Bhopal:Wednesday, July 30 :The state government has sanctioned six percent dearness allowance to pensioners. Now the dearness relief of pensioners has gone up to 47 percent. The increase in dearness allowance would be applicable from July 1, 2008. Pensioners would be paid this increased D.A. with the salary of the month July which would be payable in August. The Finance Department has issued ordered in this connection today.
As per Finance Department’s circular, the state government had earlier sanctioned dearness relief to the tune of 43 percent vide Finance Department memo No. F-4/2008/rule/four dated June 24, 2008 with effect from 1-6-2008 on basic pension/family pension. Now the state government has decided to increase quantum of basic pension/family pension and dearness pension to the tune of 47 percent with effect from 1-7-2008 (Pension of July would be payable in August 2008).
The dearness relief would be payable on superannuation, retirement, invalid and compensation pensions. This would also be applicable to the compassionate allowance given to the employee sacked from service or removed from post. This pension would also be given with a certain conditions to those getting family pension or extraordinary pension. However, this dearness allowance would not be given to those pensioners who have been appointed/reappointed in any government or autonomous institution. If any person was in service at the time of death of spouse and he or she has not been appointed on compassionate grounds, than the person would be given dearness relief on family pension. However, dearness relief would not be payable on the family pension to those who have been appointed on compassionate grounds in the wake of spouse’s death.
Dearness relief would be payable on the basic pension amount of those employees who have commuted a part of their pension. These orders would also be applicable to those retired employees who have drawn lump sum pension after merger of undertakings/autonomous institutions/boards/corporations etc and who have become eligible for conversion of one third of their pension as per instructions of Finance Department.
The state government has instructed officers of all the treasuries/sub-treasuries and pension officers to pay the dearness relief to pensions soon.