EPFO organizes Chintan Shivir at Surajkund

New Delhi: Union Minister for Labour & Employment, Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav chaired a ‘Chintan Shivir’ organized by EPFO at Surajkund, Haryana today.

Chintan Shivir of EPFO themed ‘EPFO@Amrit Kal – Behtar Kal’, the first of its kind in the history of EPFO concludes with landmark discussions and far-reaching recommendations for expansion and improvement in Services & Service Delivery Mechanism to its subscribers. It was attended by domain experts, officers of the Ministry of Labour & Employment, and EPFO.

Following Five themes of the Chintan Shivir were discussed by Additional CPFCs to provide better reach and transparent service delivery to the subscribers of EPFO:-

Mission 10 crore – Growing EPFO scope

Ease of Compliance – Service Expansion

EPFO Karmayogi – Capable Organization

Satisfied Members – Seamless Services

Preparing for future – Pensioners Our Priority


Union Minister of Labour & Employment, Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav, in his concluding address at EPFO ‘Chintan Shivir’ held at Surajkund, Haryana today informed landmark outcomes for expansion and improvement in the service delivery mechanism of EPFO.

The Union Minister stated that the outcomes of EPFO ‘Chintan Shivir’ will help in fulfilling the Hon’ble PM’s vision by bridging the gap between policy and execution. It will further prove a game changer and benefit all the stakeholders in a big way.

Hon’ble Minister identified major areas in which EPFO should focus its efforts by creating the task force: -

1. Enhancement of Information Technology capability by creating the best system and methods which can provide service in all Districts of the country.

Creation of the best and enabling infrastructure

Mission Karmayogi” to be implemented through training and motivation.

A special drive is to be launched for the recruitment of staff and officers in the next six months.

Easy and uninterrupted pension payment delivery system.

Compliance mechanism to be strengthened more as an enabler rather than an enforcer.

Litigation to be reduced.


Hon’ble Minister further emphasized that EPFO has more than18 Lakhs crores assets under management which is an enormous responsibility and should be borne with trust.  Hon’ble Minister further exhorted that officials of EPFO provide unbiased, transparent, and simplified governance to the stakeholders.


Shri Rameswar Teli, Hon’ble Minister of State for Labour & Employment, Govt. of India expressed happiness with the outcome of EPFO ‘Chintan Shivir’ and stated that the vision@2047 document of EPFO universalizes social security in the country.  Hon’ble Minister of State praised EPFO for providing more than 31 thousand PPOs through the “PRAYAAS” initiative. He further praised EPFO for providing relief to employers and employees under the ABRY scheme. The initiative of “Chintan Shivir” is a step to further the objective laid in the vision@2047 document and new ideas which come in this “Chintan Shivir” will bring a smile to EPFO members.


Shri Sunil Barthwal, Secretary, Labour & Employment, Govt. of India said that services of field offices are to be standardized across all the offices of EPFO.   Social security outreach for the citizens to be enhanced through the integration of eShram, Udyam, ASEEM, and NCS portals.  He further praised the efforts of EPFO for speedy settlement of claims.


Mrs. Neelam Shami Rao, Central PF Commissioner, EPFO extended the vote of thanks to all the dignitaries who attended the Chintan Shivir.


RK Boro

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