pensioners Revised rate effective from 1.1.2017: Pensioner Portal Order
Subject : Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government
pensioners/family pensioners Revised rate effective from 1.1.2017
42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 16th Nov, 2016 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 2% to 4% w.e.f 01.01.2017.
2. These orders apply to (i) Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family
Pensioners (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
3. These orders shall not be applicable on following categories
(i) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners /
families of displaced Government Pensioners from Pakistan who are Indian
Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Govemment of Pakistan and are
in receipt of adhoc ex-gratia allowance.
(ii) Central Government Employees who had drawn lump-sum amount on
absorption in a PSU/Autonomous Body and are in receipt of 1/3rd resorted
commuted portion of pension.
(iii) CPF beneficiaries, their widows and eligible children who are in
receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM
No.45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 and revised vide this Department’s
oM 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dtd 27.06.2013.
Separate orders will be issued in respect of the above categories.
4. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to
the next higher rupee.
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.
45/73/97-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 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 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 with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department cf
Expenditure vide their OM No. l/3/2017-E.II(B) dated 30th March, 2017.
10. Hindi version will follow.
Source : pensionersportal.gov.in