In a bid to provide relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has extended the last date to seed Aadhaar number with the universal account number (UAN) for filing electronic challan-cum-returns (ECR) till September 1, 2021.
The last date to seed the Aadhaar number with UAN is extended from June 1, 2021, to September 1, 2021, for all EPFO beneficiaries and those who need to file the electronic challan-cum-returns, EPFO said in a circular.
It is compulsory to seed the Aadhaar number with the UAN while filing ECR’s, EPFO added.
According to the circular, the competent authority approved that the electronic challan-cum-returns will be allowed to be filed only for those members whose Aadhaar numbers are seeded and verified with the UAN’s with effect from June 1, 2021.
Accordingly, members will be allowed to file the ECR’s only for the UAN’s that are seeded with Aadhaar numbers, from June 1.