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Number of active members and pensioners under EPFO

Number of active members and pensioners under Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) at present are 4,50,60,972 members and pensioners are 65,95,575 – Lok Sabha QA

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1358
ANSWERED ON: 25.11.2019
Members and Pensioners of EPFO
Queen Oja
Bharatiben Dhirubhai Shyal

Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) the number of active members and pensioners of EPFO at present;

(b) whether the facilities of EPFO are proposed to be digitised;

(c) if so, the details thereof along with the details of the benefits of digitisation to be accrued to the account holders; and

(d) the number of pending EPF withdrawal cases and the steps taken by the Government for disposal of these cases along with the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)

(a): The number of active members under Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), at present, are 4,50,60,972 [Contributing Universal Account Numbers (UANs) of last three wage months viz. August, 2019 to October, 2019]. The number of pensioners are 65,95,575.

(b) to (c): EPFO has taken several initiatives for providing online facilities to the members for their nominations, ascertaining balances, settling claims and to file online claims by member. The members are now not required to approach the employer for their withdrawals. They can get the information on the balances directly in their login to member portal. They can file their nomination online. The pensioners and beneficiaries of the deceased members can also file directly their claims online. The pensioners can download their Pension Payment Order form DigiLocker. The employees who have not been enrolled by the employer or who do not want to share their Aadhaar can directly generate their UAN for EPF matters.

(d): The number of pending claims is dynamic in nature, which keeps on changing from month to month. However, out of the total number of claims received from 1st April to 31st October, 2019, 99.17% claims have been settled. EPFO has introduced online facilities for speedy settlement of claims and mandated to settle claims within 20 days.

Source: Lok Sabha

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