EPF interest rate reduced to 8.50% from 8.65% for FY 2019-20


The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) lowered the interest rate on provident fund deposits to 8.50% for FY20 (2019-20) from 8.65% in FY19 (2018-19). The move will affect the PF deposits of over 6 crore active subscribers. The EPF interest rate announced for the current fiscal is lowest since 2012-13, when it was 8.5 per […]

EPFO – PMRPY fraud: EPFO blocks 9 lakh employee accounts from 80,000 firms


Government has found 9 lakh beneficiaries from as many as 80,000 companies took benefit of Centre’s job formalisation scheme, Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY), even though they were not eligible for it, leading to around Rs 300 crore worth of loss to the exchequer. A report published in the Business Standard said these companies […]

EPFO Circular On Auto-Settlement Of Online Form 31 And Other Claims


EPFO vide circular No NDC/13(12)2019/Auto Settlement/29 dtd. 17/01/2020 has introduced pilot project of auto settlement (partial) of Form 31(Illness) through EPFO application software at RO-Delhi (South), RO-Delhi (West), RO-Gurgaon, RO-Bandra, RO-Khandivali, RO-Thane, RO, Karnal and RO-Pune. All claims will be processed from 8.00 pm to 8.00 am by the system and system would validate the […]

Labour ministry drops proposal to corporatise EPFO


The labour ministry plans to drop its proposal to corporatise the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) and instead dust off its earlier proposal to set up a body headed by the Prime Minister to oversee the social security of nearly 500 million workers. The move comes after it was pulled up by the Prime Minister’s […]

Aadhaar card is now mandatory for nominees of your EPF account


Under a new set of rules for making e-nomination of your provident fund account, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has made it mandatory to submit Aadhaar card number of all your nominees. The e-nomination facility allow EPF members to nominate their family members over the organisation’s e-Sewa portal. However, according to EPFO rules, Aadhaar […]

EPFO To Launch E-Inspection System, Minimise UAN Mismatch Issues


EPFO will launch an e-inspection system that will simplify inspection process and ensure organisations with open communications will not be subject to physical inspection until absolutely necessary, according to Central Provident Fund Commissioner Sunil Barthwal. EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation) proposed to amend the Act to limit enquiry period to a maximum of two years […]

EPFO Online Nomination Process


A subscriber needs to have an active Universal Account Number (UAN) for availing the online nomination facility. Also, their Aadhaar should be linked to the EPF account. A subscriber needs to follow these steps for online nomination facility: 1. Visit EPFO portal and log in with UAN and password 2. Click the ‘Manage’ tab, […]

Abolishing Of Uploading Copy Of Pan Card At The Time Of Registration Of Establishment


As per EPFO circular dated 8th January 2018, the EPFO has informed that the requirement of uploading the scanned copy of PAN card at the time of registration of establishment has been examined and online system has been put in place for verifying details of PAN directly from the Income Tax Department. Hence, it has […]

EPFO Instructions Towards Blocked PMRPY Beneficiaries


As per notification No.CAIU/011(71)2016/PMRPY/Refund/16626, EPFO has given certain instructions to its regional offices towards the employers whose Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) beneficiaries has been blocked. As per the instructions mentioned, employers are directed to verify and certify the genuineness of the beneficiaries for availing further benefits under PMRPY Scheme and submit the information […]

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