Wednesday, November 4, 2020

DA Dearness Allowance to State Government Employees from 1st July 2018 Sanctioned Order as per G.O.Ms.No.94

DA Dearness Allowance to State Government Employees from 1st July 2018 Sanctioned Order as per G.O.Ms.No.94

AP Allowances – Dearness Allowance Dearness Allowance to State Government Employees from 1st July 2018 Sanctioned Orders – Issued as per G.O.Ms.No.94 Dated: 04.11.2020

DA Dearness Allowance to State Government Employees from 1st July 2018 Sanctioned Order as per G.O.Ms.No.94 

Government hereby order the revision of the Dearness Allowance (DA) sanctioned in the Government Orders in the reference 12th read above to the employees of Government of Andhra Pradesh from 27.248% of the basic pay to 30.392% of basic pay w.e.f. the 1st of July, 2018.




The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the above para is also applicable to the following employees.

i. The employees of Zilla Parishads, Mandal Parishads, Gram Panchayats, Municipalities, Municipal Corporations, Agricultural Market Committees and Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas, work charged Establishment, who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015.

ii. Teaching & Non-Teaching staff of Aided Institutions including Aided Polytechnics who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015.

iii. Teaching & Non-Teaching staff of Universities including A.P. Agricultural University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University & Dr. YSR Horticulture University who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015.

Government also hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance rates in respect of State Government employees drawing the Revised U.G.C Pay Scales, 2006, from the existing 142 % to 148 % of the basic pay w.e.f. 1st of July, 2018.These rates of Dearness Allowance are also applicable to:

i. Teaching staff of Government & Aided Affiliated Degree Colleges who are drawing pay in the Revised U.G.C. Pay Scales, 2006.

ii. Teaching staff of the Universities including the A.P. Agricultural University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and Dr. YSR Horticulture University and the Teaching staff of Govt. Polytechnics who are drawing pay in the Revised UGC/AICTE Pay Scales, 2006.

Government also hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance rates in respect of State Government employees drawing the Revised U.G.C. Pay Scales, 2016 from the existing 7 % to 9 % of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2018 (after implementation of Revised U.G.C. Pay Scales,2016). These rates of Dearness Allowance are also applicable to:

i. Teaching staff of Government & Aided Affiliated Degree Colleges who are drawing pay in the Revised U.G.C Pay Scales, 2016.

ii. Teaching staff of the Universities including the A.P. Agricultural  University, the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University & the  Dr. YSR Horticulture University and the Teaching staff of Govt. Polytechnics who are drawing pay in the Revised UGC/AICTE Pay Scales, 2016.

Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Allowance in respect of Judicial Officers whose pay scales were revised as per the Shri E. Padmanabhan Committee Report, vide the G.O.Ms.No.73 ,Law(LA&J SC-F) Department dt:01.05.2010 from 142% to 148% with effect from 1st July, 2018.

Government hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance rate sanctioned in the G.O. in the reference 12th read above to the State Government employees who are drawing in the Andhra Pradesh Revised Pay Scales, 2010 from 107.856% to 112.992% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2018. These rates of Dearness Allowance are also applicable to:

i. The employees of Zilla Parishads, Mandal Parishads, Gram Panchayats, Committees and Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas & Work Charged Establishment who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2010.

ii. Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Aided Institutions including Aided Polytechnics who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2010.

iii. Teaching & Non-Teaching Staff of Universities including A.P. Agricultural University, the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and Dr. YSR Horticulture University who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2010.


The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the paras 1-6 above shall be paid in cash with salary of January, 2021 onwards. The arrears on account of payment of Dearness Allowance for the period from 1st July, 2018 to 31st December, 2020 shall be credited to the General Provident Fund Account of the respective employees in three equal installments from January 2021 Salaries onwards.


The employees who are retired from service between 01.07.2018 & 31.12. 2020 and in respect of those employees who are due to retire on or before 31stDecember, 2020 the arrears of Dearness Allowance shall be drawn and paid in cash as the employee due for retirement on superannuation is exempted from making any subscription to the General Provident Fund during the last four months of service.


In respect of employees who were appointed to Government service on or  after 01.09.2004 & governed by the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS), the  arrears of Dearness Allowance payable for the period from 1st July, 2018 to 31st 

December 2020 shall be paid in cash in three equal installments from January 2021 salaries onwards. 10% of the arrears shall be credited to the PRAN accounts of the individuals along with Government share as per G.O.Ms.No.250, Finance (Pen.I) Department, dated: 06-09-2012 and the remaining 90% shall be credited to the employees’ salary Accounts.

In the event of death of any employee before the issue of these orders, the legal heir(s) shall be entitled to the arrears of Dearness allowance in cash.

The term ‘Pay’ for this purpose shall be as defined in F.R.9 (21) (a) (i).

The Drawing Officer shall prefer the bill on the Pay & Accounts Officer, Ibrahimpatnam, Vijayawada or the Pay & Accounts Officer/ the Assistant Pay & Accounts Officer of the Andhra Pradesh Works Accounts Service or the Treasury Officer, as the case may be, for the amount of arrears for the period from 1st July, 2018 to 31st December, 2020 to be adjusted to the General Provident Fund Account in three equal installments in respect of employees who are having a General Provident Fund Account in the month of December, 2020.

The Drawing Officers shall ensure that the Bills are supported by proper schedules in duplicate indicating details of the employee, the General Provident Fund Account Number/PRAN Account Number and the amount to be credited to the General Provident Fund Account/PRAN, to the Pay & Accounts Officer/Treasury Officers/ Assistant Pay & Accounts Officers or Pay & Accounts Officers of the Andhra Pradesh Works Accounts Service, as the case may be. 

The Pay & Accounts Officer/Assistant Pay & Accounts Officer or Pay and Accounts Officer of the Andhra Pradesh Works Accounts Service/District Treasury Officer/ Sub-Treasury Officer shall follow the usual procedure of furnishing one copy of the schedules along with bills to the Accountant General based on which the Accountant General shall credit the amounts to the General Provident Fund Accounts of the individuals concerned. 

The second copy of the schedules shall be furnished to the Drawing Officers with Voucher Numbers.

All Drawing Officers are requested to ensure that the bills as per the above orders are drawn and the amounts credited to General Provident Fund Account in three equal installments in the months of January, February and March 2021.

In respect of the employees working in the Government Offices under his audit control, the Pay & Accounts Officer shall consolidate and furnish the information in the proforma annexed (Annexure-I) to this order to the Finance (PC and TA) Department by 30th April, 2021.

All the Audit Officers (Sub-Treasury Officers) are requested to furnish the figures of the amount credited to the General Provident Fund Account and the amounts credited to PRAN Accounts in the prescribed proforma (Annexure-I) enclosed, to the District Treasury by 30th April, 2021.

The Deputy Directors of District Treasuries in turn shall consolidate the information & furnish the same in the same proforma to the Director of Treasuries & Accounts by 31st May, 2021 & who in turn shall furnish the information to the Government by 30th June, 2021.

In respect of employees of the Local Bodies, the Drawing Officers shall furnish the above information in the prescribed proforma as per Annexure-I to the Audit Officer of the District concerned before 30th April, 2021 & who will in turn furnish the consolidated information to the Director of State Audit by 31st May, 2021. 

The Director of State Audit in turn shall furnish the consolidated information to the Secretary to Government, Finance (PC and TA) Department by 30th June, 2021.

In regard to the Project Staff, the Joint Director of Works & Accounts of each Project shall furnish the information in the prescribed proforma as per Annexure-I to Director of Works Accounts by 31st May, 2021 & who in turn shall furnish the information to the Finance (PC & TA) Department by 30th June, 2021.

The expenditure on the Dearness Allowance to the employees of Agricultural Market Committees shall be met from their own funds.

All the Drawing & Disbursing Officers and the Audit Officers are requested to intimate to the employees working under their control as to how much amount of arrears of Dearness Allowance is credited to the General Provident Fund Account/ PRAN Account as per the Proforma annexed (Annexure-II) to this order. 


They are further requested to adhere to the above instructions and any deviation or noncompliance of these instructions will be viewed seriously.


All Heads of the Departments and Departments of Secretariat are requested to issue suitable instructions to the Drawing and Disbursing Officers under their control and to see that these instructions are followed scrupulously. The Director of Treasuries and Accounts/Director of State Audit/Pay & Accounts Officer/Director of Works and Accounts, Andhra Pradesh, Ibrahimpatnam, Vijayawada are requested to issue suitable instructions to their subordinate Audit Officers so that these instructions are carefully followed by them.


Further, Government, after careful examination of the hardships being faced by the employees, have decided to release the balance DA installments in a time bound manner. Accordingly, Government hereby order that the 2nd DA( which is due from 1st January 2019 will be released from the July 2021 salary onwards and the 3rd DA (which is due from 1st July 2019) will be released from the January 2022 salary onwards.

The detailed instructions for the release of the 2nd DA (which is due from 1st January 2019) will be issued in the month of June 2021 and for the release of the 3rd DA (which is due from 1st July 2019) will be issued in the month of December 2021.

This G.O is available at https://www.aponline.gov.in & https://www.apfinance. gov.in.


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