Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: EPFO

Why Pralay quasi-ballistic missile, tested by DRDO, will be a ‘game-changer’

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

India’s younger workers worst hit by pandemic, women far more vulnerable, EPFO data shows

EPFO payroll data, which captures data related to the organised & semi-organised sector, shows there was a sharp drop in payroll additions among those younger than 25 years.

EPFO fixes 8.5% interest on provident fund deposits for 2020-21

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

8.5% interest on PF for 2019-20 to be credited in one go, Labour Minister says on New Year Eve

Govt has decided to notify 8.5% rate of interest on EPF deposits and credit them in one go. The decision will benefit over 6 crore subscribers of the retirement fund body EPFO.

EPFO cuts interest rate on provident fund deposits to 8.5%

Finance ministry has been nudging labour ministry to align the EPF interest rate with other small saving schemes run by the govt such as the public provident fund.

RSS-affiliated trade union BMS accuses Modi govt of changing Ambedkar’s social security laws

BMS has rejected the Modi govt's fourth draft social security code, saying a lot of beneficial provisions included in the first draft have been removed.

Govt approves 8.65% interest rate on PF, to be credited into employees’ accounts

The rate of interest approved will be provided to over 6 crore EPFO subscribers for 2018-19.

In IL&FS crisis season, why you should be worried if your PF money is with exempt trust

Exempted firms not overseen by EPFO have adopted govt guidelines that pertain to investments but there is no one to monitor if these are followed

EPFO hikes interest rate on provident fund deposits to 8.65% for current fiscal

The retirement fund body EPFO had provided a five-year low rate of interest of 8.55 per cent to its subscribers for 2017-18.

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Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.


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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.