Principal employers can now easily view the compliances of their contractors, thanks to the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation’s (EPFO) newly launched electronic facility.
With this facility, principal employers — that is, owners or managers of factories / companies, who supervise the establishment and employ contract workers via contractors — will be interlinked with their contract staff to ensure compliance.
Using the app, the principal employers can upload work orders, employment contracts or any information pertaining to contract workers directly.
Not only will this ensure efficient e-governance in compliance, but also help to extend provident fund benefits to eligible staff.
For those employers whose establishments are already registered with EPFO, registration for this facility is possible using the establishment code and mobile number. Those not registered can use their PAN no. and mobile number.
Balance can be easily checked by the regular EPFO subscribers without having to visit the office. The Umang app facilitates this. The balance can also be checked using SMS or by giving a missed call.
Of late, the retirement fund body has been offering many facilities to make life easier for its subscribers. It has settled 60.88 lakh COVID-19 non-refundable advance claims, and has disbursed Rs 15,255.95 crore till January 31, 2021.
As on January 28, 2021, the total number of beneficiaries (new employees) under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana (ABRY) meant for job creation, stood at 4.69 lakh.