EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION
BY WEB CIRCULATION ONLY
Date. 10.04 2020
All Addl CPFCs in charge of Zones
All RPFCs in charge of Regional Offices
All OlCs in charge of District Offices
Sub: Forwarding of Office memo dated 09.04.2020 and Scheme Guidelines approved by Ministry of Labour. Govt. of India to implement the PMGKY package
The Govt. of India on 26.03.2020 announced Rs.1.70 Lakh Crore relief package under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) for the poor to help them fight the battle against Corona Virus Pandemic. As part of the said package, the Central Govt. proposes to pay 24 percent of the monthly wages into EPF accounts for next three months of Wage-earners below Rupees fifteen thousand per month, who are employed in establishments having up to one hundred employees, with 90% or more of such employees earning monthly wages less than Rs.15000/-.
To implement the aforesaid package, the Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India, has approved a Scheme with guidelines which has been issued vide Office Memo no. C-1/Misc /2020-2021/Vol. II/Pt/6 dated 09.04.2020, the same are enclosed herewith. The said document has been hosted on the EPFO website accessible on home page under the TAB ‘COVID-19’.
On basis of data furnished by establishments in the Electronic Challan cum Returns (ECR) filed under their EPF Code numbers, a provisional list of probable eligible establishments has been drawn up which are available to Zos/ROs in the MIS and communication is also being issued in the login of these establishments.
However, eligibility of these or any establishment is liable to be validated once the employer disburses the wages to the employees and uploads ONLY One valid ECR for each of the wage months – March 2020, April 2020 and May 2020 with the required certification and undertaking as per the Scheme guidelines.
The IS Division shall ensure all technical and software preparedness for smooth filing of ECR, validation of eligibility and upfront credit of Central Govt. relief in r/o eligible employees ineligible establishments.
(This issues with the approval of the CPFC)
End: As above
Addl. CPFC (Compliance)