Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners Revised rate effective from 01.07.2017: Railway Board Order

Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners Revised rate effective from 01.07.2017: Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
PC-VII No. : 67
RBE No.:151/2017
File No. PC-VII/2016/I/7/2/3 
New Delhi, dated. 28.10.2017
The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)
Sub: - Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners Revised rate effective from 01.07.2017
A copy of Office Memorandum F.No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 28.09.2017 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above subject is enclosed herewith for information and compliance. This order shall apply mutatis mutandis on Railways also.

2. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

3. Hindi version will follow.

Encl. As above.
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board

File No. PC-VII/2016/I/7/2/3 ,
New Delhi, dated:18.10.2017

Copy (with 40 spares) forwarded to the A.D.A.I., Railways, New Delhi. 7

For Financal Commissioner , Railways

File No. PC-VII/2016/I/7/2/3 
New Delhi, dated: 13.10.2017
Copy forwarded to:-

1. PFAs, All Indian Railways, PUs, NFR(Const).
2. The DG, National Academy of Indian Railways, Vadodara.
3. The General Manager, CORE/Allahabad
4. The Director General, RDSO, Lucknow,
5. The General Manager and FA&CAO, Metro Railway
6. The CAD and FA&CAO, COFMOW/New Delhi
7. The CAO(Const), MTP(R)/Mumbai
8. The CAO(MTP(R) Chennai
9. The Director, CAMTECH/Gwalior
10. The Director (a) IRIEEN, Nasik, (b) IRICEN, Pune (c) IRIMEE, Jamalpur (d) IRISET, Secunderabad
11. The Managing Directors RITES, IRCON, CRIS, IRFC, CONCOR, RVNL, DFCCIL, KRCL.
12. The Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Konkan Railway Corporation, New Delhi.
13. The Pay & Accounts Officer, Railway Board, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi.
14. The General Secretary, IRCA/New Delhi.
15. The Commissioner, Railway Safety, Lucknow.
16. Executive Director (Finance), RDSO, Lucknow.
17. The Chairman, RCC Lok Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi.
18. The Chairman, RRT, Chennai.
19. The Chairman, RCT.
20. The Chairman RRB/Ajmer, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Calcutta, Jammu, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Malda, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Ranchi, Secunderabad and Trivandrum. 
21. The Editor, ‘Bhartiya Rail’, Rail Bhawan.
22. The Editor, ‘Indian Railways’, Rail Bhawan.
23. The Chairman, Passenger Services Committee, Rail Bhawan.
24. The Chairman, Passenger Amenities Committee, Rail Bhawan.
25. The C.A.O. (A) MTP (G)/ Mumbai (B) MTP (G)/Chennai.
26. Office of the Chief Project Administrator (Telecom), Indian Railway Central Organisation for Telecom Consultancy, Shivaji Bridge, New Delhi.
27. The Chief Mining Advisor, Ministry of Railway, Dhanbad.
28. The C.A.O. (Const), Central Railway, Mumbai.
29. The Liaison Officer, VII CPC, All Indian Railways and PUs/RDSO/Trg. Institutes Metro Railway/COFMOW/CORE/RSC etc.
30. The Director (Movement) Railways/Calcutta. 
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board

File No. PC-VII/2016/I/7/2/3 
New Delhi, dated: 18 .10.2017
Copy forwarded to:-

1. The General Secretary, AIRF, Room No. 253, Rail Bhawan (with 35 spares)
2. The General Secretary, NFIR, Room No. 256 E, Rail Bhawan (with 35 spares)
3. Copy to all members of the National Council, Departmental Council and Secretary Staff Side, National Council, l3-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi (with 40 spares)
4. The Secretary General, Federation of Railway Officers’ Association.
5. All India SC/ST Railway Employee’s Association, Room No. 7, Rail Bhawan.
6. All India O.B.C. Railway Employee's Federation, Room No. 48, Rail Bhawan
7. The Secretary General, AIRPFA, Room No. 256-D, Rail Bhawan.
8. The Secretary General, Indian Railway Promotee Officers Federation
9. The Secretary, Railway Board Secretariat Service, Group ‘A’ Officers Association. Room No. 402, Rail Bhawan.
10. The Secretary, RBSS Group ‘B’ Officers Association.
11. The Secretary, Railway Board Ministerial Staff Association.
12. The Secretary, Non-Ministerial Staff Association (Railway Board).

For Secretary, Railway Board

Copy to:-

1. The General Secretary, A.I. Federation of Pensioners’ Association T.P.M. Hall, 22, Saidapet W Chennai.
2. The General Secretary, Railway Pensioners’ Council, Kiran Kutir, Larkania Tola, Katihar.
3. CGPA, “Shivanand”, 11/13, Krishn Kunj Society, Chhotunagar-7, Rajya Rd, Rajkot 360001.
4. Secretary General, CGPA, 1874/2, Sector-64, S.A.S. Nagar, Chandigarh - 160062.
5. Vice President, FCGPO, P-24C, Sagar Manna Road, Calcutta - 60.
6. General Secretary, Central&AIs P.A., Eo1/ 164, Arena Colony, Bhopal, M.P. 462016
7. General Secretary, AICCPA, Flat No. 144, New Suryakiran Appts Plot No. 65, Patparganj, New Delhi - 110092.
8. President, AIRPF, l2-5-149/6/C/Vijaypuri Street, South Allaguda, Secunderabad-l7.
9. President, AIRF, Vivekanand Housing Society, Gurumandir Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra-42 1201
10. The Secretary General, National Federation of Railway Pensioners, 27/578, Auditapuram, Palgha.
11. National Federation of Railway Pensioners, 42/14, Motilal Street, T. Nagar, Madras- 17.
12. The Secretary General, National Federation of Railway Pensioners’ Organization, 825, Supertech Residence, Sector-5, Plot No. 6A, Ghaziabad -10.

Copy to:-

PSOs/Sr.PPSs/PPSs/PSs/PAS to:-

MR, MSR(S), MSR(G), CRB, FC, MS, MT, ME, ML, MM, DG/RHS, DG/RPF, DG/Pers., All Additional Members/Advisors/Executive Directors/Joint Secretaries.

Cash - I, II, & III, Budget, E(P&A) I & II, E(G), E(NG) I & II, PC - III, PC~IV, PC- V, PC-VI, E(LR) I & II, F (E) - I, II & III, F(E) Special, Security (E), Accounts III, ERB - I, II, III, IV, V & VI, G(Pass), G(Acc), RB(We1fare), E(SCT) I & II, E(O) I, II III & III(CC), E(GR) I & II, E(GP), E(GC), PR, branches of Railway Board.

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Dearness Relief from July, 2017 Order and Amendment in July, 16 & Jan, 17 OM - DoP&PW

F. No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
Dated 28th Sept, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.7.2017. 
 
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 07.04.2017 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief admissible to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 4% to 5% w.e.fo1.07.2017. 
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2. These rates of DR will be applicable to (i) Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners including Central Govt. absorbee pensioners in PSU/Autonomous Bodies in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department's OM No. 4/34/2002-P&PW(D) Vol.II dated 23.06.2017 for restoration of full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners/family pensioners (v) Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension (vi) 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 and are in receipt of adhoc ex-gratia allowance in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department's OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) datd 11.09.2017. 

3. In partial modification of this Department OMs of even no. dated 16.12.2016 and 27.04.2017, Central Govt. absorbee pensioners in PSU/Autonomous Bodies referred to in category (i) in para 2 and Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners referred to in category (vi) in para 2 above, will also be eligible for deamess relief @ 2% w.e.f 01.07.2016 and @ 4% w.e.f 01.01.2017, in terms of this Department OMs of even no dated 16.11.2016 and 07.04.2017 respectively. 

The deamess relief already drawn by the above pensioners in terms of OMs dated 16.11.2016 and 27.4.2017, will be adjusted from the revised dearness relief payable under these orders. 

4. These orders shall not be applicable on CPF beneficiaries, their widows and eligible children who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No.45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 and revised vide this Department's OM 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dtd 27.06.2013. 

Separate orders will be issued in respect of above category. 

5. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee. 

6. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department's OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F.No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged. 

7. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately. 

8. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case. 

9. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, II/34-80-II dated 23/04/ 1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/8l dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks. 
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10. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG. 

11. This issues in accordance with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM No. 1/9/2017-E.II(B) dated 20th Sept, 2017. 

12. Hindi version will follow. 

(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India 




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