Employees' Provident Fund Office will launch a six-month long ambitious campaign from next month to enroll all eligible workers with EPFO, Central Provident Fund Commissioner V P Joy said here today. "At present EPFO has nearly four crore contributing workers. EPFO proposes a six months enrolment campaign from January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017 to enrol all the eligible workers," Joy told reporters here. He said the campaign would help EPFO to enrol over one crore more eligible workers with the organisation. "We aim to increase the number of eligible workers upto five crore through the campaign," Joy said. The campaign will include all the eligible workers, he said.
At present about 1.9 crore members have been identified with Aadhaar. Joy said EPFO was also moving to cashless centralised payment systems for all its transactions, both receipts and payments. "EPFO is consolidating all field offices' data base to operate from the central computing facility. Consolidation of field offices database commenced in October and so far 30 offices of EPFO has migrated to the consolidated database of the Central Data Centre," the official said. He said EPFO was focusing its attention on next phase of computerisation so that services to members, pensioners and establishments can be made seamless and digitized. "It is working with its technology partner, C-DAC for implementing the next generation of computerization reforms including facilitating submission of online claims," he said.
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