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  • EPFO records 14.9 lakh net new enrolments in September 2020 Nov 20, 2020 08:27 PM IST

    EPFO records 14.9 lakh net new enrolments in September 2020

    The EPFO has added 14.90 lakh net subscribers in the month of September 2020, thereby increasing its subscriber base by around 30.92 lakh during the first two.

  • Number of companies, members registered with EPFO fall in October: Report Nov 18, 2020 03:58 PM IST

    Number of companies, members registered with EPFO fall in October: Report

    Contributing establishments with the EPFO have dropped by 30,825 from September to October, official data shows

  • Labour ministry notifies draft rules under Code on Social Security 2020 Nov 15, 2020 05:13 PM IST

    Labour ministry notifies draft rules under Code on Social Security 2020

    The draft rules under the Code on Social Security, 2020, also provide for Aadhaar-based registration, including self-registration by unorganised workers, gig workers, and platform workers on the portal of the central government

  • Explained : All you need to know about the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana Nov 13, 2020 04:50 PM IST

    Explained : All you need to know about the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana

    Here's a look at the key proposals in the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana, how can one avail it, and why some think its impact is likely to be limited

  • Centre may put voluntary pension schemes for small traders, unorganised workers under EPFO control: Report Oct 30, 2020 04:16 PM IST

    Centre may put voluntary pension schemes for small traders, unorganised workers under EPFO control: Report

    The move comes as both schemes have so far failed to generate widespread interest from target groups, years into their launch

  • ESIC scheme adds 9.3 lakh new members in August Oct 23, 2020 05:35 PM IST

    ESIC scheme adds 9.3 lakh new members in August

    Gross new enrolments with the Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) were registered at 8.21 lakh in June, 4.84 lakh in May and 2.61 lakh in April, showing an increase in enrolments after easing of lockdown.

  • EPFO launches WhatsApp service for subscriber queries; here is the list of helpline numbers Oct 14, 2020 07:23 PM IST

    EPFO launches WhatsApp service for subscriber queries; here is the list of helpline numbers

    The facility will allow customers to raise queries and grievances from home, reducing the need to physically visit EPFO's offices, which will help maintain social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • EPFO to sell ETFs worth Rs 9,000 crore to meet FY20 PF rate of 8.5%: Report Oct 14, 2020 02:43 PM IST

    EPFO to sell ETFs worth Rs 9,000 crore to meet FY20 PF rate of 8.5%: Report

    The EPFO expects a profit of Rs 2,850 crore from the sale of ETFs worth Rs 9,017 crore.

  • ESIC scheme adds 7.41 lakh new members, EPFO 8.45 lakh in July: NSO Sep 25, 2020 04:32 PM IST

    ESIC scheme adds 7.41 lakh new members, EPFO 8.45 lakh in July: NSO

    The NSO report is based on the payroll data of new subscribers of various social security schemes run by the ESIC, the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) and the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).

  • 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

  • EPFO to pay part of 8.5% FY20 interest to subscribers for now, balance likely in December Sep 09, 2020 02:09 PM IST

    EPFO to pay part of 8.5% FY20 interest to subscribers for now, balance likely in December

    The Central Board of Trustees (CBT), EPFO's apex decision making body, is set to meet again in December and take a call on crediting the remaining 0.35 percent interest into subscribers' account.

  • EPFO board meeting today: What to expect Sep 09, 2020 11:35 AM IST

    EPFO board meeting today: What to expect

    Union Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar will chair the EPFO board meeting

  • EPFO trustees to flag delay in ratification of EPF interest rate for FY20 Sep 07, 2020 10:30 PM IST

    EPFO trustees to flag delay in ratification of EPF interest rate for FY20

    The EPF interest rate announced for 2019-20 was the lowest since 2012-13, when it stood at 8.5 percent. The rate of interest for 2018-19 was 8.65 percent.

  • EPFO board to meet on September 9, seek nod for sale of ETF investments worth Rs 6,000 crore Sep 07, 2020 02:43 PM IST

    EPFO board to meet on September 9, seek nod for sale of ETF investments worth Rs 6,000 crore

    The ETFs sale is likely to help meet the gap of 0.35 percent for the 8.5 percent PF rate for FY20, as committed by the Labour Ministry.

  • EPF advance: IT majors see highest number of employee claims Sep 07, 2020 10:57 AM IST

    EPF advance: IT majors see highest number of employee claims

    Out of around 685 exempted establishments, 3,04,681 EPFO members withdrew Rs 3,128 crore from their EPF accounts in Q1FY21.

  • EPFO gets negative returns on ETF investments worth Rs 1 lakh crore: Report Sep 07, 2020 09:18 AM IST

    EPFO gets negative returns on ETF investments worth Rs 1 lakh crore: Report

    EPFO's total returns on five years of investments worth Rs 1.03 lakh crore is reportedly -8.3 percent.

  • EPFO records 6.55 lakh net new enrolments in June Aug 20, 2020 06:55 PM IST

    EPFO records 6.55 lakh net new enrolments in June

    The net new enrolments with the EPFO hover around 7 lakh every month on an average.

  • Over 1.5 lakh companies resume contributions to EPFO after pausing in February: Report Aug 20, 2020 04:03 PM IST

    Over 1.5 lakh companies resume contributions to EPFO after pausing in February: Report

    The number of companies and establishments contributing to EPFO dropped to 3,32,773 in April.

  • Why are investors opting for ETFs? Aug 05, 2020 09:46 AM IST

    Why are investors opting for ETFs?

    Part of the reason for the underperformance of actively managed funds is that very few stocks have participated in the rally in the market.

  • From August 1, EPF will be back to 12% each for employee, employer Jul 31, 2020 12:30 PM IST

    From August 1, EPF will be back to 12% each for employee, employer

    The idea behind the move, according to the government, is to offer support to workers and businesses who continue to face financial hardships in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown that followed.

  • Employment share of those below 30 years dropped by over 200 bps during coronavirus lockdown: CMIE Jul 31, 2020 12:23 PM IST

    Employment share of those below 30 years dropped by over 200 bps during coronavirus lockdown: CMIE

    Young women have been particularly hit hard during the lockdown period as men to women ratio deteriorated to 9.1 during April-June 2020.

  • Amid COVID-19 outbreak, EPFO withdrawals hit Rs 30,000 crore in less than four months: Report Jul 28, 2020 09:05 AM IST

    Amid COVID-19 outbreak, EPFO withdrawals hit Rs 30,000 crore in less than four months: Report

    The amount withdrawn by EPFO subscribers exceeded the usual outgo recorded in the April-July period.

  • PF withdrawal: Here's how to claim online PF to meet financial challenges amid coronavirus Jul 19, 2020 02:45 PM IST

    PF withdrawal: Here's how to claim online PF to meet financial challenges amid coronavirus

    An EPF member can withdraw up to 75 percent of EPF account balance or three months’ basic wages or the amount that a person actually needs, whichever is lower, according to the amended rules.

  • Coronavirus impact | April payroll data indicates decline in formal job creation: Report Jun 26, 2020 01:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | April payroll data indicates decline in formal job creation: Report

    As per data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation on June 25 in its monthly report, the monthly net subscriber addition at the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation in April fell to a three-year low.

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