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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

EPF scheme may be extended to all firms with over 10 workers!


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PTI / The Hindu / NEW DELHI, August 3, 2011.

A file picture of Union Minister for Labour and Employment Mallikarjun Kharge. Photo: K. Gopinathan.
A file picture of Union Minister for Labour and Employment Mallikarjun Kharge. Photo: K. Gopinathan - The Hindu.

The government is considering a proposal to extend Employees Provident Fund Scheme to all companies with over 10 employees, the Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

“The proposal is under examination and consideration of the government,” Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said in a written reply.

At present the EPF Act has provisions that any factories or establishments having 20 or more employees have to contribute to the EPF.


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