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EPFO Message on mandatory Aadhar seeding of contributory members

Employers shall seed the Aadhar numbers of PF contributing members and verify it with UANs to file the ECR with effect from 01 June 2021.

The Central Government vide notification no. CGDL-E-04052021-226829 dated 03 May 2021 has brought Section 142 of the Code on Social Security, 2020 into force.

As per section 142, any employee or unorganized worker shall establish his/her identity, identity of the family members or dependants and avail:

  1. registration as a member or beneficiary; or
  2. benefit in kind, cash; or
  3. medical sickness benefit;or
  4. pension; or
  5. gratuity; or
  6. maternity benefit; or
  7. any other benefits; or
  8. withdrawal of fund; or
  9. services of career centre; or 10.any payment or medical attendance as insured person himself/herself or for dependants.

The above listed benefits can be availed by establishing the identity through Aadhar Number seeding.

Therefore, the EPFO has published a message to the employers mandating the Aadhar seeding and UAN verification of its contributory members with effect from 01 June 2021 in order to file the ECR.

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