A joint Business Times-RCB poll this week to ascertain public views on the state management of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) found the majority saying they are not happy with the management.
The EPF has come under close scrutiny after bloody protests against the Pension Bill saw the government pulling back on this plan.
To the question, “Are you happy/contended with the management of the EPF by the state?” the respondents voted by 59.22 % with a ‘No’ answer.
They said ‘Yes’ by a huge 82.98% to the question, “If not (happy), should the EPF management be handled by a Board of Trustees that would also include representatives of the members – workers and employers?”
Finally they voted by 72.40% with a ‘Yes” response to the question, “Will such a structure (2) provide better returns to its members?”.
More than 800 people from all walks of like including professionals and office workers took part in the poll. RCB (Research Consultancy Bureau), the Business Times (BT) partner in these polls handled polling on the streets.
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