EPFO members may get option to draw pension after 60

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) may soon give members an option to start drawing their pension once they turn 60 instead of 58 currently. The proposal to increase the superannuation age for drawing pension under the scheme is expected to help a beneficiary grow his/her pension kitty, while also aiding the pension fund in […]

What type of Google activity is running in your mobile and you don’t know

There is a widespread concern among the users of smartphones namely Google is closely watching you through your mobile tracking and recording millions of conversations. In fact some experts claim that Google has made your phone into a listening device. If you will learn where to look for, you will see what Google is doing […]

Not got your income tax refund yet? Here’s how you can raise a re-issue request

You are eligible to receive income tax refund if you have paid more tax to the government than your actual tax liability. This usually happens when the advance tax, self-assessment tax paid or TDS deducted of the taxpayer is higher than the total tax liability of a taxpayer. If the tax department determines, after processing […]

New Android alert: Uninstall these 15 malicious apps if you have downloaded them

Despite the numerous steps taken by Google to clean up its Play Store and remove apps which are malicious in nature, at least 15 apps have been freshly identified as harmful. This has come out through a team in the British cybersecurity firm Sophos. The firm has informed Google and the apps have been removed […]

SC rejects PIL seeking to link social media accounts to Aadhaar

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a PIL seeking to link all social media accounts to Aadhaar to stop fake, troll accounts from overpowering social media platforms. The court has said all matters need not come to the apex court. While hearing a PIL on social media accounts, the Supreme Court said, Everything doesn’t need […]

EPFO starts crediting interest, check your EPF balance via website, missed call, SMS

New Delhi: The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has started the process of crediting interest to provident fund (PF) accounts. It may be noted that the government has recently approved and notified an interest of 8.65 per cent for employees provident fund (EPF) for the financial year 2018-19. The employee and the employer contribute an […]

EPFO backs plan to allow subscribers’ NPS switch

New Delhi: The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has supported a labour ministry proposal to allow its subscribers switch to the National Pension System but said the move needs to be backed by suitable amendments to the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Act. The retirement fund body wants the PFRDA act to be amended to […]

Have you violated traffic rule? Here’s how to check and pay your e-challan online

Have you received an e-challan notice for a traffic violation recently? Knowingly or unknowingly you may have broken a traffic rule because of which you would have gotten an e-challan notice. You can get an e-challan notice for wrong/dangerous parking on the roadside, speeding, jumping red light and so on. E-challan- Digital Traffic/Transport Enforcement Solution […]

Post Office savings: How can you earn 7.7% interest

New Delhi: Most of the middle-income groups, salaried-class people and a large section of risk-averse investors remain in a continuous lookout for risk-free opportunities which can give better returns as compared to conventional investment options such as fixed deposits, recurring deposits and insurance scheme. Post Office offers various investment options for the varied requirements of […]

Atal Pension Yojana: From contribution to penalty, 10 facts you must know before investing

New Delhi: For people looking to invest for a fixed pension during their retirement, the guaranteed pension scheme of the government — Atal Pension Yojana (APY) — is an attractive option. The APY pension scheme is administered by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) and is available to people aged 18 to 40 […]

SBI account holder? Here’s how you can change your mobile number online

New Delhi: With internet and smartphones, banking has become convenient for account holders. Gone are the days when a customer had to visit the bank branch to carry out transactions or to update personal details like mobile phone number. If you are a State Bank of India (SBI) customer, you can update your mobile number […]