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Commissioner Secretary, Labour and Employment Department, SaurabhBhagat on Thursday inspected the progress of digitisation of provident fund records being carried out in the Jammu & Kashmir Employees Provident Fund Organization (J&K EPFO) at additional provident fund commissioner office, Rail Head Complex, Jammu.

According to an official spokesperson, the Commissioner Secretary was informed that the digitisation work of provident fund records is in full swing.

During his visit, the Commissioner Secretary also inaugurated the digitised record of workers from three districts Poonch, Rajouri and Kathua of Jammu province. Bhagat said that the main objective behind the digitization of provident fund record of workers is to streamline its timely release and ensure disposal of cases. Government has set a target of 100 days to digitize records of 4.5 lakh workers across the state out of which the record of 2.6 lakh workers has been completed, he added.

It will create accurate data base of employees through which the government can extend benefits under labour laws to workers besides ensuring timely disposal of cases, he said, adding that, the digitisation of records will reduce the hassles like mismatch of data, missing of records while applying for the cases.

Bhagat informed that the records pertaining to ten districts - Poonch, Rajouri, Kathua, Anantnag, Baramulla, Kupwara, Kulgam, Bandipora, Kargil and Leh is completed while records of some other districts is near to completion. He said that after the completion of the digitization work, the data will be available in digital format. Services of private vendors also being utilised for the completion of digitization process till end of for both provinces, he added.

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