Thursday, 15 March 2018

Grant Of Dearness Allowance to Central Government - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2018: Finmin DA Order

Grant Of Dearness Allowance to Central Government - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2018: Finmin DA Order

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 15th March, 2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: Grant Of Dearness Allowance to Central Government - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2018.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's Office Memorandum No.1/9/2017- E-II (B) dated 20th September, 2017 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 5% to 7% of the basic pay with effect from 2018.

2. The term 'basic pay' in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 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 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, 2018.

6. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure 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 employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are Auditor concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller General of India.
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Number of women beneficiaries under Swadhar Greh Scheme rises to 17291

Ministry of Women and Child Development
 Number of women beneficiaries under Swadhar Greh Scheme rises to 17291
15 MAR 2018

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing the Swadhar Greh Scheme which targets the women victims of difficult circumstances who are in need of institutional support for rehabilitation so that they could lead their life with dignity. The Scheme envisages providing shelter, food, clothing and health as well as economic and social security for these women. The Ministry is also managing "Child Protection Services" wherein it provides financial assistance to the States/UTs for setting up and maintenance of various types of Child Care Institutions (CCIs).

Details of the number of women beneficiaries under Swadhar Greh Scheme for 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 are as below:

Year2015- 162016- 172017-18   
( as on 09.03.2018)
Number of Beneficiaries143781653017291

This information was given by Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Dr. Virendra Kumar in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.


Absorption of Contractual Employees

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Absorption of Contractual Employees
15 MAR 2018

The Government posts are regularly filled up in accordance with the recruitment rules. However, keeping in view the administrative exigency of work, efficiency and economy of operations and unavoidable circumstances, outsourcing through contract is also sometimes resorted to by the Ministries/Departments directly. However, such engagements can only be stop- gap arrangements. It is the responsibility of the Ministry/Department to fill up vacant posts on regular basis following due procedure.

Hon'ble Apex Court vide order dated 10.04.2006 in the Civil Appeal 3595-3612 of 1999 in the case of Uma Devi and others vs Secretary, State of Karnataka, directed that there should be no further by-passing of the Constitutional requirement and regularizing or making permanent, those not duly appointed as per the Constitutional scheme.

No certralized data regarding contractual employees working in Government Departments in maintained.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.


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