Revised rates of Dearness Relief to freedom fighter pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2021: CPAO OM dated 09.12.2021
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
CPAO/IT & Tech/ Bank Performance/37 Vol-III/2021-22/158
Subject: Revised rates of Dearness Relief to freedom fighter pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2021.
Attention is invited to the Letter No. 45/08/2017-FF(P) dated 23.11.2021 (Copy enclosed) issued by the Freedom Fighters & Rehabilitation (FFR) Division, Ministry of Home Affairs. All the banks are requested to follow the instructions issued vide Letter ibid scrupulously and implement the same at the earliest.
This issues with the approval of the Chief Controller (Pension).
Encl:- As above
(Satish Kumar Garg)
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)
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 23rd July, 2021.
The Pr. Chief Controller of Accounts(Home),
Ministry of Home Affairs,
MDCNS, New Delhi-110 OO1
Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2021 – regarding
I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.45/08/2017-FF(P) dated 28.07.2021 (copy enclosed) regarding 26% Dearness Relief to be paid to the freedom fighter pensioners w.e.f, 01.07.2021 and to say that recently Dearness Relief in respect of Central Government pensioners has been enhanced by 3% by the Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, New Delhi’s O.M. No.42/07/2021- P&PW(D) e-7330 dated 27.10.2021. Hence the Dearness Relief admissible to the Central Freedom Fighter/ spouse/ daughter pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 26% to 29% w.e.f, 01.07.2021. The revised amount of pension for various categories of pensioners after increase of 3% DR i.e. total 29% Dearness Relief will be as follows:
|CATEGORY OF FREEDOM FIGHTERS||BASIC AMOUNT OF PENSION (PER MONTH)||ENHANCED AMOUNT OF PENSION AFTER ADDING 29% DR (PER MONTH) W.E.F. 01.07.2021|
|1||Ex-Andaman Political prisoners/spouses||Rs.30,000/-||Rs.38,700/-|
|2||Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India/spouses||Rs.28,000/-||Rs.36,120/-|
|3||Other Freedom fighters / spouses including INA||Rs.26,000/-||Rs.33,540/-|
|4||Dependent parents/ eligible daughters (maximum 3 daughters at any point of time)||50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the freedom fighters, i.e. in the range of Rs.13,000/- to Rs.15,000/-||50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the freedom fighters, ie. in the range of Rs.16,770/- to Rs.19,350/-|
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.
(N.R. Sekar Raju)
Director to the Government of India