Sunday, 29 May 2022

7CPC Risk Allowance to the Defence Civilian employees

7th CPC Risk Allowance to the Defence Civilian employees

7th CPC Risk Allowance

No. 02(01) Government of India
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 4 February, 2021

The Chief of Army Staff,
The Chief of Air Staff,
The Chief of Naval Staff,
The Secy (R&D)
DGQA,
The Chairman, Ordnance Factory Board

Subject: Implementation of Government decision on 7th CPC recommendations on Risk Allowance to the Defence Civilian Employees

Sir,
I am to directed-to refer to DoP&T OM No. A-27018/01/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 03rd November, 2020 regarding implementation of Government decision on VIT CPC recommendation on Risk Allowance to the Central Government employees.

2. It has been decided to revise the rates of Risk Allowance to the Defence Civilian employees who are in receipt of Risk Allowance in terms of MoD letter No. 34(1)/99/D(Civ-II)(i) dated 22.05.2002 addressed to R&D/Naval HQ/AHQ/AHO/DGQA; MoD letter No, 34(1)/99/D(Civ-II)(ii) dated 22.05.2002 addressed to OFB; and MoD letter No. 34(1)/99/D(Civ-II) (iii) dated 22.05.2002 addressed to OFB.

3, The revised rates of Risk Allowance are as follows:

Sl. No.Categories of employeesRevised Rates in Rupees per Month
(i)Unskilled workers90
(ii)Semi-skilled worker135
(iii)Skilled worker180
(iv)Non-gazetted officers engaged in Nitro Glycerine preparation408
(v)Gazetted officers engaged in Nitro Glycerine preparation675

4. The revised rates will take effect from 03.11.2020 (i.e. the date of issue of DoP&T OM No. A-27018/01/2017-Estt.(AL)).

5. This issues with the approval of MoD (Finance) vide their Dy. No. 96/AG/PB/2020 dated 29.12.2020.

Yours faithfully,

(Vimala Vikram)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HOLIDAY LIST 2022 - Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2022

 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HOLIDAY LIST 2022

Central Government Offices Holiday List 2022


F.No.12/3/2021-JCA-2

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 8th June 2021

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2022- reg.

It has been decided that the holidays, as specified in the Annexure – I to this O.M., will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located at Delhi/ New Delhi during the year 2022. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/ her out of the list of Restricted Holidays specified at Annexure – II.

2. Central Government Administrative Offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays, to be chosen out of the 12 optional holidays indicated below at para 3.1:

  1. REPUBLIC DAY
  2. INDEPENDENCE DAY
  3. MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY
  4. BUDDHA PURNIMA
  5. CHRISTMAS DAY
  6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)
  7. DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)
  8. GOOD FRIDAY
  9. GURU NANAK’ S BIRTHDAY 10. IDU’L FITR
  10. IDU’L ZUHA
  11. MAHAVIR JAYANTI
  12. MUHARRAM
  13. PROPHET MOHAMMAD’ S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)

3.1. For offices located in New Delhi/ Delhi, three holidays are selected by the D/o Personnel & Training and for the offices located outside Delhi/ New Delhi three holidays are to be chosen by the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee in the State Capitals, if necessary, in consultation with Coordination Committees at other places in the State, from the list indicated below. The final list, applicable uniformly to all Central Government offices within the concerned State, shall be notified accordingly and no change can be carried out thereafter. It is also clarified that no change is permissible in the festivals and dates, as indicated at Annexure -I and Annexure-II baring a few exceptions indicated at para 5.1 and 5.2 hereinafter. The 12 optional holidays are as follows:

  1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
  2. HOLI
  3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
  4. RAM NAVAMI
  5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
  6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI
  7. MAKAR SANKARANTI
  8. RATH YATRA
  9. ONAM
  10. PONGAL
  11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI
  12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU/ MASHADI UGADI/ CHAITRA SUKLADI/ CHETI CHAND/ GUDI PADAVA / 1st NAVRATRA/ NAORAZ/ CHHATH POOJA/ KARVA CHAUTH.

3.2 No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival holidays, initially declared, subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festival falling on the same day.

4. The list of Restricted Holidays appended as annexure-II to this O.M. is meant for Central Government Offices located in Delhi / New Delhi. The Coordination Committees at the State Capitals may draw up separate list of Restricted Holidays keeping in view the occasions of local importance. However, the 9 occasions left over, after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are also to be included in the list of restricted holidays.

5.1 For offices in Delhi / New Delhi, any change in the date of holidays in respect of Idu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon sighting of the Moon, would be declared by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, after ascertaining the position from the Govt. of NCT of Delhi (DCP, Special Branch, Delhi Police).

5.2 For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals are authorised to change the date of holiday, if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in respect of Idu’lFitr, Idu’lZuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad.

5.3 It may happen that the change of date in respect of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement could be made through P.I.B/ T.V./ A.I.R. / Newspapers and the Heads of Department / Offices of the Central Government may take action according to such an announcement, without waiting for a formal order, about the change of date.

6. During 2022, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Monday, October24, 2022(Kartika2). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day”. In view of this, there is no objection if holiday on account of Deepavali is observed on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day (in place of Deepavali Day) in the Central Government Offices in a State if in that State that day alone is declared as a compulsory holiday for Diwali for the offices of the State Government.

7. Central Government Organisations which include industrial, commercial and trading establishments would observe upto 16 holidays in a year including three national holidays viz. Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, as compulsory holidays. The remaining holidays / occasions may be determined by such establishments/ organisations themselves for the year 2022, subject to para 3.2 above.

8. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of Instructions issued in this regard by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

9. In respect of Indian Missions abroad, the number of holidays may be notified in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s O.M. No.12/ 5/ 2002-JCA dated 17th December, 2002. In other words, they will have the option to select 13 (Thirteen) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and Id-ul-Zuha, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, Milad -un­ Nabi or Id-e-Milad and Christmas Day included in the list of compulsory holidays and falling on days of weekly off.

10. In respect of Banks, the holidays shall be regulated in terms of the extant instructions issued by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.

11. Hindi version will follow.

(S.P. Pant)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Ph. 23094678

Annexure-I :

LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2022 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No.HolidayDateSaka DateDay
1943 SAKA ERA
1.Republic DayJanuary 26Magha 06Wednesday
2.Maha ShivratriMarch 29Phalguna 10Tuesday
3.HoliMarch 18Phalguna 27Friday
1944 Saka Era
4.Mahavir JayantiApril 14Chaitra 24Thursday
5.Good FridayApril 15Chaitra 25Friday
6.Id-ul-FitrApril 21Vaisakha 01Wednesday
5.Mahavir JayantiApril 25Vaisakha 05Sunday
6.Id-ul-FitrMay 03Vaisakha 13Tuesday
7.Budha PurnimaMay 16Vaisakha 26Monday
8.Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)July 10Ashadha 19Sunday
9.MuharramAugust 09Sarvana 18Tuesday
10.Independence DayAugust 15Sarvana 24Monday
11.JanmashtamiAugust 19Sarvana 28Friday
12.Mahatma Gandhi’s BirthdayOctober 02Asvina 10Sunday
13.DussehraOctober 05Asvina 13Wednesday
14.Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)October 09Asvina 17Sunday
15.Diwali (Deepavali)October 24Kartika 02Monday
16.Guru Nanak’s BirthdayNovember 08Kartika 17Tuesday
17.Christmas DayDecember 25Pausha 04Sunday

Annexure-II :

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2022 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No.HolidayDateSaka DateDay
1.New Year’s DayJanuary01Pausha11Saturday
2.Guru Gobind Singh’s BirthdayJanuary09Pausha19Sunday
3.LohriJanuary13Pausha23Thursday
4.Makar Sankranti/ Magha/ Bihu / PongalJanuary14Pausha24Friday
5.Basant Panchami Sri PanchamiFebruary05Magha16Saturday
6.Hazarat Ali’s BirthdayFebruary15Magha26Tuesday
7.Guru Ravi Das’s BirthdayFebruary16Magha27Wednesday
8.Shiva ji JayantiFebruary19Magha30Saturday
9.Swami Dayananda Saraswati JayantiFebruary26Phalguna07Saturday
10.Holika DahanMarch17Phalguna26Thursday
11.DolyatraMarch18Phalguna27Friday
Saka Era 1944
12.Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi/ Padava/ Ugadi/ Cheti ChandApril02Chaitra12Saturday
13.Ram NavamiApril10Chaitra20Sunday
14.Vaisakhi / Vishu / MeshadiApril14Chaitra24Thursday
15.Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)April15Chaitra25Friday
16.Easter SundayApril17Chaitra27Sunday
17.Jamat-Ul-VidaApril29Vaisakha09Friday
18.Guru Rabindranath’s birthdayMay09Vaisakha19Monday
19.Rath YatraJuly01Ashadha10Friday
20.Raksha BandhanAugust11Sarvana20Thursday
21.Parsi New Year’s day/ NaurajAugust16Sravana25Tuesday
22.Janmashtami (Smarta)August18Sravana27Thursday
23.Vinayaka Chaturthi/ Ganesh ChaturthiAugust31Bhadra09Wednesday
24.Onam or Thiru Onam DaySeptember08Bhadra17Thursday
25.Dussehra (Saptami)October02Asvina10Sunday
26.Dussehra (Mahashtami)October03Asvina11Monday
27.Dussehra (Mahanavmi)October04Asvina12Tuesday
28.Maharishi Valmiki’s BirthdayOctober09Asvina17Sunday
29.Karaka Chaturthi (KarwaChouth)October13Asvina21Thursday
30.Naraka ChaturdasiOctober24Kartika02Monday
31.Govardhan PujaOctober25Kartika03Tuesday
32.Bhai DujOctober26Kartika04Wednesday
33.PratiharShashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)October30Kartika08Sunday
34.Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom DayNovember24Agrahayana03Thursday
35.Christmas EveDecember24Pausha03Saturday
36.Guru Gobind Singh’s BirthdayDecember29Pausha08Thursday

DA Jan 2022 - Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.01.2022

 3% DA Hike - Revised Rates effective from 01.01.2022: DoE OM dated 31.03.2022

No. 1/2/2022-E-II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 31st March, 2022.


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.01.2022.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No. 1/4/2021-E-II (B) dated 25th October, 2021 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 31% to 34% of the Basic Pay with effect from 1st January, 2022.

2. The term “Basic Pay” in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of FR 9(21).

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5, The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of March, 2022.

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

7. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, as mandated under Article 148(5) of the Constitution of India.

(Nirmala Dev)
Director

To
All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India (as per standard distribution list)

DA Jan 2022 - Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.01.2022

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Sunday, 12 September 2021

7th CPC HRA 2021 to CPSE Employees Re-classification of Mathura-Vrindavan as ‘Y’ class city

Re-classification of Mathura-Vrindavan as ‘Y’ class city for House Rent Allowance to CPSE Employees

7th CPC HRA 2021 to CPSE Employees

HRA

 

F.No.2(46)/2012-DPE(WC) -GL-VII/2021
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Public Enterprises

Public Enterprises Bhawan
Block 14, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 25th August, 2021

Office Memorandum

Subject: Re-classification of Mathura-Vrindavan Municipal Corporation as ‘Y’ class city for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) -reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DPE’s OM of even number dated 07.01.2013 and 07.09.2015 regarding classification of cities/town for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to CPSE employees following 2007 IDA pay scales.

2. Department of Expenditure (DOE) vide OM NO 2/4/2018-E.II(B} dated 25.02.2020 has conveyed that Mathura-Vrindavan Municipal Corporation shail stand classified as ‘Y’ class city/town for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance to the central Government employees posted there.

3. It has been decided that the reclassification of Mathura-Vrindavan Municipal Corporation as contained in the DoE OM 2/4/2018-E.II(B) dated 25.02.2020 would also be applicable to the employees of CPSEs following 2017/2007 IDA pay scales and following CDA pay scales in line with VI & VII Central Pay Commissions’ recommendations with effect from 01.03.2020.

4, Further, it has also been decided that the orders on classification/re-classification of cities/towns categoriesd as ‘X’, ‘Y’ and ‘Z’ issued by the Department of Expenditure for the employees of Central Government would mutatis-mutandis be also applicable to the employees of CPSEs following 2017/2007 IDA pay scales and following CDA pay scales in line with VI & VII Central Pay Commissions’ recommendations.

5. All Administrative Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are requested to bring the foregoings to the notice of the CPSE under their administrative control for necessary action at their end.

(Samsul Haque)
Under Secretary

 

Encl: As Above

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Revised rates of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees w.e.f. 01.07.2021 - FinMin Order - DoE
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No. 1/1/2020.E-II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 20th July 2021

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revised rates of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees w.e.f. 01.07.2021.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No. 1/1/2020-E-II (B) dated 23.04.2020 vide which instalments of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees due from 01.01.2020, 01.07,2020 and 01.01.2021, were frozen 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 17% to 28% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2021. The increase subsumes the additional instalments arising on 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01,2021. The rate of Dearness Allowance for the period from 01,01.2020 till 30,06.2021 shall remain at 17%.

2. The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of FR 9(21).

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

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

6. In their application to the persons belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued under Article 148(5) of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.


(Annie George Mathew)
Additional Secretary to the Government of India

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 6th CPC DA hike for Central Government employees from 1st July 2021

6th CPC DA - 164% to 189% of the Basic Pay with effect from 01.07.2021.

Central Government employees DA as per 6th Pay Commission from July 2021 - 6th CPC DA hike DOE Order

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No. 1/3(1)/2008 -E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure


North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 13 August, 2021

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject- Revised rates of Dearness Allowance to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission w.e.f. 01.07.2021

The undersigned is. directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 1/3(1}/ 2008-E.1{B) dated 25 October 2019 revising the rate of Dearness Allowance (DA) w.e.f. 01.07.2019 in respect of employees of Central Government. and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission and to this Department’s OM No. 1/1/2020- E.I(B) dated 23.04.2020 vide which instalments of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021, were frozen.

  1. The rate of DA admissible to above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing 164% to 189% of the Basic Pay with effect from 01.07.2021. The increase subsumes the additional instalments arising on 01.01.2020, 04.07.2020 and 01.01.2021, The rate of Deamess Allowance for the period from 07.04.2020 till 30.08.2024 shall remain at 164%.
  2. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M.No.1(3)/2008-E.|I(B) dated 29 August, 2008-shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders. .
  3. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of all organisations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.

(Nirmala Dev)
Director

To
All Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India (as per standard distribution list).

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5th CPC DA hike for Central Government employees from 1st July 2021

5th CPC DA 312% to 356% of the Basic Pay with effect from 01.07.2021.

Central Government employees DA as per 5th Pay Commission from July 2021 - 5th CPC DA hike DOE Order

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No. 1/3(2)/2008-E.1I(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 13 August, 2021.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject- Revised rates of Dearness Allowance to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission from 01.07.2021

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 1/3(2)/2008-EII(B) dated 25 October, 2019 revising the rate of Dearness Allowance (DA) w.e.f. 01.07.2019 in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 5 Central Pay Commission and to this Department’s OM No. 1/1/2020-E.I(B) dated 23.04.2020 vide which instalments of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021, were frozen.

  1. The rate of DA admissible to above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing 312% to 356% of the Basic Pay with effect from 01.07.2021. The increase subsumes the additional instalments arising on 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01,01.2021. The rate of Deamess Allowance for the period from 01.01.2020 till 30.06.2021 shall remain at 312%
  2. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M.No.1(13)/97-E.1I(B) dated 34 October, 1997 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.
  3. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of all organisations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.

(Nirmala Dev)
Director

To
All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India {as per standard distribution list).

Monday, 31 May 2021

SPOUSE OF A PENSIONER WHO DIED DURING THE PANDEMIC COVID -19 PROVISIONAL FAMILY PENSION PAYMENT

PROVISIONAL FAMILY PENSION

Payment of a Provisional Family Pension to the spouse of a pensioner who died as a result of the pandemic Covid-19 BPS sends a letter to the Hon’ble Minister.


BHARAT PENSIONERS SAMAJ
(All India Federation of Pensioners Associations)

No. BPS/SG/FP/Pensioner/2 1/5

Dated the 19th May 2021

DR. JITENDRA SINGH
HON’BLE MINISTER OF STATE
M/O PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS

Reg: PAYMENT OF PROVISIONAL FAMILY PENSION TO THE SPOUSE OF PENSIONER DIED DURING PANDEMIC COVID -19.

Respected Sir,

Bharat Pensioners Samaj, while appreciating the various welfare measures undertaken by the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare under your leadership, seek your intervention to mitigate the suffering of spouses of pensioners who died during the Covid -19 period.

Sir, we with a heavy heart bring to your kind notice that, during this second wave, many of the Central Government pensioners have succumbed to Corona. In a bid to curb the spread of the novel Corona Virus in the country, many of the State Governments have declared lockdown for a period ranging from 15 days to a month or two. During this lockdown period, the concerned State Governments have issued guidelines to the offices and also Central Government offices, in their respective States, to function with bare minimum staff. As a result of this, spouses of pensioners, who died due to Covid or any other reasons, may not able to submit Form No. 14, duly filled and signed with all the relevant documents, in view of the lockdown declared by the Government and in the absence of functioning of government offices with full strength, there may be a delay in their submission of Family Pension Application, which, in tum, may result in a delay in getting their family pension sanctioned.

As you are aware, only Central Government employees/pensioners, who are residing in areas where CGHS Wellness Centres and CGHS empanelled Hospitals exist, can avail CGHS facilities in the empanelled hospitals . During this pandemic, other Central Government employees/pensioners are being denied admission in the CGHS empanelled hospitals when they are inflicted by Covid or for any other reasons when they desire to get admission using CGHS Card. In view of this, many Central Government employees/pensioners/family pensioners, during this pandemic, had to meet hospitalisation expenses from their own savings. Consequent to death of employees/pensioners, due to Covid or any other health reasons, their spouses or family members are not only put to financial hardship having spent huge sum towards hospitalisation expenses, but also due to the delay in getting their family pension consequent to the delay in submission of Form No. 14 (Family Pension Application) along with all the required documents. Having spent their savings towards hospitalisation, pensioners’ spouses may find difficulties in meeting their day to day expenses and medical needs, if there is delay in getting their family pension.

In this connection, we wish to bring to your kind attention that, in order to avoid any hardship to the family of the deceased Government servant, the Government has relaxed the provisions of Rule 80-A of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, – vide its OM dated 29.7.2020(copy enclosed) to the extent that if a claim for family pension in Form 14 along with death certificate and bank account details of the claimant has been received and the Head of Office is satisfied about the bonafide of the claim, he shall sanction provisional family pension immediately in the case of death of a Government servant during service and that the amount of provisional family pension shall not exceed the maximum family pension as admissible under Rule 54 of CCS Pension Rules, 1972. As the concerned Pension Sanctioning Authority would have authorised for payment of family pension to his or her spouse in the PPO issued to him or her at the time of issuing Pension Payment Order to him/her, provisional family pension can be sanctioned pending receipt of Family Pension Application (Form No. 14), duly filled and signed with all the relevant documents for further processing and sanctioning of Family Pension.

Considering the hardship faced by the pensioner’s spouses, if the family pension is not sanctioned immediately, especially during this COVD 19 pandemic and also in normal course, we request your good self to consider sanctioning of provisional family pension to the spouses of pensioners, who have succumbed to Corona or due to any other diseases during this pandemic , just as has been done in the case of death of a Government servant during service in terms of Dop& PW OM dated 27.7.2020, on receipt of a request on a plain paper for sanction of provisional family pension along with Doctor’s Certificate relating to death with copies of Aadhar card/Pension Payment Order/first page of pass book, pending submission of Form No.14 along with other relevant documents.

Kindly cause to issue necessary orders, in this regard, at the earliest.

Thanking you,

With regards
Yours faithfully,

For Bharat Pensioners Samaj
S.C. MAHESHWARI
SECRETARY-GENERAL

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Will pending Dearness Allowance be paid to central government employees on July 1? Here you can find the most recent updates

Will pending Dearness Allowance be paid to central government employees on July 1? Here you can find the most recent updates

The central government employees and pensioners will now have to wait a bit longer as the meeting of the National Council of JCM, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) officials have been postponed due to the ongoing Covid pandemic.

7th Pay Commission Latest News: Central government employees who are waiting for an announcement on Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief, here is a major update for you. The Central government had in March last stated that Dearness allowance (DA) of central employees and Dearness Relief (DR) for pensioners would be resumed from 1 July 2021. However, the central government employees and pensioners will now have to wait a bit longer as the meeting of the National Council of JCM, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) officials have been postponed due to the ongoing Covid pandemic.

As per the latest updates, the meeting between the National Council of JCM and the officials at the DoPT and the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) to discuss the 7th central Pay Commission matrix issue was supposed to be held on 8 May 2021. It will now happen in the last week of May 2021.

In this pandemic time, the Central employees and pensioners are receiving only 17 percent dearness benefit, which may increase to 28 percent, resulting in a significant increase in the 7th CPC salary.

Earlier, Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister of State for Finance, had stated that the three instalments of dearness allowance will commence to be paid on July 1, 2021. Thakur had also claimed in a report submitted to the Upper House of Parliament about the payment of DA that the three pending DA instalments of Central Government employees will be subsumed and that the modified DA rates will take effect on July 1, 2021.

If the DA rates come into effect from July 1, nearly 50 lakh central government employees and more than 65 lakh pensioners will benefit from the decision of the Central government.

Dearness Allowance is an important component of salary which is a fixed percentage of an employee’s basic salary. Likewise, the Dearness Relief is computed with reference to basic pension or family pension of the pensioner.

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