Union Labour and Employment Minister inaugurates Regional Office of EPFO at Alwar, Rajasthan

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Union Minister for Labour and Employment, Forest, Environment and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav inaugurated the Regional Office of Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) at Alwar, Rajasthan on 13th January.

An overview of the news

  • The opening of the regional office will benefit around 2 lakh workers, 12,000 establishments and 8500 pensioners in Alwar and neighbouring districts of Bharatpur and Dholpur.

  • The major industrial areas governed by the Regional Office are Bhiwadi, Khushkheda, Tapukara, Karoli, Neemrana, Behror, Gheelot, Khairthal.

  • This regional office will serve workers employed in industrial and other establishments in Alwar, Bharatpur and Dholpur districts.

  • Jaipur is divided into two Regional Offices namely Regional Office Jaipur and Regional Office Alwar for the management of EPFO.

About EPFO

  • Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is a statutory organisation  set up under the Union  ministry of Labour and Employment was set up in 1951 by an Ordinance issued by the President. 

  • Later Parliament passed the Employees' Provident Funds Scheme, act 1952.  

  • It is the country’s largest social security organisation.

  • EPFO assists the Central Board of Trustees in the administration of a provident fund scheme, pension scheme and an insurance scheme for the registered establishments in India. 

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