Staff Reporter

Employers to be given incentive in PF contribution for first three years.

TIRUCHI: The sub-regional office of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has informed that the Central Government has approved an incentive scheme to employers in the private sector for providing jobs to persons with disabilities, and to promote employment of persons with disabilities in the private sector.

In a communication on Tuesday, K. Narayanan, Regional Provident Fund Commissioner – II, Tiruchi, said physically challenged persons with disabilities (covered under the Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation Act 1995 and also the National Trust for Welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999), once employed in the private sector with a monthly wage of up to Rs.25,000 per month, would be covered under the scheme. The scheme will be applicable to all the employers in respect of employees appointed on or after April 1, 2008.

Employers recruiting persons with disabilities will be given an incentive in the form of reimbursement of employer’s contribution to the Employees Provident Fund and Employees State Insurance for the first three years.

The employer has to continue paying administrative charges of 1.1 per cent of the wages of employees covered under Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952.

To claim the benefit, the employer must submit a copy of the disability certificate issued to the employee by a competent authority.

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