April 23, 2010
Indian professionals pay “huge amounts” as social security contributions in the United States but are unable to draw any benefits on the basis of such contributions, Labour and E...
April 12, 2010
French union leaders defended retirement at age 60 as the government launched talks on Monday on pension cutbacks that form a key pledge of Nicolas Sarkozy’s presidency and that risk prompti...
March 15, 2010
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, waded into the acrimonious dispute between British Airways PLC and its cabin crew on Monday, calling a planned strike by workers “deplorable” and u...
March 7, 2010
Tamil Nadu Government has constituted a high-level committee for evolving a new pension scheme for employees of transport corporations on the lines of the one in place for TNEB workers, Tran...
December 17, 2009
To understand why civil society participation in the social audit of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in Rajasthan raised the hackles of a swath of people, among them g...
December 4, 2009
The All India Insurance Employees’ Association (AIIEA) had decided to oppose the Insurance Law Amendment Bill and LIC (Amendment) Bill which were likely to be passed in the Parliament...
November 12, 2009
The Defence Department has taken up a plan to computerise the data of pensioners and dependents for ensuring accuracy in the fixation of pension for the retired personnel.
October 29, 2009
With an impending stir threat by its pilots, Air India is likely to pay the September salaries of its employees in two days and incentives and allowances by November 10, airline sources said on Th...
October 19, 2009
The recent report of the Committee on Investor Awareness and Protection, headed by D. Swarup, Chairman, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority, has rattled life insurance agents t...
October 2, 2009
The UPA government on Friday renamed its flagship rural job guarantee programme — the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) — after Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of hi...
April 17, 2010
Rajasthan government on Saturday increased the monthly ‘honour pension’ of freedom fighters from existing Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 10,000. »
April 10, 2010
The Andhra Pradesh Vyayasaya Karmika Sangham on Friday represented to the government to release NREGP wages without stopping them for the smart cards, which, it said, were yet to be distributed in...
March 13, 2010
Shaking off last year's pessimism with global recession painting a comparatively gloomy picture during the placement season, the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) claimed to have wi...
February 26, 2010
Certain proposals to improve the pension benefits of men who retired from the Armed Forces were referred to a committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary. The committee submitted its “re...
December 16, 2009
Through the second half of October and for most of November this year, Rajasthan was engulfed in an unusual form of protest, spearheaded in the main by gram panchayat officials. Joined in some plac...
November 26, 2009
The continuing uncertainties felt by Europe’s main ethnic minorities have been highlighted by a recent survey of Germans of Turkish descent. Like most European countries, Germany has an ethni...
November 3, 2009
An official committee has been set up to go into the issue of rationalisation of 191 Employees State Insurance (ESI) dispensaries in the State.
This was decided at a meeting of the Reg...
October 28, 2009
The mismatch between the impressive growth rates of the recent past and the abysmally low living standards of the majority in the developing world is again in the spotlight, this time by a joint r...
October 16, 2009
Aiming to root out corruption in implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) in Bihar, the state government has decided to cover one million beneficiaries under the...
September 25, 2009
Outside the G-20 summit, activists agitated for action on poverty, health care, climate change and the environment »