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Dearness Relief to Central Govt. Pensioners/Family Pensioner – Orders

Dearness Relief to Central Govt. Pensioners/Family Pensioner - Orders

Revised rates of Dearness Relief w.e.f. 01.07.2021: DoP&PW Order for Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners

No. 42/07/2021-P&PW(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market,
New Delhi – 110003
July 22, 2021

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revised rates of Dearness Relief to Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2021

The undersigned is directed to refer to Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) Office Memorandum No. 1/1/2020-E-II(B), dated 23.04.2020, vide which installments of Dearness Relief to pensioners/family pensioners due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021, were frozen and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief admissible to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 17% to 28% of the basic pension/family pension (including additional pension/family pension) with effect from 1st July 2021. The increase subsumes the additional installments arising on 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021.

The rate of Dearness Relief, earlier determined vide this Department’s OM No. 42/04/2019- P&PW(D) dated 21.10.2019, shall remain at 17% of basic pension/family pension for the period from 01.01.2020 till 30.06.2021.

2. These rates of Dearness Relief will be applicable to:

  1. Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners including Central Government absorbed pensioners in PSU/Autonomous Bodies in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No. 4/34/2002-P&PW(D) Vol. II dated 23.06.2017 for restoration of full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years.
  2. The Armed Forces pensioners/family pensioners and Civilian pensioners/ family pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates.
  3. All India Services pensioners/family pensioners.
  4. Railway pensioners/family pensioners.
  5. Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension.
  6. The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and displaced pensioners/family pensioners from Pakistan, in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 11.09.2017.

3. The payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

4. Other provisions governing grant of Dearness Relief in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G), dated 2.7.1999, as amended from time to time. The provisions relating to regulation of Dearness Relief where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

5. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

6. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of Dearness Relief payable in each individual case.

7. The offices of Accountant General and authorized Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of Dearness Relief to pensioners/family pensioners on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, II/34-80-II, dated 23/04/1981, of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalized Banks.

8. In their application to the persons belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued under Article 148(5) of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

9. These issues in pursuance of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM No. 1/1/2020-E. I1(B) dated 20th July, 2021.

10. Hindi version will follow.

Sd/-
(Sanjiv Narain Mathur)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

1. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India (as per standard distribution list).
2. Chief Secretaries and AGs of all States/UTs.
3. CMDs /CPPCs of all authorized Pension Disbursing Banks.
4. C&AG of India, UPSC, etc. as per standard endorsement list.
5. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for information.

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Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2019

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners


Government of India/ Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Home Affairs/ Grih Mantralaya
Freedom Fighters & Rehabilitation Division
2nd Floor, NDCC-11 Building,
Jai Singh Road,New Delhi – 110 001,
Dated,the 5th November, 2019

To
The Pr. Chief Controller of Accounts(Home),
Ministry of Home Affairs,
MDCNS, New Delhi-110 001

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2019 – regarding

Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.45/08/ 2017-FF(P) dated 26.03.2019 (copy enclosed) regarding 10% Dearness Relief to be paid to the Freedom Fighters Pensioners w .e.f. 01.01.2019 and to say that recently Dearness Relief in respect of Central Government pensioners has been enhanced by 5% by the Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, New Delhi’s O.M. No.42/04/ 2019-P&PW(D) dated 21.10.2019. Hence the Dearness Relief admissible to the Central Freedom Fighter/ spouse/ daughter pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 10% to 15% w .e.f. 01.07.2019. All the banks are requested to calculate the arrears w.e.f. 01.07.2019.
The payment of arrears of Dearness Relief shall not be made before the date of disbursement of pension/ family pension of October, 2019. The revised amount of pension for various categories of pensioners after increase of 5% DR i.e. total 15% Dearness Relief will be as follows

SI No. Category of freedom fighters Basic amount of pension (per month) Enhanced amount of pension after adding 15% DR (per month)
w.e.f. 01.07.2019.
1. Ex-Andaman Political prisoners/ spouses Rs.30,000/- Rs.34,500/-
2. Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India/ spouses Rs.28,000/- Rs.32,200/-
3. Other Freedom fighters/ spouses including INA Rs.26,000/- Rs.29,900/-
4. Dependent parents/ eligible daughters (maximum 3 daughters
at any point of time)
50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the freedom fighters, i.e. in the range of Rs.13,000/- to Rs.15,000/- 50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the freedom fighters, i.e. in the range of Rs.14,950/- to
Rs.17,250/-

Further, it is also clarified that as per Policy Guidelines dated 06.08.2014, TDS is not applicable in respect of Central Samman Pension.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

Yours faithfully,
(Meenu Batra)
Deputy Secretary to the Government India & CPIO
Tele no: 23438062
e-mail: meenu.batra66@ nic in
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Confirm! DA/DR from July, 2019: 5% increase in 7th CPC DA

All India Consumer Price (Industrial Workers) Index Number [CPI(IW)] for June, 2019 has released by Labour Bureau. CPI-IW for June, 2019 increased by 2 points and pegged at 316 (three hundred and sixteen). And with this increase in AICPIN the Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners will get 5% increase in Dearness Allowance with effect from July, 2019 in 7th CPC Pay structure. On the other hand employees who are drawing their pay in pre-revised 6th CPC pay structure will get 10% increase in Dearness Allowance w.e.f. July, 2019 at the rate of 164%, which is currently 154%.
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As per prevailing practice this increase may be approved by the Union Cabinet in the month of September, 2019 with direction to draw the increased DA/DR from the month of October, 2019 and arrears for the month of July, August and September, 2019 may be paid at that time.
Detail calculation of DA from July, 2019 to be 17% in 7th CPC & 164% in 6th CPC pay structure with AICPIN of June-2019 is furnished in undermentioned table:-
Dearness Allowance from July, 2019 – 
Increase/
Decrease
in Index
Month Base
Year
2001
= 100
Total
of 12
Months
Twelve
Monthly
Average
%
Increase
Over
115.76
For
6 CPC
DA
%
Increase
Over
261.42
For
7 CPC
DA
6CPC DA
announced
or will be
announced
7CPC DA
announced
or will be
announced
Dearness Allowance/ Relief from Jan-2019 154% 12%
6 Jan,19 307 3557 296.42 156.06% 13.39% +10% +5%
0 Feb,19 307 3577 298.08 157.50% 14.02%
2 Mar,19 309 3599 299.92 159.08% 14.73%
3 Apr,19 312 3623 301.92 160.81% 15.49%
2 May,19 314 3648 304.00 162.61% 16.29%
2 Jun,19 316 3673 306.08 164.41% 17.08%
Expected Dearness Allowance/ Relief from Jul-2019 164% 17%
7th CPC Dearness Allowance/Relief w.e.f. July, 2019
will increased by 5% from 12% to 17%
6th CPC Dearness Allowance/Relief w.e.f. July, 2019
will increased by 10% from 154% to 164%
You may also download/save the excel sheet for self calculation. The link for excel sheet is given below:


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3% Additional DR to CG Pensioners from Jan 2019 – Orders issued

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3% Additional DR to CG Pensioners from Jan 2019 – Orders issued

No.42/04/2019-P&PW(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Dated the 06th March, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 01.01.2019-reg

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/0612018-P&PW(G) dated 18.09.2018 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief admissible to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 9% to 12% w.e.f 01.01.2019.

2. These rates of DR will be applicable to (i) Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners including Central Govt. absorbee pensioners in PSU/ Autonomous Bodies in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No. 4/34/2002-P&PW(D) Vol.1I dated 23.06.2017 for restoration of full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners/family pensioners (v) Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension (vi) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government Pensioners from Burma/ Pakistan, in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(I3) dated 11.09.2017.

3. The payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

4. The payment of arrears of Dearness Relief shall not be made before the date of disbursement of pension/family pension ofMarch,2019.


5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45173/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F.No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, IV34-80-II dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

10. This issues in accordance with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM No. 1I112019-E.II(B) dated 27th Feb,2019.

Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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When will the arrears get paid? – Dearness Relief

CENTRALISED PENSION PROCESSING CENTER

Payment of Pensions to Central Government and State Government Pensioners through Centralized Pension Processing Cell (CPPC)

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

31. When will the arrears get paid?
Ans: Payment of arrears, on account of revision of pension etc., received at Centralized Pension Processing Cell (CPPC) of the Bank up to one week before last date of a month, will normally be made along with monthly pension.

32. How the payment of Dearness Relief at revised rate is to be paid to the pensioners?
Ans: Whenever any additional relief on pension/family pension is sanctioned by the Government, the same is intimated to the agency banks for issuing suitable instructions to their pension paying branches for payment of relief at the revised rates to the pensioners without any delay. The orders issued by Govt. Departments are also hosted on their websites and banks have been advised to watch the latest instructions on the website and act accordingly without waiting for any further orders from RBI in this regard.

33. Where can a pensioner get information about the changes in the pension/ Dearness Relief or any pension related issue?
Ans: The pensioner can visit the Official Website of the concerned Government Department as also Reserve Bank of India Website (www.rbi.org.in) to get the information about pension related issues.


34. Can pensioners get pension slips?
Ans: Yes, monthly pension slip is automatically sent to the pensioner’s e-Mail ID if available with the Bank. In other cases pension slip can be obtained by the pensioner from any pension paying branch.

35. How to get SMS for the details of monthly pension
Ans: To get SMS Pensioner has to visit Pension Paying Branch (Home Branch) with request to upload his/her Mobile number in the Pension Application Software. Pensioner can get the details of monthly pension such as Basic Pension, D.A., Medical Allowance, Other Allowances, Commutation, Income Tax, Net Pension credited and the date of credit along with amount of commutation and gratuity paid through SMS from State Bank of India on regular basis.
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DA DR hike from July, 2018 @ 2% : Cabinet Approval – PIB

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Cabinet

29-August-2018 13:05 IST

Cabinet approves additional 2 percent Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1st July, 2018

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modihas approved to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2018 representing an increase of 2% over the existing rate of 7% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Deamess Relief would be Rs.6112.20 crore per annum and Rs.4074.80 crore in the financial year 2018-19 (for a period of 08 months from July, 2018 to February, 2019).

This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central Government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.

This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
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