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COVID-19: Labour Ministry announces additional benefits under EPFO and ESIC schemes

Published: June 1, 2021
Author: Manali bhanushali

On a day when the Narendra Modi government completed its seven-year rule, the Ministry of Labour and Employment announced additional benefits for workers through social security schemes run by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) and the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. These benefits include pension for dependents of insured ESIC persons, who died due to COVID-19 and hike in maximum sum assured under the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme (EDLI), run by EPFO, to Rs 7 lakh from Rs 6 lakh.


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