Events - 2019

  • Industry Interaction with Central Provident Fund Commissioner,  Friday 12 July 2019, 0900 hrs to 1400 hrs, Crystal Room, The Taj Mahal Palace, Colaba, Mumbai

    Industry Interaction with Central Provident Fund Commissioner, Friday 12 July 2019, 0900 hrs to 1400 hrs, Crystal Room, The Taj Mahal Palace, Colaba, Mumbai

    • 12-Jul-2019

    • Crystal Room, The Taj Mahal Palace, Colaba, Mumbai.

    EFI in collaboration with CII has organized Industry Interaction with CFPC on 12th July, 2019 (Friday).
    Employees’ Provident Fund Organization is a statutory body under Ministry of Labour & Employment. EPFO administers the contributory Provident Fund Scheme, a Pension Scheme and an Insurance Scheme for the workforce engaged in the organized sector in India.
    In last few years, EPFO has introduced various Ease of Doing Business Reforms and greatly expanded the ambit of online services by leveraging IT tools such as Aadhar based e-sign, ECR 2.0, Umang, Pension Portal etc. These reforms have certainly led to fastening of processes, delivering timely results and overall improvement in number of new registrations both in case of workers and establishments.
    Following are the key subjects: • A brief on the recent Ease of Doing Business reforms by EPFO, Ministry of Labour & Employment • To guide participants to ensure the overall success of compliance mechanism under EPF & MP Act • Q & A to facilitate the implementation of major initiatives by EPFO ( Kindly send questions in advance) • Interaction with CPFC

  • EFI National Awards for Excellence in Employee Relations 2019

    EFI National Awards for Excellence in Employee Relations 2019

    • 01-Jun-2019 to 30-Sep-2019

    EFI is coming out with the 5th Edition of EFI National Awards for Excellence in ER-2019. The announcement letter and the data sheets are attached for your ready reference.
    The Excellence Award in ER recognizes positive efforts made by an organization to cement strong employee relations with its employees. This may range across large sections of the workforce or in the management of disputes involving workmen / employees on rolls. The Jury Team shall be looking for concrete evidences where the employees are treated / built / developed over the years to take up higher responsibilities by fully optimizing their talents and competencies. In other words, the recipient of the awards shall furnish proof of growing their employees at work & bringing the best practices in the realm of ER. While compiling and consolidating the documents, the organization concerned may kindly go through the parameters as enunciated below.
    The Datasheet comprises of the following: 1. Employee Relations Strategy & Business Strategy 2. People Well Being and Engagement 3. Employee Relations Management – Processes and Practices 4. Management - Union Relationship and Philosophy 5. Organizational Results 6. Workmen / Employee Knowledge and Competency Building 7. Response to Societal Needs
    Assumptions for a sound and solid ER 1. The organization in addition to profits at the core create a strong people culture. Creating a conducive environment for a brilliant ER requires a commitment of thought, word and action. Resources must be made available. Time, energy and the will of the management to do something concrete for the workmen must be apparent in building the competencies of employees at all levels. It requires a long term commitment of growing people from where they are to where they could be in the years. 2. Leaders seeking to build a better workplace need to understand that conflicts are inevitable. The conflicts must be carefully dealt, managed and resolved so that it doesn’t become divisive.
    Some of the exquisite strategies of ER can be to create a learning organization where leaders demonstrate respect, pay equitable wages with market standards, ability to consistently demonstrate firmness, fairness, evoking their best from team members, delivering high levels of performance, building and maintaining trust at all times.
    Such exquisite strategies can create a culture and climate where people on rolls can give more than what they are paid for. Not only the leaders of ER & Top Management build better ER but also develop a great organizational climate leading to exceptional people culture.
    Some of these strategies as given above have been incorporated in our Data Sheet which the participating organizations need to showcase in terms of numbers, figures, charts, statistics, graphs with a neat summary.
    In a nutshell, the EFI National Awards for Excellence – 2019 is a prestigious award which is bestowed to organizations which practices superlative Employee Relations in addition to the market demands and profit. Feel free to write to us at any time.

  • Free seminar on

    Free seminar on "Economic Policy & Employee Relations" on 26th April, 2019 (Friday) at WeSchool, Mumbai

    • 26-Apr-2019

    • Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Lakhamsi Napoo Road, Opp.Matunga Gymkhana, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019

    To explore this interesting subject for the benefit of industry professionals, Employers Federation of India (EFI) is organising a seminar on 26th April 2019 with the help of Dr. Vidyadhar Badigannavar, Economist and Professor, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom, who will deliver the key note address at the seminar. This will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Vidhyadhar, imminent Industry and Union leaders along with question from participants of the seminar.

  • Announcement of Prime Minister Shram Awards for the year 2019

    Announcement of Prime Minister Shram Awards for the year 2019

    • 01-Mar-2019 to 31-Aug-2019

    Ministry of Labour and Employment vide its communication No. N-12011/01/2019-ISH-I dated 26th February, 2019 has intimated us about the recommended nominations last date of submission for Prime Minister’s Shram Awards-2018 is up to 31st August, 2019. The “Prime Minister’s Shram Awards Scheme” is available for downloading at: You are requested to send us (EFI) your recommendations in a specified manner/format as per the instructions from Ministry. Kindly send Two demand drafts : 1) One Demand Draft for Ministry - for Rs. 500/-, in favour of “Pay & Accounts Officer (MS), Ministry of Labour, New Delhi” payable at New Delhi. 2) Other Demand Draft for EFI - for Rs.500/- +18% GST i.e Rs.590/- drawn in favour of “The Employers' Federation of India” payable at Mumbai, through registered post/courier with confirmation at latest by 20th August 2019.