Pensioners

  • 10 financial steps you must take before you retire 09-04-2014 05:09 PM

    Do not put off today what you cannot afford to do tomorrow. In spite of the world wide pension crisis and a growing acceptance that we must plan and save for our retirement, the harsh reality is we are actually not saving enough. Research reports reveal that only 15 per...
  • Congress an expert in fooling people: Modi 29-03-2014 08:45 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi mocked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on the one rank, one pension policy. Modi said Gandhi had been fooling the public saying he had introduced the policy in three days. He said, "The Congress party is an expert in fooling people. Did...
  • Modi attacks Congress over Army pension scheme, farmer suicides 20-03-2014 05:18 PM

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, on Thursday hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for making false promises. "The One Rank One Pension was a long standing demand of serving as well as retired officers. Numerous letters were written to the Prime Minister, the...
  • We need a political platform if we want change, says General VK Singh 06-03-2014 10:47 PM

    Days after joining the BJP, former Army chief General VK Singh said that some recent events forced him to take the political plunge. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey, Singh said that a political platform is needed for change. "I take strength from Anna Hazare," Singh added. ...
  • Government increases monthly pension of MISA prisoners to Rs 12,000 01-03-2014 09:01 AM

    Rajasthan government has increased monthly pension to Rs 12,000 to those who were sent to jail under MISA during the days of Emergency. The revised pension will be effective from January 1, 2014, an official statement said. Along with this, the government has also announced medical allowance of Rs 1,200...
  • Had little role in 'One Rank, One Pension' decision: Rahul 25-02-2014 07:41 AM

    Chandigarh: Claiming that he had made "little" contribution in the decision to bring in the 'One Rank, One Pension' scheme, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said it should have been introduced 25 years ago. Addressing a gathering of ex-servicemen from the region late in the evening, Gandhi said,...
  • The Last Word: Has 'One rank One Pension' scheme been fully funded? 18-02-2014 09:20 PM

    An interim budget is about vote catching and the announcement of the 'One Rank One Pension' scheme is perhaps the one expenditure which the government is hoping will pay immediate dividends. The defence budget has been raised by 10 per cent out of which Rs 500 crore will be earmarked...
  • After Rahul's appeal, Centre accepts 'One Rank One Pension' scheme 17-02-2014 11:47 PM

    New Delhi: An interim budget is about vote catching and the announcement of the 'One Rank One Pension' scheme is perhaps the one expenditure which the government is hoping will pay immediate dividends. The defence budget has been raised by 10 per cent out of which Rs 500 crore will...
  • A Billion Votes: Politics behind the Interim Budget 2014 17-02-2014 07:30 PM

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. Faced with a massive economic slowdown and staring at prospects of a Congress rout in the Lok Sabha elections, the Finance...
  • Rahul Gandhi backs government's decision on 'One rank one pension' 17-02-2014 06:23 PM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who had given a push to the 'one-rank, one-pension' demand of ex-servicemen, called the government's decision to accept the long-standing plea with Finance Minister P Chidambaram as historic. "A number of delegations have met me on the one-rank, one-pensions (issue) in last many...
  • 'One rank one pension' advocated by BJP: Jaswant Singh 17-02-2014 02:49 PM

    Former Finance Minister Jaswant Singh reacted to P Chidambaram's decision to implement 'one rank one pension' for military personnel saying that even if the Congress was taking credit for the same now, it was advocated by the BJP government. ...
  • Rahul backs 'One-Rank-One-Pension' demand of ex-servicemen 15-02-2014 12:22 AM

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi on Friday backed the long-pending demand of "One-Rank, One-Pension" for ex-servicemen assuring them that he will make all efforts to ensure it is met at the earliest. "I am on your side. I understand your concerns. You give your life for the country, I will do...
  • Government employees, pensioners in J&K get 10 per cent raise in DA 02-02-2014 08:33 AM

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday approved release of 10 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) instalment which will be effective from July 2013. The Cabinet, which met on Saturday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, sanctioned the release of 10 per cent DA installment, raising the...
  • UP government woos voters with 'samajwadi pension scheme' 28-01-2014 02:10 PM

    In a bid to woo electorate ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday announced to launch "samajwadi pension scheme" which will benefit over 40 lakh families. "The cabinet has okayed Samajwadi pension scheme, which will benefit 40 lakh families. Under the scheme, pension between Rs 500...
  • Video Volunteers report exposes non payment of old age pension in UP 12-01-2014 06:29 PM

    This video sent to us by our partners video volunteers exposes how many elderly are being deprived of the benefits of the old age pension scheme started by the government in Uttar Pradesh. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 12-01-2014 05:17 PM

    This week, stories that expose injustice and inefficiency across the country. A woman fights for justice, a villager in Madhya Pradesh is using his mobile phone to save the environment around his village, Video Volunteers report in how elderly in UP are deprived of their old age benefits, your pictures...
  • Government decides to re-start pension to those detained during Emergency 03-01-2014 11:09 PM

    The Rajasthan government on Friday decided to re-start pension to those detained under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during the Emergency in 1975-77. In a Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje decided to re-start the scheme, which was stopped by the erstwhile Congress government, Medical and Health Minister...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: UP govt to give 'special pension' to victims 19-09-2013 10:51 AM

    The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to give "special pension" to people affected in the violence in Muzaffarnagar.A total of 48 people were killed and more than 43,000 displaced in communal clashes that erupted on September 7 and lasted for three days. Official sources told IANS that a list of...
  • There is no case for India's rating dowgrade, says PM's economic advisor 13-09-2013 02:57 PM

    Government has already taken a host of reform measures and there is no case for any downgrade of India's sovereign rating by global agencies, Prime Minister's key economic advisor C Rangarajan said on Friday. "The rating agencies have been talking about the reforms having been put on the back burner....
  • Delhi government approves pension scheme for self-employed 09-09-2013 11:32 PM

    The Delhi government Monday approved a contributory pension scheme for hawkers, domestic helps, rickshaw pullers and self-employed people, among others. 'Dilli Swavalamban Yojana' will benefit hawkers, domestic helps, rickshaw pullers, autorickshaw drivers, anganwadi workers and self-employed people between 18-60 years, a statement said. "The workers are required to contribute Rs.1,000...
  • Rajya Sabha passes Pension Bill nearly after a decade 06-09-2013 05:44 PM

    After a delay of nearly a decade, Parliament, on Friday, passed a key economic reforms legislation, the Pension Bill, that aims to create a regulator for the sector and allows at least 26 per cent FDI. The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill, 2011, was passed in the...
  • Govt survives Opposition onslaught, passes key bills 04-09-2013 11:27 PM

    New Delhi: The Coalgate issue has seen the Opposition train its guns squarely on the prime minister. The BJP wants the Prime Minister to be questioned in Coalgate. But despite the opposition protests, the government did get some respite in Parliament on Wednesday, enough to pass the pension bill that...
  • LS passes Pension Bill; Chidambaram says can expect more FDI 04-09-2013 08:32 PM

    The long pending Pension bill has been passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. The TMC, DMK and Left parties opposed the bill. The bill provides for market based returns and wide coverage based on several investment options in the pension sector. Finance Minster P Chidambaram said that we can...
  • LS passes Pension Bill, Chidambaram says 28 states have agreed to join the new scheme 04-09-2013 06:33 PM

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the crucial Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill (PFRDA) even as vociferous protests over missing coal files and petrol price hike shadowed the proceeding in Parliament. The bill allows subscribers to invest in stock market with a cap. The Pension Bill...
  • Key features of Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill 04-09-2013 02:14 PM

    The Congress-led United Progress Alliance Government is keen to get the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill 2011 passed by Parliament. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath on Wednesday indicated that the monsoon session of Parliament may be further extended as several crucial bills are pending. Key features of the...
  • Live: Lok Sabha passes the crucial Pension Bill 04-09-2013 11:14 AM

    New Delhi: 6:05 pm: The Lok Sabha has passed the crucial Pension Bill. 5:15 pm: While talking on the Pension Bill in Lok Sabha, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said 28 states have agreed to join the new pension scheme. "We have accepted all recommendations except one," he added. 5:10 pm:...
  • Kamal Nath indicates monsoon session may be extended further 04-09-2013 10:51 AM

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath has indicated that the monsoon session may be extended further as key bills remain pending. "If the need be we can extend the monsoon session of Parliament. Key legislations are pending, we hope the parties will cooperate," Kamal Nath said. While Prime Minister...
  • BJP gives no assurance as PM seeks support for crucial bills 04-09-2013 08:43 AM

    New Delhi: In an attempt to end the standoff over the missing coal files, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday reached out to the Opposition and held a meeting with senior BJP leaders L K Advani, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj at his residence. At the meeting, the Prime Minister...
  • Attempt to take up Pension Bill in LS scuttled amid uproar 03-09-2013 04:56 PM

    New Delhi: An attempt to move for consideration the Pension Bill in the Lok Sabha was scuttled on Tuesday as BJP and Left created uproar, expressing dissatisfaction over Prime Minister's statement on the missing files related to coal block allocations. Finance Minister P Chidambaram rose twice to move the Pension...
  • UPA aims to pass more bills after Food Bill gets Parliament's approval 03-09-2013 08:20 AM

    New Delhi: The Food Security Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Monday after an eight hour long debate. The Bill will now be sent to the President for ratification. It was up for discussion in Rajya Sabha after it was passed in the Lok Sabha in the previous...