EPFO to clear confusion on higher pension scheme next week

Labour and employment minister Atanasio Monserrate held a assembly with Employees Provident Fund Organisation officers to check the pending claims and to direct officers to clean claims inside seven to twenty days.

During the assembly, the dearth of readability surrounding the eligibility for better pensions changed into additionally mentioned and the EPFO has agreed to maintain a assembly on Tuesday to offer readability at the subject.

Union leaders and representatives additionally reiterated their call for that the authorities and Central businesses have to deliver locals desire for the duration of recruitment for Central departments and businesses primarily based totally in Goa.

“This assembly changed into concerning the imperative provident fund and it changed into to look whether or not the employees have become their due on time. We had a assembly to look that each one the claims are settled on time and that there aren't anyt any pending cases. There is a time restriction and inside 20 days time the claims need to be settled,” stated Monserrate.

Union leaders Puti Gaonkar, Christoper Fonseca and Hridaynath Shirodkar had been gift for the assembly.

“The SC has suggested a judgement that the ones hired previous to 2014 are eligible for better pension, however there is lots of misunderstanding approximately who's eligible. So a unique assembly has been known as to speak about this problem, and the assembly might be hung on Tuesday afternoon to offer readability,” stated Fonseca.

“There are discrepancies concerning the better pension scheme that the Centre has announced. There is an problem approximately what files are to be uploaded and for that there may be a few schooling on the EPFO office,” stated Shirodkar.

All the labour and union representatives stated that employees locate it hard to navigate the EPFO`s on line system. Fonseca additionally demanded a full-time nearby labour commissioner for Goa. He stated that the contemporary nearby labour commissioner is to be had for only a day in Goa.

Fonseca has additionally demanded that leader minister Pramod Sawant need to solve the issues of the employees and if the needs aren't met, then a protest could be held for the duration of the approaching meeting session.

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