The deadline to use for greater pensions underneath the Workers Pension Scheme ends tomorrow (Might 3). The deadline was initially set for March 3 however was prolonged by two months by the Workers Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). Eligible workers lined underneath the 1995 scheme might avail of upper pension by submitting their request together with the required paperwork.
The Supreme Courtroom final November allowed workers to contribute as much as 8.33 per cent of their precise wage to their pension as an alternative of 8.33 per cent for the pensionable wage which is capped at Rs 15,000 presently. The court docket had initially given a six months’ window to all EPS members, as on September 1, 2014, to go for the amended scheme.
In its order, the Supreme Courtroom eliminated the requirement of worker contribution of 1.16 per cent of the wage exceeding ₹ 15,000 per 30 days. This transfer was supposed to permit workers to contribute greater to the scheme and avail of the advantages relevant.
Should you additionally fall underneath the eligible worker class to avail of this scheme, you’ll be able to submit your request on-line by means of the EPFO portal by following these easy steps.
Step 1: Go browsing to EPFO’s e-Sewa portal – https://unifiedportal-mem.
Step 2: Click on on the ‘Pension on Increased Wage: Train of Joint Possibility underneath para 11(3) and para 11(4) of EPS-1995 on or earlier than third Might 2023’ talked about underneath the vital hyperlinks tab.
Step 3: You may be redirected to a brand new web page suggesting choices of the applying type for joint choices.
Step 4: Click on on the second hyperlink that reads, “Joint choices underneath erstwhile para 11 (3) and para 11 (4) of EPS 1995 for workers who have been in service previous to 1st September 2014 and continued to the in service on or after 01.09.2014 however couldn’t train joint choice underneath the erstwhile provision to para 11 (3) of EPS 1995 to be exercised on or earlier than third Might 2023”
Step 5: You’ll once more be taken to a brand new web page, click on on the hyperlink flashing on the appropriate facet of the display.
Step 6: Enter the required data that features your PPO quantity, identify, date of start and others.
Step 7: Generate OTP and confirm to verify submission of the request.
The round issued by the EPFO following Supreme Courtroom’s November 4, 2022, order additionally provided greater pension choices to workers who contributed on precise wages greater than Rs 5,000 or Rs 6,500 per 30 days on the edge pensionable wage.
The scheme additionally lined workers who opted for greater pensions even when the request was turned down by EPFO authorities earlier than the modification to EPS-95 in 2014.