Whereas the variety of web new subscribers below EPFO surpassed all information and stood at 12.2 million in comparison with 7.7 million new subscribers added in 2020-21, web addition below ESIC stood at 14.9 million as towards 11.5 million within the previous yr whereas the brand new subscribers below NPS had been larger at 0.77 million in comparison with 0.62 million in 2020-21.
As per the provisional payroll information, launched by the ministry of statistics and programme implementation on Wednesday, new subscribers added to EPFO and NPS had been all time excessive within the final fiscal whereas the subscriber base of ESIC, although larger than 2020-21, continues to be beneath the pre-Covid years.
“The current report provides totally different views on the degrees of employment within the formal sector and doesn’t measure employment at a holistic stage,” the ministry stated in an announcement. “The numbers of subscribers are from numerous sources and there are components of overlap. Subsequently, the estimates from numerous sources usually are not additive,” it added.
Within the month of March, web new enrollments below EPFO stood at 1.53 million, the best addition in a month within the final fiscal, and a soar of 19.5% in comparison with February when it stood at 1.28 million. That is on the again of a number of new institutions which have come into the EPFO fold for the primary time and remitted contributions of its workers with the retirement fund physique.
New subscribers below ESIC had been 10.6% larger in March at 1.40 million in comparison with 1.27 million in February whereas the Nationwide Pension Scheme registered a soar of 17.5% to 75,931 as towards 64,611 added in February.
The NSO report relies on the payroll information of latest subscribers of assorted social safety schemes run by ESIC, the Workers’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) and Pension Fund Regulatory and Growth Authority (PFRDA). It has been releasing such information of those our bodies since April 2018, masking the interval ranging from September 2017.