Planning to use PF money in future? Link account with Aadhaar using Umang app; here is how
The government is doing everything to ensure that common man gets some financial relief during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. In one such bid, the government has increased the due date for PF contribution by employers to 15th May.
The government is doing everything to ensure that common man gets some financial relief during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. In one such bid, the government has increased the due date for PF contribution by employers to 15th May. This relief will benefit about 6 lakh establishments to file ECRs without default by paying salary to about 5 crore employees.
"Considering the unprecedented situation created by COVID-19 and lockdown announced by the Central Government from 24.03.2020 midnight onwards to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the due date for filing of Electronic Challan Cum Return (ECR) for wage month March, 2020 is extended up to 15.05.2020 for employers who have paid wages to their employees for March, 2020." The ministry statement went on to add that due date for March, 2020 is ordinarily 15.04.2020, so grace period of thirty days has been allowed to the establishments covered under EPF & MP Act, 1952 to remit the contributions and administrative charges due for March 2020,” the notification read.
The fund might come handy for a lot of people even when the situation improves. So, it is important to keep track of your money. The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO allows you to link your Provident Fund with Aadhaar card using Umang Mobile App.
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This government mobile app provides integration with popular customer centric services like Aadhaar, EPF, National Pension System (NPS), Digilocker etc. While, the new facility of linking Aadhaar with PF account using Umang app is recently added to the existing one, available on the EPFO website.
Here is how to link your Aadhaar with PF account using Umang app:
1. First download the Umang app from Google Play Store or Apple iOS.
2. Select EPFO link, while there are many other online services/facilities available for the user on app.
3. After that select the 'eKYC Services' tab on it.
4. Now select 'Aadhaar Seeding' option to proceed further, also keep your UAN ready.
5. Now, enter your UAN number.
6. You will receive an OTP on the UAN-registered mobile number. Enter your Aadhaar details and gender information and verify same by using OTP. Now your Aadhaar will get linked to your UAN number.
The Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance or Umang app is a one-stop solution for many government services, including Employees Provident Fund (EPF).
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