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EPFO – Social Security and Social Change through Digitization

Case Authors

Dr. Neha Saini

About EPFO

The Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) stands as a significant entity of the Government of India (GoI), operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Labour and Employment. Established shortly after India gained independence, the primary aim of EPFO is to provide social security to workers in the industrial sector and their dependents. This broad mandate has positioned EPFO as one of the largest global organizations dedicated to social security, overseeing an impressive count of over 150-million-member accounts. This organization serves employees from both public and private sectors, particularly those employed in establishments with 20 or more workers, earning up to INR 15,000 per month.

The roots of EPFO can be traced back to the introduction of the Employees’ Provident Funds Ordinance in 1951, subsequently replaced by the comprehensive Employees’ Provident Funds Act of 1952. Presently known as the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, this legislative framework holds authority across the country except for the region of Jammu and Kashmir. The formal establishment of EPFO occurred on November 1, 1952, marked by the creation of a tripartite board consisting of the Central Board of Trustees, the Employees’ Provident Fund, and representatives from employer organizations.

Length of the Case: 1 hr

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