Provident fund has been in the news since a long time, what all modernisation this field has experienced recently?
From India, Rajkot

Few days back EPFO launched it's first mobile app called as EPF Mobile App. Using this EPFO Mobile App
With the online facility, you can now check your EPF balance in less than 5 your EPF passbook/balances through EPFO's app - m-epf also. UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) is envisaged to make e-governance 'mobile first'. Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), on behalf of the Central Board, Employees' Application for emplacement at EPFO does not confer any right/ assurance whatsoever, than 5 working days of the order
Under the campaign, an employer, whether already covered or yet to be covered, can enroll employees who remained un-enrolled for any reason between 01.04.2009 and 31.12.2016 by making a declaration of such employees during the campaign period. Such declaration shall be valid only in respect of employees who are alive as on 1st January, 2017 and no proceedings under section 7A of the Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions (EPF & MP) Act, 1952 or under paragraph 26B of the Employees’ Provident Funds (EPF) Scheme, 1952 or under paragraph 8 of the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 have been initiated against their establishment or employer, as the case may be, to determine the eligibility for membership of such employees.
Making Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) contribution optional for employees, inter-alia, envisages amendment to the EPF & MP Act, 1952 and Schemes framed thereunder which has not been done. Further, it has not been decided to raise the present wage ceiling for coverage under the EPF& MP Act, 1952.

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