Increase in Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners / family pensioners from 7% to 9%

Increase in Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners / family pensioners from the existing rate of 7% to 9% w.e.f. 01.07.2018

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension, Government of India vide its Office Memorandum dated has informed that the Dearness Relief admissible to Central Government pensioners and family pensioners shall be enhanced as above.

The revised rates of DR will be applicable  to  :

(i) Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners  including  Central Govt.  absorbee pensioners in PSU / Autonomous Bodies in respect of whom orders have been issued earlier for restoration of  full  pension  after expiry of commutation period of 15 years.

(ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners. Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates.

(iii) All India Service Pensioners.

(iv) Railway Pensioner / Family pensioners

(v) Pensioners who arc in receipt of provisional pension.

(v) The Burma  Civilian  pensioner / family  pensioners and  pensioner families of displaced Government Pensioners from  Burma Pakistan Pakistan in respect of whom orders have been issued in Sep, 2017.

Any fraction of Dearness relief is to be rounded off to the next higher rupee

The  responsibility to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case shall be of the Pension Disbursing Authority including Nationalised Banks.

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