Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), India Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India has issued and launches electronic facility for PRINCIPAL EMPLOYERS to view EPF compliances of their contractors”.
EPFO has introduced a facility for interlinking of Principal Employers with respective contract employers for effective compliance.
In a factory, the owner or occupier or manager is considered a principal employer; but in an establishment or a company, the person who is in control and supervision of the establishment or company will be the principal employer.
In short, a principal employer is the one whose employees labor through a contractor.
- EPFO, Registered Employer engaging employees through a contractor(s) can add the details of the contractor(s) & contract employees at EPFO’s Unified Portal https://unifiedportal-emp.epfindia.gov.in/epfo/
- Principal Employer (PE) not registered with EPFO can register on Unified Portal to receive Login / Password to add details of their contractor(s) & Contract Employees.
- On Adding Contractor’s details, Principal Employer (PE) can view through their Login the employee wise remittance made by contractors through ECR.
- Principal Employer (PE) can now ensure that their contractor(s) enroll all contract workers and remit EPF contributions through ECR.
- It will enhance the coverage to extend provident fund benefits to eligible employees.
Facility to tighten the Compliance Norms & Vigilance Mechanism:
This application is an online facility available on the website of EPFO for the Principal Employers to upload work orders/outsourced job contracts/contract workers related information directly with a motive to provide an effective e-governance system in the compliance set up and enhance the coverage to extend provident fund benefits to eligible employees.
Process of Registration of Contractor’s Details:
- Registration of Principal Employers as
- Establishments already registered or
- Government Organizations / Institutions / Departments not registered
- Enter the details of Contract Employers
- Completion of data entry related to contract employers by Principal Employers.
- Once an employer adds the contractor(s) details, employee-wise remittances made by the contractor(s) through the electronic challan-cum-return (ECR), can be viewed.
|Kindly note that:|
- For regular EPFO subscribers, the regulatory body has made checking of balance easier from the comfort of home.
- EPFO subscribers can do so using four different ways –check PF balance using SMS, online, missed call, and UMANG App.
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