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Pension Scheme
West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.20

Rs 850 crore for social pension

The Bengal government on Monday allotted a sum of Rs 850 crore as pension to nearly 50 lakh beneficiaries of various social pension schemes, and Rs 1,050 crore for the development of industrial infras...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 28.05.20

Pension for divorced daughter

The Supreme Court has ruled that a divorced daughter is entitled to dependent family pension on a par with an unmarried daughter, dismissing the central government’s appeal challenging a Punjab and ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 27.12.19

Relief for pensioners

The labour ministry will enforce the retirement fund body EPFO’s decision to restore pension commutation, or advance part-withdrawal, under the Employees’ Pension Scheme from January 1, 2020, a mo...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 29.10.19

Threat to pension net for low-paid workers

A proposed law on social security for workers has diluted a provision for additional contribution by the central government to the pension for low-paid employees, drawing criticism from the RSS-affili...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.09.19

PF shrink plan runs into wall

The Centre has proposed that the contributions by the employer and the employee to the Employees’ Provident Fund be reduced from the current 12 per cent of the basic salary each to 10 per cent each,...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.09.19

PM Narendra Modi to launch traders’ pension scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will spend about two hours in the capital on Thursday, is scheduled to address a gathering of over one lakh farmers at Prabhat Tara ground here, inaugurate a number o...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 28.02.19

Pension scheme fillip for 40000 coal loaders

Around 40,000 people engaged in loading and unloading coal at various BCCL and ECL mines here will benefit from the newly launched Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan Yojana, a pension scheme for work...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Opinion  /  Published 27.02.19

Another tweak to pensions for the poor

A pension scheme has been announced for unorganised workers in the interim budget for 2019. This scheme, it has been claimed, is the largest such initiative in the world. The proposal is that all unor...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 20.02.19

Unkind cut in pension scheme

The Centre will swallow the contribution of unorganised workers under a new pension scheme in the event of the death of the subscriber and his or her spouse, according to an official notification.Cont...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.02.19

‘Failed’ pension plan in new pack

The Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan, billed as a mega pension plan, is patterned along two similar attempts by successive governments, including the Modi dispensation, at providing a social securit...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi


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