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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Medical benefits to pensioners of EPFO

Medical benefits to pensioners of EPFO


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1973
ANSWERED ON-13.05.2015

Medical benefits to pensioners of EPFO

1973 . Shri Raj Babbar

(a)whether EPFO''s Pension and EDLI Implementation Committee (PEIC) has recently decided to extend medical benefits to its pensioners and has forwarded to the Ministry for its approval;
(b)if so, the details thereof;
(c)whether pensioners of EPFO have not been extended any medical facilities/benefits till now;
(d)if so, details thereof and reasons therefor;
(e)how many pensioners will be benefitted if such a scheme is implemented; and
(f)the steps taken by Government to extend such benefits to pensioners and their families?



ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA)

(a) & (b): A proposal for providing medical benefits to the pensioners of Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995 is under consideration of the Pension & Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance (EDLI) Implementation Committee (PEIC) of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT), Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF). 

(c) & (d): The Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions (EPF & MP) Act, 1952 and the Schemes framed thereunder do not have any provision for providing medical benefits to the pensioners of Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995.
(e) & (f): There are 46,90,667 pensioners under EPS, 1995 as on 31.03.2014 who would be benefitted, if medical benefits are provided under EPS, 1995. 

Source: http://rajyasabha.nic.in/

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