Thursday, February 11, 2016

AP DA-Dearness Relief to Pensioners with effect from 01.01.2015.

AP GO.NO:19 DA-Dearness Relief to Pensioners with effect from 01.01.2015.

AP PENSIONS – Dearness Relief to Pensioners with effect from 01.01.2015 – Revised - Orders – Issued.

FINANCE (HRM-V) DEPARTMENT

AP G.O.Ms.No.19 Dated: 11.02.2016.



 Read the following:


  1. 1. G.O.Ms.No.46, Finance ( HRM.V-PC.I) Department, dated 30.04.2015.
  2. 2. G.O.Ms.No.51, Finance (HRM.VI-Pen) Department, dated 08.05.2015.
  3. 3.G.O.Ms.No.18,Finance(HR.VI)Department, dated 10.02.2016


O R D E R: 

1.Government hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief to pensioners sanctioned in the G.O. 2nd read above from 8.908% of the basic payto 12.052% of the basic pay from 01.01.2015 in respect of: -


  • (i) those who retired from service after 01.07.2013 and drawing pension in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015;
  • (ii) those who retired prior to 01.7.2013 and whose pension was consolidated in the light of orders issued in the G.O. 2nd read above.


2. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief from 
77.896% to 83.032% with effect from 01.01.2015 to the Pensioners who are 
drawing their pension in Revised Pay Scales, 2010 and not consolidated in terms of the orders issued in the reference 2nd read above.

3. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief from
191.226% to 201.588% with effect from 01.01.2015 to the Pensioners who are 
drawing their pension in Revised Pay Scales, 2005 and not consolidated in terms of the orders issued in G.O.Ms. No.100, Finance (Pen.I) Department, dated 
06.04.2010. 

4. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief from 
196.32% to 205.318% with effect from 01.01.2015 to the Pensioners who are 
drawing their pension in Revised Pay Scales, 1999 and not consolidated in terms of the orders issued in G.O.(P) No.248, Finance (Pen.I) Department, dated 
04.10.2005.

5. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief in
respect of pensioners who retired after 01.01.1996 drawing UGC Pay Scales 1996
from 212% to 223% with effect from 01.01.2015 since the Dearness Relief was 
regulated upto 01.01.2007 by merging 50% Dearness Relief with basic pension through G.O (P) No.183 Finance (Pen.I) Department dated 2.8.2007 based on the orders issued in G.O. (P) No.173 Finance (PC.I) Department dated 23.7.2007.

6. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief to the 
pensioners who retired while drawing UGC Pay Scales 2006 from 01.01.2006 from 
107% to 113% with effect from 01.01.2015.

7. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief to the 
pensioners/family pensioners whose pension was consolidated as per orders issued in G.O.Ms.No.54, Higher Education (UE.II) Department, dated 08.06.2011 and 
G.O.Ms.No.31, Higher Education (UE.II) Department, dated 24.05.2013 from 
107% to 113% with effect from 01.01.2015.

8. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief 
sanctioned in G.O.Ms.No.4 Law (Law & J-SC.F) Department dated 06.01.2011 to 
the Pensioners who are drawing pension as per Justice E.Padmanabhan Committee 
report from 107% to 113% with effect from 01.01.2015. 

9. These orders are applicable to:


  • (a) All Government Pensioners in receipt of Service Pensions, FamilyPensions under Revised Pension Rules, 1951, Andhra Pradesh Liberalised Pension Rules, 1961 and Andhra Pradesh Government Servants (Family Pension) Rules, 1964.
  • (b) Teaching and Non-Teaching pensioners of Municipalities, Panchayat Raj Institutions and Aided Educational Institutions, in receipt of pensions under the Andhra Pradesh Liberalised Pension Rules, 1961 and Andhra Pradesh Government Servants (Family Pension) Rules, 1964.
  • (c) Teaching and Non-Teaching staff in Aided Educational Institutions in receipt of pensions under the Contributory Provident Fund-cum-Pension and Gratuity Rules, 1961 and Andhra Pradesh Liberalised Pension Rules, 1961.
  • (d) Those drawing family pensions under G.O.Ms.No.22, Finance & Planning (FW: Pen.I) Department, dated 16.1.1971, G.O.Ms.No.104, Finance & Planning (FW: Pen.I) Department, dated 13.4.1973 and G.O.Ms.No.25, Finance & Planning (FW: Pen.I) Department, dated 2.2.1974.
  • (e) Pensioners in receipt of Compassionate Pension under the rules for Compassionate Pensions and Gratuities in the Hyderabad Civil Services Rules; and 
  • (f) Those in receipt of Pensions under the Wound and Extraordinary Pension Rules.(2) Pensioners governed by Andhra Pradesh Revised Pension Rules, 1980.


10. These orders are not applicable to the financial assistance grantees and others who are not entitled to Dearness Relief.

11. Ready Reckoner showing the Dearness Relief payable to the State Pensioners 
in terms of these orders is annexed.

12. The arrears of the Revised Dearness Relief to Pensioners shall be paid along with the pension of March, 2016 payable on 1st April, 2016.

13. All the Treasury Officers/ Pension Payment Officers shall work out and make 
payments of the Dearness Relief on Pension sanctioned in this order without waiting 
for further authorization/ instructions from the Accountant General (A&E), Andhra 
Pradesh, Hyderabad, in terms of the orders issued in the G.O.Ms.No.270, Finance & 
Planning (FW: PSC.I) Department, dated 7.10.1986.

14. All the Treasury Officers/Pension Payment Officers shall work out and make 
payments of the dearness relief on pension sanctioned in this order in terms of 
orders issued in G.O.ms.No.122, Finance (Pen.I) Department, Dt: 22.05.2014

15. The expenditure is allocable among the various States in accordance with provisions of Rule 24 of the incidence of pension rules in Appendix III-B of the 
Andhra Pradesh Accounts Code, Volume-I.

16. In respect of the categories of employees who are not covered for payment through the Treasuries, the expenditure shall be debited to the Pension Funds of  Zilla Parishads and Pension funds of the respective Municipal Councils.

17. In respect of the Pensioners of the Universities the expenditure on account 

of the Dearness Relief now sanctioned above shall be met from the Block Grants 
allotted to them.

18. The G.O is available on Internet and can be accessed at the address
http://goir.ap.gov.in. 

(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)

Dr. P.V.RAMESH

PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENTAN.


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