Big Relief For Pensioners As Union Govt Orders Increase Of The Dearness Relief

Big Relief For Pensioners As Union Govt Orders Increase Of The Dearness Relief

New Delhi, July 22 (TNA) In pursuance of the decision of the Cabinet on July 14, the department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare on Thursday issued orders for increasing the Dearness Relief to pensioners and family pensioners of the Central Government (including pensioners/ family pensioners of Armed Forces, All India Services and Railways).

This would be applicable with effect from July 1, 2021 to 28% of the basic pension/family pension (including additional pension/family pension), representing an increase of 11% over the existing rate of 17%.

In view of the unprecedented situation which arose due to COVID-19 pandemic, three additional instalments of Dearness Relief to pensioners, which were due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021, had been frozen, an official said.

Now, the Government has issued orders to increase the Dearness Relief to pensioners/family pensioners with effect from 01.07.2021 to 28% of the basic pension/family pension.

The increase subsumes the additional instalments arising on 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021. The rate of Dearness Relief for the period 01.01.2020 to 30.06.2021 shall remain at 17% of basic pension/family pension.

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