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Parishad urges Ramesh for universal pension


August 30th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Pension Parishad Wednesday said that demand for universal pension was gaining support among parliamentarians and urged Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh to ensure ... Read more...

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Kerala prepares for Left-backed staff strike


August 20th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) The Kerala government has made elaborate arrangements to deal with the day-long strike Tuesday by Left-backed state government employees, said Home Minister T. Radhakrishnan."In a ... Read more...

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Festivals, protests and strikes - it’s ‘holiday season’ in Kerala


August 20th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) With festivals, strikes and protests lined up for the next two weeks in Kerala, the 'holiday season' has begun in the state.Beginning Saturday, a three-day ... Read more...

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Left-backed Kerala government staff to strike work Aug 21


August 17th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) The Left-backed state government employees have called for a day-long strike Aug 21 after Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy refused to go back on his ... Read more...

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New pension scheme for Kerala government employees


August 9th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) Kerala has replaced the statutory pension scheme with the contributory pension scheme for its new employees joining from next fiscal, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Thursday, ... Read more...

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Don’t raise retirement age, Achuthanandan tells Kerala government


July 17th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 17 (IANS) Leader of opposition in the Kerala Assembly V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday warned the government against raising the retirement age of its employees and starting a contributory pension ... Read more...

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Kerala mulls contributory pension for new government employees


July 16th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 16 (IANS) The Oommen Chandy government in Kerala is mulling introducing a contributory pension scheme for new government employees to ease the mounting financial burden on the exchequer.Finance ... Read more...

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After payments to male cricketers, women want their share


May 27th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Former women players who turned out for the country have appealed to the Indian cricket board for a one-time payout as was done for their ... Read more...

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UP pension for BPL families


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday announced an ambitious pension scheme to pay Rs.400 a month for families living below the poverty line.Under the Rani Laxmibai Pension ... Read more...

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Tripura announces pension, housing schemes for journalists


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 22 (IANS) The Tripura government Tuesday announced pension and housing schemes for the journalists of the state.Speaking to reporters after a cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar told ... Read more...

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Sonia assures help to pension activists


May 21st, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi Monday assured activists demanding review of the old age pension scheme that she will refer it to the ... Read more...

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Pension of Rs.200 an insult to dignity, says Jairam


May 20th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to review the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme, saying the Rs.200 ... Read more...

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Ramesh’s assurance on old age pension reforms


May 18th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh assured delegation from the Pension Parishad that he will write to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and draw his attention ... Read more...

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Punjab moots pension for farmers


May 16th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Reeling under a cumulative debt burden of over Rs.35,000 crore, farmers of Punjab could soon benefit from a pension scheme.Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday ... Read more...

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President contributes Rs.15,000 for the elderly


May 10th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday contributed Rs.15,000 to a group of workers protesting in the national capital for a universal pension scheme for the elderly ... Read more...

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Government pension scheme for Indians abroad


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 3 (IANS) The Indian government is promoting a new Pension and Life Insurance Fund (PILF) scheme in a bid to provide financial security to poor Indians working abroad.Indian ... Read more...

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7 mn unorganised sector workers to get pensions


April 12th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Aiming to benefit around 7 million workers in the unorganised sector, the cabinet Thursday provided additional funding support of Rs.2,065 crore to the Swavalamban ... Read more...

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30 percent jump in budget for disability sector


March 16th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The budgetary allocation for the disability sector saw a jump of over 30 percent with increased disability pension for below poverty line beneficiaries.The budget ... Read more...

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‘Social assistance payments to be linked to unique ID number’


February 29th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Payments under the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) will be routed through the unique ID number system to avoid delays, Rural Development Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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Tripura raises employees’ retirement age


February 28th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 27 (IANS) A year ahead of the crucial assembly polls in the lone Left ruled state, the Tripura government Monday announced to increase the retirement age of the ... Read more...

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Congress brought equal change in Bengal: Jairam


January 25th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) Urban Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday said the credit for bringing a "revolutionary change" in West Bengal goes to Congress as much as to ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to expand biometric smart card-based pension scheme


January 21st, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has decided to expand statewide the disbursement of social security pension based on biometric smart card through banks after positive feedback on ... Read more...

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Remaining sum for technicians’ studio in next budget: Mamata


December 12th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday announced that the state government will sanction the remaining Rs.8 crore for setting up a state-of-the-art technician's studio ... Read more...

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Workers flay low minimum wages, graft


November 23rd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Hundreds of workers affiliated to the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) took out a rally here Wednesday to protest against low minimum wages, frequent hikes in ... Read more...

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BMS plans rally in Delhi against fuel price hike


November 5th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Strongly opposing the petrol price hike announced by the central government a day earlier, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) Friday said it will hold a massive ... Read more...

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Meghalaya college teachers strike work, 50,000 students affected


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 23 (IANS) More than 50,000 students across Meghalaya have been affected by the eight-day strike called by college teachers Friday to protest the state government's failure to fulfil ... Read more...

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Give post-retirement benefits to 91-year-old worker: Court


August 23rd, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday directed the central government to provide its 91-year-old former employee some of the post-retirement benefits that he had been unable ... Read more...

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Rainwater tanks among I-Day sops in Himachal


August 15th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, in a list of incentives announced on Independence Day Monday, said every household in the state would be provided ... Read more...

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Mamata broadly in sympathy with approach of land bill: Ramesh (Lead)


July 31st, 2011 - 3:17 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who held a 40 minute meeting with union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday, said the new land bill ... Read more...

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199 mn Chinese join rural pension programme


July 26th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) As many as 199 million Chinese joined the country's rural pension insurance programme by the end of June, an official said.Ministry of Human Resource and Social ... Read more...

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Provide pensions to HIV patients, says Himachal


July 4th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Monday asked the central government to provide pensions to people suffering from HIV/AIDS."The central government should start a pension scheme for HIV/AIDS patients," ... Read more...

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Malayalam actors body raises monthly pension for veterans


June 26th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 26 (IANS) The Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) Sunday decided to hike the monthly pension of its veteran members to Rs.4,000, an association official said.Speaking to IANS ... Read more...

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Congress gets court notice on sacked staffers’ plea


June 9th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) A Delhi court has issued notice to the All India Congress Committee (AICC) on a petition alleging that it unjustifiably terminated 44 of its ... Read more...

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Pension age for poor lowered, more pension for those over 80


June 9th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) In a move to benefit poor senior citizens, the government Thursday lowered the eligible age of the pensioners from 65 to 60 years. It ... Read more...

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Quicker pensions for retiring Bengal teachers: Mamata


June 3rd, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) After getting their salary on the first day of the month, there is now more good news for the teaching community in West Bengal. Soon, ... Read more...

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