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100 Employers Before Court Says FNPF Boss, Jaoji Koroi

FNPF is now using its digital platform to track down employers who were voiding pay­ments.
01 Mar 2019 15:44
100 Employers Before Court Says FNPF Boss, Jaoji Koroi
Members of the Fiji National Provident Fund management team with member of the media houses during the media briefing on February 27, 2019. Photo: Fiji National Provident Fund.

Employers failing to pay their employees Fiji Nation­al Provident Fund (FNPF) contributions will be taken to task.

This was after FNPF revealed that there are 100 cases in court relating to this matter.

Speaking during a media brief­ing at the Grand Pacific Hotel yesterday, FNPF chief executive officer Jaoji Koroi said this issue has given way to the FNPF to use its digital platform to track down employers who were voiding pay­ments.

Mr Koroi said debts being recov­ered are those employers who no longer exist.

“In the past a lot of the work was manual processing, this gives us the opportunity to explain the power of digital,” Mr Koroi said.

“All work is done electronically which frees up resources for us to do a lot of compliance so you will see we are taking more actions now in terms of compliance and those who owe debt.

“Some of the debt recovered are those who are no longer in exist­ence so this is a tough challenge for us which we are trying to take actions of recovery through the court system.”

Minor Voluntary Product

Under the Minor Voluntary Product FNPF have registered 121 members which according to Mr Koroi was more than the targeted number.

Mr Koroi said next on the list for FNPF are domestic workers, taxi drivers and the informal sector.

“One of the global challenges is everybody having a form of social security’s particular in the infor­mal sector, where there are a lot of activities,” he said.

“Those who are in this sector are not covered in any form of social securities.”

FNPF General Manager Business Transformation Millie Low said the target was not about getting the numbers but understanding the type of people that would buy in to such a product.

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