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Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2019

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2019
Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners


No.45/08/2017-FF(P)
Government of India/ Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Home Affairs/ Grih Mantralaya
Freedom Fighters & Rehabilitation Division

2nd Floor, NDCC-11 Building,
Jai Singh Road,New Delhi - 110 001,
Dated,the 5th November, 2019.

To
The Pr. Chief Controller of Accounts(Home),
Ministry of Home Affairs,
MDCNS, New Delhi-110 001

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2019 - regarding.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry's letter No.45/08/ 2017-FF(P) dated 26.03.2019 (copy enclosed) regarding 10% Dearness Relief to be paid to the freedom fighter pensioners w .e.f. 01.01.2019 and to say that recently Dearness Relief in respect of Central Government pensioners has been enhanced by 5% by the Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, New Delhi’s O.M. No.42/04/ 2019-P&PW(D) dated 21.10.2019. Hence the Dearness Relief admissible to the Central Freedom Fighter/ spouse/ daughter pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 10% to 15% w .e.f. 01.07.2019. All the banks are requested to calculate the arrears w.e.f. 01.07.2019.

Also check: Enhancement of Pension for Freedom Fighters under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme

The payment of arrears of Dearness Relief shall not be made before the date of disbursement of pension/ family pension of October, 2019. The revised amount of pension for various categories of pensioners after increase of 5% DR i.e. total 15% Dearness Relief will be as follows:

SI No.Category of freedom fightersBasic amount of pension (per month)Enhanced amount of pension after adding 15% DR (per month)
w.e.f. 01.07.2019.
1.Ex-Andaman Political prisoners/ spousesRs.30,000/-Rs.34,500/-
2.Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India/ spousesRs.28,000/-Rs.32,200/-
3.Other Freedom fighters/ spouses including INARs.26,000/-Rs.29,900/-
4.Dependent parents/ eligible daughters (maximum 3 daughters
at any point of time)
50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the
freedom fighters, i.e. in the range of Rs.13,000/- to
Rs.15,000/-
50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the
freedom fighters, i.e. in the range of Rs.14,950/- to
Rs.17,250/-

Further, it is also clarified that as per Policy Guidelines dated 06.08.2014, TDS is not applicable in respect of Central Samman Pension.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

Yours faithfully,
(Meenu Batra)
Deputy Secretary to the Government India & CPIO
Tele no: 23438062
e-mail: meenu.batra66@ nic in

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