Poonch: July, 01:(JNN/ST) An outreach programme held with All the government officers in coordination of District Administration, Poonch by EPFO, J&K&Ladakh.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Dr.Bashara Hussain, DFO( SF), Suresh Manda, CEO PDA, Dr. Mohd. Tanveer, ACD, Abid Hussain Shah, CMO, Dr. Shamim Bhatti, CHO, Sanjeev Kumar, CAO, Rakesh Kumar, Chief Account Officer, Hanief Tantary, District Employment Officer, Rayees Iqbal, ARTO Poonch, Basharat Mehmood, beside other officers were present in the meeting.
Regional Provident Fund Commissioner-I, Rizwan Uddin, and SSSA, EPFO, Regional Office, Jammu, Rajasekhar, addressed the Officials on applicability of EPF & Mp Act, 1952.
Special emphasis was laid on Employees’ Pension Scheme 1995 and EDLIscheme, 1976, as these benefits have been introduced in UTs from November, 2019.
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.
All the contractors doing works under the departments should be registered under EPF & Mp Act, 1952.
As per the act it is the duty and responsibility of Principal employer. EPFO also provides a link in EPFO website about registration of Principal Employer to register the contractors engaged by the said departments.
RPFC-1, explained about 3 schemes and benefits of EPF & Mp Act, 1952. If any employee becomes EPF member, member automatically get membership of pension scheme 1995 and Edli scheme 1976. If any member dies while in service the nominee/widow/widower will get pension life long along with 2 children upto the age of 25 irrespective of their martial status and the nominee will get maximum benefit of Rs. 7. 5Lakhs/- under Edli scheme. There are other pensions provided under the scheme as per eligibility of membership like superannuation, early pension,disability pension, orphan pension, widow pension and nominee pension.
Later another outreach Programe was conducted at Zia Ul Uloom School with private schools association and Department of Education.
All Schools were advised to remit monthly contributions. Sri Narender Mohan Suri, DEPO, coordinated with the programme.
Meanwhile, Commissioner, Rizwan Uddin appreciated the initiative taken by Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Inder Jeet, while visiting DC Office expressed the need for further follow up by District Administration and associate Officees to extend Social Security in the border District Poonch.