Social Security

  • West Bengal for social security scheme for investors May 9, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal is planning to start a social security scheme for depositors and investors to ensure proper return of public money following the Saradha chit fund mess, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said in Kolkata on Wednesday. "In the wake of growing financial insecurity, we are thinking of a social...
  • When it comes to gender gap, men play crucial role November 25, 2012

    Washington: Sorry, fellas, but President Barack Obama's re-election makes it official: Women can overrule men at the ballot box. For the first time in research dating to 1952, a presidential candidate whom men chose decisively - Republican Mitt Romney - lost. More women voted for the other guy. It's surprising it...
  • China to create 2 mn jobs for social workers November 10, 2011

    Beijing: China is strengthening its social sector by offering about two million job opportunities, having observed the declining number of social workers in the country. As part of a government plan, two million qualified social workers will be employed on the mainland by the end of 2015, China Daily quoted a...
  • Govt approves National Social Security Fund July 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The Government on Thursday approved the constitution and operation of the National Social Security Fund for unorganised sector workers with an initial allocation of Rs 1,000 crore. Finance Minister Pranab Mukharjee had announced setting up of the fund in his 2010-11 Budget speech. The constitution of the fund, which was...
  • University posts personal info of 40,000 students November 1, 2010

    Honolulu: The Social Security numbers, grades and other personal information of more than 40,000 former University of Hawaii students were posted online for nearly a year before being removed this week, The Associated Press has learned. University officials told the AP that a faculty member inadvertently uploaded files containing the information...
  • UPA plans social security fund for unorganised sector June 1, 2010

    New Delhi: The government is thinking of setting up a National Social Security Fund with an initial corpus of Rs. 1,000 crore for workers in the unorganised sector, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Tuesday. "We are also considering the establishment of a National Social Security Fund with an initial corpus...
  • Karnataka to get first batch of Unique ID cards: Nilekani September 6, 2009

    New Delhi: Nandan Nilekani, chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) addressed a conference to brief on the progress of the project. People in Karnataka are set to be the first ones to recieve the registrations and cards for the ambitious project of the UIDAI. Karnataka, with...
  • India, Switzerland sign social security agreement September 3, 2009

    New Delhi: India and Switzerland on Thursday signed a social security agreement to encourage the movement of professionals between the two countries. The social security agreement was signed in the presence of Doris Leuthard, the visiting vice president of the Swiss Confederation who is also minister of economic affairs. The agreement will...
  • Delhiites may get unique ID number within three years September 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhiites may get their individual unique ID numbers in three years, Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman Nandan Nilekani said on Wednesday. "Delhi as a state is much ahead in this respect than other states. With utilisation of this database (of Mission Convergence) the authority would be in a...
  • Forbes India: 9 out of 10 workers in India have no social security August 26, 2009

    India’s industrial sector has blossomed over the past couple of decades, yet casual workers still make up more than 93 per cent of the country’s workforce. That means they do not have any social security benefits such as provident fund or health insurance. Shifting informal workers into the organised sector...
  • Forbes India: Nilekani's new job is lining up a nation July 15, 2009

    The man Nandan Nilekani The mission To provide an identity card to each Indian What’s the big deal? It is the world’s largest biometric identity card project. The database will cover as many as 1.16 billion people. Project cost Rs 20,000 crore. Why we need it It will help take social security and banking services...
  • Social security scheme a priority: Labour Minister May 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Implementation of social security scheme for the benefit of construction workers would be given priority, said the new Labour and Employment Minister M Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday. "Our first priority would be implementation of the social security scheme as lot of construction activities are taking place and most of...
  • Age no bar: Minister dupes elders June 16, 2007

    Indore: A social security card promises its holder Rs 150 a month. But, for pensioners in Indore, the case is different. “They said my name wasn't in list. They would verify and see,” a duped pensioner says. Thousands in Indore have been duped of their social security in a scam worth Rs...
  • Techies abroad get a tax break December 23, 2006

    New Delhi: Indian IT professionals are toasted the world over, but they often cannot be sent off to IT destinations abroad because of the high social security cost. Indian companies are expected to factor in double the amount they pay their IT professionals once they send them to foreign countries. As per...