EPF (Employee Provident Fund) Interest Rate has been declared today for Financial Year 2011 – 2012. The bad news is it has been cut by 1.25% to 8.25%. This is first time that the interest rate for EPF/VPF is less than PPF (Public Provident Fund) and would affect about 6 crores subscribers.
Below figure compares the Interest Rate on EPF, PPF, NSC & Bank Fixed Deposits for Year 2011-2012.
You can also view the trend of Interest rates for EPF/ VPF since 1989-90.
I found the following table on internet about the Historical trends of Interest rate for EPF (Employees’ Provident Fund) since 1952-53.