Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicPension scheme

Topic: pension scheme

Freebies, bailouts, revival of pension scheme — why many states are at risk of fiscal stress

Power sector reforms, preventing leakages in subsidies payments and avoiding fiscally unwise decisions like reversion to old pension system can help improve their financial health.

‘Lauta do purani pension’: The steady growth of Old Pension Scheme agitations across India 

Starting with Vijay Kumar Bandhu’s initiative, demand for OPS has now become a key issue in UP, MP, Himachal, Andhra Pradesh & Jharkhand and features in the SP’s poll manifesto.

Rajasthan’s pension system reversal is anti-reform, it will reintroduce inequality

The decision to move away from the defined benefit old pension scheme for civil servants was based on the fact that the old pension system was inherently inequitable.

Raise minimum EPS pension to Rs 5,000, start urban MGNREGA: RSS-affiliate BMS’ Budget demands

In pre-budget meet with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, BMS calls for income tax exemption for senior citizens, constant interest rates for FD schemes.

5 years of One Rank One Pension scheme a momentous occasion, says PM Modi

OROP is aimed at ensuring uniform pensions for armed forces veterans retiring in the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of when they retire.

In photos, Modi woos traders by announcing collateral-free loan & other schemes

PM Modi at the convention also announced that if re-elected, he would form a National Traders' Welfare Board.

Not to be left behind in battle of giveaways, BJP says will expand PM-KISAN to all farmers

The BJP also promised pension to small and marginal farmers, and an investment of Rs 25 lakh crore in the agricultural sector.

Two pension schemes, one problem: What Modi govt didn’t learn

India's old-age group remain without a secured pension policy. Those that came their way have either become fiscally unmanageable or soon will.

Informal sector gets yet another pension scheme

Budget allocates Rs 500 crore for scheme that will provide Rs 3,000 as monthly pension for people with monthly income of Rs 15,000.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.