Provisional payroll data from the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation confirmed 53,927 subscribers have been added beneath the National Pension Scheme (NPS) in January, barely increased than the 53,040 added in December 2020. The variety of new subscribers added to the NPS stood at 54,482 in November and 43,490 October . The highest addition beneath the scheme was 64,647 in April 2020.
Further, the variety of exits beneath the EPFO got here all the way down to 0.26 million in January, the bottom in this monetary yr, in comparison with 0.57 million in December 2020. The variety of subscribers added beneath the EPFO in November stood at 1.01 million, in comparison with 1.05 million in October and 1.33 million in September. Net additions beneath the ESIC stood at 0.93 million in November, 1.19 million in October and 1.15 million in September. In 2019-20, the typical web addition beneath the ESIC stood at 1.2 million.
The highest variety of jobs, beneath each the EPFO and ESIC, have been created in the 18-25 yr age bracket through the month, signalling a pickup in recent recruitments on the entry degree. The variety of new subscribers in the 18-25 years age bracket beneath the EPFO stood at 0.44 million, out of the 0.82 million additions.
With the imposition of lockdown in the final week of March 2020, the online enrolments in the EPFO fell to 0.572 million that month, from 1.02 million in the earlier month.
In 2019-20, the variety of web new subscribers went as much as 7.85 million from 6.11 million in the previous fiscal. While the EPF is relevant to institutions having extra than 20 employees incomes wages as much as Rs 15,000 a month, the ESIC applies to companies and institutions with 10 or extra workers with wages as much as Rs 21,000 a month.
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