Centre launches Aadhaar seeding application

New Delhi [India], April 13 (ANI): The Central Board of Employees Provident Fund (CBEPF/EPFO) held its 217th special meeting in New Delhi today under the chairmanship of Union Minster of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya.

In pursuance of the government's policy for optimum use of information technology for efficient service delivery and widening the reach of EPF benefits, Mr. Dattatreya launched the Aadhaar Seeding Application.

The EPFO has developed this seeding application with the support of Common Service Centers (CSC) and CDAC. The CSCs are ICT enabled front end service delivery points at the village level for delivery of government and private services.

With the implementation of the Aadhaar Seeding Application, a provident fund member or pensioner can walk into any field offices of the EPFO or CSC outlets with UAN and Aadhaar and seed the Aadhaar with the UAN.

The Board has recommended a proposal of extending minimum assured benefit of Rs.2,50,000/- (Rs. Two lakh fifty thousand) on death of EDLI member. Provisions have also been recommended in EDLI Scheme for Loyalty cum life benefit to members on superannuation on completion of 58/60 years of age/total and permanent disablement with minimum 20 years of contributory service as a pilot project for two years. Thereafter the scheme will be reviewed.

Central Board also took note of the fact that EPFO has enrolled 49,39,929 workers during January 1, 2017 and March 31,2017. (ANI)