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Mumbai, NFAPost: India created 30.74 lakh payroll in Q1FY22, of which 16.3 lakhs were first jobs / new payroll (EPFO & NPS), 11.8 lakh crores were second jobs /existing payroll and 2.6 lakhs were formalised accounts, states SBI Research Ecowrap report.

Cumulatively, the total new payroll / first job generation of EPFO and NPS was almost 16.3 lakh in Q1FY22. If the new payrolls increase at this rate then the new payroll may cross 50 lakh mark in FY22 as against 44 lakhs in FY21.

The good thing is that 3 indicators of net EPF subscribers have witnessed a jump in Q1FY22 indicating that labor market disruptions were much lower during 2nd wave.

The rate of formalisation is now at 10%, while the ratio of first jobs / new payrolls to total payroll was at 50%, indicating every one out of two jobs was a new addition to payroll. This is also an improvement from 47% in FY21.

According to SBI Research Ecowrap report, the Indian labor market activity to remain better in the current fiscal as companies will continue with their hiring plans to get ahead of the pandemic.

India created 30.74 lakh payrolls in April – June 2021

 The latest data released by EPFO indicates that net new EPF subscribers during Apr-Jun’21 were 28.9 lakh which was quite encouraging given the fact that this period was marred with a devastating second wave of Covid-19.

 The net new EPFO subscribers / total payroll is the sum total of (a) new payroll / first job (b) formalization (based on ECR data) and (c) Existing payroll / second job. As per our calculation, the total payroll was 28.9 lakhs for Q1FY22, of which 14.5 lakhs were first job / new payroll. If the payrolls increase at this rate then the new
payroll may cross 50 lakh mark in FY22 as against 44 lakhs in FY21.

 The second job (or the exited members who re-joined and re-subscribed) was also encouraging and stood at 11.8 lakh in Apr-Jun’21 (in FY21 the second job was 41.2 lakh). The formalization was 2.6 million in Q1FY22.

 NPS data indicates that there was an addition of 1.85 lakh new subscribers in Apr-Jun’21, of which State Govt. payrolls added 1.27 lakh, followed by Non-Govt of 37,587 and 20,353 in Central Government.

 Cumulatively, total new payroll / first job generation of EPFO and NPS was almost 16.3 lakh in Apr-Jun’21 .

 The good thing is that 3 indicators of net addition to EPF subscribers have witnessed a jump in Q1FY22 indicating that labour market disruptions were much lower during 2nd wave.

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