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EPFO subscribers may face restrictions on early pension withdrawal: Report

03 Mar 2021

EPFO subscribers may face restrictions on early pension withdrawal: Report

The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has reportedly proposed restrictions on the early withdrawal of pension contributions by formal sector workers.

New labor codes may allow 4-day workweeks, free medical check-ups

09 Feb 2021

New labor codes may allow 4-day workweeks, free medical check-ups

Under its new labor codes, the central government has proposed companies to allow the option of four-day workweeks, Labour and Employment Secretary Apurva Chandra said on Monday.

Labour Ministry formalizes work from home for the services sector

02 Jan 2021

Labour Ministry formalizes work from home for the services sector

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has formalized work from home for the services sector while leaving it on the employers in the IT sector to mutually decide the work hours for their employees.

Bharat bandh on January 8: Banking services to be affected

06 Jan 2020

Bharat bandh on January 8: Banking services to be affected

Ten central trade unions have decided to go ahead with a general strike or Bharat bandh on Wednesday.

Government seeks SC/ST employee data from companies under EPFO

25 Sep 2019

Government seeks SC/ST employee data from companies under EPFO

The Ministry of Labor and Employment has launched a survey asking companies contributing to the Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) to declare the number of Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) employees.

Your Provident Fund rate raised to 8.65% for 2018-19

24 Sep 2019

Your Provident Fund rate raised to 8.65% for 2018-19

On Tuesday, the Labor Ministry notified 8.65% interest rate on Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) for the 2018-19 financial year.

Your Provident Fund interest rate increased to 8.65% for 2018-19

17 Sep 2019

Your Provident Fund interest rate increased to 8.65% for 2018-19

On Tuesday, Labor Minister Santosh Gangwar announced that over 6 crore subscribers of the Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) would receive 8.65% interest on deposits for the financial year 2018-19.

How well has the Modi government fared in 3 years?

26 May 2017

How well has the Modi government fared in 3 years?

The BJP government swept to power in 2014 projecting its PM face Modi as the embodiment of "acche din" that would soon arrive under BJP rule.

Finance Ministry ratifies 8.65% EPF deposits rate

20 Apr 2017

Finance Ministry ratifies 8.65% EPF deposits rate

Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said the Finance Ministry ratified that the finance ministry has approved 8.65% interest rates on EPF deposits.

FinMin gives go ahead to 8.65% EPF interest rate

17 Apr 2017

FinMin gives go ahead to 8.65% EPF interest rate

Finance Ministry has now grudgingly given a go-ahead to Labour Ministry to provide an 8.65% rate of interest, on the EPF for 2016-17, as decided earlier by EPFO trustees.

Karnataka releases draft reservation policy

27 Dec 2016

Karnataka releases draft reservation policy

Karnataka's Congress government has released the draft amendments to the 'Karnataka Industrial Employment (Standing orders) Rules, 1961,' to seek suggestions/objections from the public.