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New Delhi : Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar launched 3 Apps: UAN REGISTRATION, E-INSPECTION AND DIGI LOCKE, developed by Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) at its 67th Foundation Day here n November 1, 2019.

Speaking on the occasion, Gangwar said that these Apps will immensely enhance the Ease of Doing Business and promote transparency in the working in the EPFO. He further said that we have used information technology in a big way for better service delivery to members and providing online transfer of Provident Fund, online claim settlement, providing digital lockers for keeping documents in digital form. Now, if your EPF account is linked with Aadhar then withdrawal of funds is very easy, he said, according to a PIB release. A time limit of 10 days has been fixed for claim settlement.

Online Facility for UAN generation by worker: Now any workers can obtain Universal Account Number (UAN) directly on EPFO website which enrolls them for PF, Pension and Life Insurance benefits and a worker need not depend on his employer alone for UAN. 

EPS Pensioner’s PPO in DigiLocker website/Application (APP) EPFO integrates with DigiLocker of NeGD to create depository of electronic PPOs which is accessible to individual pensioners. This is a move towards paperless system and ease of living for pensioners.

e-Inspections: Digital interface of EPFO with employers: The E-Inspection Form would be available in user login of employers not filing ECR which enables employer to inform either closure of business or unpaid dues with proposal for payment.

Appreciating the enormous amount of operations of EPFO, Gangwar said that EPFO is the biggest social security organisation of the world covering around six crore active members and 65 lakh pensioners and maintaining around 22 crore accounts of workers with a fund of approximately 13 lakh crore. EPFO is giving better interest rates to it’s subscribers which was recently enhanced up to 8.65%.

A booklet was also released commemorating the historic journey of EPFO from 1952 to 2019. The function also marked distribution of awards to best performing EPFO offices to Zonal Office Haryana, RO, Dehradun, RO, Agra, DO, Thrissur. RO, K R Puram, was the Best Online Claims settlement performer, RO, Delhi (East) was adjudged the best in KYC seeding in UAN.

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