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7th Pay Commission: Dearness Relief hiked to 356% of basic ex-gratia for pensioners, beneficiaries

01:19 PM Sep 21, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

The Centre has announced a hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) for its employees and pensioners.

The Dearness Relief (DR) has been revised from to 356 percent from 312 percent of the basic ex-gratia for surviving CPF beneficiaries who retired from service between November 18, 1960 and December 31, 1985.

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The increased DR would be provided w.e.f. 1st of July, 2021, the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) said in an Office Memorandum dated 20th September 2021.

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The instalments of dearness relief for CPF beneficiaries was due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01 .2021.

The Government has now decided that the DR admissible to the CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment in the 5th CPC series will be enhanced w.e.f 01.07.2021.

Earlier Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur had said, "The Central government has decided to increase the dearness allowance for central government employees and pensioners by 11 percent to 28 percent."

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