Over $1.2m recovered in outstanding member’s contributions
December 16, 2019 6:28 am
The Fiji National Provident Fund has been able to recover more than $1.2 million in outstanding member’s contributions.
FNPF says 79 cases were registered in the Magistrates court around the country this financial year for non-contributions with a total value of over $1.6 million.
These employers were taken to court failing to pay contribution for workers, failing to produce on demand and deduction of 8 percent from workers without remittance to FNPF.
Chief Executive Jaoji Koroi says the closure of 78 cases enabled the recovery of $1.2 million.
He has urged employees to check their contributions.
“We still receive complaints and we are still aware that members are complaining that their contributions is not paid on time, deducted of their pay slip but no transferred to the fund. So we are encouraging members to download the app and interact more faster with us , because the opportunity now is that members can be updated on their contributions on monthly basis so they can check whether their contributions are coming or not.”
He adds that the Fund is now actively pursuing civil recovery against directors and businesses.
Koroi says 16 cases have been initiated against company directors and business owners with a total value of $769,861 in unpaid contributions.