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Good news for Indian workers working across the border, social security will be available amid retrenchment

EPFO Social Security Agreement: If you are an Indian and working for a company abroad, then very good news is coming for you. Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has brought a great update for you. Today, crores of Indians are giving their services in every sector all over the world. On the other hand, worldwide the company is focusing on layoffs to reduce its expenses. Somewhere Indians are also falling prey to this. In such a situation, EPFO ​​has brought some better provisions for you.

EPFO gave information on tweet

EPFO is pointing out many things by tweeting on the social site Twitter. EPFO has given information on its official Twitter handle about the provisions covered under the Social Security Agreement for International Workers (SSA) on 13 December i.e. Tuesday at 09 am. In this, it has been told about the benefits of the agreement, from which Indians working abroad can take advantage of it.

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What is Social Security Agreement

Let us tell you that EPFO ​​has entered into a Social Security Agreement (SSA) with 19 countries. This includes countries like Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark France, Luxembourg, South Korea. This social security agreement is a bilateral agreement between India and another country. Which ensures continuity of social security coverage of workers posted in another country. SSA is such an agreement between two countries, which provides protection of the interests of workers across the border. This agreement ensures that workers in both the host country and the home country are treated equally in terms of social security.

This is the provision of the settlement

    • In SSA there will be equality of health treatment for IW with workers from host country.
    • International workers deputed to work in a country that has an agreement on social security with their home country. They are not required to contribute to the social security system in the host country.
    • There will be a provision for payment of pensionary benefits directly without any deduction for the beneficiary opting to stay in the home territory for the international employee as well as for the beneficiary opting to stay in a third country.
    • The service rendered in SSA country is added to the service rendered in India to determine eligibility for pension.


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