concentration of establishments in remote localities and in areas affected by insurgency, frequent change in worksites of the workers and other attendant constraints in the class of establishments.

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