IPE Global | News | November 13, 2020 IST
One may need to understand the following - a) According to Periodic Labour Force Survey Data (2017-18), the earnings of nearly 45 per cent of regular workers in India were below Rs 10,000 per month (in case of women this was 63%). While some may argue that these people stand to benefit, we need to know how many of these are actually working with EPFO-registered organisations to be able to avail the benefit. b) Small set ups with less than 15-employees may not even want to go through the entire paper trail of getting themselves EPFO- registered c) With economy still limping where will the additional money to pay salaries to new employees come from regularly even if the EPF is taken care of the government.
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