EPF Latest News [February 2019] – The retirement fund body EPFO can maintain the interest rate for PF deposits at 8.55% for 2018-19 as well. In this post, we’ll highlight the major factors and some latest leaks that can happen on 21st February meeting.

NEWS – (February 2019)

  • EPFO’s Central Board of Trustees will take a decision
  • In 2017-18, the members received the lowest interest in the last 5 years

EPF INTEREST RATE 8.55% for 2018-19

Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has more than 60 million shareholders. A highly placed source told this information on Monday.

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POSSIBILITY TO INVESTMENT IN ETF

The EPFO’s Central Board of Trustees (CBT) will meet on February 21. In this, the income estimates of EPFO will be kept. It also includes a proposal for the interest rate on PF deposits.

In the meeting of the EPFO Central Board of Trustees, review of the investment in the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) by the EPFO may also be considered.

Considering the Lok Sabha elections, the interest rate for this financial year will be maintained at 8.55%, similar to that of 2017-18.

CBT is the decision-making body of EPFO. It finalizes the interest rate on PF deposits for the financial year. With the approval of the CBT and the finance ministry’s consent, the EPFO puts interest on PF deposits into account of the shareholders.

FINANCIAL YEAR INTEREST RATE
2012-13 8.50%
2013-14 8.75%
2014-15 8.75%
2015-16 8.80%
2016-17 8.65%
2017-18 8.55%

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