The Centre has extended the time to submit joint options to claim higher provident fund pension till June 26. Earlier, the deadline to submit the applications was May 3. The Ministry of Labour & Employment in a notification stated that many representations have been received from various quarters seeking extension of time.
“The issue has been considered and it has been decided that in order to provide a larger window of opportunity and in order to enable all eligible persons to file their applications, the timeline for filing applications would now be till 26th June, 2023,” the notification said.
“The timeline is being extended to facilitate and provide ample opportunity to the pensioners / members so as to to ease out any difficulty being faced by them. This has been decided after sympathetically considering the various demands received from employees, employers and their associations,” the notification further said
The process was initiated to implement a Supreme Court verdict on November 4 on higher PF pension. This is the second time that the Centre extended the date for submissions. Earlier, the date was March 3 and it was extended to May 3. The decision is based on the representations received from various Central Trade Unions and pensioners’ organisations demanding extension of date.