Central Government Employees DEARNESS RELIEF
DEARNESS RELIEF (DR) TO PENSIONERS
The rate of Dearness Relief to pensioners/ Family Pensioners is revised bi-annually in accordance with the scheme of Dearness Allowance introduced for serving personnel. Dearness Relief is computed with reference to the basic pension/ family pension of the pensioner. The rates of DR since 1.1.2016 has been revised at the following rates.
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100% neutralization of relief is granted to all pensioners at the same rate like serving employees.
The Dearness Relief is payable on original basic pension before commutation.
No. Whenever any dearness relief on pension/family pension is sanctioned by Government, an intimation to this effect is sent by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension (Deptt. of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare) to the authorised representative of each nominated Public Sector Bank. Each Central Pension Processing Centre will be responsible for ensuring that instructions of the Government have been carried out by the paying branches and payment of additional relief at the revised rates to the pensioners has been commenced by them without any undue delay.
Yes, w.e.f. 18/07/97 onwards subject to conditions contained in DoP&W O.M. No. 45/73/97- P&PW(G) dated 2nd July,1999.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
(Central Civil Services)
- PENSION POLICY
- QUALIFYING SERVICE
- FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE (FMA)
- IDENTITY CARD
- PENSION PROCEDURE
- PENSION DISBURSEMENT
- FAMILY PENSION
- EXTRAORDINARY PENSION
- COMMUTATION OF PENSION
- DEARNESS RELIEF
- NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM (NPS)
- JEEVAN PRAMAAN