The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) said that it has issued guidelines to settle death claims within seven days and retirement cases before a worker retires from the job, reports PTI.
Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya today took stock of the action taken on directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a review meeting on October 26, the Labour Ministry said.
Central Provident Fund Commissioner (CPFC) informed the Minister that on Prime Ministers' directions, EPFO has issued detailed guidelines on retirement and death cases, it added.
"These guidelines have been issued to the field offices to sensitise them and "take prompt and proactive action to settle the death claims within seven days and in retirement cases on or before the day of retirement," PTI report said.
It was also stressed upon that grievances on social media need to be replied to expeditiously, it added.
Upon the death of an EPF member, the amount will be paid to the nominee assigned in the PF form. The claim for the same should be made by filing the Form 20 and submitting the same along with required documents.