Grant of Dearness Relief to State Government Rajasthan with Effect From July 2016
GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN
Jaipur, dated 08-02-2017
Sub:- Grant of Dearness Relief to State Government Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension on the basis of pre-revised pay scales i.e. RCS (Revised Pay Scale) Rules, 1998 or in 5th CPC
The Governor is pleased to order that the existing rate of Dearness Relief i.e. 245% on basic pension / family pension plus dearness pension sanctioned vide Finance Department Order No.F.12(3)FD/Rules/2013 dated 13-05-2016 to the State Government Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension / family pension on the basis of pre-revised pay scale i.e. in RCS (Revised Pay Scale) Rules, 1998 or 5th CPC is hereby revised to 257% w.e.f. 01-07-2016.
For the purpose of this order-
i) Pension/Family Pension in the case of pre-01.09.1996 retirees and where Family Pension was sanctioned prior to 01.09.1996, means the Consolidated Pension or Consolidated Family Pension, as the case may be, effective from 01.09.1996 in terms of Finance Department Memorandum No.F.15(2)FD(Rules)/98 dated 21.03.1998 & 15.04.1999 and Memorandum No.F.15(5)FD/Rules/98 dated 11.06.1998.
ii) In the case of pensioners who retire from service on or after 01.09.1996 or where family pension is sanctioned for the first time on or after 01.09.1996, Pension/Family pension means the Basic Pension/Basic Family Pension, as the case may be, in terms of Finance Department Notification No.F.15(3)FD(Rules)/98 dated 21.03.1998.
iii) Other provisions governing grant of dearness relief to pensioners such as regulation of dearness relief during employment / re-employment, regulation of dearness relief where more than one pension is drawn etc., will remain unchanged.
iv) This order shall also be applicable in case of Pensioners/Family Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension.
v) This order shall not be applicable in case of Old Age Pensions, Political Pensions or any other kind of similar pensions, which are not related to the service rendered under Government.
vi) Dearness Relief at revised rates as above would also be admissible to pensioners who retired from service of Panchayat Samiti or Zila Parishad and whose Pension Payment Orders have been issued by the Director, Local Fund Audit Department or Director, Pension and Pensioners Welfare Department, Rajasthan, Jaipur.
vii) The provision of this order shall also be applicable to those Government servants who retired while drawing pay in the UGC pay scales / AICTE pay scales i.e. under 5th CPC.
viii) Payment of dearness relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.
By Order of the Governor,
Secretary, Finance (Budget)