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Pension - Dearness Relief to Pensioners with effect from 01.01.2012 - Revised - Orders - Issued.

GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
ABSTRACT

Pension - Dearness Relief to Pensioners with effect from 01.01.2012 - Revised – Orders - Issued.

FINANCE (PENSION-I) DEPARTMENT

G.O.Ms.No.179                                                                                                       Dated: 05.07.2012.


Read the following:

1. G.O.Ms.No.52, Finance (PC.I) Department, dated 25.02.2010.
2. G.O.Ms.No.100, Finance (Pen.I) Department, dated 06-04-2010.
3. Memo.No.3630/UE.II/2010-2, Higher Education (UE.II) Department, Dated 7-4-2010.
4. G.O.Ms.No.248, Finance (PC.I) Department, dated 07.07.2010.
5. G.O.Ms.No.249, Finance (Pen.I) Department, dated 07.07.2010.
6. G.O.Ms.No.356, Finance (PC.I) Department, dated 06.12.2010.
7. G.O.Ms.No.358, Finance (Pen.I) Department, dated 09.12.2010.
8. G.O.Ms.No.104 Finance (PC.I) Department, dated 30.05.2011.
9. G.O.Ms.No.106, Finance (Pen.I) Department, dated 04-06-2011.
10. G.O.Ms.No.25, Finance (PC.I) Department, dated 02.02.2012.
11. G.O.Ms.No.32, Finance (Pen.I) Department, dated 03.02.2012.
12. G.O.Ms.No.48, Finance (Pen.I) Department, dated 24-02-2012.
13. G.O.Ms.No.178, Finance (PC.I) Department, dated 04.07.2012

ORDER:

   Government hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief to pensioners sanctioned in the G.O. 11th read above from 35.952% to 41.944% from 01.01.2012 in respect of: -

   (i) those who retired from service after 01.7.2008 and drawing pension in the Revised Pay Scales, 2010;

   (ii) those who retired prior to 01.7.2008 and whose pension was consolidated in the light of orders issued in the G.O. 2nd read above;

   (iii) those who retired prior to 01.01.1996 drawing UGC Pay Scales and whose pension was ordered to be consolidated in the light of orders issued in G.O. (P) No.95, Finance (Pen.I) Department, dated 01.08.2000 and

   (iv) the monetary benefit of Dearness Relief now sanctioned above shall be with effect from the month of January, 2012.

   2. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief from 111.156% to 122.46% with effect from 01.01.2012 to the Pensioners who are drawing their pension in Revised Pay Scales, 2005 and not consolidated in terms of the orders issued in the reference 2nd read above.

   3. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief from 126.79% to 136.606% with effect from 01.01.2012 to the Pensioners who are drawing their pension in Revised Pay Scales, 1999 and not consolidated in terms of the orders issued in G.O.(P) No.248, Finance (Pen.I) Department, dated 04.10.2005.

   4. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief in respect of pensioners who retired after 1.1.1996 drawing UGC Pay Scales 1996 from 127% to 139% with effect from 01.01.2012 since the Dearness Relief was regulated upto 1.1.2007 by merging 50% Dearness Relief with basic pension through G.O (P) No.183 Finance (Pen.I) Department dated 2.8.2007 based on the orders issued in G.O. (P) No.173 Finance (PC.I) Department dated 23.7.2007.

   5. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief to the pensioners who retired while drawing UGC Pay Scales 2006 from 01-01-2006 from 58% to 65% with effect from 01-01-2012.

   6. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief to the pensioners/family pensioners whose pension was consolidated as per orders issued in G.O.Ms.No.54, Higher Education (UE.II) Department, dated 8.6.2011 from 58% to 65% with effect from 01-01-2012.

   7. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief sanctioned in G.O.Ms.No.4 Law (Law & J-SC.F) Department dated 06.01.2011 to the Pensioners who drawing pension as per Justice E.Padmanabhan Committee report from 58% to 65% with effect from 01-01-2012.

8. These orders are applicable to:

   (1) (a) All Government Pensioners in receipt of Service Pensions, Family Pensions under Revised Pension Rules, 1951, Andhra Pradesh Liberalised Pension Rules, 1961 and Andhra Pradesh Government Servants (Family Pension) Rules, 1964.

   (b) Teaching and Non-Teaching pensioners of Municipalities, Panchayat Raj Institutions and Aided Educational Institutions, in receipt of pensions under the Andhra Pradesh Liberalised Pension Rules, 1961 and Andhra Pradesh Government Servants (Family Pension) Rules,
1964.

   (c) Teaching and Non-Teaching staff in Aided Educational Institutions in receipt of pensions under the Contributory Provident Fund-cum Pension and Gratuity Rules, 1961 and Andhra Pradesh Liberalised Pension Rules, 1961.

   (d) Those drawing family pensions under G.O.Ms.No.22, Finance & Planning (FW: Pen.I) Department, dated 16.1.1971, G.O.Ms.No.104, Finance & Planning (FW: Pen.I) Department, dated 13.4.1973 and G.O.Ms.No.25, Finance & Planning (FW: Pen.I) Department, dated 2.2.1974.

   (e) Pensioners in receipt of Compassionate Pension under the rules for Compassionate Pensions and Gratuities in the Hyderabad Civil Services Rules; and

   (f) Those in receipt of Pensions under the Wound and Extraordinary Pension Rules.

   (2) Jagir and Estate Pensioners and

   (3) Pensioners governed by Andhra Pradesh Revised Pension Rules, 1980.

   9. These orders are not applicable to the financial assistance grantees and others who are not entitled to Dearness Relief.

   10. Ready Reckoner showing the Dearness Relief payable to the State Pensioners in terms of these orders is annexed.

   11. The amount of Dearness Relief shall be rounded off to the next rupee.

   12. The arrears of the Revised Dearness Relief to Pensioners shall be paid along with the pension of July, 2012 payable in August, 2012.

   13. In the event of death of the pensioner after 01.01.2012 the arrears of Dearness Relief shall be paid to the legal heirs in lumpsum at a time duly following Treasury Procedure.

   14. All the Treasury Officers/ Pension Payment Officers shall work out and make payments of the Dearness Relief on Pension sanctioned in this order without waiting for further authorization/ instructions from the Accountant General (A&E), Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, in terms of the orders issued in the G.O.Ms.No.270, Finance & Planning (FW: PSC.I) Department, dated 7.10.1986.

   15. The expenditure is allocable among the various States in accordance with provisions of Rule 24 of the incidence of pension rules in Appendix III-B of the Andhra Pradesh Accounts Code, Volume-I.

   16. The categories of employees who are not covered for payment through the Treasuries, the expenditure shall be debited to the Pension Funds of Zilla Parishads and Pension funds of the respective Municipal Councils in so far as the Non-Teaching, Non-Government Pensioners of the Municipalities are concerned and the relevant Head of Account of Government in so far as the teachers are concerned.

   17. In respect of the Pensioners of the Universities the expenditure on account of the Dearness Relief now sanctioned above shall be met from the Block Grants allotted to them.

   18. The G.O is available on Internet and can be accessed at the address http://goir.ap.gov.in. and http://www.apfinance.gov.in.

[BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH]

Dr. D. SAMBASIVA RAO
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT (FP)

Source:http://www.apfinance.gov.in/gofiles/DRGO179,1.1.12.pdf

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