Press reports indicate that the EPFO is examining whether the interest rate for 2015-16 can be increased from the declared 8.8%. The Central trade Unions have been demanding that it should be increased to 9.5%. Now it is understood that EPFO is considering of increasing the same to 8.9%. Our demand is that since there is a surplus of more than Rs.1,100 crore is available, 9.5% should be granted.