India  /  Published 07.02.21

Soldiers wince at pension pinch

A recent proposal by the department of military affairs, headed by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, to raise the retirement age for officers and reduce pension for those choosing prema...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 06.02.21

Pension for all above 60 and widows

Mamata Banerjee on Friday brought people aged above 60 and all widows under pension plans, raised annual dole for farmers to Rs 6,000 per acre and announced a series of infrastructure projects in an a...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.02.21

Jharkhand policy to protect Samaritans

People who are apprehensive about taking road accident victims to hospital for fear of police harassment in Jharkhand need not be hesitant anymore. The state cabinet in its meeting on Wednesday eveni...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 31.01.21

Jharkhand pension void

Over 10 lakh senior citizens in Jharkhand are allegedly not receiving their social security pensions for the last six months and facing hardship amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to economist and ...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.21

Mamata widens pension umbrella

Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the state government would bring additional 15 lakh persons under the ambit of old-age or widow pension schemes, the decision apparently part of her government’s...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


India  /  Published 10.12.20

You can’t stop pension, JNU told

Delhi High Court has set aside Jawaharlal Nehru University’s decision to put on hold the pension payment of a professor for taking part in a ceasework against the policies of the institution. I...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 29.11.20

More time for life certificate

Retirement fund body EPFO has extended the deadline for submission of life certificates by pensioners till February 28, a move which would benefit over 35 lakh persons who could not submit t...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 16.11.20

Proposal for tax-free plan for pension

Pension fund regulator PFRDA will propose to the government to make employers’ contribution of 14 per cent under NPS tax free for all categories of subscribers in the next budget, chairman Supra...
By PTI in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 13.11.20

Neighbours come to aid of New Town pensioners

A residential complex and a block committee in New Town have come forward to help out their elderly pensioner neighbours. They have taken the initiative to help generate their digital life certificate...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Jharkhand  /  Published 13.11.20

Hemant's pension scheme for all

The Jharkhand government is planning to launch a universal pension scheme for elderly, widows and disabled people. Sources in the chief minister’s office said chief minister Hemant Soren is kee...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur


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