Imphal, Feb 2:
During a one day ‘Outreach programme on EPF and MP Act, 1952’ held at the Examination
Hall of Regional Institute of Medical Science (RIMS), Lamphel, Imphal West today, Commissioner of the Regional PF Khundrakpam Rupeshor Singh announced that immediate action shall be taken against the employer under the Act if they failed to deposit EPF Contributions.
As a follow-up to that announcement, at the first instance, 234 defaulting establishments in the State of Manipur were identified and notices has been issued to them as a precursor to
prosecuting the employers under section 14 of the Act which provides for imprisonment which may extend up to 3 year.
Further, action will also be taken up against employers of establishments who have employed 20 or more employees and are coming under the purview of the EPF & MP Act 1952 but are not registered with EPFO and are nor depositing EPF dues. All employers coming under the purview of the Act should immediately comply. It should be noted that for all employers coming the purview of the Act, deposit of EPF and allied dues is mandatory and not voluntary. There is no registration fee or any charges for allotment of EPF code number.
Eligible employees covered under the EPF & MP Act 1952 have the social security cover of Provident Fund, Pension, and Insurance.
As per the “PROVISIONAL ESTIMATE OF NET PAYROLL IN AGE BUCKETS AS PER EPFO RECORDS “, the age wise net enrolment under EPF as of November 2022 for the state of Manipur is given in the table attached here.
Age Bucket 2021-2022 April to November 2022
Less than 18 14 22
18-21 Years 261 440
21-25 Years 494 977
25 to 28 Years 276 643
29 to 35 years 306 715
More than 35 years 253 552
TOTAL 1604 3349