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On 2nd Anniv of Jmm Govt Soren Criticises Modi, Lays Foundations for Rs 16k Cr Projects

Dec 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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.

UP: Pensions Hiked For Destitute Women & Poor, CM Takes Dig At Akhilesh For Sidelining Mulayam

Dec 17, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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.

RS Approves Bill To Bring Clarity On Enhanced Pension Of Retired Judges

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.

One in four Indians not bothered about retirement planning, says survey

Dec 10, 2021 Pushpita Dey

Retirement planning is not among the top priorities for most Indians. Even those who have a retirement plan mostly focus on health expenses.

Dearness Allowance For Central Govt Employees Hiked By 3 Per Cent

According to the Cabinet, the hike will benefit 47.14 lakh current employees of the central government, along with 68.62 lakh pensioners.

05 October, 2021

Punjab To Pay Revised Pension Worth Rs 1887 Cr To 3 Lakh Pensioners

Harish Manav

Punjab chief minister has directed that the revised pension with effect from July 1, 2021 be released to the pensioners in one go.

25 August, 2021

Govt Declares Increase In Family Pension For PSB Employees; Employer Contribution To NPS Also Sees Hike

Outlook Web Desk

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.

08 August, 2021

Kerala Govt To Distribute Rs 1,481.87 Cr Pension To Over 48 Lakh Poor Persons Ahead of Onam

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

30 May, 2021

Govt Announces Scheme To Provide Pension To Covid-Hit Families

Outlook Web Bureau

Detailed guidelines of these schemes are being issued by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, the PMO said.

20 December, 2020

Pensioners Can Submit Life Certificates Till February End: Union Minister Jitendra Singh


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

06 November, 2020

Congress Accuses Centre Of 'Stealing’ Army Officers’ Pensions


Move will demoralise the armed forces, says Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.


23 April, 2020

Finance Ministry Freezes DA Hikes For Central Govt Employees, Pensioners Till July 2021


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.

04 July, 2019

Army Endorses Govt's Decision To Tax Disability Pension, Veterans Upset

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

01 February, 2019

Interim Buget 2019: Govt Hikes Gratuity Limit To Rs 30 Lakh, Announces Mega Pension Scheme

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

03 January, 2019

Rajasthan Government To Remove Deen Dayal Upadhyay's Photo From Official Documents

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

17 November, 2018

22 Married Women Receive Widows' Pension In UP While Husbands Are Alive

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

29 August, 2018

Cabinet Approves 2% Hike On DA For Central Government Employees

Outlook Web Bureau

This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners


Photo Gallery

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.

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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.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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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.

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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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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz