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EPFO provides last opportunity to employees to submit options within fifteen days to get pension on higher wages

Newdelhi:26/6/23:Online facility has been made available by EPFO for submitting Applications for Validation of Option /Joint Options for pension on higher wages. The facility is for eligible pensioners / members in compliance with the Hon’ble Supreme Court order dated 04.11.2022. The facility was launched on 26.02.2023 and was to remain available only till 03.05.2023. However, considering the representations of the employees, the time limit was extended to 26.06.2023 in order to provide complete four months time to eligible pensioners / members for filing applications. 16.06 lakh Applications for Validation of Option / Joint Options have been received till 26.06.2023.

Last opportunity of 15 days is being given to remove any  difficulty faced by the eligible pensioners/ members.  Accordingly, the last date for submission of Applications for Validation of Option / Joint Options by employees is extended to 11.07.2023.

Any eligible  pensioner / member who on account of any issue in updation of  KYC, faces difficulty in submitting online  Application for Validation of Option / Joint Option, may immediately  lodge such grievance on EPFiGMS for resolution. The grievance may please be submitted by selecting the grievance category of ‘ Higher Pensionary benefits on higher wages’. This will  ensure proper record of such a grievance for further action.

Meanwhile, many representations have been received from Employers & Employers’ Associations wherein requests have been made to extend time period for uploading wage details of applicant pensioners / members. The request has been considered sympathetically and the employers are being given further period of three months to submit wage details etc. online latest by 30.09.2023.

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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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