Inspection of establishments by EPFO with or without permission from CAIU-Consolidated Instructions
Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has issued a consolidated instruction on inspection of defaulting/ other establishments mandated by Central Analysis Intelligence Unit (CAIU).
As per the letter issued in this behalf, it has been observed that due diligence has not been given on the instructions for inspection and submission of reports thereof. In certain cases it has come to the notice of Head Office where the establishments are being inspected without mandate/permission from CAIU on inspection.
Inspection of establishments by EPFO with or without permission
The consolidated instruction now issued are as under:
(a) The following categories of establishments are mandated for inspection without referring/seeking permission for inspection from CAIU, Head Office :
(i) List of establishments generated through Shram Suvidha Portal of Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India for inspection.
(ii) Defaulting establishments listed in category of “A” & ”B” of CAIU
(iii) Complaints cases referred by Head Office as per the details available in the Complaint Dashboard on CAIU
(iv) Establishments having 20 or more employees having EPF wages less than Rs. 1000 as per Wage Analysis Report on CAIU Portal.
(v) Establishments during currency of enquiries under section 7A of the Act .
(vi) Exempted establishments not filing monthly returns.
(b) No establishment other than mentioned above should be inspected without permission from CAIU, Head Office
(c) If any information is made available to the RPFC-in-charge of the office that a particular establishment has not registered itself for coverage under the EPF & MP Act, 1952 despite being coverable under the Act, the RPFC-in-charge should take initiatives to contact and persuade such establishment for registration through Shram Suvidha Portal. If such establishment is not coming forward for coverage under this Act on its own in spite of persuasion made by the office, permission from CAIU, Head Office should be obtained and then the Enforcement Officer may be deputed to verify the records of the establishment and the establishment should be brought under the ambit of the Act from the date of eligibility in order to ensure extension of social security measures to the employees of such establishment.
The letter clarifies that the instructions issued for coverage of establishments from time to time and guidelines on inspection of ‘start-up’ units as issued by Government of India from time to time should be adhered to.
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