EPF money may not be remitted in its absence if you get UAN before the deadline
Employers are required to obtain the Universal Account Number (UAN) of employees before filing the electronic-challan-cum return (ECR) latest by 15th November, 2016. The deadline is set by Employees’ Provident Fund Organization. This is part of the implementation of the next version of UAN or UAN 2.0. It means all contributing members should have UAN, in the absence of which the employer would not be able to remit dues in respect of these members.
Implementation of new version of UAN 2.0 requires the allotment of UAN upfront and the ECR can be filed only in case of such members where UAN has either been allotted to member or the previous UAN has been linked to his present employment.The next version of UAN would involve generation/linking of UAN of members in his various employments and its integration with next version of ECR and PradhanMantriRojgarProtsahanYojana (PMRPY) scheme.
Jag Mohan, Additional Central Provident Fund Commissioner has pointed out that under the existing process, the employer has to declare whether it is first-time employment of member to obtain his new UAN or link the UAN or previous members ID in case the new employee has a previous EPF membership. This happens after the ECR has been submitted by the employer. The system identifies the new Ids in the present ECR via previous ECR and pushes the same to employer portal for declaration.