The federal government on Thursday stated that the subscriber base of the Staff’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has gone up by greater than 8.four lakh in the course of the first quarter (April-June) of the present monetary 12 months. In keeping with an official launch by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, the COVID-19 pandemic had adversely affected the enrolments within the months of April and Could. Regardless of the lockdown, round 0.20 lakh and 1.72 lakh internet new subscribers have been added to social safety schemes of EPFO in April and Could respectively. Nevertheless in June, EPFO witnessed an addition of 6.55 lakh internet subscribers registering a 280 per cent month-on-month progress. The info revealed includes all the brand new members who joined in the course of the month and whose contribution was acquired.
“The subscriber base progress is on account of elevated variety of new subscribers, decrease exits and better rejoining by exited members,” the discharge stated.
The info nevertheless is in divergence with a current report revealed by non-public think-tank Centre for Monitoring Indian Financial system (CMIE), which stated that as many as 1.39 crore salaried folks misplaced their jobs between April-June. CMIE additional stated that one other 50 lakh misplaced jobs in July.
The variety of members who exited after which rejoined, signifies switching of jobs by subscribers inside the institutions lined by EPFO. Thursday’s launch by the federal government confirmed that this has additionally elevated by roughly 44 per cent for the month of June over Could 2020, with more subscribers selecting to retain membership by transferring funds somewhat than choosing remaining settlement.