Provisional payroll knowledge from the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, launched on Monday, exhibits web new subscriber added below EPFO in November 2020 stood at 1.01 million in comparison with 1.05 in October and 1.33 in September. Nonetheless, the determine was greater than the typical month-to-month addition of 0.65 million in 2019-20.
Even ESIC noticed a decline in web new additions in November at 0.93 million in comparison with 1.19 million added in October and 1.15 million added in September. Common month-to-month addition below ESIC in 2019-20 stood at 1.2 million.
Nonetheless, the Nationwide Pension Scheme noticed 54,482 new subscribers added to it in November, the second highest within the fiscal 12 months up to now. The very best addition below the scheme was in April 2020 at 64,647 whereas web addition in October was 43,490.
“In view of the nationwide lockdown consequent to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of institutions have been closed and which can have had implications on the reporting. The reported figures are thus more likely to endure vital revision within the subsequent few months,” Mospi mentioned in an announcement.
Mospi has been bringing out the employment associated statistics within the formal sector overlaying the interval September 2017 onwards, utilizing info on the variety of subscribers who’ve subscribed below three main schemes, specifically the Staff’ Provident Fund (EPF) Scheme, the Staff’ State Insurance coverage (ESI) Scheme and the Nationwide Pension Scheme (NPS).
With the imposition of lockdown within the final week of March, the web enrolments in EPFO fell to 0.572 million in March 2020 from 1.02 million in February. Throughout 2019-20, the variety of web new subscribers rose to 7.85 million as in comparison with 6.11 million within the previous fiscal. Even ESIC noticed its web addition falling to a dismal low of 0.263 million in April after which it began choosing up and touched a excessive of 1.19 million in October 2020.
Whereas EPF is relevant to institutions having greater than 20 employees incomes wages as much as Rs 15,000 a month, ESIC applies to companies and institutions with 10 or extra workers with wages as much as Rs 21,000 a month.