Pandemic effect: FinMin mulling 75 pc reduction in foreign travel budget for FY22

Mumbai, Dec 11 (PTI) The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing restrictions in mobility may result in a 75 per cent reduction in the budgetary allocation for foreign travel in FY22, a senior finance ministry official said. Photo for representation only. The government will cut “frivolous expenditure” when all the activities are going on in the More...

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By Ila Choudhary On Friday, December 11th, 2020
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One million Indian doctors on strike to protest surgeries by ayurveda doctors

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Around a million doctors in India went on a day-long strike on Friday amid the coronavirus pandemic to protest against a new federal government rule that allows ayurveda doctors to perform More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, December 7th, 2020
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More support pours in, railway union AIRF to observe Bharat Bandh

New Delhi, Dec 7 (PTI) The All India Railwaymen’s Federation on Monday extended its support to Bharat Bandh on December 8 called by farmer unions which have been protesting on Delhi”s borders against the More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
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3 per cent DA hiked for West Bengal govt employees

Kolkata, Dec 3 (PTI) Announcing a three per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) from next month for government staff, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the states coffers would never run More...

By Manisha Sen On Thursday, November 26th, 2020
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Asset base, subscribers under NPS rising: PFRDA

Kolkata, Nov 26 (PTI) The Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority (PFRDA) on Thursday said that the asset base and the number of subscribers under the National Pension System (NPS) have been rising. PFRDA More...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, November 25th, 2020
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UP govt imposes ESMA on strikes in state depts for another six month

Lucknow, Nov 25 (PTI) The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday extended the Essential Services Maintenance Act in the state, banning strikes in all departments and corporations under it for a period of another More...

By Manisha Sen On Monday, November 16th, 2020
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EPFO provides pensioners multiple options to submit digital life certificates amid pandemic

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) Retirement fund body EPFO has provided multiple options for submission of Digital Life Certificate (DLC) by over 67 lakh pensioners, enabling them to continue drawing their social security More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, November 15th, 2020
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Will ask Centre to make employers’ contribution, NPS tier II account tax free for all: PFRDA

New Delhi, Nov 15 (PTI) Pension fund regulator PFRDA will propose to the government to make employers’ contribution of 14 % under NPS tax free for all categories of subscribers in the next Budget, Chairman More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, November 12th, 2020
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Postmen to help central govt pensioners in submitting life certificates online: Govt

New Delhi, Nov 12 (PTI) Postmen will now provide doorstep service to central government pensioners for submitting their life certificates online, according to a statement issued on Thursday. Central government pensioners More...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
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Central employees can make purchases in family member’s name under LTC cash voucher scheme

New Delhi, Nov 11 (PTI) Central government employees availing the LTC cash voucher scheme can purchase goods or services in the name of spouse or other family members eligible for LTC fare. The invoices of the goods More...