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Air travel alert! Domestic flights to cost 15% more from June 1, check revised rates here

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Civil Aviation Ministry has increased the lower limit on fares of domestic air travel by 15%. The revision of rates will come into effect from June 1, according to an official order by the ministry.

Why airfares have been increased?

Air carriers in India are facing massive losses, as travellers aren’t feeling comfortable flying amid the rising cases of Covid-19 in the country. The second wave of Covid-19 has made the situation worse for firms operating passenger flights.

 

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As a result, the aviation ministry has decided to increase the airfares. The decision is aimed at supporting the airlines amid a devastating second wave of COVID-19 which has reduced air travel significantly. Meanwhile, the aviation ministry has also decided to cut the network capacity to airlines.

What are the revised airfares?

The lower limit for flights under 40 minutes of duration had been increased by 13% to Rs 2,600 from Rs 2,300, according to the Ministry’s official notification. The maximum fare for such flights is capped at Rs 7,800.

Likewise, lower limits for flights with a duration between 40 minutes and 60 minutes has been increased to Rs 3,300 from Rs 2,900 now. The maximum fare for such flights is set at Rs 9,800. It is important to note that the upper limits on fares remain unchanged.

What are lower and upper limits on airfares?

Last year when India imposed a national lockdown, the aviation ministry decided to set lower and upper limits on airfares to protect customers from paying exorbitant prices. The airfares are based on flight duration.

 

 

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Aadhaar card address change online: A step-by-step guide

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Adhaar card has become a really crucial document in India for availing several benefits offered by the Indian government under different schemes. However, for availing many benefits, your address on the Aadhaar card needs to be updated.

If you relocated and want to update your address on your Aadhaar card then we have good news. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) recently allowed users to update their address online on the official portal. Also Read: India slams UN Rapporteurs’ criticism of new IT rules, says our democratic credentials are well recognised

In a tweet, UIDAI had said that the Aadhaar Card address can be updated online through Aadhaar Self Service Update Portal at sup.uidai.gov.in/ssup/. All you need to do is upload the required documents on the online portal to update your Aadhaar Card address.

Here’s how to change your Aadhaar card address online:

1. You need to log in to the official portal which is ssup.uidai.gov.in/ssup/.

2. Select the ‘Proceed to Update Aadhaar’ button.

3. Login using your 12-digit Aadhaar card and Verify your details with a security code or captcha code.

4. You will then have to click the ‘Send OTP’ button. The OTP will arrive on the Aadhaar-registered mobile number.

5. Log in to the portal by entering the OTP.

6. Select the ‘Edit Address’ option.

7. Enter details of your new address.

8. After entering the details, you need to upload the address proof which has the new address.

9. Click the ‘Submit’ button, and your Aadhaar card address will be updated in no time.

 

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Get Rs 5 lakh in exchange of 2 rupee coin, here’s how

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A lot of people have this hobby of collecting rarest coins which finds no place in circulation or it is no longer in use. But if you luckily have a two rupee coin, you can easily get a chance to win Rs 5 lakh as the advertisement on Quikr shows.

Many buyers on the Bengaluru-based website are showing interest in giving a huge amount in return for the old coin.

This two rupee coin is made in 1994 and has an Indian flag on one side, and its value on the Quikr website is said to be Rs 5 lakh. Meanwhile, the value of one rupee coin is worth Rs 2 lakh.

While the other one rupee coin which was minted in 1918 is said to be worth Rs 9 lakh.

If you have these rare coins, it can fetch a lump sum amount, given the fact that you negotiate properly with the buyer.

There is a website called Coinbazzar which basically provides a platform for buyers for selling old notes and with the help of that platform you can sell an old Rs 10 note in order to get Rs 25,000 in return.

 

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Good news for govt employees: Details Inside

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52 lakh central government employees, central government servants (CGS), and more than 65 lakh pensioners are all set to start receiving Dearness Allowance (DA) benefits approved under the 7th Pay Commission from July 1, 2021.

The Central government has recently confirmed in the parliament about the rollout of stalled dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) from next month. However, many employees are still confused about how much salary they will get from next month onwards according to their 7th pay commission matrix.

Currently, dearness allowance is paid at 17% of the basic pay. The DA will be increased by 11% to 28% after it will be reinstated from July 2021 onwards.

The 11% hike comes after adding three pending DA hikes, including a 3 per cent jump in DA from January to June 2020, a 4 per cent rise from July to December 2020, and a 4 per cent increase from January to June 2021. Also Read: Delhi unlock: Curbs eased further, bars and public parks to re-open

How to calculate salary after DA hike?

In the 7th Pay Commission, the salary of a central government employee consists of three components: basic salary, allowances and deductibles. The minimum basic salary of central government employees according to the pay matrix is Rs 18,000.

On the existing pay matrix, Rs 2,700 per month will be directly added to the basic salary of the central government employees. With the hike, employees’ total dearness allowance will increase by Rs 32,400 on annual basis.

Will central government employees get DA arrears?

The employees of the Central government are requesting the Centre to pay DA arrears. However, the government has already made it crisp and clear that no arrears will be paid for DA hike that would have been come into effect a lot earlier has there been no pandemic.

 

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22 Jun 2021, 4:38 AM (GMT)

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