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Payment of Dearness Allowance to State Government Employees and Dearness Relief to State Service Pensioners/Family Pensioners — Revised rates effective from 01/07/2017— Orders Issued.

GOVERNMENT OF KERALA Abstract

Payment of Dearness Allowance to State Government Employees and Dearness Relief to State Service Pensioners/Family Pensioners — Revised rates effective from 01/07/2017— Orders Issued.

FINANCE (PAY RESEARCH UNIT) DEPARTMENT
 G.O.(P) No 84/2018/Fin. Dated,
Thiruvananthapuram, 07/06/2018


Read: –
1. G.O. (P) No. 7/2016/Fin, dated 20.01.2016
2. G.O. (P) No. 9/2016/Fin, dated 20.01.2016
3. G.M. No. 01/09/2017 – F.-II (B) dated 20/09/2017 of the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. 4. G.M. No. F—No.42/15/2016 P&PW (G) dated 28.09.2017 of the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India.
5. G.M. No. 1/3/2008-E.II(B) dated 26/09/2017 of the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
6. G.0 (P) No. 629/2013/Fin dated 23/12/2013.
7. G.0 (P) No. 61/2016/Fin dated 05.05.2016.
8. G.0 (P) No. 6/2017/Fin dated 19/01/2017.
9. GO (P) No. 55/2017/Fin dated 26/04/2017.
10. GO (P) No. 74/2017/Fin dated 27/05/2017.

ORDER

In the Office Memoranda cited above, Government of India sanctioned revised rate of Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief to Central Government employees, Pensioners and Family Pensioners with effect from 01/07/2017. On the basis of the above, the following orders are issued:

2.(i) The rate of Dearness Allowance payable in respect of 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 \NM be enhanced from the existing rate of 14% to 15% w.e.f 01.07. 2017.

(ii) The Dearness Allowance payable in respect of those employees continuing in the pre-revised scale of G.0 (P) No.85/2011/Fin dated 26.02.2011 will be enhanced from the existing rate of 109% to 112 % w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

(iii) The Dearness Allowance payable in respect of those employees continuing in the pre-revised scale of G.O.(P) No.145/2006/Fin dated 25.03.2006 will be enhanced from the existing rate of 255% to 259% w.e.f. 01.07.2017

(iv) The Dearness Allowance payable in respect of teachers coming under UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Schemes (in whose case DA up to 50% has been converted as Dearness Pay) will be enhanced form the existing rate of 264% to 268% w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

(v) The Dearness Allowance payable 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 and judicial officers will be enhance from the existing rate of 136% to 139% w.e.f 01.07.2017.

(vi) The Dearness Allowance payable to those employees who are continuing in the 1997 pay scales even after 01.07.2017 will be enhanced from the existing rate of 314% to 318% w.e.f 01.07.2017 (up to the date of effect of option under Pay Revision 2014).

(vii) The Dearness Allowance payable to those employees in public Sector undertakings who were getting pay and allowances based on the scales of pay admissible under 1992 pay Revision will be enhanced as follows with effect from 01.07.2017.
  
Date of effect Pay Range Rate of Da per month
01.07.2017 Basic pay up to ₹ 3,500 p.m 932% of Pay
Basic pay above ₹3,500 up to ₹6000 p.m 835% of pay subject to a minimum of ₹ 32,620
Basic pay above ₹6,000 796% of pay subject to a minimum of ₹ 50,100

(viii) The Dearness Allowance at the enhanced rate will be paid in cash along with arrears for the period from 01-07-2017 to 31-05-2018 with the salary for the month of June 2018. It is applicable to those employees continuing in the pre-revised scale even after 2014 pay revision, and even after 1996 UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Scheme.

(ix) The enhanced rate of Dearness Allowance will also be applicable to part-time and part-time contingent employees on the basis of pay drawn by them.

(x) The Dearness Relief payable to state service pensioners, Family pensioners, Ex-gratia Pensioners/Ex-gratia Family Pensioners 9whose pension/family pensin has been revised as per G.O.(P) No.09/2016/Fin, dated 20.01.2016) will be enhanced from the existing rate of 14% to 15% with effect from 01.07.2017.

(xi) Re-employed pensioners whose pay has been revised as per G.O.(P) No.2/17/Fin dated 04/01/2017 are eligible for payment of DA at the enhanced rate of 15% w.e.f. 01-07-2017 as admissible to state Government Employees and they are eligible for this enhanced rate of DA Based on a general letter of authority issued by the Accountant General.

(xii) The Dearness Relief payable to state Service Pensioners and Family Pensioners (whose pension/family pension has not undergone revision as per G.O.(P) No.09/2016/fin, dated 20.01.2016) will be enhanced from the existing rate of 109% to 112% with effect from 01.07.2017.

(Xiii) the Dearness Relief payable to state service pensioners and Family Pensioners whose pension/Family pension has not undergone revision as per G.O.(P)No.87/2011/fin dated 28.02.2011, and also to the Pensioners/Family Pensioners coming under UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Schemes (who retired prior to 01-07-2004 and whose family pension has been revised as per G.O.(P) No.81/2007/Fin. dated 28.02.2007 and whose pension has not undergone revision as per G.O.(P)No.211/2011/Fin dated 07-05-2011), will be enhanced from the existing rate of 255% to 259% with effect from 01.07.2017.

(xiv) The Dearness relief payable to retired state judicial officers (who are drawing Dearness Relief at central rates and whose pension or family pension has not been revised as per G.O (Ms) No.236/10/Home dated 02.11.2010) and the pensioners/Family pensioners, coming under the category UGC/AICTE/Medical Education schemes (who retired after 01.07.2004 and whose pension/family pension has been revised as per G.O.(P) No.84/2007/Fin dated 01.03.2007 and has not undergone revision as per GO (P) No.211/2011/Fin dated 7/5/2011) will be enhanced from the existing rate of 264% to 268% w.e.f. 01-07-2017.

(xv) The Dearness Relief payable in respect of Ex-Chairman and Members of kerala public service Commission, will be enhanced as follows w.e.f 01.07.2017

Category Date of termination of service Rate of DR
Chairman and Members who were appointed from outside Government service and whose pension structure was modified as per G.O.(P) No.23/2017/GAD dated 21-08-2017 Prior to or after 01.01.2006 139%
Chairman and Members who were appointed from outside Government service and whose pension structure was modified as per G.O.(P) No.23/2017/GAD dated 21-08-2017 Prior to or after 01.01.2006 112%
Chairman and Members having prior service in Government and opted benefits of combined service Prior to or on or after 01.01.2006 112%
  (xvi) (a) the Dearness Relief payable in respect of Ex-Chairmen/other Members of Kerala Public Service Commission, whose pension has not undergone revision as per G.O.(Ms.) No.339/2013/GAD dated 30.11.2013, will be enhanced as follows with effect from 01.07.2017.
Category Date of termination of service Rate of DR
Chairman and Members who were appointed from outside Government service Prior to or after 01.01.2006 259%
Chairman and Members having prior service in Government and opted benefits of combined service Prior to 01.07.2004 259%
Chairman and Members having prior service in Government and opted benefits of combined service On or after 01.07.2004 268%

(xvii) The rate of Dearness Relief payable to the teaching staff coming under UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Streams who have changed over to revised UGC/AICTE scale from 1.1.2006 and those who retired after 1.1.2006 and that to the state judicial officers whose pension has been revised as per G.O.(Ms)No.236/2010/Home dated 02.11.2010, will be enhanced from the existing rate of 136% to 139% w.e.f 01.07.2017. This rate will be adopted only after the formal sanctioning of revision of their pension in terms of G.O.(P) No.211/2011/Fin dated 07.05.2011. The teaching staff coming under the UGC/AICTE/Medical Education streams who have retired prior to 01.01.2006 and whose pension has been revised in terms of G.O.(P)No.211/2011/Fin dated 07.05.2011 will also be eligible for Dearness Relief at the above rate.

(xviii) The Dearness Relief payable in respect of the State Service Pensioners/Family Pensioners whose pension has not undergone revision as per G.O.(P)No.180/2006/Fin, dated 18.04.2006 and who are drawing pension/family pension as per pension revision 1997, and in respect of pensioners/Family Penisoners coming under UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Schemes whose pension has not undergone revision as per G.O.(P)No.81/2007/Fin. dated 28.2.2007 or G.O.(P) No.84/2007/Fin dated 1.3.2007 will be enhanced from the existing rate of 314% to 3185 w.e.f. 01.07.2017. This will be applicable only till such date of effect of option for pension Revision 2004, after which the Dearness Relief payable will be as indicated in para 2(xiii) above and after the date of effect of option for pension Revision 2009, Dearness Relief will be payable as indicated in para 2 (xii) above.
  1. The enhanced rate of Deanress Relief due from 01.07.2017 will be paid along with the pension for July 2018 and arrears from July 2017 to June 2018 will be released in cash along with the pension for July 2018.
  2. The conditions laid down in the G.O.read as 5th above shall be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief undr these orders.
By Order of the Governor
S/d,
MANOJ JOSHI
Principal Secretary to Government (Finance).
Signed Copy

7th CPC Transport Allowance to Railway employees – NFIR

7th CPC Transport Allowance to Railway employees – NFIR

No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp) / Allowance/2016/Part I

Dated: 08/06/2018
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Government’s decision on recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Transport Allowance to the Railway employees – Deprival of higher rate to those working in pay Level 1 & 2 – reg.

Ref: (i) Railways Board’s letter No. PC-V/2017/A/TA/1 dated 17/08/2017 (RBE No. 96/2017)
(ii) NFIR’s Letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC/Allowance/2016/ Part I dated 28/08/2017.
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/2015/PNM/NFIR/4 dated 17/20-11-2017.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/ Allowance/2016/Part I dated 05/04/2018.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to the references cited above.

NFIR reiterates that pursuant to issuance of instructions dated 17/08/2017, situation has arisent wherein the Railway employees in Pay Level 3, drawing pay Rs. 21,700/- and above and also upto Pay Level 8 hitherto entitled for Transport Allowance @ Rs. 3600 + DA thereon (in A1/A class cities and in other cities @ Rs 1800 + DA thereon) have been deprived of the said rate (due to the new norm for entitlement)

In this context, Federation furnishes below the rates granted pursuant to acceptance of the recommendations of the 5th CPC and 6th CPC:-

(a) Recommendations of 5th CPC – Transport Allowance
RBE No. 179/1997 (rates w.e.f 01/08/1997)

S.No. Pay Scale of the employees A1/A Class City Other Places
1 Rs. 8000-13500 or above 800 400
2 Rs. 6500-10500 or above but below Rs. 8000-13500 400 200
3 Below Rs. 6500-10500 100 75
From the above, it could be seen that those in pay scale below Rs.6500-10500 i.e. upto Rs. 6000-9800 (S1 to S10A) were allowed Transport Allowance at the uniform rate of Rs. 100/- p.m. in A1/A class cities irrespective of their pay. (b) After introduction of 6th CPC Pay Band/Grade Pay, the Railway Board vide circular (RBE No. 111/2008 – effective from 01/09/2008 and RBE No. 95/2015) had prescribed following rates for payment of Transport Allowance to the employees.

Employees drawing Grade Pay of Rate of Transport AllowanceFor A1/A class cities
GP 5400 & above 3200 + DA
GP 4200 – 4800,GP below 4200 and pay in pay band = RS 7440 1600 + DA
GP below 4200 and Pay below RS 7440 600 + DA
A comparison of two tables mentioned above, reveals that Railway employees were allowed higher rate of Transport Allowance on their drawing pay Rs. 7440/- irrespective of Grade Pay/Pay Band. However, the modified Board’s instructions issued vide letter dated 03/08/2017 and 17/08/2017,have deprived the Transport Allowance @ Rs. 3600+DA thereon to those in Pay Level 1 and 2 (7th CPC) due to imposition of restriction i.e. reaching the pay Rs. 24700/- Federation, therefore requests the Railway Ministry to kindly refer the matter to Ministry of Finance, for mitigating the problem.

Yours faithfully, 
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah) 
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

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