Rates for Provident Fund for 2012-13 Declared ---- 25th February, 2013
Over five crore PF subscribers would get 8.5 percent interest for their deposits for 2012-13 higher than 8.25 percent disbursed in the previous financial year.
After a board meeting of EPFO's apex decision making body the Central Board of Trustees (CBT), Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge told reporters: "The board discussed the rate of interest for 2012-13. After detailed discussion, the board decided to recommend a rate of interest of 8.5 p ercent for the year."
The minister said that the decision to pay 8.5 percent interest rate was taken unanimously by the board, which also has representation from trade unions and employers.
The trustees also decided that EPFO will give a permanent account number to all members so that it is not changed with change in job or location. The EPFO is ready with an action plan to set up a central database for the purpose.
It’s a Good news for all the PF subscribers.
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MINIMUM WAGES REVISED IN DELHI
With the new rates coming into effect from April 1, 2013 minimum wages of unskilled worker per month have been increased from Rs. 7,254 to Rs. 7,722. In respect of semi-skilled worker, the hiked monthly minimum wage has been fixed at Rs. 8,528 against Rs. 8,008 earlier. A skilled worker in the capital now will get a minimum wage of Rs. 9,386 which was earlier Rs. 8,814.
For clerical and non-technical supervisory staff in all scheduled employments, the minimum wages have been fixed at Rs. 8,528 instead of earlier Rs. 8,008 for non-matriculates. For matriculates but not graduates, the new wages would be Rs. 9,386 instead of Rs. 8,814 earlier. In respect of graduates and above, the new monthly minimum wages has been fixed at Rs. 10,218 instead of Rs. 9,594 earlier.
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