|07 December 2006|
|Ministry of Labour & Employment|
LABOUR MINISTER LAUNCHES TRIAL RUN OF ‘RE-INVENTING EPF INDIA’ PROJECT
The Minister for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge), Shri Oscar Fernandes launched the trial run of ‘Re-Inventing EPF India’ Project of the Employees’ Provident Fund organisation (EPFO) in all the six pilot sites in the country here today. The trial run is aimed to build confidence level in all users at the field level and familiarize them with the software. The another purpose of the trial run is to ascertain the correctness of benefit amount with the new software. The pilot offices where the trial run was launched today include Patna, Indore, Karnal, Kota, Hyderabad and Mangalore. The purpose of ‘Re-Inventing EPF India’ Project is to achieve anytime-anywhere facility to the EPF subscriber and to settle the claims within two to three days, thus, transforming EPFO into a world class social security organisation.
Launching the trial run at the 177th Meeting of the Central Board of the Trustees, Shri Fernandes said that EPFO’s efforts to switch over to a fully computerised environment through this project has raised hopes of better and efficient delivery of service in the minds of subscribers. He urged the EPFO to make constant and sincere efforts to take the project to its logical culmination at the earliest. During the launch of the trial run one claim was settled online.
The Central Board of Trustees also approved with certain amendments the Annual Report of the EPFO for the year 2005-06 and the Budget Estimates of the organisation for 2007-08 and Revised Estimates for 2006-07.
MLD:LK:L-136(177th epf - cbt)(07.12.06)