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  • Female participation in workforce rises 17% in December 2020, shows EPFO data Feb 22, 2021 09:48 PM IST

    Female participation in workforce rises 17% in December 2020, shows EPFO data

    Gender-wise analysis of EPFO payroll data for December, 2020, also showed that the share of females in the workforce stood at approximately 23 percent.

  • EPFO likely to declare rate of interest on EPF deposits for 2020-21 on March 4 Feb 16, 2021 03:42 PM IST

    EPFO likely to declare rate of interest on EPF deposits for 2020-21 on March 4

    Last year, in March, EPFO had lowered interest rate on provident fund deposits to a seven-year low of 8.5 per cent for 2019-20, from 8.65 per cent in 2018-19.

  • EPFO settles 60.88 lakh COVID-19 advance claims, releases Rs 15,255 crore till January 31 Feb 08, 2021 08:00 PM IST

    EPFO settles 60.88 lakh COVID-19 advance claims, releases Rs 15,255 crore till January 31

    The Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar added that as on January 28, 2021, the total number of beneficiaries (new employees) under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana (ABRY) meant for creating jobs stood at 4.69 lakh.

  • EPFO introduces electronic facility for principal employers to view compliances Feb 08, 2021 01:16 PM IST

    EPFO introduces electronic facility for principal employers to view compliances

    EPFO informed all the concerned people about the electronic facility for principal employers.

  • EPFO fresh enrolments shrink in November despite govt's wage subsidy scheme Jan 27, 2021 07:21 PM IST

    EPFO fresh enrolments shrink in November despite govt's wage subsidy scheme

    Fresh payroll addition in November was at 640,527, the lowest in five months.

  • ESIC scheme adds 9.33 lakh new members in November Jan 25, 2021 07:11 PM IST

    ESIC scheme adds 9.33 lakh new members in November

    The NSO report showed that gross enrolments of new subscribers with ESIC were 1.51 crore in 2019-20, compared to 1.49 crore in the previous fiscal. During September 2017 – March 2018, around 83.35 lakh new subscribers had joined the ESIC scheme.

  • EPFO should have a cautious approach towards equity Jan 22, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    EPFO should have a cautious approach towards equity

    Given the long-term outlook, investing only in debt instruments may not help to beat cost inflation. The added exposure to equity through ETFs may provide the additional boost to generate higher rate of returns subject to market risk

  • How EPF changes over the years impact your retirement funds Jan 21, 2021 05:42 PM IST

    How EPF changes over the years impact your retirement funds

    Know how your EPF money is deployed, taxed and returned when you retire

  • The nuts and bolts of EPFO Jan 21, 2021 05:23 PM IST

    The nuts and bolts of EPFO

    Moneycontrol takes a deeper dive into the EPFO and its schemes, and explores what does it do and what its benefits are.

  • How the EPFO can improve as India’s largest social security provider Jan 21, 2021 05:14 PM IST

    How the EPFO can improve as India’s largest social security provider

    EPFO needs to reform itself on three broad counts: design, governance, and management information systems

  • EPFO adds 10.11 lakh net subscribers in November 2020 Jan 20, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    EPFO adds 10.11 lakh net subscribers in November 2020

    The pension fund body stated that 6.41 lakh new members have joined EPFO and roughly 3.70 lakh net members exited and then rejoined.

  • EPFO settles 56.79 lakh COVID-19 advance claims, releases over Rs 14,000 crore till Dec Jan 17, 2021 01:10 PM IST

    EPFO settles 56.79 lakh COVID-19 advance claims, releases over Rs 14,000 crore till Dec

    The EPFO has settled 197.91 lakh claims related to final settlement, death, insurance, advance claims and disbursed Rs 73,288 crore till December 31, 2020.

  • 50% drop in EPFO exits, shows October data Jan 07, 2021 04:28 PM IST

    50% drop in EPFO exits, shows October data

    As many as 44,69,771 individuals have exited the EPFO in this fiscal so far.

  • Centre permits EPFO, provident fund trusts to invest in Bharat Bond ETFs Jan 06, 2021 10:03 PM IST

    Centre permits EPFO, provident fund trusts to invest in Bharat Bond ETFs

    Prior to this, the government had launched four tranches of Bharat Bond ETFs -- two in December 2019 and two in mid-2020.

  • Govt sticks to 8.5% as EPF interest rate for FY20; Redeems ETF units up to Dec 31 2020 instead of March 31 2020 to meet the 8.5% commitment Dec 31, 2020 04:37 PM IST

    Govt sticks to 8.5% as EPF interest rate for FY20; Redeems ETF units up to Dec 31 2020 instead of March 31 2020 to meet the 8.5% commitment

    Gains from ETF sales stood at around Rs 3,000 crore which helped the government meet FY20 EPF rate of 8.5 percent. The 8.5% interest would comprise 8.15% from debt income and balance 0.35% (capital gain) from the sale of ETFs (exchange traded funds) subject to their redemption by 31st December, 2020.

  • EPFO to credit full 8.5% interest for FY20: How to check balance Dec 31, 2020 12:51 PM IST

    EPFO to credit full 8.5% interest for FY20: How to check balance

    The finance ministry likely has given nod to the EPFO for interest rate recommendation of 8.5 percent for FY20 and according to the report in Indian express, it is expected to credit it to subscribers in the next few days.

  • More people rejoin the workforce, shows September EPFO data Dec 23, 2020 05:56 PM IST

    More people rejoin the workforce, shows September EPFO data

    So far this fiscal, as many as 44,69,771 workers have exited the EPFO.

  • EPFO net new enrolments rises 56% to 11.55 lakh in October Dec 20, 2020 08:16 PM IST

    EPFO net new enrolments rises 56% to 11.55 lakh in October

    The data comprises members who have joined during the month and whose contribution has been received by the EPFO for the wage month.

  • EPFO likely to credit 8.5% interest for 2019-20 in EPF accounts, here's how to check balance Dec 16, 2020 10:11 PM IST

    EPFO likely to credit 8.5% interest for 2019-20 in EPF accounts, here's how to check balance

    The Labour Ministry has sent a proposal to the Finance Ministry to give concurrence to credit 8.5 percent rate of interest on EPF for 2019-20 earlier this month.

  • EPFO likely to credit 8.5% interest on EPF for 2019-20 by December Dec 13, 2020 11:58 AM IST

    EPFO likely to credit 8.5% interest on EPF for 2019-20 by December

    The source further said that earlier the Ministry of Finance had sought some clarifications on the rate of interest for the last fiscal, which were duly addressed.

  • Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana: Key points you should know and how it will benefit salaried professionals Dec 10, 2020 10:41 AM IST

    Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana: Key points you should know and how it will benefit salaried professionals

    The Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sanctioned expenditure of Rs 1,584 crore for the current financial year (FY20-21), and Rs 22,810 crore for the entire scheme duration of 2020-2023.

  • Cabinet approves Rs 23,810 crore Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana to boost fresh hiring Dec 10, 2020 08:11 AM IST

    Cabinet approves Rs 23,810 crore Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana to boost fresh hiring

    The Cabinet has approved an expenditure of Rs 1,584 crore for the current financial year and Rs 22,810 crore for the entire Scheme period - 2020-2023

  • EPFO may pay subscribers 8.5% interest at one go: Report Dec 09, 2020 12:03 PM IST

    EPFO may pay subscribers 8.5% interest at one go: Report

    Out of the contributions received, the EPFO invests 85 percent in fixed-income instruments and 15 percent in equity through ETFs.

  • Female participation in workforce rises in September, shows EPFO data Dec 07, 2020 05:18 PM IST

    Female participation in workforce rises in September, shows EPFO data

    The September data also showed that as many as 38 percent of the new female subscribers of the EPFO belonged to the 35+ age bracket, unlike the 22-25 age category as seen in the previous months

  • EPFO extends deadline for submission of Jeevan Pramaan Patra to February 28, 2021 Nov 28, 2020 06:11 PM IST

    EPFO extends deadline for submission of Jeevan Pramaan Patra to February 28, 2021

    To locate their nearest Common Service Centres (CSCs), pensioners can go on https://locator.csccloud.in/. Online request to Post Offices for submission of JPPs from the comfort of their home or elsewhere can be placed on http://ccc.cept.gov.in/covid/request.aspx

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