Saturday, October 3, 2009

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government Pensioners/ family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.7.09

Dept.of Posts No. 4-10/09- PENSION dated 24-9-2009

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Pension and Pensioner’s Welfare) OM No. 42/12/2009-PP&PW (G) dated 23.9.09 regarding the above mentioned subject received from Department of Pension & Pensioner’s Welfare, New Delhi for information, guidance and necessary action.


The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/12/2009-P&PW (G) dated 27th March, 2009 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief payable to Central Government pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 22% to 27% w.e.f 1st July, 2009.

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-gratia allowance of Rs.3500/- p.m in terms of this Departments 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 15.9.2008.

3. Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3rd 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 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 27% w.e.f 1.7.2009 on full pension i.e., the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lump sum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the O.M dated 14.07.98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No. 4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated 12.7.2000 refers.

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

5. 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 pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

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

7. 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.

8. The offices of Accountant General and Authorised Public Sector Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc on the basis of above 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)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the C&AG.

10. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their U.O.No. 334/EV/2009 dated 23.9.2009.

- Examination for promotion to the cadre of Inspector of Posts for the year 2009 scheduled to be held on 4th – 6th January, 2010

D.G (Postal) No. A-34012/05/2008-DE dated 07-09-2009

I am directed to refer to the calendar of Limited Departmental Competitive Examinations for the year 2009 circulated vide this office letter of even number dated 31st August, 2009 and to say that the Examination for promotion to the cadre of Inspector of Posts for the year 2009 has been scheduled to be held on 4th, 5th and 6th January, 2010.

2. The schedule of activities and details of Papers & timetable are given at Annexure-1. It is requested that wide publicity may please be given to the examination schedule. Receipt of this letter may kindly be acknowledged.

Name of examination: - Inspector of Posts Examination, 2009.

Exam. Scheduled to be held on: 4th – 6th January 2010

Last date for submission of application by candidates: Not applicable

Intimation to Directorate about approximate no. of candidates and requirement of Question papers and name of authorized officer to receive question papers: To be sent immediately.

Date by which list of Centers of Exam with names of Supervisors to be sent to Directorate: 06-11-2009.

Last date of sending

Tabulation sheet to the Directorate: 10-11-2009

Expected/Tentative date of announcement of result: 30-04-2010

Details of Papers & Time Table

Paper I (Without books) Monday, the 4th January 2010 10.00 A.M. to 1.00 P.M

Paper II (Without books) Monday, the 4th January, 2010 2.00 P.M to 5.00 P.M

Paper III (With books) Tuesday, the 5th January, 2010 10.00 A.M to 1.00 P.M

Paper IV (with Books) Tuesday, the 5th January, 2010 2.00 P.M to 5.00 P.M

Paper V (Without Books) Wednesday, the 6th January, 2010 10.00 A.M to 1.00 P.M