PENSION

  • SC dismisses Defence Ministry appeals against disabled soldiers: Political executive loses opportunity to earn goodwill 1 week ago

    The writer is former Indian Army Major Navdeep Singh. It is well known that the current political regime is proactive and deeply concerned about the welfare of men and women in uniform. It is also well documented that both the Prime Minister as well as the Defence Minister are sensitive...
  • Single women demand pension, greater access to government schemes November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Demanding adequate social security measures for them including pension and better access to government entitlements, scores of single women from different parts of the country have descended here for a two-day meeting starting on Wednesday. The women, under the banner of the National Forum for Single Women's Rights,...
  • Pension scheme for 40 lakh families in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will launch a pension scheme for 40 lakh families, including those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and minorities, in the state on November 5. The Samajwadi Pension Scheme will cover 12 lakh SC/ST families as well as 10 lakh minority and...
  • Vasundhara Raje clears Pensioners Health Concession Scheme 2014 October 10, 2014

    Jaipur: In Diwali bonanza to retired employees, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje approved the Pensioners Health Concession Scheme, 2014 to provide medical care in the government-run hospitals and approved private hospitals. The scheme to provide medical and health benefits to lakhs of state pensioners at concessional rates was earlier announced...
  • Minimum pension under EPS to be made permanent: Narendra Singh Tomar September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to remove uncertainty over the payment of minimum Rs 1,000 monthly pension under the Employees' Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95) beyond March 31, the government will amend the scheme to make it a permanent feature. "When we have planned that (Rs 1,000 minimum monthly) pension will be given,...
  • EPFO's Rs 1,000 minimum pension to benefit 32 lakh immediately September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Government's decision to amend the Employees Pension Scheme, 1995 (EPS-95) run by EPFO to provide minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 will immediately benefit around 32 lakh pensioners who get less than this. Earlier, estimates of EPFO had suggested that the immediate beneficiaries who were getting less than Rs...
  • 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 17, 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. ...