Govt increased Dearness Relief to 28% for pensioners & family pensioners

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Govt increased Dearness Relief to 28% to pensioners & family pensioners
Now, the Government has issued orders to increase the Dearness Relief to pensioners/family pensioners with effect from 01.07.2021 to 28% of the basic pension/family pension.

Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare has issued an order for increasing the Dearness Relief to pensioners

In pursuance of the decision of the Cabinet on 14.07.2021, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has issued an order on 22.07.2021  for increasing the Dearness Relief to pensioners and family pensioners of the Central Government (including pensioners/ family pensioners of Armed Forces, All India Services and Railways) with effect from 01.07.2021 to 28% of the basic pension/family pension (including additional pension/family pension), representing an increase of 11% over the existing rate of 17%., the statement said.

“In view of the unprecedented situation which arose due to COVID-19 pandemic, three additional instalments of Dearness Relief to pensioners, which were due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021, had been frozen.” said in the press release.

Now, the Government has issued orders to increase the Dearness Relief to pensioners/family pensioners with effect from 01.07.2021 to 28% of the basic pension/family pension.

The increase subsumes the additional installments arising on 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021.

The rate of Dearness Relief for the period 01.01.2020 to 30.06.2021 shall remain at 17% of basic pension/family pension.

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