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EPFO payroll data: 12.76 lakh net subscribers added during April, 2021

Newdelhi:20/6/21:The provisional payroll data of EPFO published on 20th June 2021 highlights that EPFO has added around 12.76 lakh net subscribers during April 2021. Despite the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, April 2021 registered an increase of 13.73% net subscribers addition as compared to the previous month during which around 11.22 lakh net subscribers were added to the payroll. Data reflects that the number of exits in the month of April 2021 has declined by 87,821, and rejoining has increased by 92,864 subscribers as compared to March 2021.

Of the 12.76 lakh net subscribers added during the month, around 6.89 lakh new members have come into the social security coverage of EPFO for the first time. Around 5.86 lakh net subscribers exited and then rejoined EPFO by changing their jobs within the establishments covered by EPFO and choose to retain membership through the transfer of funds rather than opting for a final settlement.

Age-wise comparison of payroll data shows that the age group of 22-25 years has registered the highest number of net enrollments with around 3.27 lakh additions during the month of April 2021. This is followed by the age group of 29-35 with around 2.72 lakh net enrollments. The members of 18-25 age groups, usually first-timers in the job market, have contributed around 43.35% of total net subscriber additions in April 2021.

State-wise comparison of payroll figures shows that establishments registered with the states of Maharashtra, Haryana, Gujarat, Tamilnadu, and Karnataka remain at the forefront by adding approximately 7.58 lakh subscribers during the month, which is around 59.41% of total net payroll addition across all age groups. The North Eastern (NE) states have shown above-average growth in terms of net subscribers addition as compared with the previous month.

Gender-wise analysis indicates that the share of female enrolment is approximately 22% of total net subscribers added during the month. Month-on-month analysis reveals an increasing trend in net female subscribers by adding 2.81 lakh enrollments during April 2021 which was 2.42 lakh during March 2021. In addition to this, the number of female subscribers who have come under the ambit of EPFO for the first time has also increased to 1.90 lakh in April 2021 from 1.84 lakh in March 2021.


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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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