Grant of DR (Dearness Relief) to Central Government Pensioner / Family Pensioners Revised from 1.1.2009 - DOPT order

No. 42/12/2009 - P&PW (G)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market,
New Delhi, the 27th March, 2009


Subject : Grant of dearness relief to Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners –
Revised rate effective from 1-1-2009.

1. The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/2/2008 P&PW (G) dated 12th September, 2008 and 25-9-08 sanctioning the installment of Dearness Relief (DR) admissible from 1-7-2008 and to say that the President is pleased to decide that DR shall be paid to the Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners to compensate them for the rise in cost living at the rate of 22% w.e.f. 1-1-2009 in suppression of the rate mentioned in the OM dated 12.9.2008 and 25.9.2008 referred to above.

2. These orders apply to
(i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners
(ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates,
(iii) All India Service Pensioners
(iv) Railway Pensioners and
(v) The Burma Civilian Pensioners/Family Pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan, who are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gartia allowance of Rs. 3500 p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No. 23/1/97 – P&PW (B) dated 23.2.1998 read with this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008 P&PW (B) dated 15-9-08.

3. Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3 rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department’s OM No. 4/59/97 P&PW (D) dated 14-7-1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 22% w.e.f. 1.1.2009 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lumpsum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the OM dated 14.7.1998. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No. 4/29/99 P&PW (D) dated 12-7-2000 refers.

4. The surviving CPF beneficiaries who had retired from service between the period 18-11-1960 to 31.12.1985 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia @ Rs.600 p.m. with effect from 1.11.1997 to Dearness Relief @ 54 % w.e.f. 1.7.2008. and @ 64% w.e.f. 1.1.2009.


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