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Approval of EPF Interest Rate for 2023-24: Government of India Announces 8.25% Rate

In a significant development for employees across India, the Ministry of Labour and Employment has officially approved the interest rate on Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) accumulations for the financial year 2023-24. According to the official communication dated 24th May 2024, the interest rate has been set at 8.25%.

Key Highlights

1. Official Announcement:

  • The Central Provident Fund Commissioner received a formal letter from the Government of India, confirming the approval of an 8.25% interest rate on EPF accumulations.
  • This decision comes following the EPFO’s UO Note No. INV-11/2/2021-INV/155 dated 20.03.2024.

2. Financial Year 2023-24:

  • The interest rate of 8.25% will be applicable for the entire financial year 2023-24.
  • The approved rate will be credited to the accounts of all EPF members, ensuring attractive returns on their savings.

3. Government’s Commitment:

  • The Ministry of Labour and Employment’s decision reflects the government’s commitment to providing favorable returns to employees on their EPF savings.
  • This approval has been granted with the consent of the Competent Authority, emphasizing the importance placed on employee benefits.

Importance of EPF for Employees

The Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) is a critical component of the retirement savings plan for millions of employees in India. It offers a secure and reliable way to save for the future while earning a reasonable interest rate. The EPF scheme, governed by the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, mandates that both employees and employers contribute to the fund, fostering a disciplined savings habit among the workforce.


The Government of India’s approval of an 8.25% interest rate on EPF accumulations for the financial year 2023-24 is a positive step towards enhancing the financial security of employees. This move not only ensures attractive returns on their savings but also underscores the government’s commitment to the welfare of the workforce. Employees can now look forward to a fruitful year ahead with their provident fund savings growing at a substantial rate.

For more updates on EPF interest rates and other employee benefits, stay tuned to our blog. Don’t forget to share this information with your colleagues and friends to keep them informed about the latest developments in employee welfare schemes.

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