7 percent dearness relief sanctioned to pensioners

Bhopal:Friday, September 21, 2012: Updated20:40IST

The State Government has sanctioned seven percent dearness relief to pensioners and family pensioners with retrospective effect from August 1, 2012. With this, their pension relief has gone up to 65 percent. Dearness relief will also be given on additional pension payable to pensioners of 80 years of age or above.

This order will also be applicable to superannuation, retiring, invalid and compensatory pension. An employee who has been dismissed or removed from service will be entitled for this dearness relief also on compassionate allowance. This dearness relief will also be given to family pensioners and extraordinary pensioners.

There will be no eligibility of dearness relief on pension in the cases where a pension/family pension beneficiary is appointed/re-appointed in any State Government or autonomous institution. If someone is employed at the time of death of spouse and had not been given appointment on compassionate ground, then he/she will be entitled for dearness allowance on payable family pension being provided on account of death of spouse.

If a pensioner has got part of his pension commuted, he will be entitled for pension on his basic pension. This order will also be applicable to all those retired government employees who have drawn lump sum amount on merger into undertakings/autonomous institutions/boards/corporations etc. and who have become eligible for alternation of one third part of pension as per rules.

D.K. Malviya/Nityanand Dube