Monday, September 23, 2013


            The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2013, in cash, at the rate of 10 per cent increase over the existing rate of 80 per cent.

            Hence, the Central Government employees as well as the pensioners are entitled for DA/DR at the rate of 90 per cent of the basic with effect from 01.07.2013. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.

            The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both dearness allowance and dearness relief would be of the order of Rs. 10879.60 crore per annum and Rs. 7253.10 crore in the financial year 2013-14 ( i.e. for a period of 8 month from July, 2013 to February 2014).


(Release ID :99505) (PIB 20.09.2013)

No.1I27/2011-P&PW(E) dated 20-9-2013
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
Sub: Submission of Form 14 by the spouse to the pension disbursing bank
after the death of the pensioner - instructions reg.

The undersigned is directed to draw attention to the requirement of applying for family pension in Form 14 as given in rule 81 (2) (A) (ii) of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

2. This Department has been receiving representations from various quarters to do  away with the condition of applying for family pension in Form 14 as it is causing Inconvenience to widows, who find it difficult and embarrassing to present themselves before two Gazetted Officers/persons of repute for attestation of Form 14.

3. Before commencement of family pension, personal identification details of the spouse such as specimen signature, personal mark of identification and left hand thumb impression, proof of age/date of birth of spouse and an undertaking from him/her for recovery of excess payment are to be obtained by the bank. Form 14 serves as a standard processing sheet, which defines and delineates the exact requirement of information to be given to the pension disbursing Bank. It was apprehended that in the absence of this standard, the widows may be asked to submit any relevant or irrelevant information by the bank. This could also lead to delay in commencement of the family pension.

4. The matter has been examined and it has been agreed that in case the pensioner and spouse are holding a joint account, the possibility of claim for family pension from someone else does not arise. Therefore, in such cases, there is no requirement of Form 14. The spouse may inform the Bank of death of the pensioner and request the bank for commencement of family pension, through a simple letter. He/she may enclose a copy of death certificate of pensioner, PPO, proof of his/her own age/date of birth and an undertaking for recovery of excess payment. In other cases, i.e., where the pension is not being credited to the joint bank account of the pensioner and his/her spouse, Form 14 will be continued to be obtained by the banks. However, the condition of attestation of Form 14 has been done away with and witnessing by two persons has been considered as sufficient.

5. For all future cases, Head of Office will forward to the PAO, along with similar details for the pensioner, the specimen signature, personal mark of identification, left hand thumb impression, the proof of age/date of birth and an undertaking from the spouse regarding recovery of excess payment. After the death of the pensioner, the spouse of the deceased pensioner will be required to provide only death certificate to the paying bank, who will identify the spouse based on the information given in the PPO and its own "Know Your Customer" procedures. Where the pensioner and hislher spouse do not have a joint account, Form 14 will be required as in para 4 above.

6. This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure, vide their ID
No. 601lE.V/2013, dated 13.09.2013.
(D.K. Solanki)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

No.6/ I/120 I 3-Est(Pay-I) dated 19-9-2013
Department  of Personnel and Training

Subject: Participation in sporting events and tournaments of national or international importance.

Consequent upon the-implementation of the revised pay structure by the
Government with effect from  Ist January, 2006 on the basis of recommendation of the
Sixth Central Pay Commission and partial modification of this Ministry’s O.M.
No.6lL/97-Pay-l dated 8th  August 2001 the President is pleased to revise the special
Increment  in ‘the form of personal pay for excellence achieved in National and
International events to double the existing amount of the personal pay, subject to a
minimum of Rs.2lO/- per month as indicated in column 7 of Annexure to this office
Memorandum in the same manner as done in the case of incentive for adopting small
family norms

2. The personal pay will be related to the Grade Pay corresponding to the post
against which the employee concerned had initially earned or will earn the personal
pay. All other terms and conditions governing the grant of special increment shall
remain unchanged.

3. The personal pay is to be granted from the first of the month  following the
month in which the sporting events are completed and will not count for any service
matter like pay fixation on promotion, retirement benefit or DA/CCA etc.

4.  The revised rate shall be applicable prospectively from lst September, 2013.

5.  In so far as persons serving in fie Indian Audit and Accounts department ere
concerned these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor
General of India

6. Hindi version will follow.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Deputy Secretary to to Government of India

Enhancement of HRA - Notifying the Cities/UA having a prescribed population as X & Y categories on the basis of Census 2011- reg.