Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners enhanced from 4% to 5% – DoP&PW O.M

Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners enhanced from 4% to 5% – DoP&PW O.M

Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners enhanced from 4% to 5% – DoP&PW O.M,  केन्द्रीय पेन्शन एवं पेन्शनर्स कल्याण विभाग, नई दिल्ली ने अपने कार्यालय
ज्ञापन संख्या F. No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G) दिनांक 28 सितम्बर 2017 के तहत्
पेन्शनर्स/पारिवारिक पेन्शनर्स के महंगाई राहत की दर में
में संशोधन करते हुए इसे 4
प्रतिशत से बढ़ाकर 5 प्रतिशत किया। यह बढ़ोत्तरी दिनांक 01.07.2017 से प्रभावी
होगी।

F. No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G)
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 28th Sept, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government
pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.7.2017. 
 
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No.
42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 07.04.2017 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 4% to 5% w.e.fo1.07.2017. 
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.II 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 Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving
pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of adhoc ex-gratia allowance in
respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) datd
11.09.2017. 
3. In partial modification of this Department OMs of even no. dated
16.12.2016 and 27.04.2017, Central Govt. absorbee pensioners in
PSU/Autonomous Bodies referred to in category (i) in para 2 and Burma
Civilian pensioners/family pensioners referred to in category (vi) in para
2 above, will also be eligible for deamess relief @ 2% w.e.f 01.07.2016 and
@ 4% w.e.f 01.01.2017, in terms of this Department OMs of even no dated
16.11.2016 and 07.04.2017 respectively. 
The deamess relief already drawn by the above pensioners in terms of OMs
dated 16.11.2016 and 27.4.2017, will be adjusted from the revised dearness
relief payable under these orders. 
4. These orders shall not be applicable on 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 above category. 
5. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to
the next higher rupee. 
6. 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. 
7. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts,
necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately. 
8. 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. 
9. 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)/8l dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and
its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks. 
10. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to
Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation
with the C&AG. 
11. This issues in accordance with Ministry of Finance, Department of
Expenditure’s OM No. 1/9/2017-E.II(B) dated 2oth Sept, 2017. 
12. Hindi version will follow. 
(Charanjit Taneja)
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Under Secretary to the Government of India 
1. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India/Chief Secretaries
and AGs of all States/UTs. 
2. Copy for information to Reserve Bank of India(RBI) and all authorized
Pension Disbursing Banks.
Please visit this Department’s website http://pensionersportal. gov. in for the orders on pension
matters including above orders.

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