Payment of DA to Govt employees, pensioners on revised rate from July 1, 2021

Payment of DA to Govt employees, pensioners on revised rate from July 1, 2021
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Jammu: Finance Department has ordered payment of Dearness Allowance to Government employee, pensioners, and family pensioners on revised rate effective from July 1, 2021.

The Finance Department, Financial Commissioner, Atal Dulloo in an order says that: “In continuation to the Government order no 203-F of 2021 dated 02-08-2021, it is hereby ordered that the Government employees working in regular pay levels under 7th pay commission recommendations, shall be paid Dearness Allowances i.e., 28% of basic pay (existing rate of DA per month) whereas 31 % basic pay (which is revised rate of DA per month) with effect from 01-07-2021.

The term basic pay in the revised pay structure means the pay down to the prescribed level in the pay matrix as per 7th pay commission recommendations, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay etc.

The arrears on account of additional installment of DA with effect from July, 2021 shall be paid in cash in the month of November 2021.

The payment on account of DA involving a fraction of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fraction of less than 50 paisa may be ignored.

Meanwhile, in a separate order, the Finance Department has revised the DA to the pensioners/family pensioners rate from July 1, 2021.

In continuation of the Government order no 204-F of 2021, dated 02-08-2021, it is hereby ordered that the Government Pensioners/family pensioners shall be allowed Dearness Allowances on pension/family pension i.e., 28 % of basic pension/basic family pension (existing rate of DA per month). However, the revised rate of DA per month is 31 % of basic pension/basic family pension from July 1, 2021, the order reads.

The arrears on account of additional installments of the DA with effect from July 2021 shall be paid in cash to Government pensioners and family pensioners in the month of November 2021 and shall form part of pension/family pension from November 2021 onwards.

The payment on account of DA involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and fractions of less than 50 paisa may be ignored.

Other provisions governing the grant of DA on pension/family pension such as the regulation of DA during employment/re-employment, where more than one pension is drawn etc and other provisions of the existing rules/orders are not in conflict with provisions of this order, shall continue to remain in force.

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