Our pensiom funds are sponsored by entities which are regulated by other regulators. If you offer a product like minimum assured return, the sponsors will have to set aside more capital. If they have to raise more capital, that has implications for everybody.
Nearly 58 lakh people Employees Provident Fund pensioners will now get medical benefits, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said in the Lok Sabha today.
State Bank of India‘s (SBI) five associate banks will offer voluntary retirement schemes (VRS) for their employees before the date from which the merger will be effective. The date for the merger is yet to be notified.
The workers accepted to the resuce deal with the company that will tweak pension norms but will pump a guaranteed 1 billion euros into the plant.
Labour secretary M Sathiyavathy, on February 8, 2017, clarified that the payment of workers’ statutory dues in the construction sector, is the sole responsibility of the principal employer. Addressing the 42nd Annual Day celebrations R
Experts feel NPS continues to be a good retiral product for the salaried segment since it is market-linked and professionally managed.
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With the social fabric of the country undergoing changes, it is imperative to encourage the lower/ middle income segments to provide for their own security.
Indian steel giant Tata Steel has reportedly offered to pay "hundreds of millions" of pounds to its 130,000 member-strong pension scheme in the UK to facilitate a merger of its European steel business with German steel giant ThyssenKrupp.
In order to strengthen the consumer protection mechanism, the government has initiated an exercise to set up a unified body to address grievances of customers in the financial sector.
The pension regulator has asked the government to extend the alternative investment choices and the two new life-cycle funds introduced in NPS to be made available to the government sector subscribers
In conversation with CNBC-TV18, Bimlendra Jha, CEO of Tata Steel UK, said the company is trying to launch consultation process to close the British Steel Pension scheme to future accrual and it will start next week.
Markets regulator Sebi has introduced a new pension scheme for its permanent staff members.
"LIC and other pension funds must step in... definitely that money needs to be leveraged," Abhishek said here at the India Economic Summit, jointly organised by CII and WEF.
"The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will soon launch a host of Aadhar-linked services like PF withdrawals and pension fixation for its subscribers to facilitate such faster transactions for their benefit," EPFO Central Provident Fund Commissioner V P Joy said at a conference.
Central bankers trying to spur growth are like alchemists trying to make gold and they're just as likely to fail, said Marc Faber, the publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom report.
A Parliamentary panel has rapped the government for abruptly amending the formula for calculating pension, which resulted in "substantial" decrease in the amount of benefits received by employees who retire after September 1, 2014, saying it amounts to "breach of contract".
While many cost synergies may arise out of the merger, being a public sector bank, it cannot fire redundant employees, notes Parag Jariwala of Religare Capital, adding, pension-related costs will also inch up.
About 58 lakh pensioners' bank accounts may be subsumed under Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), a national mission for financial inclusion.
The Finance Ministry has made a statement last year allowing one time change from EPF to NPS. But the modalities are still to be worked out, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority of India (PFRDA) Chairman Hemant G Contractor told PTI.
On Friday the apex court asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatagi to look into the pension rules as they lack clarity on disbursement eligibility and wants the government to draft comprehensible and clear rules.
The matter to Pensions Act, 1871 has been under consideration for past some time past in accordance with the policy of the central government to repeal obsolete laws.
"The President is pleased to decide that the DR payable to central government pensioners and family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 119 per cent to 125 per cent with effect from January 1, 2016," an order issued by Ministry of Personnel, Public grievances and Pensions said.
The changes were made based on the feedback received from various quarters which indicated that the present provision under APY of handing-over lump sum amount to spouse on premature death of the subscriber is not preferred by many subscribers, it said.
Service tax on insurance premium should be abolished. Also income tax on annuities for annuitants above certain age should be tax free.