Monday, April 30, 2007
     
 

OVER 19.88 LAKH BEEDI WORKERS COVERED UNDER PROVIDENT FUND SCHEME
   
Lok Sabha

Over 19.88 lakh beedi workers are getting benefits under the Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme, 1952.

The Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 applies with its own force and the establishments fulfilling the condition of the applicability are required to comply with the provisions of the Act. Special drives are launched from time-to-time for coverage of coverable establishments avoiding compliance. Further compliance of the covered establishments is monitored regularly to ensure that the benefits under the Act and Schemes framed thereunder are extended to all eligible employees.

With a view to restrict the activities of unscrupulous elements, strict vigil is kept on the functioning of all offices of Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation. A full-fledged grievance redressal machinery already exists in the Organisation to redress grievances of the aggrieved member/employer. Whenever activities of unscrupulous elements are detected, appropriate action e.g. lodging complaints, disciplinary action etc. is taken against the persons concerned.

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment, Shri Oscar Fernandes in written reply in Lok Sabha today.

MLD/LK/L-250( LS- 19.88lakh beedi workers .) April 30