Dearness Relief @ 44% to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners under Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana (SSSY) scheme, 1980 w.e.f. 01.07.2023: MHA Order
Government of india/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Home Affairs/Grih Mantralaya
Freedom Fighters & Rehabilitation Division
2nd Floor, NDCC-II Building,
Jai Singh Road, New Delhi — 110 001,
Dated, the November, 2023.
The Pr. Chief Controller of Accounts(Home),
Ministry of Home Affairs,
MDCNS, New Dethi-110 001
Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners under Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana (SSSY) scheme, 1980 w.e.f. 01.07.2023 -regarding
I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.45/08/2017-FF(P) dated 01.05.2023(copy enclosed) regarding 40% Dearness Relief to be paid to the freedom fighter pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2023 and to say that recently Dearness Relief in respect of Central Government pensioners has been enhanced by 4% by the Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, New Delhi’s O.M. No.42/04/2023-P&PW(D) dated 27.10.2023. Hence the Dearness Relief admissible to the Central Freedom Fighter/ spouse/ daughter pensioners, under Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana (SSSY) Scheme, 1980, shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 40% to 44% w.e.f. 01.07.2023. The revised amount of pension for various categories of pensioners after increase of 4% DR, i.e. total 44% Dearness Relief, will be as follows:
|Sl No.||Category of freedom fighters||Basic amount of pension (per month)||Enhanced amount of pension after adding 44% DR (per month) w.e.f. 01.07.2023.|
|1.||Ex-Andaman Political prisoners/ spouses||Rs.30,000/-||Rs.43,200/-|
|2.||Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India/ spouses||Rs.28,000/-||Rs.40,320/-|
|3.||Other Freedom fighters/ spouses including INA||Rs.26,000/-||Rs.37,440/-|
|4.||Dependent parents/ eligible daughters (maximum 3 daughters it any point of time)||50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the freedom fighters, i.e. in the range off Rs.13,000/- to Rs.15,000/-||50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the freedom fighters, i.e. in the range of Rs.18,720/- to Rs.21,600/-|
2. Further, it is also clarified that as per Policy Guidelines dated 06.08.2014, TDS is not applicable in respect of Central Samman Pension.
3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.
(Ram Charan Meena)