Central Government Pensioners Dearness Relief from January 2015 increased to 113% – Orders issued

Central Government Pensioners Dearness Relief from January 2015 increased to 113% – Orders issued for grant of 6% hike in Dearness Relief with effect from 1st January 2015

F. No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G)

Government  of India

Ministry   of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Department  of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor,     Lok Nayak  Bhavan, KhanMarket,

New Delhi-  110003

Dated 27.04.2015



Subject : Grant   of   Dearness   Relief   to   Central   Government    pensioners / family pensioners –  Revised rate effective  from  1.1.2015.

The  undersigned is  directed   to  refer  to  this  Department’s  OM No.  42/10/2014- P&PW(G) dated 29th   September, 2014  on the subject  mentioned  above and  to state  that the President  is pleased to decide  that  the  Dearness Relief (DR)  payable to  Central  Government pensioners / family  pensioners shall  be enhanced  from  the  existing   rate  of  107%  to  113% w.e.f.  1st January,  2015.

2.            These orders apply to (i) All 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 and   (v)   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 ad-hoc ex-gratia  allowance of Rs. 3500/-  p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No. 23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated  23.2.1998   read with  this  Department’s OM No.  23/3/2008- P&PW(B)dated 15.9.2008.

3.            Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount  on absorption  in a PSU / Autonomous body and have become eligible to  restoration  of 1/3rd   commuted  portion  of pension as well  as  revision  of  the  restored  amount  in  terms  of  this  Department’s OM No.

4/59/97-P&PW(D) dated  14.07.1998 will also be entitled  to the payment of DR @  113% w.e.f. 1.1.2015  on  full  pension i.e.  the  revised  pension which  the  absorbed  employee  would  have received on the  date of  restoration  had he not  drawn  lump sum  payment  on absorption  and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment  of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the O.M. dated 14.07.98.    In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No. 4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated. 12.7.2000  refer.

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 of  Expenditure conveyed vide their ID No. 1(4)/E.V/2004 dated  24th April, 2015.

11.         Hindi version will follow.



Under Secretary  to the Government  of India

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