In an overhaul of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, the government has reconstructed its Central Board of Trustees following the conclusion of its five-year term. Three of the 10 employee representatives in EPFO belong to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh.There is one member each from Hind Mazdoor Sabha, the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-affiliated Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Trade Union Coordination Centre, Self Employed Women’s Association and National Front of Indian Trade Unions, the government said in a notification issued on Friday.

Additionally, EPFO has five representatives from the central government, four from the Ministry of Labour and Employment, one from the Ministry of Finance, and 15 representatives from various state governments.

Following Friday’s notification, there are currently no employee representatives from the CPI-affiliated All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC) and the Congress-affiliated INTUC.

Before this, the CBT was reconstituted in November 2018. It had representatives from BMS (3 members), CITU (1 member), AITUC (1 member), Hind Mazdoor Sabha (1 member), AIUTUC (1 member) and 3 members from the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC).

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