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EPF interest hiked to 3-year high of 8.25%

This will be the highest rate of interest for EPF subscribers in the last three years

11 Feb 2024 1:17 AM

2022: Daunting labour reforms, informal workers' social security fund await take off

More than 17 crore informal sector workers have registered themselves on the e-Shram portal

31 Dec 2021 3:11 PM

EPFO alert! Employers to register digital signatures online through e-mail

Employers are not able to function normally and are facing problems in using their digital signatures or Aadhaar-based e-sign on EPFO portal

07 May 2020 1:15 PM

Labour ministry sets up control rooms to address migrant workers' problems

The Prime Minister has announced extension of the nationwide lockdown till May 3 with conditional relaxation from April 20

14 Apr 2020 1:47 PM

EPFO settles 1.37 lakh covid19 withdrawal claims

The provision for a special withdrawal from EPF scheme to fight Covid-19 pandemic is part of the PMGKY scheme announced by the government

10 Apr 2020 4:42 PM


Spanish jobless claims jump by over 3,00,000 in March

Pandemic "changed the trend" in unemployment figures for March, after only 2,857 workers filled jobless claims in the first 12 days

06 Apr 2020 11:07 AM

Unemployment rate at 6.1 per cent in 2017-18, confirms govt data

The joblessness among male on all India basis was 6.2 per cent, while it was 5.7 per cent in case of females.

31 May 2019 6:13 PM

Amid fund crunch, EPFO shelves plan to double minimum pension

Govt has guaranteed a least benefits of Rs 3,000 per month for informal sector workers through PMSYM scheme.

28 Mar 2019 3:03 PM

Income tax exemption limit on gratuity doubled to Rs 20 lakh, says labour ministry

'This would benefit those employees of PSUs and others not covered by Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972,' said Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar.

07 Mar 2019 6:47 PM

Retail inflation for industrial workers rise to 5.61 pc in August

The indices of 37 centres are above All-India Index and 41 centres' indices are below national average.

01 Oct 2018 5:50 PM


Retail inflation for industrial workers rose to 3.93 pc in June

Retail inflation for industrial workers rose to 3.93 per cent in June from 1.08 per cent in the same month of last year.

01 Aug 2018 7:25 PM

Retail inflation for industrial workers remains flat at 3.96 pc in May

The all-India CPI-IW for May, 2018 increased by 1 point and pegged at 289.

02 Jul 2018 3:59 PM

Govt directs PSUs to challenge only those cases which involve larger issues

The ministry requests that such litigation can be avoided by effective compliance of the provisions of labour laws.

26 Jun 2018 1:30 PM

EPFO cuts administrative charges, firms to save Rs 900 cr annually

The EPFO has accumulated surplus of over Rs 20,000 crore in the administrative charges account.

27 May 2018 1:56 PM

Centre pitches for Rs 1,000 pension for construction workers

The ministry has sought public comments on the scheme, formulated on the direction of the Supreme Court, till May 21, 2018.

17 May 2018 7:06 PM


Govt likely to notify 8.55 pc interest on PF for FY18 this week

The labour ministry has sought Election Commission's approval to notify rate of interest for crediting the same into members' accounts.

06 May 2018 1:20 PM

Now pensioners can view passbook using Umang app

EPFO is already providing various e-services for its stakeholders through Umang.

03 May 2018 4:14 PM

Labour Min extends date for comments on workers safety code

Persons employed below ground in a mine shall not be allowed to work for more than eight hours in any day.

29 Apr 2018 12:08 PM

Govt extends facility of fixed term employment for all sectors

The employer can directly hire a worker for a fixed term without mediation of any contractor.

20 Mar 2018 5:45 PM

Now link Aadhaar with PF account via UMANG app

The facility on e-KYC portal has added a new feature to link UAN with Aadhaar online using biometric credentials.

27 Feb 2018 3:17 PM