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August 28, 2019
Govt proposal to cut worker’s contribution to EPF is a bad idea as it will badly dent your retirement corpus

The proposal by the Labour and Employment Ministry to reduce worker’s contribution to the Employees’ Provident Fund to improve in-hand salaries is not a good idea

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Pension Fund
August 9, 2019
Reliance Capital Pension Fund gives up NPS fund management business; portfolio to be transferred to LIC Pension Fund

As per PFRDA guidelines on FDI, the sponsor company of a pension fund can’t breach 49% limit; with Nippon increasing the stake to 75%, the sponsor limit of 49% is being breached

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July 29, 2019
NPS Trust to start recovering administrative charges daily from August 2019

In late-January, NPS Trust had stopped levying the administrative charges/fee. Now the same has been reinstated, and it will also be levied on a daily basis

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National Pension System
July 15, 2019
NPS Trust to appoint consultant for review of pension fund performance, close monitoring

Consultant will review fund performance at prescribed intervals, and undertake portfolio analysis of all schemes of NPS on monthly basis

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Retirement plan
June 19, 2019
How does Edelweiss Retirement Plan’s life stage based asset allocation SIP work

It’s an SIP based plan that gradually shifts the investment portfolio toward lower-risk investments based on age and life stage as one approaches retirement

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Pension or NPS
May 13, 2019
Govt NPS subscribers can change pension funds, investment pattern for incremental flows only

The regulator’s latest circular talks about a scheme for accumulated corpus transfer in five years

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April 24, 2019
PFRDA group recommends use of fintech for NPS on-boarding, transactions and investments

As for proposed fintech applications, The group has talked about onboarding process, paperless pension account generation, compliance, KYC/due diligence and prevention of money laundering

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Pension funds
March 27, 2019
Pension funds allowed to invest more in G-Secs; Asked to do due diligence

PFRDA has hiked investment limit in debt securities by pension funds, while also asked funds to do further due diligence and not just depend on credit ratings agencies

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ABSL Retirement Fund
March 19, 2019
Aditya Birla Sun Life Retirement Fund collects Rs 166 crore via NFO

Attracts investors from 241 locations with 42% applications from B30 cities

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Gratuity tax exemption
March 6, 2019
Income tax exemption for gratuity doubled to Rs 20 lakh

The increase in tax-exempt gratuity limit will immediately benefit mostly those with high salaries

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