EPFO finalises 8.65% interest for 2018-19

Retirement fund body EPFO has decided to provide 8.65 per cent interest on PF deposits for 2018-19 against 8.55 per cent in the last year to its 6 crore subscribers, Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar said on Thursday.

All members of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) of EPFO at a meeting in New Delhi agreed to give a higher interest for subscribers for the current fiscal, the minister said further.

The proposal would now go to the Finance Ministry for approval, Gangwar said after the CBT meeting.

Earlier, highly placed sources had indicated that the interest on EPF deposits for this fiscal could be more than 8.55 per cent in view of impending general elections.

The Central Board of Trustees (CBT) headed by Labour Minister is the apex decision making body of the EPFO which finalises rate of interest on PF deposits for a financial year.