Millions of employees have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic that has pushed India into an economic slowdown. To provide some relief in these tough times, Employee State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has decided to offer an unemployment allowance to employees registered with the scheme.
ESIC said, ‘Even if the employee is non-present for 90 days during treatment, he can claim salary under sickness benefit benefits. He can get paid at the rate of 70 per cent of salary every day.”
If an employee comes under the purview of the Employees State Insurance Corporation, he/she can avail unemployment allowances under the Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojana for two years even if the company he/she is working for shuts down.
Employees can also avail financial assistance for three months under the Atal Insured Person Welfare Scheme. Employees can benefit from the proposition by visiting ESIC’s official website.
The Employees State Insurance Corporation said that if an employee succumbs to Covid-19 then the organisation will provide Rs 15,000 to their families for last rites. In case, if the employee is unable to work due to getting infected, then ESIC will continue to provide the salary.
It is also offering other facilities including free healthcare facilities to the workers and their families and partial salary. The state-run organisation said that employees or their families who are fighting the virus will get free treatment in hospitals. “If the employee is treated in a private hospital, the entire amount of the expenses will be refunded,” ESIC assured.
Employees State Insurance Scheme is a security scheme for employees receiving less salary in private and government organisations. Under ESIC, employees working in the organised sector are offered financial help in disability, death etc.
ESIC has 21 hospitals operating in the country. Out of which 3,686 covid beds are currently available. These hospitals have 229 ICU beds and 163 ventilators.
Banks to remain closed for 4 days from tomorrow
If you have some major banking work, it advised that you check the list of days when banking activities in your branch might not be carried out in account of holiday. This is not a country wide exercise though several states will be observing bank holidays as per their regional holiday list and also weekends coming thereafter. Banks will be closed for 4 days between June 25 and June 30. Bank holidays vary in various states as well not observed by all the banking companies.
Banking holidays also depend on the festivals being observed in specific states or notification of specific occasions in those states.
Let’s have a look at important bank dates when banks will remain closed in the month of June
June 25 – Guru Hargobind Ji’s Birthday (Bank of Jammu and Srinagar closed)
June 26 – Second Saturday
June 27 – Sunday Weekly Holiday)
June 30 – Remna Ni (banks will remain closed in Izwal only)
Holidays of the mentioned days will be observed in various regions according to the state declared holidays, however for the gazetted holidays, banks will be closed all over the country.
If you keep a track of these holidays, you would be able to plan bank transaction activities in a better way. For long weekends, you can even plan your holidays well.
Now, Get Instant Refund For Cancelled Online Tickets. Check Details
A majority of travellers book their railway tickets from the website of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). If you go by the statistics, then almost 83 per cent of the total reserved tickets are book through the website, as per the IRCTC. However, there is a waiting time of around 42-72 hours in order to get a refund in case of cancelled tickets booked through the website.
Earlier, the IRCTC had launched a feature for the website and mobile app aimed at helping passengers get an instant refund of their cancelled tickets thereby saving a considerable amount of time after the passengers cancels the ticket.
Such a facility offers the freedom with funds to customers to go ahead and make subsequent bookings on the same/next day without waiting for credit of the refund amount into their bank account from IRCTC.
Now, IRCTC has launched a new feature of instant refund to IRCTC Website / Mobile App users using “IRCTC IPay”. Under the new facility, its payment gateway “I-Pay” has been enabled with “AutoPay” feature.
How does the new feature work?
Under this new facility, users will have to allow for debit to their UPI bank account / other payment instruments through a mandate facility which creates a lien on his payment instrument.
The AutoPay feature offers higher reliability of ticket booking through the pre-authorized mandate as it cuts down the time for the users to type in the payment instrument details. It also helps in reducing the refund time for Tatkal bookings for the transactions that remain waitlisted and attract auto cancellation
Under the new system, funds are blocked from the user’s bank account and the debit is processed for the full booking amount only after the confirmed ticket is booked.
If it’s a waitlisted case of Tatkal bookings, where the booking remains waitlisted even after preparation of the final chart then the cancellation charges are only recovered from the transaction while the mandate gets released.
When is the feature most useful?
This new feature makes more sense in cases where a ticket is not booked even after deduction of payment from the user’s Bank or Tatkal waitlisted ticket remains waitlisted even after preparation of chart and waitlist ticket is dropped from the chart. In such cases service charge, cancellation charge and payment Gateway Charges will be deducted from the user’s account.
IRCTC has recently upgraded its user interface of the internet ticketing website of rallways www.irctc.co.in for seamless booking experience.
Aadhaar card address change online: A step-by-step guide
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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