- May 14, 2021
- Posted by: fnpf_editor2
- Categories: Media Articles, News & Media
The Fiji National Provident Fund has extended the deadline for contribution payments to 31 May 2021, in response to the continuous lockdown restrictions.
The Fund understands that many businesses were shut down to comply with the lockdown and this has affected their cash flow and ability to submit contribution payments for their staff.
“Employers had been given an extension until today to pay April contributions for their staff, however, given the new containment dates, the Fund has now extended the payment deadline to the end of May, said Acting Chief Executive Officer Viliame Vodonaivalu.
“We appreciate the efforts of employers in terms of assisting their staff to apply for the lockdown relief and we hope that this extension will also provide some relief for them.”
To qualify for the extension and penalty waiver, employers were required to submit their contribution schedules to the Fund by 30 April.
The Fund’s business hours have been revised in line with the curfew hours for Viti Levu.
Effective from Wednesday 19 May, the Fund’s opening hours will be from 8:30am to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30am to 3pm on Friday.
“We encourage our members and employers to continue to engage with us through our digital platforms, for their safety as well as the safety of our staff.”
“These operating hours will be in place until the national restrictions that have been imposed to control the spread of the coronavirus, are lifted,” said Mr. Vodonaivalu.