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Cabinet Approves 28% DA With Effect From 1st July 2021 – Press Release From PIB

Cabinet Approves 28% DA With Effect From 1st July 2021

Central Government Employees have been granted Dearness Allowance of 28% with effect from 1st July 2021. The frozen installments of DA with effect from 1st January 2020, 1st July 2020 and 1st January 2021 have now been restored as earlier ordered by Govt while freezing the DA for meeting expenditure on Covid-19 pandemic.

The Cabinet Committee chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today has approved increase the Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2021 to 28% representing an increase of 11% over the existing rate of 17% of the Basic Pay/Pension.

In view of the unprecedented situation which arose due to the COVID-19 pandemic, three additional installments of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners, which were due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021, had been frozen.

Now, the Government has decided to increase the Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2021 to 28% representing an increase of 11% over the existing rate of 17% of the Basic Pay/Pension.  The increase reflects the additional installments arising on 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021.  The rate of Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief for the period 01.01.2020 to 30.06.2021 shall remain at 17%

Earlier Govt has informed in the order No: 1/1/2020-E-II(B) dated 23.04.2020 that the rates of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief as effective from 1st January 2020, 1st July 2020 and 1st January 2021 will be restored prospectively and will be subsumed in the cumulative revised rate effective from 1st July 2021.

Hence, it is expected that applicable Dearness Allowance effective from 1st July 2021, will be announced by Govt after release of All India Consumer Price Index for the months of June 2021, which will be released on 31st July 2021.  After taking in to account All India Consumer Price Index from July 2020 to June 2021, Dearness Allowance effective from 1st July 2021 will be announced by Govt in the months of September 2021 or October 2021 as it is done in normal course.

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Extended Cancellation of passenger train services till 17th May, 2020

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Government of India
Ministry of Railways


02-May-2020 12:45 IST
Extended Cancellation of passenger train services
In continuation of the measures taken in the wake of COVID-19, it has been decided that the cancellation of all passenger train services on Indian Railways shall be extended till 17th May, 2020.
However, movement of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places shall be carried out by Shramik Special trains, as required by the State Governments, in terms of the guidelines issued by MHA.
Freight and Parcel train operations shall continue, as at present.
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Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/coaching/Circulars/Extended_Cancellation_Passenger_Train_Services_010520.pdf

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सरकारी कर्मचारियों के लीव एनकेशमेंट OTA तथा एलटीसी आदि सुविधाओं में नही होगी कोई कटौती : PIB

Lockdown के चलते सोशल मीडिया में अफवाहों का बाजार गर्म है। ऐसे में ऐसी ही अफवाह का खंडन करते हुए सरकार ने कहा है कि सरकारी कर्मचारियों के एलटीसी , OTA, मेडिकल इत्यादि सुविधाओं में कोई कटौती नही होगी। 
गौरतलब है कि पिछले सप्ताह ही सरकार ने कर्मचारियों का महँगाई भत्ता लगभग डेढ़ साल तक फ्रीज करने के आदेश जारी किए थे।
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Sanction/Action against Corrupt Officials

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Sanction/Action against Corrupt Officials
Posted On: 20 NOV 2019 2:50PM by PIB Delhi
As per extant provision of law, the investigating agency has to seek sanction for prosecution. Hence the question of CVC awaiting sanction to prosecute staff/officers does not arise. 
The grant of sanction for prosecution is done in a continuous process, which inter-alia involves scrutiny and analysis of voluminous case records and evidence, consultation with CVC, State Governments and other related agencies. In some cases, court directions/stay may have a bearing on time taken for grant of sanction for prosecution. 
To check delay, the Government has issued guidelines vide Office Memorandum No. 399/33/2006-AVD-III dated 06.11.2006 whereby a time line of three months has been prescribed for grant of sanction for prosecution. Further, Government has also issued procedure for submission of proposals to the competent authority for sanction of prosecution under Single Window System vide Office Memorandum No. 142/04/2012-AVD.I dated 28.07.2014. A high level Committee meets periodically under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel) for scrutiny and review of delayed cases of prosecution for sanction.
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
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Withdrawal of Pension Facility

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Withdrawal of Pension Facility

Posted On: 03 JAN 2019 3:34PM by PIB Delhi
Information regarding the number of Central Government employees in the country is not maintained centrally in this Ministry.  As per information provided by Department of Expenditure, the total number of Central Government civilian employees, as on 01.03.2016, was 32, 21,183

Total number of Central Government civil pensioners, as on 31.03.2018, is 37, 02,882.
Central Government employees (except Armed Forces personnel) appointed on or after 01.01.2004 are covered under the National Pension System (NPS) notified vide Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affair’s) Notification No. 5/7/2003-ECB & PR dated 22.12.2003 and Section 20 of PFRDA Act, 2013.  Such employees are, therefore, not covered by the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rule, 1972, which are allocable to Central Government civil employees appointed on or before 31.12.2003.
Under NPS a monthly contribution of 10 percent of basic pay plus dearness allowance is required to be made by the employees and a matching contribution is made by the Government.  It has since been decided to increase the Government contribution to 14 percent of basic pay and dearness allowance.
On superannuation/retirement, at least 40% of the accumulated pension wealth of such subscriber is mandatorily utilized for purchase of annuity providing for a monthly or any other periodical pension and the balance of the accumulated pension wealth after such utilization is paid to the subscriber in lump sum.
In the event of death of a Government servant of his discharge from service on account of disability or invalidation on medical grounds, the benefit of Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 are available to the Government employees of his family members.
Central Government employees covered under NPS are eligible for the benefit of retirement gratuity and death gratuity on the same terms and conditions as are applicable under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972.
NPS employees are also eligible for other post-retirement benefits such as leave encashment, group insurance, medical facility, etc., as are applicable to employees appointed before 01.01.2014.
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. 

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DA DR hike from July, 2018 @ 2% : Cabinet Approval – PIB

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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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