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Friday, December 27, 2013

Kerala order – DA/DR rates revised with effect from 01/07/2013

Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief and Issued General Guidelines for the payment

Payment of Dearness Allowance to State Government Employees and Dearness Relief to State Service Pensioners/Family Pensioners - General Guidelines - Orders Issued.
G.0.(P)No. 629/2013/Fin.               Dated, Thiruvananthapuram, 23.12.2013
Government are pleased to issue following guidelines / terms and conditions for regulating payment of additional instalments of Dearness Allowance / Dearness Relief to State Government Employees and Service Pensioners/Family Pensioners.
1)     The permission given to draw arrears of Dearness Allowance along with the salary bill will be in relaxation to Rule 176 of Kerala Treasury Code.for

2)     The case of arrears of Dearness Allowance credited to Contributory Provident Funds, there will be no matching contribution from the Government.

3)     Where the employee is not eligible to subscribe to any. Provident Fund Account; the drawal of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall be deferred and it shall be drawn and deposited as and when Provident Fund Account is opened.

4)     For claiming the salary for the month succeeding the period up to which permission is granted to draw and deposit arrears along with salary bill, a certificate shall be attached to the salary bill to the effect that "The arrears as per DA revision from     to       have been
Claimed and credited to the PF account of the employee. In the bill as well as in the PF schedule, the arrears of D.A. ordered to be drawn and credited to the provident Fund Account should be indicated separately. Accordingly, the amount of arrears of D.A to be credited to Provident Fund Account shall be  shown as a separate entry in the provident fund schedule as shown below:

Refund of Advance
Arrears of DA
Month to which it relates
No. of instalments
Month to which it relates
From ………

This procedure is applicable to employees continuing in the pre-revised scales of pay even after the latest pay Revision applicable.
5) Interest on Dearness Allowance credited to Provident Fund account will accrue from the 1st day of the month in which the bills are passed by the Treasury.
6) The following categories of employees will be paid arrears of Dearness Allowance in cash:
  1. Those, in whose cases, it is not obligatory to maintain PF Account
  2. Part-time teachers
  3. Those who have opted not to subscribe to the PF account during the last on year of their service prior to retirement.

7) The additional expenditure on enhancement of Dearness Allowance from time to time in respect of local bodies will be met by them from their own funds.
8) The employees of State Public Undertakings/Statutory Corporations/Autonomous Bodies on State  Dearness Allowance pattern, are eligible for the enhanced rate of Dearness Allowance from time to time subject to the following conditions:
  1. This will apply only to the public sector Undertakings, statutory Corporations, Autonomous Bodies etc., Where state D.A. or central D.A. (with 50% merger) is in force. This will not be applicable where variable D.A. is in force.
  2. Shifting from one DA system (ie., State D.A. variable D.A. Central D.A.) to another requires separate and specific prior approval of the Government. Orders in this regard are to be issued by the administrative Department in consultation with planning & Economic Affairs (BPE) Department and Finance Department. Such migration cannot be allowed on the basis of this Government order.
  3. Those organizations which are already on the State pattern of Dearness Allowance can release the enhanced rates of Dearness Allowance to their employees without reference to Government However, a decision on this has to be taken by the Board of Directors of the organization, keeping in mind the ability of the organization to pay for the increase from its own resources. If the organization cannot meet such expenses on its own, and has to get funds from the Government for this purpose, prior approval of the Government must be taken, (order in Government can be issued by the Administrative Department only in consultation with Planning & Economic Affairs (BPE) Department and Finance Department). The condition that those organizations which require funds from the Government to pay the DA instalments need to take prior Government approval will not apply to organizations such as Universities, Kerala Water Authority, Kerala State council for Science, Technology and Environment etc. where more than 90% of the salary expenses are met by Non Plan grant from the Government. They can release DA instalments without prior approval of the Government but with the approval of the Board/Executive committee etc.

9) Payment of Dearness Relief involving fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.
By order of the Governor
Additional chief secretary to Government (Finance)


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