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.