Himachal Pradesh grants Dearness Relief to Pensioners

Himachal Pradesh Government issued Orders for release of Additional Dearness Relief of 7% with effect from 1st July 2012

No. Fin (Pen) B (10)-6/98-III

Government of Himachal Pradesh

Finance (Pension) Department

Shimla-171002, the 1st October, 2012


Subject: – Grant of Dearness Relief to Himachal Pradesh Government Pensioners/ Family Pensioners-Revised rate effective from 01-07-2012.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this department’s O.M. No. Fin (Pen)B(10)-6/98-III dated 22nd August, 2012 sanctioning one instalment of dearness relief with effect from 01-01-2012 and to say that the Governor, Himachal Pradesh is pleased to decide that dearness relief payable to the Himachal Pradesh Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 65 % to 72% w.e.f. 01-07-2012.

   2. Payment of Dearness relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

   3. Other provisions governing grant of dearness relief to pensioners such as regulation of dearness relief during employment/re-employment, regulation of dearness relief where more than one pension is drawn etc. will remain unchanged.

   4. These orders shall apply to all H.P. Government Pensioners/ Family pensioners.

   5. As dearness relief will now be at a uniform rate, it has been decided to dispense with the issue of enclosing ready reckoner alongwith the dearness relief orders. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authority, including the Nationalized Banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of dearness relief payable in each individual case.

   6. The Accountant General, Treasury Officers and authorized Public Sector Banks are requested to arrange the payment of Dearness Relief to pensioners on the basis of these orders.

   7. The Dearness Relief on pension & family pension @ 72 % will be paid with the pension/family pension for the month of October, 2012 payable in the month of November, 2012. The arrears accrued on account of dearness relief w.e.f. 01-07-2012 to 30-09-2012 shall be paid in cash in one instalment in the month of November, 2012.

By order

Principal Secretary (Finance) to the

Government of Himachal Pradesh.

Download Himachal Pradesh Government Order No. Fin (Pen) B (10)-6/98-III dated 1st October 2012 for release of addtional Dearness Relief to Pensioners and family pensioners with effect from 1st July 2012

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