Ministry approves EPFO office in Guwahati

GUWAHATI, May 22: The union labour & employment ministry has approved the opening of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation’s (EPFO) zonal office for the Northeast region in Guwahati.
The step was taken to ensure a greater degree of effectiveness in benefit service delivery to EPF members of the region, and for overall efficiency in the administration of the Employees’ Provident Fund & Misc Provisions Act, 1952.
The decision to upgrade the institutional apparatus in the region comes in the wake of the organizational and cadre restructuring exercise which received its final seal of approval from the Centre in December, 2016.
Under the restructured organizational setup, the new zonal office will have jurisdiction over one regional office in Guwahati; three regional offices, in Agartala (Tripura), Shillong (Meghalaya), and Tinsukia (Assam); four special state offices, in Aizawl (Mizoram), Imphal (Manipur), Dimapur (Nagaland), and Naharlagun (Arunachal Pradesh); and five district offices, in Bongaigaon, Jorhat, Tezpur and Silchar (Assam), and Dharmanagar (Tripura), according to an official release.