‘EPFO@Amrit Kal – Behtar Kal’ first of its kind in the history of EPFO
Outcomes for expansion and improvement in service delivery mechanism of EPFO discussed
Posted On: 08 SEP 2022 10:45PM by PIB Delhi
Union Minister for Labour & Employment, Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav chaired a ‘Chintan Shivir’ organized by EPFO at Surajkund, Haryana today.
Chintan Shivir of EPFO themed ‘EPFO@Amrit Kal – Behtar Kal’, first of its kind in the history of EPFO concludes with landmark discussions and far reaching recommendations for expansion and improvement in Services & Service Delivery Mechanism to it’s subscribers. It was attended by domain experts, officers of Ministry of Labour & Employment and EPFO.
Following Five themes of the Chintan Shivir were discussed by Additional CPFC’s to provide better reach and transparent service delivery to the subscribers of EPFO were:-
Mission 10 crore – Growing EPFO scope
Ease of Compliance – Service Expansion
EPFO Karmayogi – Capable Organization
Satisfied Members – Seamless Services
Preparing for future – Pensioners Our Priority
Union Minister of Labour & Employment, Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav, in his concluding address at EPFO ‘Chintan Shivir’ held at Surajkund, Haryana today informed landmark outcomes for expansion and improvement in service delivery mechanism of EPFO.
The Union Minister stated that the outcomes of EPFO ‘Chintan Shivir’ will help in fulfilling Hon’ble PM’s vision by bridging the gap between Policy and execution. It will further prove a game changer and benefit all the stakeholders in a big way.
Hon’ble Minister identified major areas which EPFO should focus its efforts by creating the task force: –
1. Enhancement of Information Technology capability by creating best system and methods which can provide service in all Districts of the country.
Creation of best and enabling infrastructure
Mission Karmayogi” to be implemented through training and motivation.
Special drive is to be launched for recruitment of staff and officers in next six months.
Easy and uninterrupted pension payment delivery system.
Compliance mechanism to be strengthened more as an enabler rather than enforcer.
Litigation to be reduced.
Hon’ble Minister further emphasized that EPFO has more than18 Lakhs crores assets under management which is an enormous responsibility and should be borne with trust. Hon’ble Minister further exhorted that officials of EPFO to provide unbiased, transparent and simplified governance to the stakeholders.
Shri Rameswar Teli, Hon’ble Minister of State for Labour & Employment, Govt. of India expressed happiness with the outcome of EPFO ‘Chintan Shivir’ and stated that the vision@2047 document of EPFO universalize social security in the country. Hon’ble Minister of State praised EPFO for providing more than 31 thousand PPOs through “PRAYAAS” initiative. He further praised EPFO for providing relief to employers and employees under ABRY scheme. The initiative of “Chintan Shivir” is a step to further the objective laid in the vision@2047 document and new ideas which come in this “Chintan Shivir” will bring a smile to EPFO members.
Shri Sunil Barthwal, Secretary, Labour & Employment, Govt. of India said that services of field offices are to be standardized across all the offices of EPFO. Social security outreach for the citizens to be enhanced through integration of eShram, Udyam, ASEEM and NCS portals. He further praised the efforts of EPFO for speedy settlement of claims.
Mrs. Neelam Shami Rao, Central PF Commissioner, EPFO extended the vote of thanks to all the dignitaries who attended the Chintan Shivir.