Uttarakhand govt to give pension to statehood agitationists

Uttarakhand government has announced that it will give pension to statehood agitationists aged over 60 years and enact a law in the state Assembly granting 10 per cent reservation to their kin in government jobs.

Uttar Pradesh CM launches pension scheme for poor families

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday launched his government's ambitious Samajwadi Pension Scheme under which Rs 500 each will be given to nearly 40 lakh poor families in the state monthly.

Rajasthan: Ex-MLA's spouse pension raised to Rs 3,500 per month

The minimum family pension for the spouse of deceased ex-MLAs was on Thursday raised in the House through a bill from Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,500 per month.

Govt contractual workers bereft of social security, leave

 Contractual workers employed with some of the Union ministries and departments are not extended benefits like Provident Fund, pension and other social security schemes, according to a reply to an RTI query.

Gujarat HC asks Centre, Guj to pay pension to heirs of freedom fighter

 Pulling up the Centre as well as the Gujarat Government for demanding from a freedom fighter documents proving his association with Mahatma Gandhi's 'Quit India' movement, the Gujarat High Court has directed them to provide pension to his heirs.

Himachal university pensioners observe black day

Pensioners of an agricultural university in Himachal Pradesh observed the Independence Day as a `black day` because they have been deprived of their monthly pension for five months.

Girl settles in Pakistan, father draws pension in her name in Rajasthan

An FIR has been registered against a man in Jaisalmer for allegedly drawing pension of his daughter who after taking volunteer retirement from forest department is now settled in Pakistan.

Cong demands OROP benefits for Para Military Forces

A day after Union government allocated Rs 1,000 crore under `One Rank One Pension` for the ex-servicemen in the budget, Congress demanded the Centre to sanction benefits of the scheme to the retired Para Military Forces officials.

Akhilesh approves ``e-pension`` scheme

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday approved the implementation of the `UP e-pension system` for the benefit of lakhs of pensioners in the state.

When Rajendra Prasad`s pension went to govt`s calamity fund!

The pension of India`s first President Rajendra Prasad and salary of late Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri were sent to the government`s calamity fund as they refused to accept these, while Lord Mountbatten received a princely Rs 64,000 as TA/DA for returning home.

Uttarakhand govt approves pension scheme for farmers

Ahead of the Gairsain Assembly session, Uttarakhand Cabinet approved two popular schemes including a pension scheme for farmers and a scheme to air-lift doctors to remote areas of the state.

Centre fooling people on one rank, one pension: VK Singh

Former Army Chief Gen V K Singh today alleged that the UPA government at the Centre was "befooling" the ex-servicemen as the issue of "one rank, one pension" was still alive.

EU parliament improves cross-border pension rights

The European Parliament adopted new rules Tuesday that make it easier for European Union citizens who have worked in another member state to maintain their pension rights across borders.

Goa proposes pension scheme for sportsmen above 60

The Goa government has proposed a new pension scheme for sports personalities above 60 years of age, who have represented the state at the national and international level.

Congress team meets Delhi CS to demand restoration of old age, widow pension

A delegation of Congress leaders, led by DPPC president Arvinder Singh Lovely, met Delhi`s Chief Secretary SK Srivastav demanding the restoration of old age and widow pension.

Raj govt increases pension to Rs 12,000 for MISA prisoners

Rajasthan government has increased monthly pension to Rs 12,000 to those who were sent to jail under MISA during the days of Emergency.

Defence Ministry withdraws order on legal battles of ex-servicemen

Defence Ministry has withdrawn its order which suggested that ex-servicemen, who challenge government on pension and disability matters, will have to fight legal battles all way up to Supreme Court.

Assam govt nearly doubles freedom fighters` pension

On the eve of the Republic Day, Assam government on Saturday announced to almost double the pension of freedom fighters to Rs 15,000 a month.

British PM pledges to raise state pension if voted to power

British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Sunday rise in the basic state pension if the Conservative Party win the 2015 general election, Xinhua reported.

Elderly people meet Rahul, ask for revamp in pension scheme

A delegation of elderly people from the Pension Parishad led by rights activist Aruna Roy met Rahul Gandhi to apprise him of their long standing demands of revamp in old age, widow and disabled pension scheme.