Employee’s Pension Scheme(EPS)


In India, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) runs a program called the Employee Pension Scheme (EPS). This is a social security program. It is a pension plan for workers in the organized sector that is meant to give them financial protection after they leave. Employees who are part of the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) plan have to use EPS.

Here are the most important things to know about India’s Employee Pension Scheme (EPS):

1.Eligiblity: Eligible employees are those who have paid into the EPF plan for at least 10 years and are members of the EPF scheme.

2.Contribution: Both the individual and the company make payments into the EPS. The current payment rate is 12% of the employee’s basic wages and dearness allowance, of which 8.33% is sent to the EPS up to a maximum wage cap of Rs. 15,000 per month. The rest, or 3.67 percent, goes into the EPF.

3.How to figure out your pension: Under the EPS, the pension amount is based on the employee’s pensionable service and their average monthly pensionable pay. To figure out how much pensionable service someone has, the number of years they have paid into the EPS is taken into account, up to a maximum of 35 years. The average pay from the last 60 months are used to figure out the average monthly pensionable salary.

4.Vesting Period: To be qualified for the pension, you must have worked for the company for at least 10 years. This means that a worker must have worked for the government for at least 10 years before they can get an income from the EPS.

5.Options for pension: When an employee retires, they can choose to get a regular pension or a commuted pension, which lets them take a part of their pension as a lump sum.

6.Family Pension: If the worker dies, the EPS gives a pension to the worker’s partner and any children who rely on them. The family pension is 50% of the member’s income, as long as certain conditions are met.

7.Portability: When an employee moves jobs, the EPS amount can be moved from the EPFO account of the old company to the EPFO account of the new employer.



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