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EPFO: Entire 8.5% Provident Fund Interest To Be Credited In One Go: Labour Minister To NDTV



Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar mentioned the curiosity of 8.5% has began going into accounts

New Delhi:

The curiosity on provident fund might be paid in a single go and never in two instalments, the federal government has mentioned, citing good monetary well being of the huge fund physique that acts as a safety cushion for a majority of staff throughout the nation.

Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar at this time made the choice official to switch your entire consolidated quantity of annual curiosity cost to subscribers of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). The Finance Ministry has accredited the transfer.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw the EPFO is doing good work and he agreed to 8.5 per cent interest rate. This was notified today. As we speak the interest has started going into the accounts of at least six crore provident fund subscribers,” Mr Gangwar informed NDTV.

On September 9, the EPFO mentioned the pandemic had affected fund administration and it will pay solely part of the instalment after at this time.

However, the scenario grew to become beneficial for cost of curiosity in a single go after the EPFO obtained good returns from sale of trade traded funds (ETFs), an individual with direct data of the matter mentioned.


An ETF, in contrast to common mutual funds, trades like a standard inventory within the monetary markets. The EPFO invests subscribers’ cash in a variety of devices together with ETFs to fetch increased returns, which assist the salaried construct their retirement fund.

All EPFO subscribers will now be capable to see their up to date account assertion with the credit score of 8.5 per cent curiosity for 2019-20.

Mr Gangwar mentioned those that are retiring on December 31 will even get 8.5 per cent curiosity, information company PTI reported.

The course of for cost of 0.35 per cent curiosity for capital acquire for 2019-20 is full, he mentioned. The curiosity of 8.5 per cent contains 8.15 per cent from debt earnings and steadiness 0.35 per cent as capital acquire from sale of ETFs, topic to their redemption by at this time.

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