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Organizing Yoga sessions in all offices of EPFO on the occasion of 9th International Day of Yoga from 20th June 2023 to 20th July 2023


Contents News/Article Date: 15th June 2023

Relating to which Act: The Employees Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952;           

Penalty under the Act: Whoever, for the purpose of avoiding any payment to be made by himself under this Act [the Scheme, the [Pension] Scheme] or the Insurance Scheme] or of enabling any other person to avoid such payment knowingly makes or causes to be made any false statement or false representation shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine of five thousand rupees, or with both].

Applicable to which State: All the States and Establishments to be covered by these Acts 

Type: EPFO Head Office, Circular No. HRM – VI – 12 (1) 2023 / YOGA / 1694 issu3ed by ACC (HRM) & Secretary CSWC 

Pertains to: PF registered establishments and members

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And in the current instance:

  1. It has been decided to organise month-long Yoga Sessions in all offices of EPFO on the occasion of 9th International Day of Yoga on 21st June, 2023, from 20th June to 20th July 2023. The tentative schedule program for this purpose is as under:

Duration: Preferably 30 minutes.

Schedule: Every working day from 20th June to 20th July 2023.

Timings: Preferably before or after office hours (to be decided by the OICs/in-charge of office).

Participants: All the employees of office.

  1. For conducting the session, Yoga Instructors may be engaged by ACC(Zone)/OIC’s/in-charge of the office as per rules. Yoga instructor will guide the participants through various yoga postures, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques suitable for all employees of different age groups. Participation in the Yoga session is voluntary, and the concerned office may encourage all the employees to take advantage of this opportunity to enhance their physical and mental well-being.
  2. Necessary expenditure may be met from budget head of “Other Activities” under Staff Welfare Fund for the year 2023-24, ACC /President, RSWC of state may withdraw the amount from Admn, A/c No. 2 on need basis:

Subject: Organizing Yoga sessions in all offices of EPFO on the occasion of 9th International Day of Yoga from 20th June 2023 to 20th July 2023


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