Pensioners

  • Demand for onerank onepension to be considered: Rajnath Singh September 11, 2014

    Bhuj: The demand for granting onerank onepension to paramilitary personnel would be considered, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday. The Home Minister's assurance came during an interaction with jawans of Border Security Force during a visit to the frontier district of Kutch along the IndiaPakistan border. ...
  • Pension formalities made simpler September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The time prescribed for processing pension papers has been halved from two years to one year and procedure for verification of service for pensionary benefits has been made simpler and quicker, an official statement said on Friday. "Now service verification certificate will be issued twice once after 18...
  • Government to release additional installment of DA September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said it will release an additional installment of dearness allowance (DA) to central government employees and dearness relief (DR) to pensioners from July 1 2014. "This is an increase of seven per cent over the existing rate of 100 per cent of the basic pay,...
  • Government to increase dearness allowance to 107 per cent, up from 100 per cent August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Government is likely to approve a hike in dearness allowance (DA) to 107 per cent from the existing 100 per cent, benefiting around 30 lakh Centre's employees and its 50 lakh pensioners including dependants. "The average rate of retail inflation for industrial workers from July 1, 2013 to...
  • HPAU pensioners to observe Black Day on August 15 August 15, 2014

    Shimla: More than 900 pensioners of CSK Agriculture University in Palampur have decided to observe the Independence Day as 'Black Day' to protest against nonpayment of their pension since March 2014. "We salute our martyrs and shall strive to uphold Independence of our Republic, but we have been forced to...
  • People under the age group of 60 will get pension: Inder Singh Namdhar August 8, 2014

    Former Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Inder Singh Namdhari on Friday alleged several people under 60 years of age were being benefited from the old age pension scheme in Palamu district. "The old age pension scheme is eligible for 60yearold people and above. But when I checked the list in Gahuganva village in...
  • Government to soon notify minimum Rs 1,000 monthly pension under EPS August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Government will soon issue a notification to implement the Budget proposal of increasing the minimum monthly pension under the EPS95 scheme to Rs 1,000, Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said. "My ministry has cleared the proposal and a notification will be issued soon," he said, responding to issues raised...
  • Uttarakhand govt to launch farmers pension scheme on Aug 15 August 7, 2014

    A pension scheme wherein farmers above the age of 60 years will get a monthly pension of Rs 800 will be launched by the Uttarakhand government on this Independence Day. The scheme has been initiated to encourage people, especially in the hilly areas, to take up farming, Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar...
  • Budget 2014: No major boost to Defence, Jaitley allots Rs 2.29 lakh crore July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced just an additional Rs 5000 crore for the Defence Budge, taking the amount allocated to the the Indian Defence to Rs 2,29,000 crore. In the Interim Budget presented by the UPAII government, the amount was Rs 2,24,000 crore. In the Narendra Modi...
  • Proposal for Rs 1,000 minimum monthly pension approved: Government July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has approved minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 under Employees Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS95) run by the retirement body Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Parliament was informed on Monday. The decision of the government would immediately benefit 28 lakh pensioners including 5 lakh widows getting less than Rs...
  • UP govt announces 'Samajwadi Pension Scheme' June 27, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday announced 'Samajwadi Pension Scheme', aimed at benefiting about 40 lakh families in the state. "Nearly 40 lakh families will benefit from the scheme and a sum of Rs 500 will be transfered in the bank accounts of head of each family every month," Chief Secretary Alok...
  • Uttarakhand government approves pension scheme for farmers June 6, 2014

    Ahead of the Gairsain Assembly session, Uttarakhand Cabinet on Thursday approved two popular schemes including a pension scheme for farmers and a scheme to airlift doctors to remote areas of the state. Both the decisions were taken in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Harish Rawat in Almora on Thursday,...
  • Probe ordered into withdrawal of pension by Pakistani woman May 3, 2014

    An alleged case of a Pakistani woman withdrawing pension from the Rajasthan state treasury has come to light and district authorities have ordered a probe into it. The probe was ordered following a complaint by a local man Alam Khan who said the woman, Ladoo, was now a Pakistani citizen after...
  • 10 financial steps you must take before you retire April 9, 2014

    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 March 29, 2014

    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 March 20, 2014

    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 President....
  • We need a political platform if we want change, says General VK Singh March 6, 2014

    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 March 1, 2014

    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 per month...
  • Had little role in 'One Rank, One Pension' decision: Rahul February 25, 2014

    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...
  • The Last Word: Has 'One rank One Pension' scheme been fully funded? February 18, 2014

    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 February 18, 2014

    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 February 17, 2014

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congressled 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' February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who had given a push to the 'onerank, onepension' demand of exservicemen, called the government's decision to accept the longstanding plea with Finance Minister P Chidambaram as historic. "A number of delegations have met me on the onerank, onepensions (issue) in last many...
  • 'One rank one pension' advocated by BJP: Jaswant Singh February 17, 2014

    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 'OneRankOnePension' demand of exservicemen February 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi on Friday backed the longpending demand of "OneRank, OnePension" for exservicemen 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 all...
  • Government employees, pensioners in J&K get 10 per cent raise in DA February 2, 2014

    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' January 28, 2014

    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 to...
  • Video Volunteers report exposes non payment of old age pension in UP January 12, 2014

    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 January 12, 2014

    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 restart pension to those detained during Emergency January 3, 2014

    The Rajasthan government on Friday decided to restart pension to those detained under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during the Emergency in 197577. In a Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje decided to restart the scheme, which was stopped by the erstwhile Congress government, Medical and Health Minister Rajendra...