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Centre may separate EPF, pension accounts

The government may separate the provident fund and pension accounts of millions of formal sector workers covered by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) in order to protect monthly pension payouts. The move is being seen...

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Govt refuses ₹4 lakh ex-gratia

The Centre has ruled out the grant of ex-gratia compensation of ₹4 lakh for each of the nearly 3.85 lakh persons who died because of covid-19 in the country. The finances of both the Centre and...

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Govt weighs sops to boost covid-19 inoculation drive

Continuing vaccine hesitancy is prompting authorities to toy with some out-of-the-box solutions, including incentives ranging from free masks and transport to cash rewards for getting the jab. India’s covid-19 vaccination drive has been held back by...