Sh.Bandaru Dattatreya Inaugurates New Building of Rohtak EPFO Sub- Regional Office

Sh.Bandaru Dattatreya Inaugurates New Building of Rohtak EPFO Sub- Regional Office

The Government is trying to ensure transparent and swift administration of social security schemes through e-initiatives for the employees and employers. This was stated by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment (IndependentCharge) while  inaugurating the newly constructed building of Sub- Regional Office (SRO) of Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) in Rohtak today. The Minister appreciated the new initiatives by EPFO.

These include allotment of  Universal Account Number (UAN) to all EPF subscribers to address the issues of multiple account numbers and transfer of PF accumulations from one account to another when an employee changes job among other benefits, Know your claim facility for tracking the status of claim application, facilities to Know your balance and e-passbook, for viewing remittances and members name, Online Transfer Claim Portal (OTCP) to file claim for transfer electronically from one account to another, Provision of allotment of PF codes number online(OLRE),  Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR)  facilitating online payment of PF contributions and submission of returns, adoption of a new software (Batch Processing Software) for timely updating the annual accounts status of the subscribers, EPF Internet Grievance Monitoring System (EPFiGMS and  Electronic payments of benefits.  Almost 98% of the payments made at present are through the electronic mode using the National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) and Core Banking Solution (CBS) features of the banks.

            The Sub-Regional Office, Rohtak building  with about  18,000 square feet covered area has cost Rs.7.0 crores. This office  caters to the establishments and members covered under the EPF & MP Act in the seven districts of Jind,Sirsa,Fatehabad,Bhiwani,Jhajhar, Rohtak and Hissar in Haryana.Around 6400 establishments and 5.43 lakh members are serviced by SRO,Rohtak. It is one of the best performing offices of EPFO and in the current financial year,around 58,000 claims were settled and more than 95%all of them were settled within 3 days’ time.the Sub Regional Office is ISO 9001 compliant.
Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) administers three schemes for ensuring social security of the working class-
-Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 (EPF) – A scheme for ensuring retirement savings and also for taking care of contingencies
-Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 (EPS) - A scheme for granting pensionary benefits to the workers and includes members pension, widow pension, children pension, orphan pension and nomine pension.A guaranteed  minimum pension of Rs.1,000/- per month for member, widow and disabled pensioner
-Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976 (EDLI)–An insurance scheme in which the benefits are payable on death of the member while in service. The maximum payable is Rs. 3,60,000/-.


NSIC signs MoU with Ministry of MSME for the Year 2015-16

National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The MOU for the year 2015-16 was signed by Shri Ravindra Nath, CMD, NSIC with Shri Madhav Lal, Secretary, MSME here today.

The said MOU envisages provision of enhanced services by NSIC under its Financial, Marketing, Technology Services and other support services schemes for MSMEs in the country. The MoU projects growth of 15%-20% in the operational performance of the Corporation during the year 2015-16. The key elements of the MOU for 2015-16 inter-alia include:

a) Raw Material Distribution to the tune of Rs. 21000 crore in 2015-16 as against Rs. 18000 crore in the year 2014-15.

b) Preparing MSEs to avail enhanced benefits under ‘Public Procurement’ through consortia formation, conducting vendor development program and providing tender information to facilitate in tender participation.

c) Adoption of 10 clusters to extend benefits of NSIC’s Schemes to the MSMEs operating from such clusters.

d) Facilitate MSMEs in their marketing efforts through mobilising greater membership under e-marketing

Further, Shri Ravindra Nath, CMD, NSIC informed that special focus will also be given by NSIC to enhance the entrepreneurship and skill development activities through setting up livelihood incubation centres under the Scheme for “Promotion of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Agro- Industry” of Ministry of MSME.

Present during the MoU signing ceremony were Shri S.K. Tripathi, Joint Secretary, MSME, Shri P. Udaya Kumar, Director (P&M), NSIC and Shri Jitesh John, Director, MSME.


Mineral Production during January 2015 (Provisional)

The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of January (new Series 2004-05=100) 2015 at 135.3, was 2.8% lower as compared to January 2014. The cumulative growth for the period April-January 2014-15 over the corresponding period of previous year stands at (+) 1.3%.

The total value of mineral production (excluding atomic & minor minerals) in the country during January 2015 was Rs. 20524 crore. The contribution of: coal was the highest at Rs. 7938 crore (39%). Next in the order of importance were: petroleum (crude) Rs. 5794 crore, iron ore Rs. 2500 crore, natural gas (utilized) Rs. 2302 crore, lignite Rs. 542 crore and limestone Rs. 452 crore. These six minerals together contributed about 95% of the total value of mineral production in January 2015.

Production level of important minerals in January 2015 were: coal 581 lakh tonnes, lignite 46 lakh tonnes, natural gas (utilized) 2784 million cu. m., petroleum (crude) 32 lakh tonnes, bauxite 2111 thousand tonnes, chromite 197 thousand tonnes, copper conc. 7 thousand tonnes, gold 147 kg., iron ore 110 lakh tonnes, lead conc. 17 thousand tonnes, manganese ore 169 thousand tonnes, zinc conc. 149 thousand tonnes, apatite & phosphorite 110 thousand tonnes, dolomite 507 thousand tonnes, limestone 248 lakh tonnes, magnesite 20 thousand tonnes and diamond 2415 carat.

The production of important minerals showing positive growth during January 2015 over January 2014 include ‘zinc conc.’ (23.9%), ‘gold’ (12.2%) ‘magnesite’ (11.6%), ‘lignite’ (3.2%) and ‘coal’ (1.8%). The production of other important minerals showing negative growth are: ‘lead conc.’ [(-) 0.4%], ‘diamond’ [(-) 2.1%], ‘limestone’ and ‘petroleum (crude)’ [(-) 2.2%] each, ‘natural gas (utilized)’ [(-) 6.6%], ‘bauxite’ [(-) 17.4%], ‘dolomite’ [(-) 21.0%], ‘iron ore’[(-) 24.3%], ‘apatite & phosphorite’ [(-) 25.9%], ‘manganese ore’ [(-) 27.6%], ‘chromite’ [(-) 33.0%] and ‘copper conc.’ [(-) 41.4%].


Shri Nitin Gadkari congratulates the Maritime Industry on the occasion of Merchant Navy Week and Indian Maritime Day

Minister of Shipping and Road Transport & Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari has congratulated the Maritime Industry on the occasion of the Merchant Navy Week which began today. The week long celebrations of the achievements of the Indian maritime sector will culminate on Indian Maritime Day on the 5th of April. Shri Gadkari said that the Government is committed to the development and modernization of India’s maritime industry. The 5th of April, every year, commemorates the maiden sailing of the first Indian flag merchant vessel, ‘S.S. Loyalty’, from Mumbai to London. This vessel, then belonging to M/s. Scindia Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., Mumbai, heralded the advent of India into the international maritime arena
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