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Deployment of electronic facility at Employer Interface of EPFO’s Unified Portal


 Notice Date : 01 February 2021

EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India)
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi-110 066.

No. C-I/011(16)2020-21/ABRY/1179

Date: 01.02.2021

To,

All Addl. CPFCs in charge of Zones
All RPFCs in charge of Regional Offices
All OICs in charge of District Offices

Sub: Deployment of electronic facility at Employer Interface of EPFO’s Unified Portal for Principal Employers to view EPF compliances of their Contractors & contract workers.

Sir,

The EPF & MP Act, 1952 defines employee u/s 2 (f) as any person who is employed for wages in any kind of work, manual or otherwise, in or in connection with the work of an establishment, and who gets his wages directly or indirectly from the employer and includes any person employed by or through a contractor in or in connection with the work of the establishment.

Many employers outsource business processes of their establishment to contractors and also engage workers in or in connection with the work of the establishment by or through contractors and in such cases employer’s liability under EPF & MP Act, 1952 is payable by the Principal employers. The contractors are registered independently as establishment with EPFO and they are required to report EPF compliance in r/o workers provided to their Principal Employers through ECRs. The UANs of the workers and the attendance / wage payment records are verified by the Principal employers to settle the claims.

Now with deployment of aforesaid facility,

1. EPFO registered employers engaging employees by or through contractor(s) can add the details of contractor(s), contract amount, tenure & UANs of contract employees at

Employer Interface of EPFO’s Unified Portal: https://unifiedportal-emp.epfindia.gov.in/epfo/

Principal Employers not registered with EPFO can register on above Portal with Income Tax TAN to receive Login/password for adding details of their contractors & contract workers.

2. On adding contractor’s & employees details, principal employer can view through their login the employee wise remittance made by contractors through ECR for any wage month during tenure of contract.

3. Principal employer can view whether the employer’s share of EPF contributions (13% of contract worker’s wages) paid by the principal employer has been remitted by the contractor in r/o all contract workers or not.

The facility ensures ease of compliance with provisions of Sec 8A of the Act read with Para 30 and 32 of the EPF Scheme, 1952 by Principal employers and compliance to provisions of Para 36-8 of the EPF Scheme. 1952 by the contractor establishments and extension of membership of Scheme and remittance of contributions in respect of all contract workers.

A write up on the procedure of registration as principal employer. adding contractor and employee details, compliance dash board for employers is attached for clarity and guidance of the Principal employers and contractor establishments.

The Zonal Offices and Regional Offices shall conduct webinars with major establishments engaging services of contract employees and mapr manpower suppliers to disseminate information for ease of compliance and enrollment of all contract workers as members of Schemes and timely remittance of their contributions. A Power point presentation on the facility is attached for use in the webinars.

Any doubts or queries regarding the facility may be addressed to the DD (IS) at NOC through email on harsh.kaushik@epfindia.gov.in

(This issues with the approval of the Central Provident Fund Commissioner)

Yours faithfulty

End: As above

(Pankaj Raman)
Addl. CPFC (Compliance)

Please refer to the attached file for full notification

 

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on 09 February 2021
Notification No : No. C-I/011(16)2020-21/ABRY/1179
Published in Others
Source : , https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_docs/PDFs/Circulars/Y2020-2021/C1_ABRY_1179.pdf










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