EPF Interest Rate 2018, Finance Ministry has approved 8.55% of EPF Interest Rate for the Financial Year 2017-2018. EPFO Interest rate for the financial year 2017-2018.
Recently, the Labour Minister “Bandaru Dattatreya” was confirmed this news on Thursday. The move is expected to benefit an estimated 4 crore registered members of the Employee Provident Fund (EPF). This official confirmation will now make it possible for the Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to credit the interest into accounts of those 4 crore registered members.
The initial approval for the 8.55% EPF rate was consented to by the EPFO in 2018.
Minister Dattatreya is reported as saying that there would be a surplus of Rs 158 crore on providing 8.55 per cent interest rate to members of EPFO.
It may be added that the Finance Ministry had in the previous fiscal i.e. 2015-16 tried to reduce the then EPF rate of 8.8 per cent to 8.7 per cent, as approved by the Central Board of Trustees (CBT). However, the decision was scrapped as it had not fallen through with any of the concerned stakeholders.
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