EPFO issues guidelines to settle death claims in 7 days

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New Delhi, Nov 1: Retirement fund body EPFO today said it has issued guidelines to its field offices to settle death claims within seven days and retirement cases before a worker retires from the job.

Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya today took stock of the action taken on directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a review meeting on October 26, the Labour Ministry said.

Death claims: EPFO issues guidelines

Central Provident Fund Commissioner (CPFC) informed the Minister that on Prime Ministers' directions, EPFO has issued detailed guidelines on retirement and death cases, it added.

These guidelines have been issued to the field offices to sensitise them and "take prompt and proactive action to settle the death claims within seven days and in retirement cases on or before the day of retirement," the Ministry said.

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It was also stressed upon that grievances on social media need to be replied to expeditiously, it added. The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) today celebrated the 64th Promulgation Day of the Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952.


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