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( 07 Nov 2017)
Indians in Brazil to be covered by EPFO: Reports

Indians who are working in Brazil will soon be able to get social security cover by retirement fund body EPFO, said media reports.

A senior official of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) said India is in talks with Brazil to get social security cover for Indians going to that country for work.

He said the talks were in final stage and a proposal seeking nod from the Union Cabinet, on a bilateral agreement to be signed between the countries, was likely to be sent soon.

As per reports, once the agreement is implemented, Brazil will be 19th country where Indian workers would be allowed to opt out of any social security scheme run there and choose the facility provided by the EPFO.

As per reports, India has operational social security agreements with Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, Denmark, Republic of Korea, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Hungary, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Norway, Austria, Canada, Australia, Japan and Portugal.