Plea in High Court against linking Aadhaar to UAN to avail Provident Fund, pension

A petition has been filed in the Madras High Court challenging the notification mandating linking of Aadhaar with Universal Account Number (UAN) for availing pension and provident fund benefits. In the plea, Elisha Ebenezer, a software engineer, claimed the notification dated January 4, 2017 was unconstitutional for being violative of Articles 14, 21 and 300A […]

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Pension and other benefits to former MPs justified: SC

The Centre today told the Supreme Court that the entitlement of former Member of Parliament (MPs) to get pension and other benefits was “justified” as their dignity has to be maintained even after they complete their tenure as parliamentarians. Attorney General K K Venugopal told a bench comprising Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul […]

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Court cancels freedom fighter’s pension of octogenarian

The Gauhati High Court has barred an octogenarian from getting the freedom fighter’s pension due to lack of documents to prove his imprisonment during the independence struggle, an official said here Saturday. The court found that octogenarian Anil Krishna Sarkar did not have certificates to prove that he was a freedom fighter and cancelled the […]

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Government planning to raise widows’ pension

The women and child development ministry Monday mooted various proposals to better the lives of widows in the country, including raising the pension to Rs. 1,500 a month. Releasing a study on the condition of widows in the Braj area of Uttar Pradesh here, D.K. Sikri, secretary of the ministry, said the ministry was planning […]

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Rights panel orders compensation for delayed pension

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to pay Rs.50,000 as compensation to the kin of a government employee who died after waiting more than 10 years for her pension, a statement said Tuesday. Champa Devi, who retired as a health inspector from a primary health centre in Uttar Pradesh […]

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Rathore’s pension stopped, Ruchika’s family hails move

Disgraced former Haryana police chief S.P.S. Rathore, in jail for molesting teenager Ruchika Girhotra in 1990, will get no pension from the government, the home ministry said Wednesday. “Pension of S.P.S. Rathore, a retired IPS officer of the 1965 batch, has been withheld in full on permanent basis,” a home ministry statement said. The action […]

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