Tuesday, 1 December 2020

AP Dearness Relief to Pensioners with effect from 01.07.2018 Revised Order as per G.O.Ms.No.98

AP Dearness Relief to Pensioners with effect from 01.07.2018 Revised Order as per G.O.Ms.No.98

AP Dearness Relief to Pensioners with effect from 01.07.2018 Revised Orders Issued as per G.O.Ms.No.98, Dated: 01.12.2020


AP Dearness Relief to Pensioners with effect from 01.07.2018 Revised Order as per G.O.Ms.No.98


Government hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief to pensioners sanctioned in the G.O. 14th read above, raising it by 3.144% from 27.248% of the basic pension to 30.392% of the basic pension from 01.07.2018 in respect of those who retired from service after 01.07.2013 and drawing pension in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015; 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. 




Government also hereby order to revise the rates of Dearness Relief w.e.f. 01.01.2018 to various categories of pensioners as indicated below:



These orders are applicable to: 


(a) All Government Pensioners in receipt of Service Pensions, Family Pensions 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. 

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

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

The Dearness Relief sanctioned in above paras shall be paid in cash with pension of January 2021 onwards. The arrears on account of increase of DR for the period from 01.07.2018 to 31.12.2020 shall be paid in three (3) equal instalments from the pension of January 2021 onwards.

Further Government, after careful examination of the hard ships being faced by the Pensioner/ Family Pensioners decided to sanction the due Dearness Relief instalments in a time bound manner. Accordingly the 2nd DR which was due from 01.01.2019 @ 3.144% duly enhancing the rate from 30.392% to 33.536% will be released from pension of July 2021 onwards and the 3rd DR which was due from 01.07.2019 @ 5.24% duly enhancing rate from 33.536% to 38.776% will be released from pension of January 2022 onwards.

The detailed instructions for release of the 2nd DR which was due from 1st January, 2019 will be issued in June 2021 & the 3rd DR which was due from 1st July, 2019 will be issued in December 2021.

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. 

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 

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. 




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. 

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. 

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