GUWAHATI, Jan 9 - The Employees� Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has launched a special campaign, with effect from January 1 to March 31, to enrol eligible leftout workers for bringing them under the social security umbrella of the organisation, informed an EPFO press release.
It is a campaign to provide opportunity to the employers to voluntarily come forward and declare details of all such employees, who are entitled for PF membership between April 1, 2009, and December 31, 2016, but could not be enrolled for some reason. The campaign aims to extend PF benefits to employees hitherto deprived of these benefits, the release pointed out.
The salient features of the campaign are as follows �
i) The employee�s share of contribution, if declared by the employer as not deducted, shall stand waived.
ii) The damages to be paid by the employer in respect of the employees for whom declaration has been made under this campaign shall be at the rate of Re 1 (one) per annum.
iii) No administrative charges shall be collected from the employer in respect of the contribution made under the declaration.
iv) A declaration can be made under the campaign for the period for which no inquiry under Section 7A has been initiated.
Establishments that enrol new employees under the campaign will be eligible to draw benefits available under Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Protsahan Yojana as well as Pradhan Mantri Paridhan Rozgar Protsahan Yojana. The Government of India pays 8.33 per cent contribution of employees� share to the Employees� Pension Scheme (EPS) in respect of new employees having UAN. Any employer may send, during the campaign period, a declaration in the prescribed format for membership of the employees.
Details of the campaign are available at www.epfindia.gov.in, stated the release issued by B Lalzamang, Regional Provident Fund Commissioner, NE.