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July 2018 Dearness Relief D.R to Pensioners with effect from 01.07.2018 Orders G.O.Ms.No.98 Dated:.01.12.2020

Dearness Relief D.R to Pensioners with effect from 01.07.2018

PENSIONS - Dearness Relief to Pensioners with effect from 01.07.2018 - Revised - Orders - Issued G.O.Ms.No.98 Dated:.01.12.2020.


Government hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief to pensioners sanctioned in the G.O. 14th read above, raising it by 3.144% from 27.248% of the basic pension to 30.392% of the basic pension from 01.07.2018 in respect of:

a. those who retired from service after 01.07.2013 and drawing pension in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015; b. those who retired prior to 01.7.2013 and whose pension was consolidated in the light of orders issued in the G.O. 2nd read above.

The Dearness Relief sanctioned in above paras shall be paid in cash with pension of January 2021 onwards. The arrears on account of increase of DR for the period from 01.07.2018 to 31.12.2020 shall be paid in three (3) equal instalments from the pension of January 2021 onwards

Further Government, after careful examination of the hard ships being faced by the Pensioner/ Family Pensioners decided to sanction the due Dearness Relief instalments in a time bound manner. Accordingly the 2nd DR which was due from 01.01.2019 @ 3.144% duly enhancing the rate from 30.392% to 33.536% will be released from pension of July 2021 onwards and the 3rd DR which was due from 01.07.2019 @ 5.24% duly enhancing rate from 33.536% to 38.776% will be released from pension of January 2022 onwards.

The detailed instructions for release of the 2nd DR which was due from 1st January, 2019 will be issued in June 2021 & the 3rd DR which was due from 1st July, 2019 will be issued in December 2021.

All the Treasury Officers/ Pension Payment Officers shall work out and make payments of the Dearness Relief on Pension sanctioned in this order without waiting for further authorization/ instructions from the Accountant General (A&E), Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, in terms of the orders issued in the G.O.Ms.No.270, Finance & Planning (FW: PSC.I) Department, dated 7.10.1986. 

All the Treasury Officers/Pension Payment Officers shall work out and make payments of the dearness relief on pension sanctioned in this order in terms of orders issued in G.O.Ms.No.122, Finance (Pen.I) Department, Dt: 22.05.2014.

The expenditure is allocable among the various States in accordance with provisions of Rule 24 of the incidence of pension rules in Appendix III-B of the Andhra Pradesh Accounts Code, Volume-I.

In respect of the categories of employees who are not covered for payment through the Treasuries, the expenditure shall be debited to the Pension Funds of Zilla Parishads and Pension funds of the respective Municipal Councils.

In respect of the Pensioners of the Universities, the expenditure on account of the Dearness Relief now sanctioned above shall be met from the Block Grants allotted to them.

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