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Dearness Allowance of State Government Employees and Dearness Relief of Pensioners with effect from 01/01/2015

Dearness Allowance of  State Government Employees  and Dearness Relief of Pensioners with effect from 01/01/2015
GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
Abstract
Payment of Dearness Allowance to State Government Employees and Dearness Relief to State Service Pensioners/Family Pensioners – Revised rates effective from 01-01-2015 Order Issued.
FINANCE (PAY RESEARCH UNIT) DEPARTMENT
G.O.(p) No.335/2015/Fin.
Dated, Thiruvananthapuram, 07-08-2015
ORDER
In the office Memoranda cited above, Government of India sanctioned revised rate of Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief to Central Government employees, Pensioners and family Pensioners with effect from 01-01-2015. On the basis of the above, following orders are issued:
2. (i) The rate of Dearness Allowance payable in respect of State Government Employees, Teachers, Staff of Aided Schools, Private Colleges and Polytechnics, Full time Employees borne on the contingent and work charged establishments and emplyees of Local Bodies will be enhanced from the existing rate of 80% to 86% w.e.f 01.01.2015.
(ii) The Dearness Allowance payable in respect of those employees continuing in the pre-revised scale of G.O (P) No.145/2006/Fin dated 25.03.2006 will be enhanced from the existing rate of 203% to 214% w.e.f. 01-01.2015.

(iii) The Dearness Allowance payable in respect of teachers coming under UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Schemes (in whose case DA up to 50% has been converted as Dearness Pay) will be enhanced from the existing rate of 212% to 223% w.e.f. 01-01-2015.
(iv) The Dearness Allowance payable in respect of the teaching staff coming under UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Schemes who have changed over to revised UGC/AICTE scale from 01.01.2006 or thereafter and Judicial Officers will be enhanced from the existing rate of 107% to 113% w.e.f. 01.01.2015.
(v) The Dearness Allowance payable to those employees who are continuing in the 1997 pay scales even after 01.01.2015 will be enhanced from the existing rate of 262% to 273% w.e.f. 01-01-2015 (up to the date of effect of option under pay Revision 2009).
(vi) The Dearness Allowance Payable to those employees in public Sector Undertakings who were getting pay and allowances based on the scales of pay admissible under 1992 Pay Revision will be enhanced as follows with effect from 01-01-2015.
Date of effectPay RangeRate of DA per month
01.01.2015Basic pay up to ₹.3,500 P.M823% of Pay
Basic Pay above ₹.3,500 up to ₹.6,000 p.m726% of pay subject to a minimum of ₹.28805
Basic pay above ₹.6000687% of pay subject to a minimum of ₹.43560
(vii) The Dearness Allowance at the enhanced rates will be paid in cash with the salary for the month of August 2015 onwards. The arrear for the period from 01-01-2015 to 31-07-2015 will be drawn and credited to the Provident Fund Account of the employees along with the salary bill for any of the months from August 2015 to February 2016. This procedure is applicable to those employees continuing in the pre-revised scale even after 2009 pay Revision and even after 1996 UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Scheme. No withdrawal other than final withdrawal of arrears of Dearness Allowance credited to Provident Fund Account shall be made before 31-07-2019 or retirement, whichever is earlier and is applicable Mutatis of Provident Funds other than General Provident Fund also.
(viii) The enhanced rate of Dearness Allowance will also be applicable to Part-time and Part-time contingent employees on the basis to pay drawn by the
(ix) The Deaness Relief payable to State Service Pensioners and Family Pensioners (whose pension/family pension has been revised as per G.O. (p) No.87/2011/Fin, dated 28.02.2011) will be enhanced from the existing rate of 80% to 86% with effect from 01.01.2015.
(x) The Dearness Relief payable to State Service Pensioners and Family Pensioners whose pension/family pension has not undergone revision as per G.O.(P) No.87/2011/Fin dated 28.02.2011, and also to the Pensioners/Family pensioners coming under UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Schemes (Who retired Prior to 01.07.2004 and whose family pension has been revised as per G.O.(P) No.81/2007/Fin. dated 28.02.2007 and whose pension has not undergone revision as per G.O.(P) No.211/2011/Fin dated 07/05/2011), will be enhanced from the existing rate of 203% to 214% with effect from 01.01.2015.
(xi) The Dearness Relief payable to retired State Judicial Officers (who are drawing Dearness Relief at central rates and whose pension or family pension has not been revised as per G.O.(Ms) No. 236/10/Home dated 02.11.2010) and the Pensioners/Family Pensioners, coming under the category UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Schemes (Who retired after 01.07.2004 and whose Pension/family pension has been revised as per G.O.(P) NO.84/2007/Fin dated 01.03..2007 and has not undergone revision as per GO (P) NO.211/2011/Fin dated 7-5-2011) will be enhanced from the existing rate of 212% to 223% w.e.f.01-01-2015.
(xii) The Dearness Relief payable in respect of Ex-Chairman and Member of Kerala Public Service Commission, whose pension Structure was modified as per G.O.(Ms) NO.339/2013/GAD dated 30.11.2013 will be enhanced as follows w.e.f 01-01-2015.
Category
Date of termination of service
Rate of DR
Chairman and members who were appointed from outside Government Service
Prior to or after 01.01.2006
86%
Chairman and Members having prior service in Government and opted benefits of combined service.
Prior to 01.01.2006
86%
Chairman and Members having prior service in Government and opted benefits of combined service.
On or after 01.01.2006
86%
(xii) (a) The Dearness Relief payable in respect of Ex-chairmen/other Members of Kerala Public Service Commission, whose pension has not undergone revision as per G.O.(Ms.) No.339/2013/GAD dated 30.11.2013, will be enhanced as follows with effect from 01.01.2015.
Category
Date of termination of service
Rate of DR
Chairman and members who were appointed from outside Government Service
Prior to or after 01.01.2006
214%
Chairman and Members having prior service in Government and opted benefits of combined service.
Prior to 01.07.2004
214%
Chairman and Members having prior service in Government and opted benefits of combined service.
On or after 01.07.2004
223%
(xiii) The rate of Dearness Relief payable to the teaching staff coming under UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Streams who have changed over to revised UGC/AICTE scale from 1-1-2006 and those who retired after 1-1-2006 and that to the State Judicial Officers whose pension has been revised as per G.O (Ms) No.236/2010/Home dated 02.11.2010, will be enhanced from the existing rate of 107% to 113% w.e.f. 01.01.2015. This rate will be adopted only after the formal sanctioning of revision of their pension in terms of G.O.(P) No.211/2011/Fin dated 07.05.2011. The teaching staff coming under the UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Streams who have retired prior to 01.01.2006 and whose pension has been revised in terms of G.O.(P) No.211/2011/Fin dated 07.05.2011 will also be eligible for Dearness Relief at the above rate.
(xiv) The Dearness Relief payable in respect of the State Service Pensioners/Family Pensioners whose pension has not undergone revision as per G.O.(p) No.180/2006/Fin. dated 18.04.2006 and who are drawing pension/ family pension as per pension revision 1997, and in respect of Pensioners/Family pensioners coming under UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Schemes whose pension has not undergone revision as per G.O.(P) NO.81/2007/Fin. dated 28.02.2007 or G.O.(P) NO.84/2007/Fin. dated 1.3.2007 will be enhanced from the existing rate of 262% to 273% w.e.f. 01-01-2015. This will be applicable only till such date of effect of option for Pension Revision 2004, after which the Dearness Relief payable will be as indicated in para 2(x) above and after the date of effect of option for Pension Revision 2009, Dearness Relief will be payable as indicated in para 2 (ix) above.
3. The enhanced rate of Dearness Relief due from 01-01-2015 will be paid along with the pension for September 2015 and arrears from January 2015 to Auguse 2015 will be released in cash along with the pension for September 2015.
4. The conditions laid down in the G.O.read as 8th above shall be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief under these orders.
(By Order of the Governor)
Sd/-
Dr.K.M.ABRAHAM,
Additional Cheif Secretary to Government (Finance)

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