Govt contractual workers bereft of social security, leave

 Contractual workers employed with some of the Union ministries and departments are not extended benefits like Provident Fund, pension and other social security schemes, according to a reply to an RTI query.

PF-related complaints piling up at DPG

Provident fund management has sprung up as a major concern area in view of maximum complaints received against EPFO.

Provident fund, gratuity cannot be attached: Court

An employee`s provident fund and gratuity cannot be attached under any decree in settlement of any debt or liability, the Gujarat High Court has held in an order made available on Saturday.

PF scam: Alld HC refuses relief to former judges

The Allahabad High Court on Friday
turned down the petitions of six former judges, three of whom
retired from the High Court, challenging the summonses issued
to them by a CBI court in the multi-crore PF scam for
appearing before it.

EPFO trustees to decide interest rate on Sept 15

Retirement fund manager EPFO`s trustee would decide on September 15 the rate of interest on deposits for its over 4.71 crore subscribers for 2010-11 fiscal.

SC stays judicial proceedings in UP provident fund scam

The Supreme Court Wednesday stayed
the proceedings before special Ghaziabad CBI court in the
Uttar Pradesh provident fund case in which names of judicial
officers have cropped up.

CBI files case against 2 EPFO officers for abuse of position

CBI has registered a case against former Regional Provident Fund Commissioner of Employees Provident Fund Sub-Regional Office (EPFO).

PF depositors to get 8.5% return for 2010-11

Retirement fund manager EPFO`s key advisory body Finance and Investment Committee (FIC) has recommended 8.5 percent interest on provident fund deposits for 2010-11, the same return given to subscribers for the past five years.

UP govt can hand over case of Asthana`s death to CBI: Moily

Uttar Pradesh Government can hand over investigations into the death of prime accused in the multi-crore PF scam Ashutosh Asthana to CBI, Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily said on Tuesday.

Invest 5% of provident fund in equities: Assocham

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham) has urged the central government to allow the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to invest at least 5 percent of its funds in equities.

PFRDA to meet PoPs on Aug 26, ask them to get their act right

Unhappy with the way the New Pension System activities have been carried out so far by the contact and collection centres, the interim pension regulator PFRDA will meet them on August 26.