Soren said when people were forced to remain in the confines of their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic it had become a challenge for a backward state like Jharkhand, from where a large number of labourers hail.
Announcing an increase in old-age pension from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000, he said that many families were earlier not covered under this scheme.
Replying on the bill, Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju assured the House that there is no politics and everyone stands together when it comes to ensuring justice.
Retirement planning is not among the top priorities for most Indians. Even those who have a retirement plan mostly focus on health expenses.
According to the Cabinet, the hike will benefit 47.14 lakh current employees of the central government, along with 68.62 lakh pensioners.
Punjab chief minister has directed that the revised pension with effect from July 1, 2021 be released to the pensioners in one go.
This would result in the family pensions rise to as high as Rs 30,000-Rs 35,000 a month, said Department of Financial Services Secretary Debasish Panda.
With Onam just round the corner it is necessary that poor people have money in their hands, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a Facebook post.
Detailed guidelines of these schemes are being issued by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, the PMO said.
The department is also expected to introduce face-recognition technology to submit digital life certificates through a simple Android phone without attaching any biometric device
Move will demoralise the armed forces, says Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.
According to sources, the combined savings on account of freezing of these instalments of DA and DR to central government employees and pensioners would be Rs 37,530 crore in the current financial year and 2021-22.
The Army's reaction came hours after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's office tweeted a letter, saying unscrupulous personnel have gained from disability benefits provided by the government to disabled soldiers.
Presenting the interim budget for 2019-20, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said the Mega Pension Yojana -- 'Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan (PMSYM)' -- will benefit 10 crore workers in the unorganised sector.
The state government also issued a notification on Wednesday for an increase in the monthly amount of old age pension from Rs.500 to Rs.750.
Cases of 22 married women of allegedly receiving widows' pension under a scheme for the welfare of destitute women have come to light in Sitapur district while their husbands are still alive.
This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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