Srinagar, July 06: Employees Provident Fund Organization, J&K in collaboration with District Administration, Kupwara on Thursday conducted an awareness programme on the registration process and benefits of social security schemes and insurance schemes of EPFO for the welfare of contract, outsourced, and other part-time employees engaged by government departments and private originations.
As per an official, the meeting was attended by Becon officer commanding (OC) VV Sharma, DR. Bashir Ahmad, CMO, Officials from Municipal council, Power distribution executive engineer Abdul hamid. Executive engineer, Ramzan sofi, Astt director fisheries Sajad hussain, Bashir Dar, Xen PHE Handwara , Gh Rasool Mir, Account officer (DC office), Bashir Ahmad, EE, PHE Division Kupwara, Irfan Rashid Marazi, AEE Irrigation Kupwara and various other district and sectoral officers, who gave a brief about the conduct of Awareness Programme, besides welcoming P F Commissioner.
The P F Commissioner Rizwan Uddin addressed the Officers on applicability of EPF & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952.
The Commissioner elaborated the provisions of Employees' Pension Scheme 1995 and Employees Deposit Linked Insurance scheme,1976 especially responsibility of departments / Organizations in registering process of their employees. He also explained to the audience about the process of registration of Principal Employers on the online portal of the EPFO.
The Commissioner advised all the Departments to extend benefits of aforesaid Schemes to all contract and outsourced employees engaged under various Govt departments directly or indirectly.
He said that contractors executing works under different departments like RDD, PMGSY, R&B, Jal Sakhti, KPDCL, etc. should be registered under EPF & MP Act, 1952 so that their social security is ensured and they are benefitted financially in case of need.
He asked CEO and CMO to register staff of educational and medical institutions, whether government or private. As per the act, he said, it is the duty and responsibility of Principal Employer to register their employees and EPFO also provides a link in EPFO website about registration of Principal Employer to register the contractors engaged by the said departments.
Commissioner on the occasion asked departments to make Outreach Programme about the registration process of EPFO schemes so that more and more people are covered under the schemes.
. Earlier in the morning, the PF Commissioner called on the Brigadier Sanjay Gotum, 28 Infantry Division, Zangli and discussed the future outreach programme to be held for Adm. Commandants regarding implementation of EPF and MP ACT 1952 in various units of Indian Army where contractual employees are engaged.
Rizwan Uddin, PF Commissioner, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh will be visiting Kishtwar district on 07.07.2022.