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FNPF To Curb Employers Guising Employees FNPF Deductions FNPF Deductions

The Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) has sought partnership of members of the public to curb the employers, who are not deducting FNPF contributions of their employees. The FNPF Member
04 Feb 2017 11:57
FNPF To Curb Employers Guising Employees FNPF Deductions FNPF Deductions
Chief Operating Officer Fiji Provident Fund Jaoji Koroi, FNPF Chief Finanace Officer Pravinesh Singh and Member service General services Alipate Waqairawai during the FNPF ANNUAL MEMBER FORUM at Nadi Civic centre yesterday. PHOTO:LITIA TIKOMAILEPANONI

The Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) has sought partnership of members of the public to curb the employers, who are not deducting FNPF contributions of their employees.

The FNPF Member Service general manager Alipate Waqairawai stressed this before a public hearing during the Annual Member Forum at the Nadi Civic Centre on Thursday.

He made this comment after a man requested the FNPF to investigate  the non-deduction by his former employer.

Ratu Meli Draunimasi Korociri, Nadi told the authorities he was working at a company six years ago.

He left the job due to some issues in the company.

But when he later went to check his FNPF, he found that there had been no deductions for his work period.

Mr Waqairawai said this would be a tricky situation to handle since it had been six years.

But he told Mr Draunimasi to get his documents in order for them to assist him.

Mr Waqairawai has urged the workers to ensure that they had their pay slips in order to be able to have assurance of their deductions.

“When you work for an employer, that employer is obligated by law to give you a pay slip if you are working somewhere and not getting your pay slip, the red flag should go up there and then,” Mr Waqairawai said.

He has also warned that no employer could terminate a worker should they have to question them about their FNPF deductions.

“You are protected by the law,” he said.

To better have knowledge of the deductions, FNPF has asked members to register for SMS services.

The SMS services will be available on mobile phones to check deductions.

“If it doesn’t alert you then you can ask,” Mr Waqairawai added.

Meanwhile, FNPF chief operating officer Jaoji Koroi said he was happy with the questions asked by the members.

“The questions were very good and it shows that the members are taking more interest in their FNPF, not only in terms of their withdrawal, but also looking into their future for their retirement,” he added.

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