Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Instructions regarding execution of EOY for 2018-19 in CBS Post Offices

Clarification on payment of honorarium to the officials who had worked on 13/11/2016 Sunday and 14/11/2016 Holiday during demonetization period


Gazette Notification: Minimum educational qualification for Motor vehicle inspector and Assistant Motor vehicle inspector



New Delhi, the 8th March, 2019

 S.O. 1215(E). -In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (4) of section 213 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988), the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways published in the official Gazette vide number S.O. 443(E), dated the 12th June, 1989, namely:-

 In the said notification, under the heading 'Qualification', for serial numbers 1 to 4 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial numbers and entries shall respectively, be substituted, namely:-

"(i) 10th standard pass from any recognised Board; and
(ii) a diploma in Automobile Engineering (three year course);
     Or a diploma in Mechanical Engineering (three year course), awarded by any institution recognised by the Central Government or State Government; and
(iii) holding a driving license authorising to drive motor cycle with gear and light motor vehicles".
[F. No. RT-11036/62/2018-MVL]
                                                                                                                                    PRIYANK BHARTI, Jt. Secy.

Note : The principal notification was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II Section 3, Sub-Section (ii) vide S.O. 443(E), dated the 12th June, 1989.


Draft seniority list of P.S Group 'B' Officers as on 01.04.2017-reg

It to bring to the notice of members that Directorate vide memo no. 9-02/2019-SPG-II dated 15/3/2019 has circulated draft seniority list of PS Gr. B officers as on 1/4/2016 (To view CLICK HERE) to all circles with the request to verify the following data of the officers and intimate the changes if any in respect of the following:

 1) Name of the officer
2) Date of Birth
3) Category (whether SC/ST)
4) Circle
5) Remarks, if any
The above information is required at Directorate by 25/3/2019 to proceed with the DPC for JTS Gr. A cadre. As you know that DPC for JTS Gr. A cadre is pending since last more than 2 years.
All the members are therefore directed to confirm as to whether their circle has submitted the required information to Directorate or not.

Deputation of Shri Ashish Kumar(IPoS-1989),DDG(IR&GB),Postal Directorate as Chief Vigilance Officer in the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd.(DFCCIL),Delhi

To view, please CLICK HERE.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Prior to 25/7/2016 'Good' benchmark will be considered for financial upgradation under MACPs

To view, original copy please CLICK HERE.

A Man of Achievement ! Thy name is Dr. Vennam Upender !

Fantastic ! Honoured by Limca Book of Records for his rare collection of stamps 
in Ramayana.

A man of great achievement. That is Dr. Vennam Upender, IPoS., PMG, Madurai.

He is an Engineering Graduate in Metallurgy, MBA (Marketing) and then got Ph.D. Not only that, he is a writer, novelist and a notable Literate.

You must know his other side also. In TN Postal Circle, there is always hue and cry among the employees, because of shortage of staff in P.A. cadre despite of annual recruitment upto the year 2015.

We have alleged that there was irregular assessment of vacancies in many Divisions since the year 2000 due to various reasons . This issue was taken up in various forums, agitational programmes continuously by our Union, since the year 2015.

Atlast, while discussing the pending subject, in the Regional Joint Consultative Machinery meeting held on 28.9.18, this was accepted by Dr.Vennam Upender , despite of reluctance from many in the Administrative side.

Finally the long pending request of the Staff Side was accepted by the CPMG,TN to form a special committee to review this matter , not only in P.A.cadre, but also in Postmen and in MTS cadre.

As per the request of the Staff side Dr. Vennam Upender was nominated as the Chairman of the Committee and given time frame of three months to submit his report.

He has taken this as challenge, discussed with the staff side representatives in many rounds , collected information throughout , and submitted his final report sharply before completion of assigned period of three months.... ie. by 31st Dec.2018.

In his report, he concurred with all the points raised by the Staff Side and recommended for a thorough review on the assessment of vacancies in all Divisions throughout Tamil nadu Circle, since the year 2000 and further recommended for a special recruitment from LGO in order to 
fill up the vacancies that were left out.

Despite of all these things, no tangible result received from the Divisions and the Divisional Heads are again and again submitted the manipulated figures , without taking into account the points put forth by the committee, so as to sustain their faulty stand.

Dr.Upender again requested the CPMG, TN to order for a work shop at Postal Training Centre, Madurai for all the Divisions to reassess the vacancies under his personal supervision.

This was accepted by the CPMG, TN and was ordered for three days work shop at PTC, Madurai , calling for all the ASP HQs, Staff & Estt. Clerks of all divisions throughout from TN Postal Circle, with all connected records from their divisions.

Everything was scrutinised carefully under his strict personal supervision. The work shop was extended further one day and atlast about 570 left out vacancies are now unearthed and declared in TN Circle.

This is a great achievement in his career. In no other Circle, throughout the Country, this was happened ever.

Being the Secretary of the Staff Side, RJCM, TN for long, who has raised this issue all along, it is my duty to record this.

Though he is very gentle and soft in approach, he is duty conscious, man of dedication , firm in his commitment ! 
We must learn many thing from him. He is Dr. Upender, PMG,Southern Region, TN. 
Congrats once again

Article from Shri.  J.Ramamurthy, TN Circle


Clarification on applicability of "Very Good" Bench Mark for Financial Upgradation under MACP - Dte Clarification dtd 13/03/2019


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Preparation of seniority list of PS Gr. B officers

It to bring to the notice of members that Directorate vide memo no. 9-02/2019-SPG-II dated 24/1/2019 has circulated draft seniority list of PS Gr. B officers as on 1/4/2016 to all circles with the request to verify the following data of the officers and intimate the changes if any in respect of the following:
1) Name of the officer
2) Date of Birth
3) Category (whether SC/ST)
4) Circle
5) Remarks, if any
The above information was required at Directorate by 31/1/2019, but as on date many circles has not submitted the same. This information is required to proceed with the DPC for JTS Gr. A cadre. As you know that DPC for JTS Gr. A cadre is pending since last more than 2 years.
All the members are therefore directed to confirm as to whether their circle has submitted the required information to Directorate or not.

Clarification on accounting procedure - payment of compensation Speed Post, Express Parcel and Business Parcel



EXEMPTION u/s 10 OF INCOME TAX – RS. 20 LAKH FOR GRATUITY w.e.f. 29.03.2018 [Gazette Notification]

DPC for JTS Gr. A cadre

It is learnt that file is already submitted to UPSC. The queries raised by UPSC is said to be complied. Now the date for holding of meeting is awaited from UPSC.

Protest by Govt. Employees against NPS

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Opening of IPPB account and usage of IPPB Mobile App by DoP staff and Gramin Dak Sewaks (GDS). ...

LTC - DoPT Clarification: Air fare for Children Below the age of 5 years of non-entitled Govt Servant is not admissible

Treatment of period of Leave towards minimum residency period for in-situ promotion under Modified Flexible Complimenting Scheme (MFCS)

To view DoPT OM dated 25th February 2019, please CLICK HERE.

Holding of DPC for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B

It to bring to the notice of members that Directorate vide memo no. 9-11/2019-SPG-II dated 06/03/2019 has circulated draft seniority list of IP line officers as on 1/4/2018 to all circles with the request to verify the following data of the officers and intimate the changes if any in respect of the following:
1) Name of the officer
2) Date of Birth
3) Category (whether SC/ST)
4) Circle
5) Remarks, if any
The above information is required at Directorate by 20/3/2019 to enable them to proceed with the DPC for PS Gr. B cadre. As you know that DPC for PS Gr. B cadre is pending since last more than 2 years.
All the members are therefore directed to help the circle administration for supply of required information so that CO will be in position to send their report to Directorate on time.
This should be attended by all Circle Secretaries and CHQ office bearers on TOP PRIORITY.

Revised eligibility criteria for engagement to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) posts.

To view Directorate memo No. 17-02/2018-GDS dated 08/03/2019, please CLICK HERE.

Draft seniority list of IP line Officers upto 2002 batch as on 01.04.2018

Directorate memo No. 9-11/2019-SPG-II dated 6/3/2019  has circulated seniority list of IPs upto 2002 batch as on 1/4/2018. To view, please CLICK HERE.

Cadre restructuing of Inspector Posts cadre ..... updates

It is learnt that Cadre Restructuring Committee has submitted their report to Directorate.
It is also learnt that more number of Gr. B officers will be made available as promotional avenue to the Inspector Posts cadre.
Hope for the best.

General Financial Rules, 2017

To view English copy, please CLICK HERE.

To view Hindi copy, please CLICK HERE.


Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.01.2019 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

To view MoF OM dated 8/3/2019, please CLICK HERE.

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.01.2019 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission

To view MoF OM dated 8/3/2019, please CLICK HERE.


General Elections to Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim


General Elections to Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim 


Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road,
Dated: 10th March, 2019

The five-year term of the 16th Lok Sabha is due to expire on 03rdJune, 2019. Credible elections, conducted at regular prescribed intervals, are the very soul of any democratic system. Article 324 of the Constitution of India bestows the relevant powers, duties and functions upon the Election Commission of India while Section 14 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 provides for the conduct of the elections to constitute a new Lok Sabha before the expiry of its current term. Taking into account these Constitutional and legal provisions, the Election Commission of India has made comprehensive preparations for the conduct of elections to the 17th Lok Sabha in a free, fair and peaceful manner.

2. Elections to the world’s largest democracy pose immense challenges with respect to logistics and man/woman and material management and Commission's endeavour in this direction has been to consult all the stakeholders,invite inputs from all the relevant departments/organization sand evolve a coordinated framework for smooth delivery of another round of General Elections.

3. In the course of assessing various dimensions involved in holding elections to the 543 Parliamentary Constituencies (PCs) and, in 3 particular,the parameters to be considered for their scheduling and phasing, the Election Commission of India has planned meticulously for each and every aspect of election much in advance to ensure that these elections are conducted in best professional manner.

4. The Commission organized a series of meetings wit hthe Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of all the 36 States and Union Territories (UTs) to review all the aspects of election preparedness in all the States and UTs and accordingly, appropriate instructions were issued to the CEOs for ensuring efficient conduct of the elections.

5. The Commission also held meeting with the Chief Secretaries, Directors General of Police, Home Secretaries, Chief Electoral Officers and Police Nodal Officers of all States and UTs on 21st, 22nd & 28th January, 2019, to assess the overall law and order situation, as certain State/ UT specific areas of concern,t o deliberate on the quantum of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) required in each State/ UT and to review the overall preparedness of the election machinery. The cooperation of all authorities was sought for conducting free, fair and peaceful elections across the country, under the overall superintendence, direction and control of the Commission.

6. The Commission has visited different States to review the poll preparedness. During these visits,the Commission interacted with political parties, enforcement agencies, all District officers, SSPs/SPs, Divisional Commissioners, Range IGs and Chief Secretaries, Home Secretaries, DGPs and other Senior officers of the States.

7. The conduct of General Elections in the entire country requires considerable deployment of Central and State Police Forces to ensure peaceful, free,fair election with fearless participation of electors, especially in the vulnerable areas/pockets. Mobilization, deployment and disengagement of these forces with minimum criss cross movement and optimal utilization, involved complex planning and detailed analysis, carried out over several rounds of consultations with the senior officers of the Ministry of Home Affairs/CAPFs/Police Nodal Officers of the States/UTs. The Commission also held discussions with the Union Home Secretary to highlight the areas of coordination for effective deployment of these forces.

8. The Commission also held meeting with Railway and many others in regard to the specific requirements of special trains, including other logistics, for smooth and timely movement of CAPF Companies and other police forces across States/UTs, including their intra-State shifting during the election period.

9. Keeping in view the interests of the students and also the fact that Polling Stations are mostly located in school buildings and teachers are engaged as polling personnel, the Commission has consciously factored-in the examination schedules of various State Boards, including the Central Board of Secondary Education, in the process of finalizingthe poll dates. In addition to this, other relevant factors like various holidays and festivals falling in the months of March, April and May, harvest season in certain parts of the country and the inputs obtained from the Indian Meteorological Department on the pre-monsoon rainfall, on set and spread of monsoon and acute hot weather conditions in certain parts of the country have also been taken in to consideration.Thus, while deciding on the number of poll days for each State/UT and the composition of the PCs that go to polls on a particular pollday, the Commission has, to the extent possible, taken all relevant aspects and information, related there to, in to view

10. DELIMITATION OF PARLIAMENTARY AND ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCIES : The General Election to the House of People, 2019 to constitute the17th Lok Sabha shall be held on the basis of the extent of Parliamentary Constituencies as contained in the “Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008”. Therefore, there is no change in the extent and status of any Parliamentary Constituency after General election to Lok Sabha, 2009. Besides, the total number of Parliamentary Constituencies allotted to various States/UTs including SC/ST seats are also continued to be the same. Similarly, general elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim shall be held on the basis of the extent of Assembly Constituencies as contained in the said Delimitation Order, 2008. The total number of ACs allotted to these States including SC/ST seats shall also continue to be the same.

11. As per “Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014(No.6 of 2014) dated 1st March, 2014” & “Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2015 dated 23.4.2015” and subsequently,‘Commission’s Notification No.282/AP/2018(DEL) dated 22.9.2018, the total number of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies in respect of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States shall be as under:
Parliamentary Constituencies: Total number of seats as allocated are 25, SC-4 and ST-1.
Assembly Constituencies: Total number of seats as allocated are 175, SC-29 & ST-7.

Parliamentary Constituencies: Total number of seats as allocated are 17, SC-3 and ST-2.
Assembly Constituencies: -Total number of seats are 119, SC-19 & ST-12.
The extent of all Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies in respect of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States shall be as per the said Act(s) and the Commission’s Notification dated 22.9.2018, as referred above

State-wise poll details: Phase 7 (May 19)

Bihar (8), Jharkhand (3), MP (8), Punjab (13), West Bengal (9), Chandigarh (1), UP (13), Himachal (4); Total: 59
State-wise poll details: Phase 6 (May 12)
Bihar (8), Haryana (10), Jharkhand (4), MP (8), UP (14), West Bengal (8), Delhi-NCR (7); Total: 59
State-wise poll details: Phase 5 (May 6), Bihar (5), J&K (2), Jharkhand (4), MP (7), Rajasthan (12), UP (14), West Bengal (7); Total: 51
State-wise poll details: Phase 4 (April 29)

Bihar (5), J&K (1), Jharkhand (3), MP (6), Maharashtra (17), Odisha (6), Rajasthan (13), UP (13), West Bengal (8); Total: 71
State-wise poll details: Phase 3 (April 23)
Assam (4), Bihar (5), Chhattisgarh (7), Gujarat (26), Goa (2), J&K (1), Karnataka (14), Kerala (20), Maharashtra (14), Odisha (6), UP (10), West Bengal (5), Dadra and Nagar Haveli (1), Daman and Diu (1); Total: 115
State-wise poll details: Phase 2 (April 18)
Assam (5), Bihar (5), Chhattisgarh (3), J&K (2), Karnataka (14), Maharashtra (10), Manipur (1), Odisha (5), Tamil Nadu (39), Tripura (1), UP (8), West Bengal (3), Puducherry (1); Total: 97
State-wise poll details: Phase 1 (April 11)
Andhra (25), Arunachal (2), Assam (5), Bihar (4), Chhattisgarh (1), J&K (2), Maharashtra (7), Manipur (1), Meghalaya (2), Mizoram (1), Nagaland (1), Odisha (4), Sikkim (1), Telangana (17), Tripura (1), UP (8), Uttarakhand (5), West Bengal (2), Andaman (1), Lakshadweep (1); Total (91)


Friday, March 8, 2019

List of "First Indian Woman" in various fields

Aruna Asaf Ali

2. First Woman Vice-Chairperson Of Rajyasabha

Violet Alva In 1962

3. First Woman Session Judge In India

Anna Chandi

4. First Woman President Of Students Union

Anju Sachdeva Of Delhi University

5. First Indian Woman To Receive Norman Borlaug Award

Dr. Amrita Patel

6. First Indian Woman To Get International Grandmaster Award In Chess

Bhagyasri Thipse

7. First Indian Woman Ias Officer

Anna George

8. First Indian Woman T Reach In Olympic Games

Sini Abraham

9. First Woman President Of India

 Pratibha Devisingh Patil

10. First Woman Governor Of State In India

 Mrs. Sarojini Naidu

11. First Woman Prime Minister Of India

 Mrs. Indira Gandhi

12. First Indian Woman To Swim Across English Channel

Mrs. Aarti Saha

13. First Indian Woman To Swim Across Strait Of Gibraltar

Aarti Pradhan

14. First Muslim Woman To Sit On Throne Of Delhi

 Razia Sultan

15. First Woman President Of Indian National Congress

Annie Besant

16. The First Woman Chief Minister Of An Indian State

 Mrs. Sucheta Kriplani ( Uttar Pradesh)

17. First Woman Central Minister Of India

Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

18. First Indian Woman To Climb The Mount Everest

 Bachhendri Pal

19. First Woman Airline Pilot

 Cap Durba Bannerjee

20. First Woman Ambassador

 Mrs. Vijay Lakshmi Pandit

 21. First Woman To Climb Mount Everest Twice

 Santosh Yadav

22. First Woman Judge Of Supreme Court

 Meera Sahib Fatima Biwi

23. First Woman Chief Justice Of High Court

 Mrs. Leela Seth

24. First Indian Woman Pilot In Indian Air Force

Haritakaur Dayal

25. First Woman Air Vice MarshalP.


26. First Woman Lieutenant General

 Puneeta Arora

27. First Woman Chairman Of UPSC

 Rose Millian Mathew

28. First Woman Chairperson Of Indian Airlines

 Sushma Chawla

29. First Woman To Receive Jnanpeeth Award

 Asha Purna Devi

30. First Woman To Receive Bharat Ratna

 Mrs. Indira Gandhi

31. First Indian Woman To Receive Nobel Prize

 Mother Teresa

32. First Woman To Receive Ashok Chakra

Niraja Bhanot

33. First Woman IPS Officer

Mrs. Kiran Bedi

34. First Woman Doordarshan News Reader


Pratima Puri

35. First Woman Finger Print Experts In India


Sita Varthambal And Bhrangathambal ( Both Were Sisters)

36. First Indian Woman To Go In Space


Kalpana Chawla

37. First Actress In The Indian Cinema


Devika Rani

38. First Indian Woman To Become Miss World


Reita Faria

39. First Woman Speaker Of The State Assembly


Mrs. Shano Devi

40. First Indian Woman To Receive An Asiad Gold Medal


Kamalji Sandhu

41. First Indian Test Tube Baby


Harsha (1986)

42. First Woman Chairperson Of National Woman Commission


Mrs. Jayanti Patnayak

43. First Woman Chairman Of Exim Bank


Tarzani Vakil

44. First Woman To Get Arjun Award


N. Lumsden (1961)

45. First Woman To Win Miss Universe Title


Sushmita Sen

46. First Indian Woman President Of Uno General Assembly ?


Vijay Lakshmi Pandit

47. First Woman Surgeon


Dr. Prema Mukherjee

48. First Indian Woman Barrister


Cornotia Sorabji

49. First Indian Woman Advocate


Regina Guha

50. First Chief Justce Of Mumbai High Court


Justice Sujaata B Manohar

51. First Woman To Win Wta Tennis Tournament


Sania Mirza

52. First Woman President Of Indian Science Congress


Dr. Ashima Chatterjee

53. First Deputy Governor Of Reserve Bank Of India?


K. J. Udesi

54. First Woman Sahitya Award Winner

 Amrita Pritam

55. First Woman Commercial Pilot

 Prem Mathur Of Deccan Airways

56. First Woman Foreign Minister

 Lakshmi N Menon

57. First Indian Woman At Antarctica

 Meher Moos In 1976

58. First Woman Chief Engineer

 P. K. Tresia Nanguli

59. First Indian Woman To Complete Her MBBS

 Kadambini Ganguli Bose In 1888

60. First Indian Paratrooper Of Indian Air Force

Nita Ghose

61. First Woman Indian Railway Driver

 Surekha Shankar Yadav

62. The First Indian Woman Cricketer to get 100 Wickets

 Diana Eduljee

63. First Indian Woman To Get Magsaysay Award

Kiran Bedi

64. First Woman Secretary General Of Rajya Sabha

V. S. Rama Devi


Maintenace of APAR of IPs and ASPs and PS Gr. B officers in DOP

Thursday, March 7, 2019


Sh. A. N. Nanda,
The Secretary (Post),
Department of Post,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-100001
No.     CHQ/POA/1-52/2017-18                            Dated 25.02.2019

 Subject:    Request for vigilance/CBI enquiry into the death of Captain M. Jayanth  Kumar PS Group B officer CBPO, APS, New Delhi.

 Respected Sir,

           With due deference, Postal Officer Association wishes to bring to your kind notice, one of the unfortunate alleged suicide incident occurred in CBPO unit of Army Postal Services.  On Friday morning, Captain M. Jayanth Kumar PS Group “B” officer of Karnataka Postal Circle now on deputation to CBPO, APS, New Delhi was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his Vasant Vihar staff quarter in Delhi. The members of this association are very upset on the untimely and unfortunate death of one of their honest, laborious, innocent and dynamic officer.

 As per information available with this association, Delhi Police have registered a case under section 174 of Cr.P.C and during preliminary enquiry recovered suicide notes from the crime scene. In the suicide note, as reported by Express News Service New Delhi dated 23-02-2019, officer was stressed as some people have misused his innocence. Though the publication is in brief and has not elaborated the position yet members of the association are of firm view that the officer was bold enough to face all the troubles and stresses of life which are adequate to rule out suicide theory. To confirm this averment, it is mentioned that the officer might have also mentioned the names of the people who allegedly tries to misuse his position to safeguard themselves in any of the probable departmental enquiry entrusted to the officer for investigation.

Perusal of the press clipping and other information gathered by this association reveals that officer has not committed suicide but something fishy happened that is a subject matter of investigation by premier agency like CBI. The possibility of canteen scam to which he may be an investigating officer cannot be ruled out. If the officer who detect the scam are not provided any safeguard, then the day would not be far when such officer, fearing their personal involvement, would not dare to report and investigate particularly where such kind of sacrifice are required to prove honesty and his honour. In this unfortunate incident, we have not only lost our dedicated, brave, sincere and hardworking officer but also miserably failed to unearth the bad incident for which this association now expect that our department will take this case at appropriate level so that real culprit may be brought to fore.

 It is therefore urged upon to pass an order to APS authorities for immediate departmental vigilance enquiry at APS Directorate level on the points raised by the deceased officer in his suicide note linking it to the canteen scam inquiry if any to elicit the truth and to bring the real culprits behind bars. If their needs be and find wrongdoings department can ask for CBI enquiry orders to APS authorities. It is also requested to device safeguard measures for the officers conducting enquiries in order to avoid any such incident in future. 
Hoping for an early action and line of reply
Yours sincerely,
General Secretary
Postal Officer Association

Dispensation of conditions of applying for Government Accommodation and furnishing of 'No Accommodation Certificate' for admissibility of House Rent Allowance.

To view MoF OM No. 2/5/2017-E.IIB dated 5th March 2019, please CLICK HERE.

3% Additional DR to CG Pensioners from Jan 2019 – Orders issued

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Dated the 06th March, 2019

Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners / family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 01.01.2019-reg
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/0612018-P&PW(G) dated 18.09.2018 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief admissible to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 9% to 12% w.e.f 01.01.2019.
2. These rates of DR will be applicable to (i) Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners including Central Govt. absorbee pensioners in PSU/ Autonomous Bodies in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No. 4/34/2002-P&PW(D) Vol.1I dated 23.06.2017 for restoration of full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners/family pensioners (v) Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension (vi) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government Pensioners from Burma/ Pakistan, in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(I3) dated 11.09.2017.
3. The payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.
4. The payment of arrears of Dearness Relief shall not be made before the date of disbursement of pension/family pension ofMarch,2019.
5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45173/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F.No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.
6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.
7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.
8. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, IV34-80-II dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.
9. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.
10. This issues in accordance with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM No. 1I112019-E.II(B) dated 27th Feb,2019.
Hindi version will follow.

(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India