Jabalpur Regional Office of Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) seized the bank accounts of Jabalpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) for the recovery of dues worth Rs 1.65 Crore. The amount was owed by several contractors appointed by Jabalpur Municipal Corporation.
Regional Provident Commissioner Rakesh Sahrawat informed that they have launched a special campaign for the recovery of PF dues from employers which will continue until March 2023. He added that JMC has subpoenaed Maa Rewa Shramik Safai Kamgar Sahkari Samiti Maryadit, Ganga Safai Shramik Kalyan Samiti, Sanskardhani Organization Safai Kamgar Sahkari Samiti and Sulabh Seva. These agencies violated the standards of the Employees Provident Fund Organization 1952 by not filing PF and EPRO had issued an order for payment of contributions worth Rs 3,31,98,854 on 19 November 2018, but these agencies have not filed the dues. Regional Commissioner-I added that following the non-payment of contributions, separate complaints were filed against four establishments before the State Labor Court (Tribunal CGIT). The CGIT tribunal, in its interim order dated February 14, 2019, had ordered the employers to deposit 50% of the contributions and continue the hearing on the case. On October 19, 2022, the CGIT issued an order in favor of EPFO and ordered four commissions to file the full dues.
Regional Commissioner Rakesh Sahrawat further informed that the debt collector Kanta Kotwani seized the bank account of the main employer Jabalpur Municipal Corporation for the recovery of dues worth Rs 1.65 crore under the 8F of the Employees Provident Fund Rule 1952. Sahrawat informed that the special campaign for the recovery of pending dues is being waged on a war footing which will continue until March 2023. He appealed to employers to secure the payment of the EPFO bond in order to avoid any inconvenience.