Data shared by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has proven employees working with main IT companies have availed the utmost EPF advances. Following the coronavirus pandemic, EPFO provided members the chance to avail advance not exceeding three months’ fundamental wages and dearness allowances or as much as 75% of the quantity standing to the credit score of their respective accounts. More than 33,000 employees at TCS have availed themselves of COVID-19 advances amounting to a complete of Rs 1.5 crore from their employees’ provident fund (EPF) accumulations within the April-July interval.
A couple of institutions handle the provident fund accounts of their employees, remaining inside the administrative management of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). They hold the provident cash with themselves however switch the pension portion to the EPFO.
According to a report with the Financial Express, an estimated Rs 50,000 crore corpus are managed by almost 1,550 institutions belonging to public, personal and co-operative sectors.
Large companies are entitled to use to EPF for exemption from the requirement to deposit the EPF contributions with the EPFO, at the same time as all of them do hold EPF funds and handle it themselves, as per the EPFO pointers.
EPFO knowledge confirmed among the many high 5 personal exempted institutions by way of the variety of employees who’ve availed Covid-19 advance profit, three belong to the IT sector – TCS, HCL and Infosys. And, collectively their employees account for round 17% of the full claims for advances settled through the interval. TCS tops the listing adopted by HDFC Bank (12,921), HCL (11,957), Infosys (5,534) and Maruti (2,146), in that order.
“Such large number of claims from the Covid-unaffected IT and ITeS sectors show that labour market institutions like social security coverage, trade union and legal protection are important,” stated XLRI professor KR Shyam Sundar.
In all, a complete of three,04,681 EPFO members from round 685 exempted institutions have availed the ability to withdraw Rs 3,128 crore from their accumulations in April-July. From the general public sector, 15,654 KSRTC employees availed the profit, adopted by MSEB at 15,293, ONGC at 8,584, RINL at 4,850 and IOC at 3,487. The Tamil Nadu Cooperative Milk Producers tops the listing within the cooperative sector.
Of the full 685 exempted institutions whose employees have availed the profit, 182 are managed by the federal government, 444 personal and 59 institutions have been within the co-operative sector. In phrases of the quantity disbursed, public, personal and co-operatives account for 66.56%, 30.91% and a couple of.53% respectively.
According to EPFO, as on August 31, on-line Covid-19 advance claims of 35.30 lakhs members have been processed and Rs 9,369 crore has been disbursed to them. This contains exempted in addition to different corporations.