31 August 2009

Dearness Relief with effect from 01-01-2006

The Punjab Government has already sanctioned Dearness Relief to pensioners/family pensioners at the following rate, which is based on the recommendation of 6th Central Pay Commission and accepted by the Central Government for it pensioners/family pensioners:

Date from which payable: Rate of Dearness Relief per mensem

From 1.1.2006 : No Dearness Relief
From 1.7.2006 : 2% of basic/family pension
From 1.1.2007 : 6% of basic/family pension
From 1.7.2007 : 9% of basic/family pension
From 1.1.2008 : 12% of basic/family pension
From 1.7.2008 : 16% of basic/family pension
From 1.1.2009 : 22% of basic/family pension


Dearness Relief at the rates indicated above will also be admissible on the additional basic pension/additional family pension available to older pensioners/family pensioners based on their age.

The payment of Dearness Relief from the dates indicated above shall be made after adjusting the instalments of enhanced Dearness Relief already sanctioned and paid to Punjab Government pensioners/family pensioners with effect from 1.1.2006, 1.7.2006, 1.1.2007, 1.7.2007, 1.1.2008, 1.7.2008, 1.1.2009 as per previous orders.

Government of Punjab Order dated 27 May, 2009, on the subject of "Implementation of the recommendations of the Fifth Punjab Pay Commission – Dearness Allowance to the employees of Punjab Government" is enclosed for future reference.

No.5/10 /09-5FP1/ 214
Dated: Chandigarh the:27th May, 2009

All Heads of Departments,
Commissioners of Divisions,
Registrar High Court of Punjab and Haryana,
District and Sessions Judges and
Deputy Commissioners in the State.

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the Fifth Punjab Pay Commission – Dearness Allowance to the employees of Punjab Government.

I am directed to address you on the subject cited above and to say that consequent upon the decision taken by the Government and notified through Punjab Civil Services (Revised Pay)Rules, 2009, the Governor of Punjab is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance, admissible to all categories of employees of Punjab Government, who have elected to be governed or deemed to have elected to be governed or have been brought to be governed by Punjab Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2009 and as the case may be, shall be admissible from the dates mentioned below at the
following rates:-

Date from which payable/Rate of Dearness Allowance per mensem

From 1.1.2006 / No. Dearness Allowance
From 1.7.2006 / 2% of basic pay
From 1.1.2007 / 6% of basic pay
From 1.7.2007 / 9% of basic pay
From 1.1.2008 / 12% of basic pay
From 1.7.2008 / 16% of basic pay
From 1.1.2009 / 22% of basic pay

2. The payment of Dearness Allowance under these orders from the date indicated above shall be made after adjusting the instalments of Dearness Allowance already sanctioned and paid to the concerned employees of Punjab Government with effect from 1.1.2006, vide No.3/2/97-1FP1/2718-2722, dated 10-4-2006, 1-7-2006 vide No.3/2/97-1FP1/6248-6252, dated 10-10-2006, 1-1-2007 vide No.3/2/97-1FP1/3196-3200, dated 12-4-2007, 1-7-2007, vide No.3/2/97-1FP1/7105-7109, dated 6-11-2007, 1-1-2008 vide No.3/2/97-1FP1/55-70, dated 15-7-2008. 1-7-2008 vide No.3/2/97-1FP1/299-313, dated 15-12-2008, 1-1-2009 vide No.3/2/97-1FP1/157-171, dated 28-4-2009.

3. The term ‘basic Pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed pay band plus the applicable grade pay but does not include any other type of pay like special pay etc. For the purpose of calculation of dearness allowance, non-practicing allowance where applicable shall be taken into account as at present.

4. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of Civil Services Rules or any other relevant rules.

5. The payment on account of dearness allowance involving fraction of 50 paise and above may be rounded off to the next higher rupee and the fraction of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

Yours faithfully,

(Gurmail Singh)
Under Secretary Finance (G)

No. 5/10 /09-5FP1/ 215 Dated the 27th May, 2009

A copy each along with a spare copy is forwarded to:-
(i) The Accountant General (Audit) Punjab, Chandigarh;
(ii) The Accountant General )Accounts and Entitlement),
Punjab Chandigarh.

(Gurmail Singh)
Under Secretary Finance (G)

Endst. No. 5/10 /09-5FP1/ 216 Dated the 27th May, 2009

A copy each is forwarded to:-
(i) The Secretary to Government of Himachal Pradesh,
Department of Finance, Shimla;
(ii) The Finance Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, Chandigarh;
(iii) All the District Treasury Officers/Treasury Officers/ in the State for information and necessary action.
(iv) The Director ( E & G) Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Pay Research Unit, New Delhi.


I.D. No. 5/10 /09-5FP1/ 217 Dated the 27th May, 2009
A copy is forwarded for information to:-
(i) The Chief Secretary to Government of Punjab, Chandigarh;
(ii) All the Financial Commissioners, Principal Secretaries
and the Administrative Secretaries to Government of Punjab.
(iii) The Resident Commissioner, Punjab, Punjab Bhawan,
Copernicus Marg, New Delhi.


Endst. No. 5/10 /09-5FP1/ 218 Dated the 27th May, 2009
A copy each is forwarded to:
(i) The Registrar, Agriculture University, Ludhiana;
(ii) The Registrar, Punjabi University, Patiala;
(iii) The Registrar, Guru Nank Dev University, Amritsar;
(iv) The Registrar, Punjab University, Chandigarh and
(v) The Registrar, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Technical University, Jalandhar.


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