Pension

  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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. ...
  • 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...
  • LS passes Pension Bill; Chidambaram says can expect more FDI September 4, 2013

    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...
  • UPA goes ahead with reforms, clears 49 pc FDI in pension, insurance October 5, 2012

    The cabinet cleared the second edition of big bang reforms allowing 49 per cent FDI in the pension and insurance sector. India Inc has welcomed the move, but the opposition BJP, Left and former ally Trinamool Congress are upset. Insurance reform is widely seen as crucial because estimates say the sector...
  • Can UPA survive its own reforms push? October 4, 2012

    The Cabinet on Monday cleared introduction of FDI in pension and increase in cap in insurance. ...
  • News 360: UPA brings in second wave of reforms October 4, 2012

    The UPA government on Thursday cleared FDI in pension and hiked FDI in insurance to 49 per cent. ...
  • India Inc lauds UPA govt for bringing reforms October 4, 2012

    Future Generali MD and CEO Deepak Sood welcomes the government's decision to introduce FDI in pension and increase cap in insurance and says it's a very positive step and something that the industry has been waiting for a very long time. ...
  • BJP, Left oppose UPA's second wave of reforms October 4, 2012

    Both the Left and the BJP have voiced their opposition against the Cabinet's decision to introduce foreign direct investment in pension and increase in the FDI cap in insurance. Addressing a press conference over the measures, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that the cap on the FDI in pension...
  • CPI will oppose reforms, says MP Gurudas Dasgupta October 4, 2012

    CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta has said that his party will opppose FDI in pension and insurance in Parliament. He said the government is on a suicidal path and is working at the behest of domestic and foreign capitalists. ...
  • One rank one pension move too little, too late: ExArmy Chief September 26, 2012

    Former Army Chief General VP Malik has blamed the UPA government for rising discontent in the armed forces. ...
  • The Last Word: Is One Rank One Pension announcement short of demand? September 25, 2012

    Claims that the government has agreed to One Rank One Pension have been disputed by the exservicemen's movement. ...
  • News 360: Government clears power bailout September 24, 2012

    In yet another major reform push, the Cabinet clears a restructuring package for state electricity boards. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 7, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • News 360: Army chief accepts Lt Gen Suhag's explanation June 7, 2012

    New Army chief General Bikram Singh has accepted the explanation of Lt General Dalbir Singh Suhag on the discipline and vigilance ban served on him by former Army chief General VK Singh, said sources. The case will now go to the Ministry of Defence and the Cabinet for the final...
  • FTN: Are senior citizens the most neglected community today? May 9, 2012

    All elderly people over 60 years from the BPL category get Rs 200 per month as pension under the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme....
  • After fighting for the nation, CJs fight for dignity August 14, 2011

    Citizen Journalists freedom fighter Suresh Aggarwal, Air Cmdr (Retd) KK Badhwar fight for their dignity, respect and pension. ...
  • CJ impact: Govt provides shelter to freedom figher Gayatri Devi January 14, 2010

    CNN IBN Citizen Journalist report showed the lonely battle of a 90yearold Gayatri Devi living on the streets of Delhi demanding her freedom fighters pension. After seeing the report, many responded with financial and medical help and now the Delhi government has also stepped in. The Delhi Government has offered...
  • CJ: Freedom fighter fights for Rs 1cr pension August 15, 2008

    Eightyyearold freedom fighter Suresh Prakash Aggarwal was sanctioned a freedom fighter's pension in 1977. But 34 years later, his pension has still not been released. The Government owes nearly Rs 1 crore to Aggarwal who lives on charity in an old age home. ...
  • Tatas meet Ford Union to discuss job security February 21, 2008

    London: The TataJaguar Land Rover deal has been in the news for some time now. On Thursday, the Tatas are meeting the Ford Union and on the agenda is job security and pensions. ...