The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has made a major change in the pension scheme. Under which 6 crore people will get direct benefit. Let us know about the changes in the pension scheme in the news below.
Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has made a big change in the pension scheme, which is going to give relief to crores of subscribers. In fact, the Retirement Body Fund has allowed its subscribers retiring in less than 6 months to withdraw the amount deposited under the Employees’ Pension Scheme (Employee’s Pension Scheme 1995) EPS-95.
Decision on appeal of CBT-
According to PTI, this information has been shared by issuing a statement from the Ministry of Labor. It was told that the recommendation made by the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) to the government also includes the facility of withdrawal from their EPS account to the members with a service period of less than six months. There are more than 65 million EPFO subscribers across the country.
Along with this, the Board of Trustees has also recommended to give proportionate pension benefits to the members who have been part of this scheme for more than 34 years. This facility will help the pensioners to get more pension at the time of determination of retirement benefit.
Subscribers now had this permission-
It is worth noting that till now the customers of Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) have been allowed to withdraw only the amount deposited in their Employees’ Provident Fund account with less than 6 months of service left. But after this big decision taken by the retirement body fund, now those subscribers will get a big relief, whose total service of only 6 months is left.
Meeting under the chairmanship of Bhupendra Yadav-
In the 232nd meeting held on Monday by the CBT, it was recommended to the government that by making some amendments in the EPS-95 scheme, the retiring subscribers should be allowed to withdraw the amount deposited in the pension fund. In a statement of the Ministry of Labor, it was said that the subscribers of Union Labor Minister Bhupendra Yadav should be allowed to withdraw the amount deposited in the pension fund.
A statement of the Labor Ministry said that in this meeting held under the chairmanship of Union Labor Minister Bhupendra Yadav, a decision was taken on the recommendation to withdraw deposits under EPS-95.
This policy has also been approved-
According to the report, it has been informed by the Ministry of Labor that the Board of Trustees of EPFO has also approved a redemption policy for investment in Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) units. The Board also approved the redemption of ETF units purchased during the calendar year 2018 period for booking of capital gains to be included in income for computing the interest rate for 2022-23.
Apart from this, the 69th Annual Report on the functioning of EPFO for the financial year 2021-22 was also approved by the Ministry of Labor, which will be presented in Parliament.