Under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna, the scheme was notified on March 28 to provide relief to workers hit by the lockdown.
“Since the introduction of this program, in just 15 days, the EPFO has processed 3.31 lakh claims disbursing ₹946.49 crores. In addition, ₹284 crores have been distributed by the exempted PF trusts under this scheme, notable among them being TCS,” the Ministry said.
Under the notified scheme, the subscribers can apply for a non-refundable withdrawal up to three months basic wages and dearness allowance or 75% of the amount in the EPF account, whichever is less.
₹284 crores distributed by exempted PF trusts like TCS, it says