The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) had issued a notification regarding a reminder of the Admissibility of Assurance Benefits payable to the beneficiaries of the EDLI Scheme. This notification was issued on 6th February, 2023.
It may be recalled that the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) had issued directions dated 18.10.2022 on Admissibility of Assurance Benefits payable to the beneficiaries of the EDLI Scheme.
It has been observed that grievances or RTIs reflect that the directions/guidelines are still not being followed
Therefore, all Zonal Offices (ZOs) /Regional Offices (ROs) are advised to settle the claims strictly in accordance with scheme provisions. Due verification shall be mandatorily done within 7 days and the family members should not be harassed.
Where the employer states that the member is on the muster rolls and the EO says otherwise, the reason why the employer’s version is not acceptable should be clearly listed out and examined at Office.
All ROs must ensure that the persons entitled to receive EDLI benefits are not deprived of their rightful claims. ZOs are requested to review this issue periodically so that eligible beneficiaries get the due benefits.