The Department of Pensioner's Welfare has decided that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/ family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 45% to 51% w.e.f. 1st January, 2011.
The conditions of eligibility for various categories of pensioners and persons who have been absorbed in PSUs / Autonomous Bodies etc. have also been given in the circular.
For further details, see the Ministry's circular No. 42/15/2011-PPW(G) dated 29.03.2011