Delhi,24.11.15: Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Union Minister
for Labour & Employment (Independent Charge) today launched the Digital
Signatures based Online Registration of Establishments (OLRE) in a function
held in Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, Head Office.
Explaining the process in detail, Shri Bandaru
Dattatreya informed that the online registration will be done once the
applicant employer registers himself on the OLRE Portal. Subsequent to creation
of User ID and password the employer will have to register his/her digital
signature (class II or III). Thereafter, the PAN number of the employer would
be verified online. On successful verification of PAN the employer will be able
to apply online for code number which would require the employer to upload the
relevant documents after digitally authenticating the same. On completion of
this process the name of the applicant employer would be auto populated in the
application in owner details field. All details related to the Code Number
shall be available for the applicant employer on the login. The Code Number to
the applicant employer shall be allotted immediately on successful submission
of the application which would mean that the process is successfully completed.
Shri Bandaru Dattatreya further informed that this
facility will not only reduce the workload of the employer, but will also
reduce the paperwork for both employer as well as the EPFO. It will be a quick
and hassle free process. The process of applying for a branch code by any
employer already having the PF Code will remain unchanged and will be available
through the ECR login. The validation of only one code number can be done
through this facility for a given PAN number and for any subsequent code for
any branch or establishments under same PAN number the application will be
through the ECR Portal. As a result of this facility, the employer would have a
digital signature at the time of application itself and this can be used by
employer for other areas such as the Online Transfer Claim Portal and
authentication of KYC details of members joining the establishment. The use of
paperwork would be reduced significantly and the filing of documents would be
as per the convenience of the employer.
Shri Shankar Aggarwal, Secretary, Labour &
Employment also applauded the efforts made by EPFO in introducing user free
services in recent past and stated that this software which is being launched
today would especially be a big leap forward in fulfilling the mandate of the
Government in ensuring the ease of doing business in the country which is one
of the prime areas of concern for the administration today. He further
encouraged EPFO to introduce more such ventures in the days to come.
Shri K.K. Jalan, Central PF Commissioner stated that
EPFO is committed to strengthen the e-governance system and to provide better
services to its stakeholders. EPFO has already launched a number of
e-governance initiatives such as Electronic Challan-cum-Return, Member
e-passbook SMS governance, payment through National Electronic Fund Transfer,
electronic return to collect the missing details of members etc. This process
is not going to stop and EPFO would continue its efforts to make the working
more transparent and convenient for all stakeholders.
Shri Bandaru Dattatreya also honoured a few
officers/officials of the Organisation for their efficiency and diligence.
Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge), Shri Bandaru
Dattatreya at the 209th meeting of the Central Board, in New Delhi on November
24, 2015. The Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Shri Shankar
Aggarwal and other dignitaries are also seen.