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  • EPFO subscribers may get first tranche of interest by Diwali; here is how to check account balance Oct 10, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    EPFO subscribers may get first tranche of interest by Diwali; here is how to check account balance

    To get the EPF details, the subscribers’ UAN number and bank account should be linked to their permanent account number and Aadhaar card.

  • The Code on Social Security, 2020: How it impacts wages and benefits of employees Oct 09, 2020 09:48 AM IST

    The Code on Social Security, 2020: How it impacts wages and benefits of employees

    The new code has new rules for contribution to social security and payment of employee benefits, including retirement benefits

  • Coronavirus impact: 38.71 lakh EPF members withdraw Rs 44,054.72 crore since March 25: Labour Ministry Sep 21, 2020 04:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact: 38.71 lakh EPF members withdraw Rs 44,054.72 crore since March 25: Labour Ministry

    The maximum amount of Rs 8,968.45 crore EPF withdrawals from March 25 to August 31 were recorded in Maharashtra against 7,23,986 claims, followed by Karnataka Rs 6,418.52 crore for 4,84,114 claims and Tamil Nadu (including Puducherry) Rs 5,589.91 crore for 6,20,662 claims.

  • EPFO’s 8.5% pay-out: Clarity awaited on whether it would be a single instalment Sep 10, 2020 06:38 PM IST

    EPFO’s 8.5% pay-out: Clarity awaited on whether it would be a single instalment

    Of the total pay-out, 8.15 per cent will be met from debt income; balance linked to redemption of equity investments

  • Digitisation of EPFO: How you can make provident fund transactions online with ease Sep 10, 2020 10:47 AM IST

    Digitisation of EPFO: How you can make provident fund transactions online with ease

    The speed with which applications have been processed in the time of this pandemic stands as testimony

  • Lower PF contribution of 10 percent is not mandatory, EPFO clarifies May 28, 2020 06:10 PM IST

    Lower PF contribution of 10 percent is not mandatory, EPFO clarifies

    Comfortable with your liquidity situation? Opt for higher EPF contribution

  • Reduction in EPF contribution: Opt for VPF to make up for the decline in your kitty May 21, 2020 08:57 AM IST

    Reduction in EPF contribution: Opt for VPF to make up for the decline in your kitty

    It is a highly secure, tax-efficient avenue that offers better returns than most debt instruments

  • Here are five things to know about the new EPF rules May 19, 2020 12:40 PM IST

    Here are five things to know about the new EPF rules

    This move will also introduce liquidity of Rs 6,750 crores to employers and employees over the course of three months.

  • FM’s stimulus: Lower EPF deduction to put more money in the hands of employees May 13, 2020 06:32 PM IST

    FM’s stimulus: Lower EPF deduction to put more money in the hands of employees

    “The move to cut EPF will help increase the take home pay of employees. It will also reduce the cost to the employers, especially for international workers where the company picks up the cost,” said Saraswathi Kasturirangan, Partner, Deloitte India.

  • FM Nirmala Sitharaman press meet: Government extends EPF support by 3 months May 13, 2020 05:14 PM IST

    FM Nirmala Sitharaman press meet: Government extends EPF support by 3 months

    The government will take up PF for firms with 100 staff, earning less than Rs 15,000.

  • PPF: Still an attractive investment despite the sharp rate cut Apr 30, 2020 10:58 AM IST

    PPF: Still an attractive investment despite the sharp rate cut

    Having a tax-free status and being practically risk-free, the PPF continues to be a wonderful debt product

  • EPFO settles 10.02 lakh withdrawal claims including 6.06 lakh COVID-19 advances in last 15 working days Apr 22, 2020 06:50 PM IST

    EPFO settles 10.02 lakh withdrawal claims including 6.06 lakh COVID-19 advances in last 15 working days

    A provision for withdrawal from the EPF Scheme to fight COVID-19 pandemic was announced by the government and an urgent notification issued, providing for non-refundable withdrawal to the extent of basic wages and DA for three months or up to 75 percent of the amount standing to member's credit in the EPF account, whichever is less.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: How to withdraw EPF money Apr 15, 2020 12:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: How to withdraw EPF money

    Amendment in rules has been notified by the government for coronavirus related need for withdrawal of money from EPF accounts. An EPF member can withdraw up to 75 percent of EPF account balance or three months’ basic wages or the amount that person actually needs, whichever is lower, according to the amended rules.

  • Avoid withdrawing from your EPF corpus to meet short-term cash needs Apr 15, 2020 09:17 AM IST

    Avoid withdrawing from your EPF corpus to meet short-term cash needs

    If you withdraw, you will completely lose out on future interest

  • 4 money mistakes to avoid during the Coronavirus pandemic Apr 13, 2020 10:56 AM IST

    4 money mistakes to avoid during the Coronavirus pandemic

    Don’t resort to panic selling of equities, going overboard on stocks or deferring of loan EMIs

  • EPFO puts in place mechanism to credit govt's contribution towards EPF, EPS under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana Apr 11, 2020 05:15 PM IST

    EPFO puts in place mechanism to credit govt's contribution towards EPF, EPS under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana

    Accordingly, the relief announced by the government can be claimed by eligible organisations/establishments by filing electronic challan-cum-return (ECR).

  • Coronavirus | Here's what you need to know about PF withdrawals amid lockdown Apr 09, 2020 04:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus | Here's what you need to know about PF withdrawals amid lockdown

    The entire KYC process must be completed before applying for PF withdrawal.

  • COVID-19: How much can you withdraw from your EPF? Mar 31, 2020 11:03 AM IST

    COVID-19: How much can you withdraw from your EPF?

    Understand the nitty-gritties of making a PF withdrawal due to the COVID-inflicted cash crunch

  • Coronavirus pandemic | PM Garib Kalyan scheme likely to cover only 16% of EPFO subscribers: Report Mar 27, 2020 09:35 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | PM Garib Kalyan scheme likely to cover only 16% of EPFO subscribers: Report

    The scheme will reportedly cover only one-third of the the total 563,000 establishments registered with the EPFO.

  • FM Presser: Tapping your PF corpus for contingencies made easier Mar 26, 2020 06:58 PM IST

    FM Presser: Tapping your PF corpus for contingencies made easier

    However, financial planners recommend using this as the last resort, only after other options have been exhausted

  • How to make partial withdrawals from your EPF account Mar 02, 2020 09:16 AM IST

    How to make partial withdrawals from your EPF account

    Partial withdrawals are allowed for marriage, education, medical emergencies, home loan repayment, purchase or renovation of a house

  • Labour ministry keen to retain 8.65% interest rate on EPF deposits for 2019-20 Mar 01, 2020 11:33 AM IST

    Labour ministry keen to retain 8.65% interest rate on EPF deposits for 2019-20

    The apex decision making body of Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) -- Central Board of Trustees -- is likely to consider the rate of interest on EPF (Employees' Provident Fund) deposits in its meeting scheduled on March 5, 2020.

  • NPS Features: Is National Pension Scheme (NPS) a Good Investment Option? Feb 21, 2020 12:28 PM IST

    NPS Features: Is National Pension Scheme (NPS) a Good Investment Option?

    NPS was implemented for government employees & later extended for the general public.

  • Choosing between the VPF and PPF for additional debt investments Dec 30, 2019 09:54 AM IST

    Choosing between the VPF and PPF for additional debt investments

    Since both VPF (as part of EPF) and PPF have long-term maturity periods, these are best-suited to act as retirement planning tools

  • How you can nominate EPF beneficiaries online Nov 20, 2019 08:36 AM IST

    How you can nominate EPF beneficiaries online

    You can nominate more than one person and also fix the share for each nominee online

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