The Employees Provident Fund Organization in collaboration with District Administration Anantnag and Tourism department today held an outreach programme at Pahalgam.The programme was organized to spread awareness among commercial establishment owners particularly hoteliers as well as their workers to enroll themselves under Employees’ Provident Fund and the various benefits available to them under the scheme.
On the occasion, Regional Provident Fund Commissioner, Rizwan ud Din gave a comprehensive presentation about the implementation of Employees Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 and schemes (Provident Fund, Employee Pension Scheme, Employees Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme), e-nomination & KYC. Benefit of Insurance (Upto Rs 7 Lakhs) under Employees ‘Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme and Pension under Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 for the welfare of contractual, outsourced, and other part time employees engaged by Hoteliers of Pahalgam and other establishments.
It was given out that maximum assured benefit of 7 lacs will be given to the nominee of the deceased upon his death in harness while as minimum assured benefit of 2.5 lacs will be given to the nominee under EDLI Scheme if the deceased has rendered more than one year of continuous service.
The Regional Provident Fund Commissioner informed the hoteliers to ensure that their leftover workers are enrolled at an earliest so that the benefits of various schemes of the organization reach to these workers as well.
The Commissioner said that the employees’ provident fund scheme extends an array of benefits towards the EPF employee members and inculcates a sense of financial stability and security in them. He said the workers can make premature withdrawals to meet personal exigencies.
The meeting was attended by SDM , representatives of departments including Pahalgam Development Authority, Wildlife, Education, JIM and Hoteliers. Further any queries related to EPF may be shared on 6006567049 (WhatsApp for Jammu) and 7780813099 (WhatsApp for Kashmir).