Grant of Dearness Allowance to the employees of the State Government w.e.f. 01.01.2011

Grant of Dearness Allowance to the employees of the State Government w.e.f. 01.01.2011

An office memorandum[Fin-(C)-B(7)-2/2006 dated 16.4.2011] has been issued by the Government of Himachal Pradesh[Finance (Regulations) Department] regarding that the enhancement of Dearness Allowance to the employees of State Government with effect from 1.1.2011 at par with Central Government employees.

The Governor, Himachal Pradesh, is pleased to enhance Dearness Allowance from the existing rate of 45% to 51% with effect from 01.01.2011 in respect of the employees of the State Government.

This additional Dearness Allowance of 6% (6 percent) shall be paid in cash with the salary of April, 2011 payable in the month of May, 2011 and the arrears accrued from 01.01.2011 to 31.03.2011 shall be credited to the GPF account of the employees. The interest on this account shall accrue w.eJ. 01.05.2011.

Other terms and conditions as contained in OM of even number dated 26th August, 2009 shall continue to be applicable.

The amount of “Adjustable Emoluments” if any, as mentioned in OM No. Fin(PR)-B(7)-1/2009 dated 09.09.2009 and 12.10.2009 shall be adjusted against the DA arrears and the net amount shall be credited in the GPF account of the employees.

These orders will be applicable to employees covered by HP Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2009 and Work charged employees working in Government departments. These orders will also apply to All India Services Officers, HP Judicial Services Officers and State Government employees covered by UGC Pay Scales.

The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fraction of 50 paise and above may be rounded off to the next higher rupee and the fraction of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

As far as the PSUs/ Universities/ Autonomous Bodies/ Boards etc. are concerned, the managements of these PSUs/ Universities Autonomous Bodies/ Boards etc. would take an appropriate decision in this regard, considering the availability of resources in their organizations.

In case of Government employees who have retired or who have closed GPF accounts and employees who are governed under Contribution Pension Scheme, the arrears on account of release of additional instalment of DA w.e.f. 01.01.2011 may be paid in cash.


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