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EPF continues to beat inflation even with interest rate at four-decade low

The scheme also offers better returns than other most other investment avenues

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Indivjal Dhasmana  |  New Delhi 



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The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) may have disheartened nearly 65 million subscribers by slashing the interest rate for 2020-21 to a four-decade low of 8.1 per cent from 8.5 per cent in the previous year. But the return still beats the inflation rate. This was not the case in the fag end of the UPA regime, despite the interest rate being in the range of 8.5-8.75 per cent.

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First Published: Wed, March 30 2022. 16:16 IST

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