Move to give more time to employers to link their employees Aadhaar numbers with PF accounts or UAN in the northeastern states and certain industries having less penetration of Aadhaar in UANs.
Earlier, Kerala High Court and Supreme Court had pronounced their verdicts in favour of the pensioners.
The net addition of female members at 2.56 lakh saw an increase of around 0.79 lakh from the number of new additions in this category during the previous month.
The labour ministry had envisaged implementing the four codes on industrial relations, wages, social security and occupational health safety & working conditions from April 1, 2021.
The move will be implemented as a part of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, a Covid-19 assitance package which was introduced in last March last year.
The measure will play a key role in addressing the concerns of families of those workers who have died due to COVID-19 and also help them tackle financial troubles.
This would be applicable to those cases where no contribution is made by employers to the retirement fund.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stressed that tax on interest on provident fund contribution affects only 1 per cent of the contributors.
Services pertaining to Aadhaar-seeding with PF accounts done by Common Service Centre (CSC) have been suspended "pending vulnerability checks".
The government proposes to allow premature closure of Public Provident Fund accounts and permit opening of small savings accounts in the name of minor, the finance ministry said today.
The Employees Provident Fund Organisation said it will be able to eliminate multiple account numbers of an individual once the process of seeding Aadhaar is complete.
Investing is a habit that needs to be developed and the motive should be to generate capital appreciation; the scramble at the end of the financial year to save on tax is to be avoided
The government has given existing depositors time till December 31 to provide the 12-digit unique identification number.