EPFO asks field offices to enrol outsourced workers as PF members, provide UAN
EPFO asks field offices to enrol outsourced workers as PF members, provide UANNew Delhi, Sept 4 (KNN) The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has asked its field offices which are hiring workers through outsourcing to enrol them as PF members and provide them with Universal Account Numbers (UAN).
"...All field offices must ensure that each worker engaged through outsourced agencies is not only enrolled as PF member but also allotted UAN by KYC details," EPFO said in an office order.
“It is observed that field offices of EPFO too are engaging workers through outside agencies/contracts…Such agencies should normally be covered under the (EPF) Act," it added.
EPFO has asked its field formation to submit a compliance report in this regard by September 15.
According to a Labour Ministry study, number of workers deployed by various government departments, undertakings and autonomous bodies on outsourcing basis are not getting the benefits of provident fund, pension and insurance.
EPFO recently asked its regional offices to hold meetings with trade unions and other stakeholders to inform them about the changes in the EPFO scheme. (KNN/SD)