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EPFO Data Suggest Increase In Number Of Women At Workplace

BP World Bureau | Nov 23 2020 12:06:18 PM
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Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation's (EPFO) latest data revealed that the number of women in new formal jobs rose to a high of 26% in September from 18-22% from earlier.

2,72,395 out of total 10,47,167 new subscribers who joined the EPF scheme in September were women, according to their payroll data. 

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Added to that, compared to earlier months, new women subscribers to the EPFO were typically from the 22-25 years age group and at least 38% of the new women subscribers were over 35 years of age.

Suchita Dutta who is the executive director of Indian Staffing Federation (ISF), said that the increase in the share of women to their increased participation as healthcare and care-giving workers.