Soon a portal to help pensioners get digital life certificates

A new portal to facilitate lakhs of pensioners in getting digital life certificates and other beneficiary features will soon be made functional, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said here on Thursday.

Govt hikes dearness allowance by 6%; to benefit over 1 crore employees, pensioners
Govt hikes dearness allowance by 6%; to benefit over 1 crore employees, pensioners

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to increase dearness allowance to 119 percent from 113 percent, which will potentially benefit over one crore government employees and pensioners.

Govt may hike DA by 6%; to benefit over 1 crore employees, pensioners
Govt may hike DA by 6%; to benefit over 1 crore employees, pensioners

The Cabinet is likely to consider Wednesday a proposal to increase dearness allowance to 119 percent from 113 percent, which if cleared will potentially benefit over one crore government employees and pensioners.

Dearness Allowance hike: Union cabinet meeting underway
Dearness Allowance hike: Union cabinet meeting underway

Government in April hiked dearness allowance by 6 percent to 113 percent of the central government employees and pensioners' basic pay with effect from January.

Mention Aadhaar on pensioners' identity cards: Govt tells depts

All pensioners would get a laminated identity card with their Aadhaar numbers mentioned on it, the Centre has said.

Nitish Kumar govt hikes DA for employees, pensioners

The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar on Tuesday announced a pre-election sop for government employees and pensioners by hiking Dearness Allowance by six to 11 per cent.

Banks asked to issue life certificate receipt to pensioners

Reserve Bank on Thursday directed banks to mandatorily issue a duly signed acknowledgement to pensioners upon receiving life certificate from them.

Govt hikes dearness allowance by 6% to 113%

In a move that will benefit over 1 crore central government employees and pensioners, the government Tuesday hiked the dearness allowance by 6 percent from the existing 107 percent.

Register Aadhaar numbers with banks: Govt tells pensioners

All central government pensioners should register their Aadhaar numbers with banks in order to avoid any problems faced by them in getting pension, the Centre has said.

Don't harass pensioners, govt tells banks

Against the backdrop of complaints of pensioners' harassment, the government has directed banks not to insist that retired government employees be physically present for giving life certificates for continuation of pension.

Trade unions against increasing minimum pension, retirement age

A national co-ordination committee comprising all trade unions in the country for Employees Retirement Pension Benefits (1995) has strongly opposed the raising of retirement age from 58 to 60 years.

Don't harass pensioners: Govt tells banks
Don't harass pensioners: Govt tells banks

In the backdrop of complaints of pensioners' harassment, the government has directed banks not to insist upon retired government employees for their presence to give life certificates for continuation of pension.

EPFO mulls medical benefits for its pensioners

It was suggested that the surplus in Employees' Deposit Linked Insurance scheme could be used for extending medical benefits through ESIC.

EPFO starts testing digital life certificates for pensioners

Retirement fund body EPFO has launched pilot projects that will eventually lead to a nationwide facility for pensioners to submit digital life certificates through mobile phones.

Record Aadhaar number of pensioners: Govt tells banks

Banks have been asked to obtain Aadhaar and mobile numbers of all central government pensioners as part of an endeavour to provide digital life certificates to them and ensure easy disbursement of pension.

Slovakia to introduce free train travel for students, pensioners

Slovakia is going to introduce free train travel for students and pensioners from Nov 17, said Jan Pociatek, transportation construction and regional development minister, Wednesday.

Govt approves 7% DA hike; raises it to 107% from July 1

Government on Thursday approved 7 percent hike in dearness allowance (DA), taking it to 107 percent of basic pay, a move that will benefit around 30 lakh central employees and 50 lakh pensioners including dependents.

Dearness allowance hiked by 7%; effective from July 1

The Government on Thursday approved a hike in dearness allowance (DA) to 107 percent from the existing 100 percent, benefiting around 30 lakh Centre's employees and its 50 lakh pensioners including dependents.

Govt to increase dearness allowance to 107%, up from 100%

Government is likely to approve a hike in dearness allowance (DA) to 107 percent from the existing 100 percent, benefiting around 30 lakh Centre's employees and its 50 lakh pensioners including dependents.

Dispose pensioners' complaints within 2 months: Govt tells ministries

Concerned over undue delay in addressing grievances of pensioners, government has directed all ministries to resolve the issues within two months of receiving the complaints.