Santosh Gangwar: News

04 Mar 2021


EPFO retains 8.5% interest rate on PF deposits

The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation will maintain the interest rates on provident fund deposits at 8.5% for the financial year 2020-21, the same as the previous fiscal.

23 Sep 2020

Lok Sabha

Rajya Sabha passes 3 labor code bills amid Opposition boycott

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed three of the four labor code bills, even as the Opposition continued its boycott of the Parliament.

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.

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.

15 Sep 2019


Enough jobs, but candidates from North-India lack skills: BJP leader

The ruling BJP-led central government's blame-game over the ongoing economic slowdown does not seem to end.

21 Feb 2019


EPFO hikes provident fund interest rate by 0.1% to 8.65%

The Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) on Thursday announced a hike of 0.1% in the interest rate on employees' provident fund (PF) deposits for FY 2018-19.

23 Jul 2018


Employees may soon withdraw 75% PF if unemployed for 1-month

An employee, who is not in employment for a month, may be allowed to avail 75% of the Provident Fund standing to his credit, Labor Minister Santosh Gangwar said.

18 Jul 2018


Govt to release unemployment data in next 2 months

The government today informed the Rajya Sabha that it will come out with unemployment data from 2016 in the next two months.

27 Jun 2018


You can now withdraw 75% of PF after one-month's unemployment

Bringing cheer to crores, the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has decided to allow PF subscribers to withdraw 75% balance after remaining unemployed for a month, and keep the account running.

07 Jun 2018

Uttar Pradesh

BJP to reach out to voters; apprise them of Modi-achievements

Senior BJP leaders embarked on a mission to reach out to the voters in Uttar Pradesh and inform them about the work done by the Narendra Modi-led government in last four years.

22 Apr 2018


Brouhaha shouldn't be created over 1-2 rape cases: Minister

Wading straight into controversy, Union Minister Santosh Gangwar said, Sunday, brouhaha should not be created on rape cases in a big country like India.

29 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

Modi-govt to create 1cr new jobs on 12% pension incentive

The government hopes to create 1cr new jobs by bearing the entire 12% of the basic salary that employers are mandated to make towards the pension for the first three years for new employees.

07 Aug 2017

PAN Card

Over 11 lakh PANs deactivated: Is yours one of them?

The government has deleted or deactivated over 11 lakh duplicate Permanent Account Numbers (PANs)- cases where multiple PANs had been issued to one person.

11 Jul 2017


Entrepreneurs in Noida demand lowering of GST on home appliances

With consumer durables attracting a GST of 28%, a group of entrepreneurs from Noida have approached UP Finance Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar and demanded the lowering of tax levied on home appliances.

18 Mar 2017


29 lakh debit cards compromised last year

The government said that over 29 lakh debit cards were the victims of malware attacks in 2016. The cards in question were those used on ATM machines operated by Hitachi.

12 Dec 2016


Lakhs of ATMs in India vulnerable to hackers

Over 202,000 ATM machines in India run on Microsoft XP software that hasn't been upgraded in over two years, making them vulnerable to hackers.

01 Aug 2016

Lok Sabha

Government to move an amendment bill to strengthen debt recovery

In a bid to strengthen debt recovery laws, Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill, 2016 has been cleared in Lok Sabha through a voice vote.