The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has handled more than 1.37 lakh cases of shareholders during the last ten days and disbursements of Rs 279.65 crore have been made.
The Union Ministry of Labour and Employment said on Friday that in view of the corona epidemic, the provisions of the EPFO have been changed and online facilities are being provided to the shareholders. Cases that meet the minimum qualification are being dealt with in less than 72 hours. Efforts are being made to settle other matters in the shortest possible time.
The government has changed the withdrawal provisions from the provident fund in view of the corona epidemic. Employees can withdraw equal to three months salary or 75 percent of the total deposits, whichever is less. In such cases a gap of three years in the date of birth of the shareholder is being accepted.
PF members will be able to fix the date of birth in EPFO
The EPFO has issued revised instructions to its regional offices to increase the availability and access of online facilities in the wake of the Corona epidemic. According to them, PF members have been provided with the facility to update their date of birth in EPFO records. So that their UAN can be ensured with KYC.
EPFO Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner said that the date of birth recorded in Aadhar will now be accepted as a valid proof of date of birth for the purpose of correction. Provided that the difference between the two dates is less than 03 years. PF members can submit correction requests online. He informed that in this situation EPFO will be able to verify the date of birth of members with UIDAI immediately. This will reduce the time taken to process requests received for improvement.
The EPFO Headquarters has directed the Regional Offices to expedite the disposal of requests received from the PF members in the financial crisis caused by the Covid-19 epidemic and to provide non-refundable advances from their provident funds.
Cases in India rise to 6412; Death toll rise to 199
In India, the cases have increased to 6,412 on April 10. The Ministry of Health gave this information. In the data released on Friday, the ministry said that there have been 199 deaths due to Covid-19 infection in the country and a total of 5,709 people are currently infected with the epidemic. So far, 503 people have been fully recovered after treatment or have been discharged from the hospital. Of the 27 states and 9 union territories of the country, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of corona virus infections at 1,364. It is followed by Tamil Nadu at second place with 834 cases.
Globally the coronavirus cases has reached 16 lakh and death toll has crossed 95 thousand