Category Archives: NATIONAL

Employee Provident Fund (EPF) vs Public Provident Fund (PPF) in 2019: Interest rates, withdrawal rules

New Delhi: The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)-controlled Employee Provident Fund (EPF) remains an attractive investment option despite the 110 basis point cut by the Reserve Bank of India in the present calendar year. On the other hand, Public Provident Fund (PPF) witnessed an interest rate rationalisation along with several other small savings schemes in […]

IRCTC iMudra Prepaid Card: Withdraw cash at ATMs, ATM charges, How to register, other details

New Delhi: IRCTC iMudra prepaid card helps the users to carry out a cashless transaction. The cashless transaction could be if you are sending money, withdrawing cash at ATMs, buy goods and services either online or offline. It even offers the convenience of using the iMudra wallet across mobile app, tablet and desktop. It may be […]

Amazon Great Indian Festival dates announced; will clash with Flipkart’s Big Billion Days

September 29 and run till October 4. As always, Prime members will get exclusive early access to the discounts, starting from 12 noon on September 28. The theme of this year’s sale is ‘Now budget won’t hold back India’s celebration’. To make the shopping experience seamless, Amazon has introduced a range of cashback and discount […]

Booking train ticket online? Here are the new IRCTC service charges

New Delhi: Booking IRCTC e-tickets have become costlier from September 1 as the railways’ catering and tourism arm restored service charges on online e-ticket booking. Last month, the Railway Board gave its approval to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to restore the mechanism of charging service charge from passengers booking online tickets […]

SBI home, auto loans linked to MCLR to become cheaper from September 10

New Delhi: Borrowers of SBI home, auto loans, which are typically issued on floating rate basis will be cheaper from Tuesday (September 10) as the biggest lender in the country slashed its marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) by 10 basis points (bps) with effect from September 10. The State-owned lender has also […]

What are the charges you need to pay for Aadhaar card update?

 Updating your Aadhaar details will now cost more. As a circular issued by UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) dated April 22, charges for updating your Aadhaar details such as address, mobile number, and biometrics have been revised upwards.As per the circular, the new charges for updation of demographic details such as name, address, gender, […]

How to link Aadhaar to Ration Card

Ration cards are used by many households to get the food grains and fuel at a subsidized rate. It also serves as a proof of identity and address like other documents such as passport and PAN cards. However, there have been instances where an individual obtains more than once ration card depriving other deserving people. […]

How to check income tax return status

Once you’ve filed your income tax return (ITR) and have verified it, the Income Tax (I-T) Department starts processing your tax return. Refund, if any is due, is issued only after processing is complete. Normally after verification, the ‘status’ of your tax return would be ‘Successfully Verified’ or ‘Successfully e-Verified’. After processing is complete, the […]

SBI aims to eliminate debit cards

MUMBAI: If the largest lender SBI has its way, it may herald the beginning of the end of the ubiquitous debt cards from the banking system as the bank plans to promote more digital payment solutions and eliminate the plastic cards. This is despite the huge reliance on debit cards by customers of SBI which […]

What is PAN card verification? How to verify PAN online

New Delhi: Personal Account Number (PAN), the unique ten-digit alphanumeric ID issued by Income Tax Department, is the most important document which is needed at the time of filing the income tax returns and addressing the other tax assessment-related issues. The Income Tax Department conducts a third-party verification to verify the identity and address of […]