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ESI Contribution Rate and Calculation 2023

ESI is self-contributing social security and health insurance scheme. The full form of ESI is Employee State Insurance. The scheme offers financial assistance to an employee during sickness, maternity and employment injury. Furthermore, it also covers for medical expenses of...

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Post Office Tax Saving Schemes

Post Office Tax Saving Schemes are good investment options that offer guaranteed income. Moreover, investments in these schemes qualify for tax exemption under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Since the Government of India backs the schemes, the...

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EPF Form 10C

What is EPF Form 10C? Under the EPF scheme, you (the employee) and your employer have to contribute to the Employee Provident Fund during your service period. When you leave the job, you might want to carry forward your EPF...

difference between gpf and epf

Difference Between GPF and EPF

Every working professional comes across a provident fund. All provident funds are savings schemes categorised based on their name, which helps create a substantial corpus for post-retirement life. There is EPF, which stands for Employee Provident Fund, while GPF stands...

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PPF Account for Minors

A Public Provident Fund is a long-term savings scheme. Central Government offers this scheme to help Indian residents to invest and build a corpus. It is one of the ideal investment options for several investors for tax-saving purposes. The article...

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eps vs nps


Employee Pension Scheme (EPS) is a mandatory savings scheme for employees whose basic salary plus Dearness Allowance (DA) is up to INR 15,000. The maximum EPS contribution by the employer is 8.3% of basic salary + DA. EPS offers a...

vpf vs nps


A Voluntary Provident Fund (VPF) is a regular provident fund plan in which a depositor can choose how much he wants to contribute to the fund on a regular basis. VPF has a five year lock-in period. The National Pension...

nps vs epf


The National Pension Scheme (NPS) is a retirement benefit plan that combines tax savings and pension payments. The pension amount depends on the asset classes and the fund manager's performance. The National Pension System offers the following two types of...