The Central Board (EPF)
under the chairmanship of Union Minster of State for Labour and
Employment (Independent Charge) Shri Bandaru Dattatreya held its 217th
special meeting in New Delhi today.
In pursuance to the policy of the Government for optimum use of
information technology for efficient service delivery and widening the
reach of EPF benefits, Hon’ble Minister of Labour & Employment, Sh.
Bandaru Dattatreya launched Aadhaar Seeding Application. The EPFO has
developed this Aadhaar seeding application with support of the Common
Service Centers (CSC) and CDAC. The CSCs are ICT enabled front end
service delivery points at the village level for delivery of Government
and private services. With the implementation of Aadhaar Seeding
Application, now Provident Fund member or pensioner can walk in any of
the field offices of EPFO or CSC outlets with UAN & Aadhaar and seed the
Aadhaar with the UAN.
The Board has recommended a proposal of extending minimum assured
benefit of Rs.2,50,000/- (Rs. Two lakh fifty thousand) on death of EDLI
member. Provisions have also been recommended in EDLI Scheme for Loyalty
cum life benefit to members on superannuation on completion of 58/60
years of age/total and permanent disablement with minimum 20 years of
contributory service as a pilot project for two years. Thereafter the
scheme will be reviewed.
Central Board also took note of the fact that EPFO has enrolled
49,39,929 workers during 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017.