EPFO sends a show-cause notice to Mumbai University for not depositing PF

For the last eight years, Mumbai University has not deposited contract employees’ part of salary with Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)

EPFO sends a show-cause notice to Mumbai University for not depositing PF

Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has sent a show-cause notice to Mumbai University officials for failing to pay provident fund between April 2009 and December 2016. However, this is not the first time, MU has received a notice this kind.

In the month of January 2018, temporary employees working with MU wrote a letter to the varsity authorities asking them to deposit the amount deducted from their salaries and deposit with EPFO. They allege that the amount was being deducted since January 2017 but was deposited with EPFO.

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When MU didn’t do anything about depositing PF with EPFO, Anirudh Chundawat, Assistant Commissioner - PF at EPFO, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Central Government of India sent a show-cause notice to MU. The notice has a mention of July 20 when MU failed to respond to the previous show-cause notice.

Many issues regarding contract employees are still pending and now their PF is not been deposited, this is not good. We will stage a protest if MU fails to deposit PF,” Supriya Karande, Senate Member.

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Meanwhile, in the coming few days, one of the senior officers of EPFO will be visiting MU and will check records of all employees. After scrutinising details, the officer will submit the report and action will be taken thereafter.

When we got to know that money was not deposited, we have deposited some crores to their accounts. Meanwhile, we don’t have much information of some employees which is causing a problem but we are trying best to curate information,” Dinesh Kamble, Acting Registrar.

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