EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION

(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India)

Bhavishya Nidhi Bhavan, 14 Bhikhaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110 066.

No. C-I/4(1)2017/Enrolment Campaign

Date :- 17.01.2017

To,

All ACCs in charge of Zones

All RPFC-I/RPFC-II

In-charge of Regional/Sub-Regional Offices

Sub:-Employees’ Enrolment Campaign, 2017 from 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017.

Sir

This is regarding the Employees’ Enrolment Campaign, 2017 during the period 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017, in order to extend social security benefits to all the eligible workers in the country. During the Campaign, various financial incentives are offered to establishments to enrol their workers, besides facilitating service delivery by Aadhar seeding. The notifications in this regard have already been placed on epfo website at serial numbers 549, 550, 551 and 552 in the circulars for the year 2016-17.

2. In order to give the employers an opportunity and incentives to enrol the eligible employees earlier not enrolled as members, the Central Government has notified special provisions in Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 vide paragraph 82A, Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 vide paragraph 43B and Employees’ Deposit Linked Scheme, 1976 vide paragraph 28A in respect of Employees’ Enrolment Campaign, 2017. Further, the Central Government has by notification under section 6C of the Act, waived the administrative charges under Employees’ Deposit Linked Scheme, 1976 in respect of employees declared under Employees’ Enrolment Campaign, 2017..

3. An employer, whether already covered or yet to be covered, can enrol employees who remained un-enrolled for any reason between 01.04.2009 and 31.12.2016 by making a declaration of such employees during the campaign period. However, the declaration can be made only in respect of employees who are alive.

4. The salient features of the Employees’ Enrolment Campaign are as follows:

(i) The employee’s share of contribution if declared by the employer as not deducted, shall stand waived.

(ii) The damages to be paid by the employer in respect of the employees for whom declaration has been made under this campaign shall be at the rate of Rupee 1(one) per

(iii) No administrative charges shall be collected from the employer in respect of the contribution made under the declaration.

(iv) A declaration can be made under the Campaign for the period for which no inquiry under section 7A has been initiated.

(v) If the employer fails to pay within 15 days of the date of making the declaration, the dues, interest and damages payable by him in respect of the declaration made under – this campaign, such declaration shall be deemed to have not been made under this campaign.

5. The enrolment campaign is for only three months and therefore it has to be ensured that wide publicity is done for the campaign so that all employers and employees become fully aware of the campaign and mass enrolment of employees as members takes place with the participation of the employers and their associations as well as workers’ unions. One of the objectives of the campaign as approved by the CBT is to minimise the huge litigation in EPFO based on the non-enrolment during the past periods. Therefore, the Campaign is to be made a success by persuading the employers to avail this opportunity and make declarations to achieve maximum compliance. Trade unions, employers’ associations and other stakeholders’ participation should be obtained through effective communication, in order to extend social security to the deprived employees.

6. ACCs in charge of the zones shall take total responsibility for making the campaign a success in their zones. They shall ensure wide publicity of the campaign through newspaper advertisements, workshops, letters/emails to all stakeholders (trade unions, employers’ associations, employers, etc.). They shall monitor the progress as indicated by the number of employees declared by employers on a daily basis.

7. IS Division has developed a facility for online declaration under the Principal Employer section of epfo portal which shall facilitate implementation of the Campaign. After declaration, the payments are to be remitted by the employer through month-wise ECRs for the entire past period of enrolments. For the month of December, 2016 also the employer shall remit contribution through a separate ECR in respect of new members declared under the Campaign. The progress of enrolment through declaration shall be watched through the dashboard available on epfo website. Therefore, you are requested to update the online declarations on day to day basis.

8. Further, there is additional enrolment of employees during the campaign period other than the declarations due to coverage of new establishments and enrolment of new employees in the existing establishments prospectively without declaration. Simultaneously, coverage of establishments also needs to be taken up in a big way. Therefore, you are directed to send a weekly report in this category of additional enrolment in the enclosed The first report of this should be for the week ending 20-01-2017. ACC of zone has to compile the report for the zone clearly indicating the office-wise status. The Regional Office/Sub-Regional Office need not send any report to Head Office.

(This issues with the approval of CPFC)

Yours faithfully,

Encl: Weekly report format

(M. Narayanappa)

ACC HQ (Compliance)

Employees Enrolment Campaign, 2017

Weekly report for the zone of                                  for the week ending on_______

(Information about enrolment through declarations is collected from the dashboard. The enrolments made through declarations under the Employees Enrolment Campaign, 2017 shall not be included in this weekly report.)

1. Meetings held with establishments and others regarding Employees Enrolment Campaign,

Name of RO/SRO No. of meetings held with establishments during the week No. of meetings held with establishments upto the week No. of meetings held with others during the week No. of

meetings held with others upto the week

2. Members enrolled for 01.01.2017 onwards through coverage u/s 1(3)

Name       of
RO/SRO
No.     of     new
establishments covered in this week
No.        of        new
subscribers enrolled     in    this
week
No.     of     new
establishments covered     upto
this week
No.     of     new
subscribers enrolled     upto
this week

3. Member enrolled for 01.01.2017 onwards through coverage u/s 1(4)

Name     of

RO/SRO

No.     of    new

establishments covered   in this
week

No.      of     new

subscribers

enrolled     in    this
week

No.     of   new

establishments covered upto this week

No.     of   new

subscribers enrolled     upto
this week

4. No. of new members enrolled (net increase duly subtracting the cessation of membership) in existing  covered establishments.

Name of RO/SRO No. of new subscribers enrolled in this week No.     of     new     subscribers
enrolled upto this week

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