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LS members support bill to provide Rs 5,000 monthly pension

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 18:46

A private member's bill that seeks to provide monthly pension of Rs 5,000 to a retired person from unorganised and private sectors on Friday received support from members cutting across party lines in the Lok Sabha.

EPFO will inform subscribers to claim pension at 58

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 23:20

Retirement fund body EPFO will inform its subscribers on their attaining the age of 58 years that they are eligible for pension under the Employees' Pension Scheme, 1995 (EPS-95).

Samajwadi pension scheme in UP stalled for now

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 13:18

The Uttar Pradesh government`s ambitious `Samajwadi Pension` scheme has run into rough weather.

Sex workers want to be treated as equal citizens

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 20:38

On the occasion of the International Sex Workers Day, sex workers from across the country demanded that they be treated as equal citizens so that they can access various social entitlements offered to citizens in general.

Regular shortfall in govt share in employee pension scheme: CAG

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 20:29

There were consistent shortfalls in government's contribution between 2006-07 and 2011-12 towards pension schemes run by retirement fund body EPFO, official auditor CAG has said while asking it make the payment in time.

Government accepts 'one rank, one pension' for defence forces

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 14:52

Presenting the interim budget, Chidambaram said the government would transfer Rs 500 crore to the defence pension account for implementing one rank, one pension scheme.

China unifies urban, rural pension schemes under new reforms

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 15:13

China has announced plans to reform its pension scheme by unifying the two separate systems for urban and rural residents to allow people better access to social benefits.

UP government woos voters with pension scheme

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 13:57

In a bid to woo electorate ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Uttar Pradesh government today announced to launch "samajwadi pension scheme" which will benefit over 40 lakh families.

Considering Rs 1000 minimum pension under EPS-95: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 19:55

"A proposal for providing a minimum pension of Rs 1,000 per month to pensioners under EPS-95 is under consideration of the government," Labour Minister Oscar Fernandes said in a written reply.

Elderly people meet Rahul, ask for revamp in pension scheme

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 19:51

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.

UP to give pension to Muzaffarnagar riot victims

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 10:57

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to give "special pension" to people affected in the violence in Muzaffarnagar.

Raise minimum monthly pension to Rs 3,000: Panel

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 22:05

A Parliamentary panel Tuesday asked the government to peg the minimum pension at Rs 3,000 a month under the Employees Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95) run by retirement fund manager EPFO to help retired workers tide over rising prices.