EPFO GETS SKOCH AWARDS FOR SMART GOVERNANCE INITIATIVES
Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) gets SKOCH Award for Smart Governance for its initiatives on UAN Programme and Transformation of Social Security Agenda in India. Congratulating EPFO for the 5th Award in the last two years , Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) Labour and Employment expressed hope that this will motivate EPFO to launch further e-governance initiatives for the welfare of various stakeholders.
SKOCH Award was given to EPFO on 23.9.2015 at a function here yesterday after a due process of selection. EPFO was also awarded two SKOCH Order-of-Merit on 22.9.2015, one for launching UAN for EPFO members and another for transformation of Social Security Agenda in India. Shri Dattatreya stated that EPFO has not only moved to e-governance but beyond, launching various mobile apps for the use of the stakeholders i.e. for employers, pensioners as well as the EPFO subscribers.
Some of the major initiatives taken by EPFO receiving appreciation are: Distribution of pension to the pensioners on the first day of the month, Online Registration of Establishments, Online submission of returns and remittances by the employers through Net-Banking and Online facility for filing of statutory returns by PF exempted establishments. EPFO is also in the midst of popularising UAN portal. More than 1.88 crore employees have already activated their UAN. EPFO has also launched a mobile app recently at a function in Hyderabad, an SMS based service for activation of UAN and a missed call service for EPF members for getting to know their balances in their PF accounts. EPFO also took a historic decision for participating in equity.