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Tag: Pension

7th Pay Commission: 5 Big Benefits Announced For Central Government Employees & Pensioners

If you are a central government employee or a pensioner, here is something that will cheer you up as there are a plethora of benefit schemes announced or are likely to be implemented this year.

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Non-Payment Of Salary, Pension: 'To Receive Pay A Fundamental Right'

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has pulled up the municipal corporations for the non-payment of salaries and pensions to their employees, noting that paucity of funds cannot be an excuse and that right to receive pay is a fundamental right enshrined under the Constitution of India. A division bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and […]

7th Pay Commission Benefits: Latest News For Lakhs Of Pensioners, DoPPW To Sort Issues Of Senior Citizens

In what could provide a major relief to central government pensioners in this pandemic crisis, the Centre has extended the date of submission of life certificate up to February 28, 2021. The extension of date will also benefit all pensioners covered under the 7th Pay Commission, sources said. Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that the […]

Good News For Pensioners: Centre Relaxes Timeline For Life Certificate Submission

In a major relief to elderly persons, the Centre has relaxed the existing timeline for submission of Life Certificate, informed Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday. All Central government pensioners can now submit Life Certificate from 1st November 2020 to 31st December 2020. Earlier, this used to be only for the month of November for […]

EPFO Releases Rs 868 Crore Pension, Rs 105 Crore Arrears

New Delhi: Earlier the central government accepted the EPFO Trust’s recommendation on one of the longstanding demands of workers to allow restoration of commuted value of pension after 15 years, allowing pensioners to receive an enhanced pension. Without the provision for commuted pension, pensioners continued to receive reduced pension lifelong. “This is a historical step […]

With Pension For Acid Attack Survivors, 'Chhapaak' Serves 'Purpose'

Mumbai: Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar is over-the-moon with her latest directorial “Chhapaak” as she says the movie has succeeded to serve its “purpose” after Uttarakhand announced pension for acid attack survivors in the state following the release. On Sunday, she took to Twitter, where she shared a news headline, which read: “Uttarakhand announces pension for acid […]

Action Against 11 Senior OAS Officers Over Corruption Charges

Bhubaneswar: As part of Odisha government’s zero tolerance policy towards corruption, action has been taken against as many as 11 senior OAS officers in past three months. While two of them have been dismissed from service, pension and gratuity of nine officers have been discontinued. The dismissed officials include former Tehsildar of Loisingha Bijayini Biswal, […]

Government Brings New Pension Rules, Check Now

In a major development, the Central Government has amended Rule 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. Latest reports suggest that the family of a government servant, who dies within 7 years of joining service, will also be eligible for family pension at enhanced rate of 50% of last pay drawn, for a period of 10 […]

286 cases of atrocity against elderly parents registered in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Members of both the Opposition and ruling party today expressed displeasure in the State Assembly over safety of senior citizens. Responding to a question by the Opposition, Social Security Minister Ashok Panda said that as many as 286 cases of atrocity against elderly parents were registered, of which verdict of 119 cases is out […]

IL&FS case: NCLAT says pension/PF money to get priority in repayment

New Delhi: The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Friday said that pension and provident funds which invested in the crisis-hit IL&FS will be the top priority in terms of repayment from the IL&FS group companies. The funds will be on top of the priority list irrespective of which category an IL&FS group company […]

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Farmers have to pay Rs 100 per month under pension scheme

New Delhi: Farmers in the country are expected to contribute Rs 100 per month under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana that seeks to provide minimum monthly pension of Rs 3,000 on attainment of 60 years of age, the Union Agriculture Ministry said on Thursday. In the first Cabinet meeting, the Modi 2.0 government had […]

Elections 2019: Which way will voters of Kotia panchayat sway?

Koraput: With elections around the corner, uncertainty is looming large over the voting pattern of the constituents of Kotia panchayat in Koraput district which has been in news for being intruded upon by Andhra Pradesh government. After OTV’s report about administrative intrusion of Andhra Pradesh in the villages of Kotia panchayat, Odisha government took steps […]

After BJP, Congress too extends support to farmers' Odisha shutdown call on Feb 21

Kandhamal/Bhubaneswar: A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party extended its support to Odisha shutdown call given by farmers’ outfit Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) on February 21, the State Congress also said that they will support the bandh for price, pension and prestige. State BJP President Basant Panda said the saffron party will extend support […]

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Farmers call for Odisha bandh on February 21

Bhubaneswar: Farmers’ outfit – Naba Nirman Krushak Sanghathan (NNKS) has called for a state-wide bandh in Odisha on February 21 demanding price, prestige and pension. Addressing a press conference, Convenor of NNKS Akshay Kumar made the announcement today. “The government is taking away the basic rights from the farmers and which is why we have […]

Senior citizens should get meaningful pension: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that senior citizens should get a meaningful pension to live with dignity, and not just the equivalent of Rs 92 at current value. The apex court said the State was “obligated to ensure” that the right to live with dignity that includes reasonable shelter, health care, clothing […]

Women 'forced' to join ruling-BJD’s padyatra in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Serious allegations of women being forced to participate in a padyatra organised by the ruling-BJD in Bhapur block of Nayagarh surfaced today. Local women have alleged that they were threatened by BJD leaders that they will not be provided Indira Awas Yojana benefits and pension if they do not attend the padyatra. The ruling […]

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DA for Central Government employees raised by additional 2%

New Delhi: In a major development, the Union Cabinet today approved to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from July 1, 2018 representing an increase of 2 per cent over the existing rate of 7 per cent of the Basic Pay/Pension, […]

Odisha farmers up in arms over pension, budgetary allocation

Puri: Alleging State Government’s laidback attitude towards various demands, thousands of farmers under the aegis of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) took to streets in Puri today. Demanding fulfilment of an 18-point charter of demands, farmers from 11 blocks of Puri district took out a rally from Gundicha Temple to Puri Collectorate. The agitating farmers […]

Odisha retired teachers to get pension arrears soon

Bhubaneswar: In what could come as good news for retired teachers and employees of all aided schools and colleges, the Odisha government has decided to release pension arrears. According to sources, Finance Minister Shashibhushan Behera today approved a proposal of the Finance department to release pension arrears for the period January 1, 2016 to September […]

SC dismisses PIL against pension, benefits to ex-parliamentarians

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the provision for pension and other allowances to former parliamentarians and their spouses as it dismissed a plea by NGO Lok Prahari challenging the grant to former lawmakers. “The plea is dismissed,” said a bench of Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul pointing out that […]

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Odisha opposes DBT compliant system for pension disbursement

Bhubaneswar: Opposing Centre’s move to introduce Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) compliant system for disbursement of pensions under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) scheme, the Odisha government on Thursday urged the Centre not to impose the bank payment system in the interest of vulnerable beneficiaries. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Naveen […]

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Hassle free pension: CM launches Arpana app for Odisha pensioners

Bhubaneswar: Pensioners, retired before 2016, who were confused about the revision of their pension can now breathe a sigh of relief. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched an online application, Arpana, to ensure they receive their due in a hassle free manner. Under the e-governance applications of the Finance Department, the new pension application […]

‘No percentage no work’ policy continues to prevail in Odisha

Bolangir/Sambalpur: Allegations of ‘no percentage no work’ are at a rise even after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, earlier this month, asked the district collectors to stop collecting the PC or percentage from contractors for undertaking government work orders at block level in the State. In a fresh allegation from Bolangir district, beneficiaries at Semelpali village […]

Odisha increases pension given to World War II soldiers

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today announced that the financial assistance or pension given to the soldiers and widows of soldiers who fought World War II will be increased, official sources said. A proposal to increase the pension amount from Rs 1,000 a month to Rs 6,000 a month was approved by finance minister S B […]

Man lynched by wife, son over money

Cuttack: An elderly person was beaten to death allegedly by his wife and son following a quarrel over the victim’s pension, police said. The incident happened in Kokipada village under Cuttack Sadar police station late last night. Police said that Fakir Mohanty (62), a former government employee, had been thrown out of his house in […]

3 lakh more to be covered under social security by Aug 15

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to include three lakh more beneficiaries in the ongoing social security pension schemes in the state. Announcing the decision of the government today, chief minister Naveen Patnaik said his government has always given top priority to the social security of the poor people to ensure a smile on their […]

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Scholarships announced for children of construction workers

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a slew of welfare measures ranging from social security, education, healthcare to housing for registered construction workers of the State on Saturday. Scholarships were announced for the children of construction and unorganized sector workers studying in high school. The government has decided to provide Rs 2000 per annum scholarship […]

Farmers’ body stages rally in city today

Bhubaneswar: Thousands of farmers from across Odisha will stage a demonstration under the banner of Navnirman Krushak Sangathan (NKS) at Lower PMG Square here on Wednesday demanding fulfillment of their various demands.