Public Provident Fund (PPF): Should You Invest?

Public Provident Fund (PPF) Investment
Public Provident Fund (PPF) is a small savings investment scheme for the Individuals. PPF yields guaranteed returns on the investment. However, the return is not as attractive as observed in the Equity Mutual Funds or other Securities linked investment plans. But with Long Term Capital Gains Tax (LTCG) being re-introduced on Equity Oriented Funds, it is time to revisit the investment schemes in the current Financial Year 2018-19. Interest Rates on Small Savings Schemes The LTCG tax does bring down…

Employee Life Cycle Management Modern Perspective

Employee Life Cycle Management
Human Resource Management (HRM) encompasses the Employee Life Cycle Management in an organization. Human Resource Personnel play a major role in facilitating the Employee Life Cycle process. Employee Life Cycle Management is the identification of stages an Individual goes through during his/her tenure in any organization. Human Resource Department has the role of enabling the entire process and ensuring that the transition into each stage is well defined and structured. However, in the changing Business Scenario and Economy, each stage…

Professional Tax Rates For The Financial Year 2018-19

Professional Tax Rates For Financial Year 2018-19
Professional tax is a tax levied by the various State Governments of India on salaried individuals, working in government or non-government entities, or in practice of any profession, including Chartered Accountants, Doctors, Lawyers etc or carry out some form of business. This form of tax is in practice for a long time and States were conferred the power of leveling the Tax under Clause (2) of Article 276. The Professional tax rates is based on the Income Slabs set by…

Balance Scorecard (BSC) Performance Management System

Balance Scorecard (BSC) Performance Management System
Balance Scorecard (BSC) is widely used as strategic business management and planning tool to analyze critical areas of business. BSC helps organizations to set the desired performance benchmark which would enable them to achieve pre determined Strategic Targets and gain competitive edge over the peers. Balance Scorecard (BSC) was introduced in the 1992 by Kaplan and Norton. Prior to it, an organization “Analog Devices” had designed something similar in 1987. BSC aims at providing a balanced perspective about the organizational…

Small Savings Schemes Interest Rates Retained For 1st Quarter (April-June) Of Financial Year 2018-19

Small Savings Interest Rates
Government has retained the interest rates on popular Small Savings Schemes for the 1st Quarter of the Financial Year 2018-19. Previously, Government had decided to align the small savings interest rates with the relevant market rates of Government Securities. The rates are now recalibrated every quarter in order to maintain it at par with the current market rates. The interest rates on Small Savings Schemes are slightly higher as compared to rates offered by Banks. The Central Bank (RBI) had…

Economy: Inflation, IIP Figures and More!!!

Inflation
Inflation moderated as per the latest data released for the previous month. The slowing down is attributed to moderation in food prices. The data is expected to raise hopes of rate cut in the future, RBI is expected to observe the scenario for some time before deciding on the repo rates. Introduction of GST may have some impact on the economy as Business houses are still in the initial phases of implementation. However, the decision to slash GST rates on…

Professional Tax: Procedure and Guidelines

Professional Tax
Professional tax is levied by the State Governments in India on salaried individuals, working in government or non-government entities, or in practice of any profession, including chartered accountants, doctors, lawyers etc or are involved in business. Professional Tax is levied by the respective States. States were conferred the power of leveling the Tax under Clause (2) of Article 276 of Constitution of India,1949. The rate at which Professional tax is charged is based on the Income Slabs set by the…

Performance Management System (PMS): Challenges and Need

Performance Management System (PMS)
Performance Management System (PMS) is the strategic process by which an organization measures the performance of the employees in order to reward their contribution towards the organization growth and success. Organization constantly strives to improve the efficiency of the employees in order to develop their skills and managerial capabilities. This would allow the organization to achieve its “Vision” through the “Missions” laid down. Performance Management System (PMS) has gained significance with the rise in demand for niche skills and evolution…

Ways To Earn Money Online!!!

Ways to Earn Money Online
Everybody wants to be rich and earn money to fulfill their basic as well as luxury needs. However, earning money is not easy as it requires great deal of hard work, perseverance and patience to achieve. Earning legit money adopting ethical practices may seem tough initially but it is the only way one can succeed in the long run and lead a good life. Growth of digitization offers wonderful opportunity to the young and old alike to earn money online…

Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme (EDLI), 1976

EDLI
Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) and Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) are the Social Security Welfare measures adopted by the Government in the best interest of the individuals. Employee Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme (EDLI) was launched as a Statutory Benefit applicable to all the Employees covered under the Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act,1952. EDLI is the Life Insurance cover extended to the Employees and is payable to the nominee in case of death of the subscriber while he/she is subscriber…