EPFO will not prosecute employers over Aadhaar non-compliance: Report

The EPFO is yet to put out a formal notice withdrawing its earlier order of mandatory linking of PF accounts with Aadhaar
    


The Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) issued a circular to the Central Provident Fund Commissioners (CPFCs) to “avoid any coercive action by way of prosecution” in provident fund (PF)-Aadhaar linking cases, a move that will bring relief to employers
The EPFO is yet to put out a formal notice withdrawing its earlier order of mandatory linking of PF accounts with Aadhaar.
This comes a month after the Supreme Court ruled that benefits earned by an individual are not a part of any welfare scheme and therefore, Aadhaar linking cannot be made mandatory.
Many employers had been given prosecution notices after they failed to remit their PF dues in time as they were unable to link their Aadhaar with their PF accounts. Suchita Dutta, Executive Director of the Indian Staffing Federation (ISF) said employees can breathe easy now. Dutta had held many meetings with the EPFO on this issue.

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