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Centre Extends EPF, ESI Deadline For FANI-Hit Odisha Districts

18 May 2019

Debashish Maharana

Bhubaneswar: As the extremely severe cyclonic storm had damaged the power supply and internet connectivity over 14 districts of Odisha after its landfall on May 3, many organisations and job holders were not able to perform their EPF and ESI transactions.

In view of this the Labour & Employees' State Insurance Department of Odisha had asked the Ministry of Labour and Employment to extend the deadline to file the return and contribution of both EPF and ESI to June 20, 2019.

Considering the demand of the State Government, authorities of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) have extended the deadline, to submit EPF contribution towards April month salary in affected districts, till issue of further orders.

Similarly, the authorities of Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) have extended the deadline, to submit ESI contribution towards April month salary in affected districts, from 15 days to 45 days.