Aadhaar number is not required if a member of the pension scheme having less than 10 years of service chooses to withdraw the money by making an application in Form 10-C.

New Delhi : The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Wednesday extended the last date for submission of the Aadhaar-authenticated digital life certificate up to March 31 to be eligible for the monthly pension.

In case, the pensioner has not been allotted Aadhaar number, he will have to submit a copy of the Aadhaar enrolment ID slip for settlement of the pension claim under the Employees Pension Scheme, 1995.

An EPFO press note says the Aadhaar number is not required if a member of the pension scheme having less than 10 years of service chooses to withdraw the money by making an application in Form 10-C.

It also extended up to March 31 the Employees Enrolment Campaign to cover the left-out employees. The EPFO has waived the employee”s share of contribution if not deducted by the employer and slapped a nominal damage of Rupee one per annum in respect of such employees.

The EPFO has also asked the principal employers, including those by the government departments, PSUs and autonomous bodies not to award any contract or make payment to the contractors until they register with it to extend the coverage of schemes under the EPF Act to their regular, contract and casual employees. Officials said this directive was felt necessary since a large number of these employees were denied benefits under the Act.

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