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Facing pension related problems? Here's how to complain to the government

Facing pension related problems? Here's how to complain to the government

Finance
If you are a central government pensioner who has been facing issues related to your pension and your grievances are not being resolved by the bank or government department despite your repeated complaints, then you can lodge your complaint on the www.pensionersportal.gov.in. This portal helps pensioners to raise their grievances with senior people in the concerned department in case they have received unsatisfactory responses so far or if they do not know who to approach regarding their pension related issues. To file a complaint on the portal, you must keep your Pension Payment Order (PPO) number handy to ensure that your complaint is quickly answered by the government. Follow the steps below to lodge your pension grievance. 1. Go the website, www.pensionersportal.gov.in and click on CPE...
Drones over 250g must be registered with government

Drones over 250g must be registered with government

Technology
Drones weighing over 250g will have to be registered with the government as part of a new crackdown launched today. The new laws will also ban drones from flying above 400ft, less than 150ft from people or buildings or within 1,000 metres of airport boundaries.It follows several near misses with aircraft.People who flout the new rules could face an unlimited fine and up to five years in prison.Anyone who wants to use a drone will also have to take an online safety test under the new legislation, which has taken the CAA's Drone Code and put it into law from 30 May.Owners who fail to register their technology or sit the competency tests could be fined up to £1,000. Image: Drone pilots will have to sit a safety test under new rules. ...
The government created a fake cryptocurrency to help you avoid scams

The government created a fake cryptocurrency to help you avoid scams

Finance
What is an ICO? There's a hot new crypto coin linked with luxury travel out there: HoweyCoins. But this initial coin offering isn't going to earn you anything more than a better understanding of how crypto works and a warning about scams. This mock ICO — or initial coin offering — is a creation of the Securities and Exchange Commission's office of investor education and advocacy in an effort to teach people about the dangers and pitfalls of investing in cryptocurrencies. Lesson one: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The goal of the project is to acquaint investing novices with signs of fraud before it's too late. "The rapid growth of the 'ICO' market, and its widespread promotion as a new investment opportunity, has provided fertile gro...
CGHS cover applies even to hospitals not on government list: Supreme Court

CGHS cover applies even to hospitals not on government list: Supreme Court

Finance
NEW DELHI: In a relief to over 44 lakh current and retired government employees and their families covered under the Central Government Health Scheme, the Supreme Court said on Friday that reimbursement cannot be denied to them even if they received treatment in a hospital not empanelled under the plan. The SC bench said “no fetters” could be placed on the rights of a government employee during his lifetime to get the best medical treatment and it was wrong to reimburse bills on the basis of rates fixed under CGHS in case the employee got treatment from a hospital which is not empanelled. “The right to medical claim cannot be denied merely because the name of the hospital is not included in the government order,” the bench said. “The real test must be the factum of treatment. Before any me
Government wades into GKN takeover battle

Government wades into GKN takeover battle

Business
Business Secretary Greg Clark has written to Melrose demanding "binding" commitments from the turnaround specialist over its £8.1bn bid for GKN.Mr Clark sought "extensive and clear" measures over GKN's workforce, research and development, and pension schemes.He also raised concerns over national security given GKN's role in supplying the UK armed forces.In response, Melrose set out a number of pledges, including not selling GKN's Aerospace Division for five years.It also said that for five years it would maintain GKN's UK listing, maintain its UK headquarters, and ensure research and development (R&D) spending remained at least 2.2% of sales.Deadline approachingGKN makes parts for planemakers Airbus and Boeing, as well as parts for Volkswagen and Ford cars.It is one of the UK's largest