Commissioner/Secretary, Labour and Employment Department, Saurabh Bhagat today inspected the progress of digitization of Provident Fund records being carried out in the Jammu & Kashmir Employees Provident Fund Organization (J&K EPFO) at Additional Provident Fund Commissioner Office, Rail Head complex, Jammu.The Commissioner Secretary was informed that the digitization work of Provident Fund records is in full swing.During his visit, the Commissioner Secretary also inaugurated the digitized record of workers from three districts Poonch, Rajouri and Kathua of Jammu province.Bhagat said that the main objective behind the digitization of Provident Fund record of workers is to streamline its timely release and ensure disposal of cases. Government has set a target of 100 days to digitize records of 4.5 lakh workers across the state out of which the record of 2.6 lakh workers has been completed, he added.It will create accurate data base of employees through which Government can extend benefits under labour laws to workers besides ensuring timely disposal of cases, he said, adding that, the digitization of records will reduce the hassles like mismatch of data, missing of records while applying for the cases.
Bhagat informed that the records pertaining to ten districts - Poonch, Rajouri, Kathua, Anantnag, Baramulla, Kupwara, Kulgam, Bandipora,Kargil and Leh is completed while records of some other districts is near to completion.He said that after the completion of the digitization work, the data will be available in digital format. Services of private vendors also being utilized for the completion of digitization process till end of for both provinces, he added.He said that the Labour Commissioner is doing a very important activity of digitization of the records of the workers of the State.The plan for connecting the digitized data with other services like bank credit, SMS based services and many alike are in the pipeline. He further asked the private enterprises to provide their data for digitization.Later, the Commissioner Secretary took a round of the office complex and inspects several sections. He called for proper management of the records and instructed for deployment of more manpower for the data entry. He further issued directions for speeding-up of the digitization process to ensure its timely completion.Additional Provident Fund Commissioner Jammu, Sudershan Kumar besides other concerned senior functionaries were present on the occasion.