Fianally EPF for MGNREGA contractual staffs will start. After DEO/VLEs and STPs become contractual, and getting the benefit of Swasthya Sathi this time some development has been done for the MGNREGA contractual employees. Giving them the benefit of Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will provide them moral boost and encourage them to deliver their level best (though they are giving it already). So, we must say that the introduction of EPF is a very positive move by the Government of West Bengal.
Here is the order for EPF for MGNREGA contractual staff –
GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
PANCHAYATS & RURAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
9th FLOOR, JOINT ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING
BLOCK HC, PLOT 7, SECTOR- Ill, SALT LAKE CITY, KOLKATA- 700 106
Memo No. 9055(24)- RD/O/MGNREGA/1 BE-01/18 Dated: 12 October 2018
The Principal Secretary, GTA
District Magistrate & District Program Coordinator, MGNREGA (all) Additional Executive Officer, Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad
Sub: EPF for contractual employees under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA
It has been decided to introduce EPF for all the contractual employees under Mahatma Gandhi MGNREGA with effect from 01/12/2018.This involves all employees in the MGNREGA set up at the State, District, Block and Gram Panchayat level and includes the STPs and VLEs.
In terms of eligibility, all contractual employees under MGNREGA are to be covered. However, the contributions would be calculated on the basis of the maximum wage ceiling of Rs.15000. 00 of which 12 percent would be the contributions in the PF account of the employee. Employer’s contribution would be as per provision of extant rules.
All employees are to submit a consent letter stating her/his willingness to come under the scheme.
The employee details are to be submitted as per the attached format. Please note that while filling the format, the details are to be given as per the data available in AADHAR card.
Please ensure the filled up formats along with the consent letters are sent to this end, both in PDF (signed copy) as well as in excel sheet at the earliest. The forwarding to be signed by District Magistrate and District Nodal Officer, NREGA has to sign on all the pages of the format with his seal for all the employees.
Enclo: as stated
Additional Secretary to the P&RD Department
& Commissioner MGNREGA
Instruction for filling up the EPF Master Data Format
- EPF Master Data Format must be filled up though typing.
- Aadhaar Number is Compuslory.
- Mobile Number must be seeded with Applicant Aadhaar.
- Column Numbers marked in Red Color are Compulsory to be filled up.
- Information in Column Numbers 7, 8, 10,11,13,15 are to be filled up as per in Applicants Aadhaar.
- All information must be filled up correctly, otherwise UAN will not be allotted to the member.
Here is the EPF Master Data Format excel file.
Here is the consent letter for joining EPF Scheme.