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Govt mulls making EPF rules applicable to smaller establishments

The government is considering amendments to the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) provisions to make it applicable on every establishment, in which 10 or more people are employed, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Replying to starred question, MoS for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya said at present, these provisions are applicable only to establishments that employ 20 or more people. Maintaining that it wanted to provide wider coverage to EPF provisions, he said the government is committed to provide social security to those in the unorganised sector and referred to a pilot project for rickshaw pullers as an initiative to spread social security benefits on a wider scale.
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