EPFO sees over 1 million new subscribers for fourth straight month


1,000,000-plus folks joined the formal workforce for the fourth consecutive month in July, in keeping with the latest payroll knowledge launched by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Tuesday.

New EPF subscribers in July, nonetheless, declined sequentially by 4.5 per cent to 10,58,397. Still, ladies’s enrolment within the workforce was recorded at 291,524 or 27.54 per cent of complete new subscribers — the best prior to now 12 months.

Of the brand new EPF subscribers added in July, 610,613 subscribers had been within the 18-25 age group, down from the 626,520 subscribers in June. This is essential as subscribers within the 18-25 age group are seen as first-timers within the labour market, reflecting the robustness of the job market.

The internet payroll addition, which is calculated whereas taking into consideration the brand new additions, the variety of exits, and the return of outdated subscribers, was pegged at 1,823,341 within the month underneath assessment, up from 1,613,902 in June.

The variety of subscribers that left the EPF scheme in July sharply declined to 407,005, from 7,78,908 in June. Of the 1,823,341 internet subscribers in July, 1,417,261 subscribers are male and 4,06,080 had been feminine.

The month-to-month payroll numbers are provisional in nature they usually fluctuate.

But the brand new EPF subscribers determine is accepted with a better diploma than internet additions because the latter fluctuates extra.

The month-to-month knowledge launch is a part of the federal government’s effort to trace formal sector employment by utilizing payrolls.

EPFO sees over 1 million new subscribers for fourth straight month

The EPF is a compulsory financial savings scheme underneath the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952. It is managed underneath the aegis EPFO and covers each institution through which 20 or extra individuals are employed and sure different institutions which can be notified by the Central authorities even when they make use of lower than 20 folks every, topic to sure situations and exemptions as offered for within the Act. The pay ceiling is Rs 15,000 monthly. Persons drawing pay above Rs 15,000 are exempted or will be enrolled with some permission or on a voluntary foundation. The variety of members subscribing to this scheme provides an concept of the extent of employment within the formal sector.

Since April 2018, the National Statistical Office (NSO) has been bringing out employment-related statistics within the formal sector, protecting the interval from September 2017 onwards, utilizing the knowledge on the variety of subscribers who’ve subscribed underneath three main schemes, specifically the EPF Scheme, the Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) Scheme, and the National Pension Scheme (NPS).