Family pensions upper ceiling raised from Rs 45,000 to Rs 1,25,000 per month: Jitendra Singh
The minister said that DoPPW has issued a clarification on the amount admissible in case a child is eligible to draw two family pensions after death of his or her parents. "The amount of both the family pensions will now be restricted to Rs 1,25,000 per month, which is over two and half times higher than the earlier limit," said Singh.
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A move in the right direction would be to make annuities tax-free. Doing so would bring about parity between this segment and the NPS, which is allowed a further tax exemption limit of Rs 50,000 over and above the Rs. 1.5 lakh under Section 80C.
Border Security Force holds two-day pension adalat in Gandhinagar
The special campaign was launched by BSF Inspector General (IG) Gujarat frontier G S Malik on Thursday to address concerns of pensioners and their dependents from Gujarat and Rajasthan frontiers, the official said.
Kerala Budget: Welfare pension hiked, relief measures for farmers in Left govt's final budget
Beginning his speech by listing out various initiatives implemented by the state government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac said the budget would be a vision document of the development and priorities in the post-COVID Kerala.
A month after wage hike, Indian seafarers get pension
The latest development came five weeks after the NUSI and another union FSUI clinched an agreement with the Indian National Shipowners Association (INSA) for a hefty 40 per cent wage hike with retrospective effect from January 2020, last month.
Around 30,000 infected, Railways lost 700 frontline workers to COVID in last 9 months
Most of the 700 employees who died due to coronavirus were all who were involved in direct interaction with the general public and most susceptible to the disease. They were frontline workers who helped the Railways facilitate the movement of migrants and run the special trains.
Tech in Governance: No need to apply, Karnataka to voluntarily offer social security pension via DBT platform
The revenue department, which hands social security pension to lakhs of families, has worked closely with the e-governance department to create a database of citizens, using the information gathered by field level staff.
Retired PSU bankers may get one rank, one pension plan
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has sounded off banks to do more for employees who retired earlier so they are not discriminated against in terms of pension. The government has also asked banks to review the family pension scheme so that the pension for the spouse is the same as the government.
Govt disbursed over Rs 42,700 crore to 20.6 lakh ex-servicemen under OROP in 5 years
Under the OROP scheme, uniform pension is paid to defence personnel who retire in the same rank with the same length of service, irrespective of their date of retirement.
UP family court orders wife to pay Rs 1,000 monthly maintenance allowance to husband
A family court in UP has ordered a woman, who is a government pensioner, to pay a monthly maintenance allowance to her husband, following a petition filed by the latter in this regard.
Govt scraps requirement of min 7 year continuous service for enhanced family pension
If the service personnel dies after his or her release, retirement, discharge or invalidment, the EOFP is given for seven years from the date of death or up to the time when the personnel would have reached 67 years of age, whichever is earlier, the ministry noted.
Deceased employee's daughters entitled for family pension even in pendency of divorce: Centre
Orders have also been issued for grant of family pension to a 'divyang' child or sibling even if the disability certificate is produced after the death of the pensioner parent but the disability had occurred before the death of the parents, the minister said.
SC to decide if divorced daughter has same right to freedom fighter family pension as unmarried one
A high court said "yes", while another ruled: "No. It is not a bounty." The Supreme Court has now agreed to settle the question. The matter was brought before the top court by Himachal Pradesh-resident Tulsi Devi (56), who has challenged a high court verdict of last year dismissing her plea for grant of freedom fighter family pension on the ground that there was no provision made in the rules.