The evolution of the discount rate for measuring employee benefit obligations under AS15(R): 31 March 2013

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By Ravi Shekhar, Simon Herborn | 01 April 2013
This research paper provides an update for the year ended 31 March 2013on the changes of the discount rate as they apply to liabilities under AS15(R), India’s accounting standard relating to the cost of providing employee benefits. For AS15(R) purposes, the discount rate is set with reference to the yield on Indian government bonds, and is assessed based on the yield curve at the date of valuation. Implied yields have fallen for the year ending 31 March 2013. The impact of this decline will depend on the weighted average expected future working lifetime (WAEFWL) of employees.