EPFO cites coronavirus lockdown as motive of extend in claims direction of

The body on April 6 uploaded a tweet with necessities for the claims to battle via

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The Workers’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has asked participants to appear ahead to their claims, mentioning the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown has affected purpose.

The Union Labour Ministry on March 28 allowed a withdrawal of non-refundable advances. As per the modification, participants can in an outbreak withdraw their usual wages and dearness allowance for three months or up to 75 percent of their entire tale, whichever is less.

This came after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on March 26 stated the authorities is willing to amend the law of EPF attributable to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The EPFO had in the starting up committed to obvious such claims in three days, however as the system has dragged many took to social media to search files from about their claims. To one such interrogate on Twitter, the EPFO stated: “Resulting from the lock down and consequent circulation restriction functioning of the workplace has been effected and claims settlement has furthermore been affected.” (Sic)

Resulting from the lock down and consequent circulation restriction functioning of the workplace has been effected and claims settlement has furthermore been affected .


— EPFO (@socialepfo) April 6, 2020

The body has on April 6 uploaded a tweet with necessities for the claims to battle via mentioning: “Instructions for filing online claims for the cause – “Outbreak of Pandemic (COVID-19)”” (Sic)

Amongst these requisites comprise know your buyer (KYC) compliance, verification by the employer, checking tale and EPF unfamiliar tale amount (UAN) both seeded with Aadhaar.

Instructions for filing online claims for the cause – “Outbreak of Pandemic (COVID-19)”#IndiaFightsCorona #EPFO #CoronavirusOutbreak #SocialSecurity #StayHomeStaySafe pic.twitter.com/COYyf9z5mW

— EPFO (@socialepfo) April 6, 2020

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