Wednesday, November 17, 2010

West Bengal govt declares 8 per cent DA

The West Bengal government today declared eight per cent dearness allowance for its employees and those belonging to government-aided institutions.
With effect from December 1, 2010, the government will provide the first instalment of DA for its staff, teachers, non-teaching employees of aided educational institutions, panchayats, municipalities, municipal corporations, public undertakings and statutory authorities, a finance department statement said.

The raised DA will benefit at least 10 lakh employees of the state government, teachers and staff of those state-aided institutions, the release said.

There will also be a corresponding increase in the pension of the state government and above organisations, thus benefiting nearly 4.6 lakh pensioners, the release said.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Haryana Govt enhances DA rate

Chandigarh, Nov 2 (PTI) The Haryana Government has enhanced the rate of dearness allowance (DA) payable to its employees on unrevised scales from existing 87 to 103 per cent with effect from July 1.

A notification to this effect was issued by the state Finance Department here today.
Additional installment of DA from the month of November 2010 would be paid in cash to the employees.

The payment of arrears of enhanced DA from July 2010 to October 2010 would be given in the month of December this year, the notification added.

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC w.e

F. No. 42/18/2010-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date: 27th October, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1.7.2010.

In continuation to this Department’s OM No. 42/18/2010-P&PW(G) dated 29th June, 2010 sanctioning the Dearness Relief to those Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scales of 5th CPC, the President is pleased to grant the Dearness Relief to these Central Government pensioners as under :

(i) Those who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre revised scales of 5th CPC are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 103% w.e.f 1.7.2010.

(ii) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 to 31.12.1985 and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs. 600/ p.m. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 103% w.e.f. 1.7.2010.

2. The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex¬gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to DR @ 95% w.e.f. 1.7.2010.

(i) The widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of Ex¬gratia payment of Rs. 605/- p.m.

(ii) Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 8.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 654/-, Rs. 659/-, Rs. 703/- and Rs. 965/-.

3. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the C&AG.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their UO No. 1(4)/EV/2004 dated 12.10.2010.

(V.K.Wadhwa)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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DA hike for Jharkhand employees

The Jharkhand government today announced ten per cent DA hike for government employees.The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Arjun Munda, Cabinet Secretary, Aditya Swaroop, told newsmen here.The DA of the employees rose from 35 per cent to 45 per cent which would cost the state excequer Rs 36 crore every month, he said.

TN – Dearness Allowance in the pre-revised scales of pay

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GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU
2010

FINANCE (ALLOWANCES) DEPARTMENT
G.O. No.383, Dated 1st October 2010
(Purattasi 15, Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2041)

ALLOWANCES – Dearness Allowance in the pre-revised scales of pay – Enhanced Rate of Dearness Allowance from 1st July, 2010 – Orders – Issued.

READ – the following papers:

1. G.O.Ms.No.113, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated 16.04.2010.
2. From the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, New Delhi, Office Memorandum No.1(3) / 2008 – E – II(B), dated 29th September, 2010.

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ORDER:

In the Government Order first read above, orders were issued sanctioning revised rate of Dearness Allowance in the Pre-revised scales of pay to State Government employees as detailed below:-

Date from which
payable
Rate of Dearness Allowance in the pre-revised
scales of pay (per month)
1st January, 201087 per cent of Pay plus Dearness Pay

2. The Government of India in its Office Memorandum second read above has enhanced the Dearness Allowance to its employees who continue in the pre-revised scales of pay from 87% to 103% with effect from 1st July, 2010.

3. Following the orders issued by the Government of India, the Government sanction the revised rate of Dearness Allowance to the State Government employees who continue to draw their pay and allowances in the pre-revised scales of pay as indicated below:-

Date from which
payable
Rate of Dearness Allowance in the pre-revised
scales of pay (per month)
1st July, 2010103 per cent of Pay plus Dearness Pay

4. The Government also direct that the Dearness Allowance increase shall be paid in cash with effect from 1.7.2010.

5. While working out the revised Dearness Allowance, fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to next higher rupee if such fraction is 50 paise and above and shall be ignored if it is less than 50 paise.

6. The Government also direct that the revised Dearness Allowance sanctioned above, shall be admissible to full time employees who are at present getting Dearness Allowance and paid from contingencies at fixed monthly rates. The revised rates of Dearness Allowance sanctioned in this order shall not be admissible to part time employees.

7. The revised Dearness Allowance sanctioned in this order will also apply to the teaching and non-teaching staff working in aided educational institutions, employees under local bodies, employees governed by the University Grants Commission/All India Council for Technical Education scales of pay, the Teachers/Physical Directors/Librarians in Government and Aided Polytechnics and Special Diploma Institutions, Village Assistants in Revenue Department, Noon Meal Organisers, Child Welfare Organisers, Anganwadi Workers, Cooks, Helpers, Panchayat Assistants/Clerks in Village Panchayat under Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department.

8. The expenditure shall be debited to the detailed head of account `03. Dearness Allowance’ under the relevant sub-minor, sub-major and major heads of account.

9. The Treasury Officers / Pay and Accounts Officers are requested to make payment of the revised Dearness Allowance when bills are presented without waiting for the authorisation from the Principal Accountant General (A&E) TN., Chennai-18.

(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)

K. SHANMUGAM
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT.

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TN – Dearness Allowance to the pensioners and family pensioners

GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU

2010

FINANCE (PENSION) DEPARTMENT
G.O. No.375, Dated 29th September 2010
(Puratasi-13, Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2041)

PENSION – Dearness Allowance to the pensioners and family pensioners – Revised rate admissible from 1st July, 2010 – Orders – Issued.

READ :
1. G.O.Ms.No.109, Finance (Pension) Department, dated: 05.04.2010.
2. G.O.Ms.No.371, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated: 24.9.2010
3. Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, Office Memorandum F.No.42/18/2010-P&PW (G), dated: 27.9.2010
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ORDER :

In the Government Order first read above, orders were issued sanctioning the revised rate of Dearness Allowance to the State Government pensioners / family pensioners as detailed below:-

2. The Government of India, in its Office Memorandum third read above has enhanced the Dearness Allowance payable to its pensioners / family pensioners from 35% to 45% with effect from 1st July 2010.

3. Following the orders issued by the Government of India, the Government has now decided to sanction one additional instalment of dearness allowance at 10% to the pensioners / family pensioners of the State with effect from 1.7.2010. Accordingly, the Government sanction the revised rate of Dearness Allowance to the State Government pensioners / family pensioners as indicated below:-

4. The Government also direct that the increase in Dearness Allowance shall be paid in cash to the Pensioners / Family Pensioners with effect from 1.7.2010.

5. While arriving at the revised Dearness Allowance, fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee if such fraction is 50 paise and above and shall be ignored if it is less than 50 paise. It will be the responsibility of the Pension Disbursing Authority including Public Sector Banks etc. to calculate the quantum of Dearness Allowance payable in each individual case.

6. Pending formal authorisation by the Accountant General, the Dearness Allowance shall be paid straightaway by the Pension Pay Officer, Chennai-6, Treasury Officers and Public Sector Banks concerned.

7. This order will apply to the following categories of pensioners:-

i) Government pensioners, Teacher pensioners of aided and local body educational Institutions and other pensioners of local bodies.

ii) The State Government employees who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertaking / Autonomous body / Local body / Co-operative institution and have become entitled to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount.

iii) Present and future family pensioners; In the case of divisible family pensioners, Dearness Allowance shall be divided proportionately.

iv) Former Travancore-Cochin State pensioners drawing their pension on 1st November, 1956 in the Treasuries situated in the areas transferred to Tamil Nadu State on that date, i.e.Kanniyakumari District and Shencottah taluk of Tirunelveli District.

v) Pensioners who are in receipt of special pensions under Extraordinary Pension Rules, Tamil Nadu and Compassionate Allowance.

8. The expenditure on Dearness Allowance payable to the pensioners shall be debited to:

“2071. Pension and Other Retirement Benefits – 01. Civil – 101. Superannuation and Retirement Allowances – I. Non-Plan – AC. Dearness Allowance to Pensioners – 03. Dearness Allowance (D.P. Code 2071 01 101 AC 0306) “

The expenditure on Dearness Allowance payable to the family pensioners shall be debited to

“2071. Pension and Other Retirement Benefits – 01. Civil – 105. Family Pensions – I. Non-plan – AC. Dearness Allowance to Family Pensioners of Tamil Nadu Government – 03. Dearness Allowance (D.P. Code 2071 01 105 AC 0308) “.

9. Orders regarding sanction of dearness allowance to the widows & children of the deceased Contributory Provident Fund / Non Pensionable Establishment beneficiaries of State Government and the former District Board who are drawing ex-gratia will be issued separately.

10. The Increased expenditure due to the sanction of Dearness Allowance in this order is allocable among the successor States as per the provisions laid down under the State Reorganization Act, 1956.

(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)

K.SHANMUGAM
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

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Grant of TA/DA and payment of special allowance

By Speed Post

F.No.1-1/2010-TS.I
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education
Technical Section – I
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Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated :23rd September,2010.

To
The Director,
Indian Institute of Technology,
Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Khargapur, Madras, Guwahati, Roorkee,
Bhubaneswar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Mandi
Patna, Ropar

Sir,

I am hereby directed to inform you that after due consideration the Ministry has taken the following decisions with regard to grant of TA/DA and payment of special allowance :-

A. Grant of special allowance. Dy. Directors/Wardens etc.

Keeping in view the Special Allowance of Rs.4000/- prescribed for Pro- Vice Chancellor, Ministry has suggested vide it is letter dated 9th March,2010 that the Dy. Directors may be paid a monthly special allowance of Rs.4000/- per month. Accordingly, it has been felt that the honorarium for Deans, Wardens etc. may be suitably revised keeping in view the existing norms. Accordingly, honorarium/special allowances in respect of Dy. Directors, Deans, Wardens etc. will be as under:-

ExistingProposed revision
Dy.DirectorRs.1000/ p.m.Rs.4000/- p.m.
DeansRs.900/ p.m.Rs.3500/- p.m.
WardensRs.800/ p.m.Rs.2500/- p.m.
Assoc./Asstt. WardensRs.500/ p.m.Rs.2500/- p.m.

B. Eligibility for TA/DA with reference to Academic Grade Pay:

The recommendation with regard to the question of equivalence of Academic Grade Pay with Grade Pay for the purpose of determining the eligibility for TA/DA and other benefits also requires a re-look. Even though acadehic grade pay has been fixed slightly at a higher level than the grade pay fixed for similar grade of Central Government employees, the entitlement for TA/DA and other allowances would be governed by the provision of the CCS (RP) Rules,2008 as per the TNDA entitlement for corresponding Grade Pay. Accordingly, the following mapping of academic grade pay with grade pay is required to be followed for the purpose of determining eligibility for TA/DA and other allowances:

Sl.No.Academic Grade PayEqualent Grade Pay for TA/DA/Other Allowances
1Rs.6000 & Rs.7000/-Rs.6600/-
2Rs.8000/-Rs.7600/-
3Rs.9000/-Rs.8700/-
4Rs.9500/-Rs.8900/-
5Rs.10000 / 10500/-Rs.10000/-

C. HAG Scale of Rs.67,000 – 79,000/- :

A new HAG scale of Rs.67,000-79,000 has been introduced in place of Grade Pay of Rs.12,000/-. Accordingly, the Grade Pay of Rs.12,000/- does not any more exist .

The conditions for moving to the new HAG scale will remain exactly the same as the movement from AGP of Rs.10,500/-to AGP of Rs.12,000/-. Further, as indicated in this Ministry’s letter of even number, dated 18.8.2010, this will have prospective effect from the date of issue of orders regarding revision of scales of pay, i.e. 18.8.2009.

This issues with the approval of Secretary (HE).

Yours faithfully

(Pratima Dikshit)
Director

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Haryana Government announces 10% DA for Employees

Haryana government today enhanced the rate of Dearness Allowance (DA) payable to its employees from existing 35 per cent to 45 per cent, a decision that would cost the exchequer Rs 576 crore per year.

The DA would be given in cash with effect from July 1 this year, an official spokesman said here today.

He said the 10 per cent increase had been made in DA on the pattern of Government of India employees.

He said the grant of higher DA would entail a burden of Rs 576 crore on state exchequer annually. During the current financial year, the liabilities from July, 2010, to February, 2011, would be of Rs 384 crore, he added.

Grant of Dearness Relief to Pensioners – w.e.f.1st July 2010

F.No.42/18/2010-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date: 27th September, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.7.2010.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/18/2010-P&PW(G) dated 31.3.2010 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief payable to Central Government pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 35% to 45% w.e.f. 1st July, 2010.

2. These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/famiiy pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan, who are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs. 3500/- p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No. 23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.2.1998 read with this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 15.9.2008.

3. Central Government Employees who had drawn lumpsum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3 rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department‘s OM No. 4/59/97-P&PW (D) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR 45% w.e.f. 1.7.2010 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lumpsum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down in para 5 ofthe O.M. dated 14.07.98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No. 4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated. 12.7.2000 refers.

4. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re­employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F.No.38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8. The offices of Accountant General and Authorised Public Sector Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of above instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, II/34-80-II dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No.2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the C&AG.

10. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vĂ­de their OM No. 1(4)/EV/2004 dated 24th September, 2010.

( V.K Wadhwa )
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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TN – DA from July 2010 – Orders – Issued

Government of Tamilnadu

FINANCE (ALLOWANCES) DEPARTMENT
G.O. No.371, Dated 24th September 2010
(Purattasi 8, Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2041)

ALLOWANCES – Dearness Allowance – Enhanced Rate of Dearness Allowance from 1st July 2010 – Orders – Issued.

READ – the following papers:

1. G.O.Ms.No.96, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated 27th March 2010.
2. From the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, New Delhi, Office Memorandum No. 1(6)/2010-E – II (B), dated 22.09.2010.

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ORDER:

In the Government Order first read above, orders were issued sanctioning revised rate of Dearness Allowance to State Government employees as detailed below:-

Date from which payableRate of Dearness Allowance
(per month)
1st January, 201035 per cent of Pay plus Grade Pay

2. The Government of India in its Office Memorandum second read above has now enhanced the Dearness Allowance to its employees from 35% to 45% with effect from 1st July, 2010.

3. Following the orders issued by the Government of India, the Government sanction the revised rate of Dearness Allowance to the State Government employees as indicated below:-

Date from which payableRate of Dearness Allowance
(per month)
1st July, 201045 per cent of Pay plus Grade Pay

4. The Government also direct that the above increase in Dearness Allowance shall be paid in cash with effect from 01.07.2010.

5. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance for the months of July and August, 2010 shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of September, 2010. While working out the revised Dearness Allowance, fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to next higher rupee if such fraction is 50 paise and above and shall be ignored if it is less than 50 paise.

6. The Government also direct that the revised Dearness Allowance sanctioned above, shall be admissible to full time employees who are at present getting Dearness Allowance and paid from contingencies at fixed monthly rates. The revised rates of Dearness Allowance sanctioned in this order shall not be admissible to part time employees.

7. The revised Dearness Allowance sanctioned in this order shall also apply to the teaching and non-teaching staff working in aided educational institutions, employees under local bodies, employees governed by the University Grants Commission/All India Council for Technical Education scales of pay, the Teachers/Physical Directors/Librarians in Government and Aided Polytechnics and Special Diploma Institutions, Village Assistants in Revenue Department, Noon Meal Organisers, Child Welfare Organisers, Anganwadi Workers, Cooks, Helpers, Makhal Nala Paniyalar, Panchayat Assistants/Clerks in Village Panchayat under Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department.

8. The expenditure shall be debited to the detailed head of account `03. Dearness Allowance’ under the relevant sub-minor, sub-major and major heads of account.

9. The Treasury Officers / Pay and Accounts Officers are requested to make payment of the revised Dearness Allowance when bills are presented without waiting for the authorization from the Principal Accountant General (A&E) Tamil Nadu, Chennai-18.

(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)

K. SHANMUGAM
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

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DA hike for Tamilnadu Government Employees

10 % Dearness Allowance hike for Tamilnadu Government Employees

The Tamil Nadu Government today announced a ten per cent hike in the Dearness Allowance (DA) for its staff, teachers and pensioners. Chief Minister M Karunanidhi had ordered the increase with rertrospective effect from September 1, 2010, an official release here said. The hike would cost the exchequer an additional Rs 2,190 crore annually, the release added.

Source : IBNLIVE

Dearness Allowance to Railway Employees from July 2010

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No.PC-VI/227

RBE.No. 139/2010

No.PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1

New Delhi, dated 22.9.2010.

The GMs/CAO(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(as per mailing list)

Subject : Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised rates effective from 01.07.2010.

Please refer to this Ministry”s letter to even number dated 26.03.2010 (S.No PC-VI/194, RBE No 45/2010) on the subject mentioned above. The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 35% to 45% with effect from 1st July, 2010.

2. The provisions contained in Paras 3,4 & 5 of this Ministry”s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No. PC -VI/3. RBE No 106/2008) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all railway employees.The arrears may be charged to the salary bill for September, 2010 and no honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.

4. The issues with the concurrence of the finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

(Hari Krishan)
Director Pay Commission II
Railway Board

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Gujarat Government annuounces 10% Dearness Allowance for its employees.

The Gujarat government on Thursday announced 10 per cent increase in dearness allowance (DA) for its employees. The increased DA, effective from July 1, 2010, will mean the state employees will get 45 per cent over and above their pay scales as against the current 35 per cent, an official release said.

The state government has claimed that with this increase, the pay package of the state employees will be at par with that of Central government employees. “While the increased amount of salary after the new DA will be paid in cash from October 1, the arrears for three months – July to September – will be deposited in the employees’ provident fund,” the release said.

The decision will, however, mean an additional burden of Rs 795.61 crore for the state government annually. Of this, Rs 589.26 crore will go in paying the increased DA to the state employees, while the rest will go to pensioners.

It is not known if the state government had sought permission of the State Election Commission before announcing the increased DA. The electoral code of conduct is effective in most parts of Gujarat, as polls for municipal corporations are scheduled on October 10, and panchayats and municipalities will go to polls on October 21.

It is also not known why the state government did not consider announcing the DA hike before the elections to municipal corporations, municipalities and panchayats were announced.

Source : Times of India

Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Order Issued

No. 1(6)/2010-E-II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
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New Delhi,the 22nd September,2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised rates effective from 1-7-2010.

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The undersigned is directed to refer to this ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1(3)/2009-E-II(B) dated 26th March.2010 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the president is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to central government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 35% to 45% with effect from 1st July 2010.

2 The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Office Memorandum No.1(3)/2008 29th August,2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders

3 The additional instalment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.

4 These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates.In regard to Armed Forces Personnel and Railway employees separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

5 In so far the persons serving in the Indian Audit an Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditot General of India.

(Anil Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Dearness Allowance from July 2010 for Central Government Employees hiked

Around 8.8 million central government employees and pensioners came in for a double, pre-festive bonanza with the government raising their dearness allowance to 45 per cent Thursday, a day after hiking the interest rate on the provident fund by 100 basis points. The decision to hike the dearness allowance by ten per cent was taken in an union cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, said an official spokesperson.

The decision to raise the dearness allowance over the basic pay from 35 to 45 per cent to compensate the rising prices will cost the exchequer an additional Rs.9,303.2 crore per annum, the spokesperson said, adding the new allowance would come into effect from July 1, 2010.

The burden during the current fiscal has been estimated to be Rs.6,202.1 crore, she said, adding: “Increase in allowance is as per the formula based on the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission.”

Inflation stood at 8.5 per cent in August, with food inflation hovering above 15 per cent, as per the new wholesale price index, with the base year now shifted to 2004-05 from 1993-94 and as many 241 new items added to the basket of commodities to asses the benchmark index.

The central government has over 5 million employees and around 3.8 million pensioners, said the spokesperson.

The increase in DA comes ahead of the Dussehra and Diwali festivals in October and November, respectively.

Source : Hindustan Times

Dearness Relief Order for Himachal Pradesh State Government Pensioners/ Family Pensioners-Revised rate effective from 01-01-2010

No. Fin (Pen) B (10)-6/98-III
Government of Himachal Pradesh
Finance (Pension) Department
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Shimla-171002, the 18th August, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: – Grant of Dearness Relief to Himachal Pradesh Government Pensioners/ Family Pensioners-Revised rate effective from 01-01-2010.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this department’s O.M. No. Fin (Pen)B(10)-6/98-III dated 14th October, 2009 sanctioning revised rates of dearness relief installments, effective from 01-01-2006 onwards, 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 27 % to 35 % w.e.f. 01-01-2010.

2. The Dearness Relief may be released after adjusting the extra amount, if any, paid to pensioners in cases where the total unrevised pension exceeded revised pension, if still unadjusted, as brought out in para 8 of the OM of even number dated 14-10-2009.

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

4. 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.

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

6. 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.

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

8. The Dearness Relief on pension & family pension @ 35 % will be paid with the pension/family pension for the month of August, 2010 payable in September, 2010. The arrears accrued on account of dearness relief w.e.f. 01-01-2010 to 31-07-2010 shall be paid in cash in one instalment in the month of September, 2010.

By order
Principal Secretary (Finance) to the
Government of Himachal Pradesh.

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Dearness Allowance order for Himachal Pradesh State Government Employees w.e.f. 01.01.2010

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Government of Himachal Pradesh
Finance (Regulations) Department

Dated Shimla-171002, the 17th August, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Grant of Dearness Allowance to the employees of the State Government w.e.f. 01.01.2010.

In continuation of this Department’s OM of even number dated the 22nd September, 2009, the Governor, Himachal Pradesh, is pleased to enhance Dearness Allowance from the existing rate of 27% to 35% with effect from 01.01.2010.

2. This additional Dearness Allowance of 8% (8 percent) shall be paid in cash with the salary of August, 2010 payable in the month of September, 2010 and the arrears accrued from 01.01.2010 to 31.07.2010 may be credited in the GPF account of the employees. The interest on this account shall accrue w.e.f. 01.09.2010.

3. Other terms and conditions as contained in OM of even number dated 26th August, 2009 shall continue to be applicable.

4. These orders will be applicable to employees covered by HP Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2009 and Work charged employees working in Government departments. These orders will also apply to All India Services Officers, HP Judicial Services Officers and State Government employees covered by UGC Pay Scales.

5. As far as the PSUs/ Universities/ Autonomous Bodies/ Boards etc. are concerned, the managements of these PSUs/ Universities Autonomous Bodies/Boards etc. would take an appropriate decision in this regard, considering the availability of resources in their organizations.

6. In case of Government employees who have retired or who have closed GPF accounts and employees who are governed under Contribution Pension Scheme, the arrears on account of release of addditional instalment of DA w.e.f. 01.01.2010 may be paid in cash.

7. The amount of “Adjustable Emoluments”, if any, as mentioned in OM No. Fin(PR)-B(7}-1/2009 dated 9.9.2009 and 12.10.2009 shall be adjusted against the DA arrear and the net amount shall be credited in the GPF account of the employees.

Please see these orders on www.himachal.nic.m/finance/

BY ORDER

AJAY TYAGI
Principal Secretary (Finance) to the
Government of Himachal Pradesh

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8 % DA for Himachal Pradesh Government Employees

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister P.K.Dhurmal announced grant of 8 percent Dearness Allowance (DA) to its employees and pensioners from January, 2010. DA will be given in cash from August, 2010 payable in the salary of September, 2010. The arrears would be credited to GPF accounts of the concerned employees and arrears of pensioners would be given in near future. This would benefit about three lakh employees of the State Government and Public Sector Undertakings and over one lakh pensioners.

Chief Minister also announced enhancement in daily wages of the workers from Rs. 110 to Rs. 120 from 1st October, 2010. This enhancement will also be allowed in minimum wages of other categories proportionately.

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ALLOWANCE-DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TO STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND TO THE TEACHERS COMING UNDER UGC/AICTE /MEDICAL EDUCATION SCHEMES – DEARNESS RELIEF TO STATE GOVERNMENT PENSIONERS AND FAMILY PENSIONERS INCLUDING THOSE COMING UNDER UGC/AICTE/MEDICAL EDUCATION SCHEMES AND THOSE DRAWING DEARNESS RELIEF AT CENTRAL RATES WITH EFFECT FROM 01.01.2010 – REVISION-ORDERS ISSUED.

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FINANCE (PAY RESEARCH UNIT) DEPARTMENT

G.O.(P)No.362/2010/Fin. Dated, Thiruvananthapuram, 3rd July 2010.

Read:-
1. G.O.(P) No.512/2009/Fin. Dated 18.11.2009.
2. OM No. 1(3)/2010-E II (B) dated 26.03.2010 from the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
3. OMF No.42/18/2010 – P&PW (G) dated 31.03.2010 from the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, Ministry of Personal, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India.
4. OM No.1 (3)12008 – E II (B) dated 31.03.2010 from the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance,
Government of India.

ORDER

In the Office Memoranda cited above, Government of India sanctioned revised rate of DA/DR to Central Government employees, Pensioners and family pensioners with effect from 01.01.2010.

2. On the basis of above orders, the rates of Dearness Allowance payable to State Government Employees, Teachers, Staff of Aided Schools, Private Colleges and Polytechnics, Full Time employees borne on the contingent and work charged establishments and employees of Local Bodies will be revised w.e.f. 01.01.2010 as shown below:

Date from which payablePercentage increase of
DA
Revised D.A.
01.01.201014%78%

3. (i) In respect of teachers coming under UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Schemes (in whose case DA upto 50% has been converted as Dearness Pay the DA will be revised with effect from 01.01.2010 as shown below:

Date from which payablePercentage increase of
DA
Revised D.A.
01.01.201014%87%

(ii) In respect of the teaching staff coming under UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Schemes who have changed over to revised UGC/AICTE scale from 01.01.2006 or thereafter the D.A will be revised with effect from 01.01.2010 as shown below:

Date from which payablePercentage increase of
DA
Revised D.A.
01.01.20108%35%

4. The additional expenditure on this account in respect of Local Bodies will be met by them from their own funds.

5. The revised rate of DA will be applicable to part-time teachers and parttime contingent employees also on the basis of pay drawn by them.

6. The employees of State Public Sector Undertakings/Statutory Corporations/Autonomous bodies on State DA pattern, are also eligible for the enhanced rate of DA, subject to the following conditions:

i) This will apply only in Public Sector Undertakings, Statutory Corporations, Autonomous Bodies etc., where State D.A. or Central D.A. (with 50% merger) is in force. This will not be applicable where variable D.A. is in force.

ii) Shifting from one DA system (ie., State D.A., Variable D.A, Central D.A.) to another requires separate and specific prior approval of the Government. Orders in this regard are to be issued by the Administrative Department in consultation with Planning & Economic Affairs (BPE) Department and Finance Department. Such migration cannot be done on the basis of this Government Order.

iii) Those organizations which are already on State D.A. can release the revised rates of D.A. to their employees without reference to Government. However, a decision on this has to be taken by the Board of Directors of the organization, keeping in mind the ability of the organization to pay for the increase from their own resources. If the organization cannot meet such expenses on their own, and has to get funds from the Government for this, prior approval of the Government should be taken. (Orders in Government can be issued by the Administrative Department only in consultation with Planning & Economic Affairs (BPE) Department and Finance Department.) The condition that those organizations which require funds from the Government to pay the DA instalments need to take prior Government approval will
not apply to organizations such as Universities, Kerala Water Authority, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment etc. where more than 90% of the salary expenses are met by Non Plan grant from the Government. They can release DA instalments without prior approval of the Government but with the approval of the Board/Executive Committee etc.

7. For those who are continuing in the 1997 pay scales even after 01.01.2010, DA will be sanctioned (up to the date of effect of option under Pay Revision 2004) as follows:

Date from which payablePercentage increase of
DA
Revised D.A.
01.01.201014%137%

8. The rate of Dearness Allowance admissible to those employees in Public Sector Undertakings who were getting pay and allowances based on the scales of pay admissible under 1992 Pay Revision shall be enhanced as shown below with effect from 01.01.2010.

Date of effectPay RangeRate of DA per month
01.01.2010Basic pay upto Rs.3500 p.m.489 % of pay
Basic pay above Rs.3500 upto Rs.6000 p.m.392% of pay subject to minimum of Rs.17,115
Basic pay above Rs.6000353 % of pay subject to minimum of Rs.23,520

9. The accounting and drawal of arrears of DA will be regulated as follows:

a. The revised rate of D.A. due from 01.01.2010 (additional 14%) will be paid in cash with the salary due for the month of August, 2010 onwards.

b. (1) The arrear for the period from 01.01.2010 to 31.07.2010 will be drawn and credited to the PF account of the employee along with the salary bill for the month of August, 2010 to February, 2011.

(2) The permission to draw arrears along with the salary bill is given in relaxation to Rule 176 of Kerala Treasury Code .

c. The procedure as stated in para 9(a) and (b) will also be applicable to the employees continuing in the pre-revised scale even after the 2004 pay revision and also to the employees continuing in the pre-revised scale even after the 1996 UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Scheme.

d. Where the employee is not eligible to subscribe to any PF account before 31.07.2010, the drawal of arrears of DA shall be deferred. As and when the PF account is opened, it shall be drawn and deposited in it.

e. For claiming the salary for the month of March 2011, a certificate shall be attached to the salary bill to the effect that “The arrears as per DA revision from 01.01.2010 to 31.07.2010 have been claimed and credited to the PF account of the employee”.

f. The procedure as stated in para 9 (e) above will also be applicable to the employees continuing in the pre-revised scale of pay even after the 2004 pay revision and also those continuing in the pre-revised scale of pay even after the 1996 UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Schemes pay revision.

g. Interest on D.A. credited to PF account will accrue from the 1st day of the month in which the bills are passed by the Treasury.

h. No withdrawal, other than final withdrawal, shall be made before the date specified below, from the arrears of DA credited to PF account

Date on which the amount will be permitted to be withdrawn
Arrears for the period from 01.01.2010 to 31.07.201031.03.2014 or retirement whichever is earlier

i. The condition mentioned under clause (h) above will be applicable “mutatis mutandis” to Provident Fund other than General Provident Fund also. In regard to Contributory Provident Fund, however, there will be no matching contribution from the Government in respect of the arrears of D.A.

10. In the bill as well as in the PF schedule the arrears of D.A. from 01.01.2010 to 31.07.2010 may be indicated separately. Accordingly, the amount of arrears of D.A. to be credited to Provident Fund Account should be shown as a separate entry in the Provident Fund schedule as shown below:

Subscription properRefund of AdvanceArrears of
DA
Amount
AmountMonth to
which it
related
No. of
instalments
AmountMonth to which
it relates
From
01.01.2010 to
31.07.2010
Total
(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)(12)
6+9+11

11. The following categories of employees will be paid arrears of DA in cash:

(i) Those, in whose cases, it is not obligatory to maintain PF Account

(ii) Part-time teachers

(iii) Those who have opted not to subscribe to the PF account during the last one year of their service prior to retirement.

12. Government are also pleased to revise the rate of Dearness Relief with effect from 01.01.2010 to State Service Pensioners and Family Pensioners and also to the Pensioners/Family Pensioners coming under UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Schemes (who retired prior to 01.07.2004 and whose pension/familypension has been revised as per G.O.(P) No.81/07/Fin. dated 28.02.2007), as follows:

Date of effectPercentage increase of
Dearness Relief
Revised Dearness Relief
payable
01.01.201014% of Pension/ Family
Pension
78% of Pension/ Family
Pension

13. For the Pensioners/Family Pensioners, coming under UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Schemes who retired after 01.07.2004 and whose pension has been revised as per G.O.(P) No.84/07/Fin dated 01.03.2007 and those drawing Dearness Relief at Central Rates viz. Retired Judicial Officers the rate of Dearness Relief will be revised with effect from 01.01.2010 as follows:

Date of effectPercentage increase of
Dearness Relief
Revised Dearness Relief
payable
01.01.201014% of Pension/ Family
Pension
87% of Pension/ Family
Pension

14. The pension structure of Ex-chairman and Members of Kerala Public Service Commission had been modified and the rate of Dearness Relief admissible to them has been changed vide G.O.(Ms)No.169/09/GAD dated 16.07.2009. The rate of Dearness Relief admissible with effect from 01.01.2010 to Ex-Chairman and Members who had prior service under Government and opted pension for combined service and retired after 01.07.2004 is 87% (DR beyond 1510 points less 50% merged). All other categories of Ex-Chairman and Members are eligible for DR as admissible to State Service Pensioners, ie, 78% with effect from 01.01.2010.

15. In respect of the teaching staff coming under UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Schemes who have changed over to revised UGC/AICTE scale from 01.01.2006 and for those retired thereafter, the rate of Dearness Relief will be revised with effect from 01.01.2010 as follows:

Date of effectPercentage increase of
Dearness Relief
Revised Dearness Relief
payable
01.01.20108%35%

This rate will be applicable only after the issuance of Government Order declaring the pension structure of those who have retired after 01.01.2006.

16. In respect of The Pensioners/Family Pensioners whose pension has not undergone revision as per G.O.(P) No.180/06/Fin. dated 18.04.2006 and are drawing the Pension/Family Pension as per pension revision 1997, and in respect of Pensioners/Family Pensioners coming under UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Schemes whose pension has not undergone revision as per G.O.(P) No.81/07/Fin.dated 28.02.2007 or G.O.(P) No.84/07/Fin. dated 01.03.2007, the Dearness Relief will be sanctioned as follows .

Date of effectPercentage increase of
Dearness Relief
Revised Dearness Relief
payable
01.01.201014% of Pension/ Family
Pension
137% of pre revised Pension/ Family Pension

This will be applicable only till such time as the date of effect of option for Pension Revision 2004, after which the Dearness Relief payable will be as indicated in para 12 above.

17. The revised Dearness Relief due from 01.01.2010 @ 14% along with the arrears up to July, 2010 will be released in cash along with the pension of August,2010. Payment of Dearness Relief involving fraction of a rupeed shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

By Order to the Governer.

ISHITA ROY,
Secretary, Finance (Expenditure)

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