No Prosecution for not seeding Aadhaar with UAN database of EPFO. Letter issued by EPFO in view of the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgment on AADHAAR
The Central Government had issued direction to EPFO under para 78(1) of the Employee’s Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 to issue order making submission of AADHAAR by the members mandatory in order to facilitate the allotment of UAN.
In pursuance to the above direction, EPFO had made issued a communication no. 11387 dated 22.06.2015 for uploading and seeding of AADHAAR on UAN Portal.
The Regional PF Commissioners have started issuing show cause notices for prosecution u/s 14(2) of the EPF & MP Act 1952 read with Para 78(3) of EPF Scheme, 1952 to the employers for default in AADHAAR Seeding.
However, in view of the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgment on AADHAAR, the EPFO has advised all the Regional PF Commissioners to not to take any coercive action by way of prosecution.