RBI releases strategic approach ‘GUARD’ for UCBs in tier-wise cybersecurity guidelines

The Reserve Bank of India has today placed on its website the “’ Technology Vision for Cyber Security’ for Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs) – 2020-2023”. The Technology Vision Document aims at enhancing the cybersecurity posture of the Urban Co-operative banking sector against evolving IT and cyber threat environment. The Central Bank laid down a set…

Here are a few things you need to know about newly launched doorstep banking

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday (September 09, 2020) launched doorstep banking services for public sector banks in order to facilitate hassle-free and convenient banking to Senior Citizen and those in the ‘divyang’ (differently-abled) category. The move is part of the EASE reforms to make banking easier and accessible. The salient features of new services…

Labour ministry notifies provident fund contribution towards EPF & EPS scheme

The labour ministry on Friday notified the special scheme wherein the government will deposit the employer’s and employee’s contribution in the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) and Employee’s Pension Scheme (EPS) for three months to tide over the impact of COVID-19 on small establishments.  Under Gareeb Kalyan Yojana scheme, the central government will grant relief in…

Cabinet promulgates ordinance to reduce the salaries and pensions of Members of Parliament (MPs)

Due to the outbreak of pandemic COVID 19 virus, the Union cabinet promulgated an ordinance to reduce the salaries, allowances, and pensions of Members of Parliament (MPs) by 30 percent for one year. According to news, Union Minister Prakash Javdekar communicated the cabinet decision in a press release. According to Mr.Javdekar’s announcement, the Cabinet also…