Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Cabinet Approves Additional 1% Dearness Allowance / Dearness Relief due from 1st July, 2017

Cabinet Approves Additional 1% Dearness Allowance / Dearness Relief due from 1st July, 2017

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Government of India
Cabinet

12-September-2017 16:58 IST

Cabinet approves release of additional 1% Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2017 

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for release of additional 1% Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners. It will be applicable from 01.07.2017.

The release of the additional instalment of DA represents an increase of 1% over the existing rate of 4% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be Rs.3068.26 crore per annum and Rs.2045.50 crore in the financial year 2017-18 (for a period of 8 months from July, 2017 to February, 2018). This will benefit about 49.26 lakh Central Government employees and 61.17 lakh pensioners.
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Friday, September 08, 2017

15% DA for WB State Govt Employees w.e.f. 1.1.2018

15% DA for WB State Govt Employees w.e.f. 1.1.2018

15% Dearness Allowance for West Bengal State Government Employees w.e.f. 1.1.2018

The Chief Minister of West Bengal has announed today 15% of Dearness Allowance to State Government Employees and Pensioners from 1.1.2018.

Chief Minister also assured to make all efforts to clear remaining pending Dearness Allowance to State Employees and Pensioners within 2019 in the State Government Employees Federation meeting. The difference of DA percentage between Centre and State is 54%, now the percentage reduced and stands at 39%.

She said that extra 4500 crores will be needed to meet the expense of 15% Dearness Allowance. She also assured the hearing of pay commission to continue as usual.

Formal orders will be issued by the Finance Department soon!

Source: 90Paisa Blog
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Friday, March 31, 2017

DA Orders for Central Government Employees w.e.f. 01.01.2017

No.1/3/2017-E-II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 30th March, 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1/1/2017

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1/2/2016-E-II(B) dated 4th November, 2016 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 2% to 4% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January, 2017.

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, 2017.

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 employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Sd/-
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://finmin.nic.in/
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Cabinet Approves Additional 2% Dearness Allowance / Dearness Relief due from January, 2017

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Cabinet

Cabinet Approves Additional 2% Dearness Allowance / Dearness Relief due from January, 2017 

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved release of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2017. It has increased by 2% over the existing rate of 2% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. 

This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. 

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs. 5,857.28 crore per annum and Rs.6,833.50 crore in the Financial Year 2017-18 (for a period of 14 months from January, 2017 to February, 2018). 

This will benefit about 48.85 lakh Central Government employees and 55.51 lakh pensioners. 
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