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Policy for Welfare of Families of Martyrs

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Ministry of Defence

Policy for Welfare of Families of Martyrs 

The Government formulates various policies / programmes for the welfare of the families of martyrs and disabled soldiers and Ex-Servicemen which are also applicable to War Widows / dependents, from time to time. These include Liberalised Family Pension, Death Gratuity, Ex-Gratia, Army Group Insurance, Disability Pension, War Injury Pension, Constant Attendance Allowance, Ex-Gratia Lumpsum Compensation, Income tax exemption, Allotment of Oil Product Agencies, Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme, Financial Assistance, Children Education Allowance, allotment of LPG Agency under Rajiv Gandhi Gramin LPG Vitrak Yojana, Allotment of LPG distributorship, Coal Tipper Attachment Scheme, Allotment of Army Surplus Vehicles, Prime Minister`s Scholarship Scheme, Reservation in Medical / Dental Colleges, War Memorial Hostels, Financial Assistance from Raksha Mantri`s Discretionary Fund (RMDF) etc. 

Casual and Contract Labourers : Estimated number of contract labourers in India

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Ministry of Labour & Employment

Casual and Contract Labourers 

Estimated number of contract labourers engaged by licenced contractors in central sphere all over India including the industrial sector in the last three years is as under which shows an upward trend:

List of state-wise and gender-wise number of persons with disabilities...

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Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Welfare Measures for Persons with Disabilities 

Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) (PwD) Act, 1995 envisages three percent reservations for persons with disability in identified posts in Government establishments.

Under the Scheme of Incentives to the Private Sector for Employment of Physically Challenged Persons, the Government provides the employer’s contribution for Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Employees State Insurance (ESI) for 3 years, for employees with disabilities including visually impaired persons employed in the private sector on or after 01.04.2008, with a monthly salary upto Rs.25, 000.

The National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation provides concessional credit to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) for taking up income generating activities for self-employment.

Welfare Measures for Persons with Disabilities

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Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment 

07-August-2013 15:55 IST

Welfare Measures for Persons with Disabilities

Section 2 of Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) (PwD) Act, 1995 defines "Disability" as:- 

(i) Blindness; 

(ii) Low vision; 

(iii) Leprosy-cured; 

(iv) Hearing impairment; 

(v) Loco motor disability; 

(vi) Mental retardation; 

(vii) Mental illness; 

Reservation Policy : Revision of Income limit of Creamy Layer for OBCs

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Reservation PolicyRevision of Income limit of Creamy Layer for OBCs 

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Revision of Income Criterion for Obcs 

The Government has increased the income criterion for the persons to avail reservation benefits for Other Backward Classes from Rs. 4.5 lakh to Rs. 6 lakh per annum with effect from 16.05.2013. 

The increase in the income limit to exclude Creamy Layer is in keeping with the increase in the Consumer Price Index. 

The increase in income limit of Creamy Layer would enable more people of Other Backward Classes to take advantage of reservation in Government Services and admission in Central Educational Institutions, thereby bringing about equity and greater inclusiveness in society. 

CSD Unit Run Canteens : Framing of Rules for URC Employees

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CSD Unit Run Canteens : Framing of Rules for URC Employees 

Ministry of Defence

Framing of Rules for URC Employees 

The Unit Run Canteen employees are getting paid as per the rules regulating the terms and conditions of the services of the civilian employees of the URCs, issued by Army Headquarters in April 2003. These rules were made as per the directions of Hon`ble Supreme Court. 

It has been held by the Hon`ble Supreme Court in its order dated 28-4-2009, in the case of R.R. Pillai Vs the commanding officer HQ SAC(U), that employees of the URC are not government servant. 

Employees’ Pension Scheme : Pension to Retired Employees Covered Under PF Scheme

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Employees’ Pension Scheme : Pension to Retired Employees Covered Under PF Scheme 

Ministry of Labour & Employment

Pension to Retired Employees Covered Under PF Scheme 

The Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 came into effect from 16th November, 1995 replacing the erstwhile Employees Family Pension Scheme, 1971, which inter-alia provides superannuation/retirement and family pension. 

In order to secure a minimum pension of Rs. 1,000/- per month under Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995 to the member pensioners, the present Government contribution to EPS, 1995 is required to be raised from the existing 1.16% to 1.79% of wages thereby increasing the Government’s present contribution from approximate Rs.990 crore per annum to Rs.1533 crore per annum in the first year. An analysis of the trend in the contribution made by the Central Government suggests that the contribution of the Central Government has been increasing at an average of 10-15% per annum over the last five years. 

Confederation News - National convention of all Central Trade Unions held on 6.8.2013

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Confederation News - Confederation published a brief note of the national convention of all central trade unions held on 6th August, 2013 and also published resolution on its official blog recently...


A massive National convention of all Central Trade Unions, Central and State Government Employees &; Teachers Federations and Public Sector employees Unions etc was held at Mavlankar Hall New Delhi on 6th August 2013. The convention was addressed by the leaders of BMS, INTUC, AITUC, CITU, HMS, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC, LPF. Presidium consisted of the leaders of all the above Central Trade Unions. The resolution adopted by the National convention called upon the workers to organize following.

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