Dearness Allowance from July, 2017 @ 5%: Finance Ministry Order 20.09.2017

Dearness Allowance from July, 2017 @ 5%: Finance Ministry Order 20.09.2017

New Delhi: Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure has issued office memorandum regarding Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017 on 20th September, 2017. 

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The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministrys Office Memorandum No. 1/312017-E.II(B) dated 30th March, 2017 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 4% to 5% of the basic pay per month, with effect from 1st July, 2017. 

The term basic pay in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government. but does not, include any other type of pay like special pay, etc. 

The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of FR 9(21). 

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

These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to “the relevant Head of the Defence. Services Estimates. In respect of Armed” Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by-the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively”. 

In so far as the employees-working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. 

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