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Rationalisation of Regional Offices in Pune and opening of 2 new Regional Offices


Contents News/Article Date: 30th October 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: Whole of India

Type: EPFO Circular No. HRD / 33 / Rationalisation of Big Offices / Pune / 902 dated 30th October 2023 issued by Additional CPFC (HR)  

Pertains to: All PF registered establishments and members of PF desirous of payment settlements

Relevance of this news: Karma Global is in the business of HR Services, Payroll, Outsourcing and Regulatory Compliances right from its inception in 2004 and since then, has brought in a lot of efficiencies and technological upgradations with experts on its roll, to ease the hassles of Payroll Processing, Temp Staffing, On-boarding, Employee Life Cycle, Statutory, Regulatory and Payroll compliances by providing customized solutions to all its elite clients.

Now Karma Global is also fully into labour compliances for nearly 18 years and is helping both establishments and workers for fulfilment of obligations as per the laws of the land.  It has over 200 staff, both direct and indirect on its rolls and operates on pan India basis.  Recently, it has diversified into foreign shores as well, into countries like US, UK, UAE, Canada, Philippines, and Asia for handling payroll, outsourcing, recruitment and governance.

And in the current instance: The competent authority has accorded approval for Rationalisation of Big Regional offices having membership of more than 7.5 Lakhs as per the criteria mentioned in para 8 and para 9 of the Agenda Item No 10 placed before 103 EC Meeting dated 19.10.2022. As per the approved basic principles/norms, re-distribution of the workload would be done among the existing Regional Offices sharing common jurisdiction or to other Regional Offices with geographically contiguous jurisdiction or by carving out a new Regional Office from the existing Offices for ensuring equitable and manageable distribution of workload.

As per above approval, the Regional Offices Pune Cantt and Pune Akurdi having around 13,77,834 and 10,50,133 contributory memberships respectively being more than 7.5 lakhs are to be rationalised. This is being done by opening of 2 new Regional Offices and re- organising the workload in four Regional Offices with respective jurisdiction as below

Regional Office Contributing Estt Contributing Members
Pune Central 6,078 6,52,044
Pune North 6,840 6,26,107
Pune East 4,926 6,45,542
Pune West 6,229 5,04,274
Total 24,073 24,27,967


Subject: Rationalisation of Regional Offices in Pune and opening of 2 new Regional Offices 

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