Rate of Dearness Relief (DR) to Railway pensioners and family pensioners enhanced to 80%

Railway Board Letter No
PC-VI/2008/I/7/2/2 dated 7.05.2013
Circular Subject
Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 01.01.2013

 A copy of Office Memorandum No. 42/13/2012-P&PW (G) dated 02.05.2013 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above subject is enclosed for your information and necessary action. These orders will apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.

2. A concordance of DOP&PW’s instructions referred to in the enclosed Office Memorandum and Railway Board’s corresponding instructions are given below:





No. & date of Dept. of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M.

No. & date of corresponding orders issued by Railway Board



O.M. No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G) dated 04.10.2012

PC-VI/2008/I/7/2/2 dated 08.10.2012



(i)O.M. No. 23/1/97 –P&PW(B) dated 23.02.1998

(ii) O.M. No. 23/3/2008 –P&PW(B) dated 15.09.2008




(i) O.M. No. 4/59/97 –P&PW(D) dated 14.07.1998

(ii) O.M. No. 4/29/99 –P&PW(D) dated 12.07.2000

(i)F(E)III/96/PN1/9 dated 18.08.1998.

(ii)F(E)III/96/PN1/9 dated 02.08.2000



O.M. No. 45/73/97 –P&PW(G) dated 02.07.1999

O.M. No. 38/88/2008 –P&PW(G) dated 09.07.2009

(i)F(E)III/99/PN1/21 dated 05.08.1999

(ii) F(E)III/2008/PN1/13 dated 20.07.2009.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Finance.


DA : One                                                                                                          (Harikrishnan)

Director, Pay Commission-II

Railway Board

No. PC-VI/2008/I/7/2/2                                                   New Delhi, Dated 7.05.2013

Copy to Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General of India(Railways), Room No. 224, Rail Bhavaan, New Delhi (with 40 spares).


For Financial Commissioner/Railways

भारत सरकार

रेल मंत्रालय(रेलवे बोर्ड)

क्र.सं. (पि सी)-VI/316                                                              आर.बी.ई.सं.  46/2013

सं. पि.सी-VI/2008/I/7/2/2                                                नई दिल्ली, दिनांक 7.05.2013

महाप्रबंधक/मुख्य प्रशासनिक अधिकारी,

सभी क्षेत्रीय रेलें तथा उत्पादन इकाईयां

(डाक सूचि के अनुसार)

विषय: रेल पेंशनधारियों / पारिवारिक पेंशनधारियों को महंगाई राहत प्रदान करना -01.01.2013 से प्रभावी संशोधित दर I

उपर्युक्त विषय पर कार्मिक लोक शिकायत एवं पेंशन मंत्रालय (पेंशन और पेंशनभोगी कल्याण विभाग) के  02.05.2013 के कार्यालय ज्ञापन  सं. 42/13/2012- पि एंड पिडब्ल्यू (जी) की एक प्रतिलिपि इस पत्र के साथ सूचनार्थ और अवश्यक कार्यवाई हेतु संलग्न हैं I ये आदेश आवश्यक परिवर्तनों सहित रेलों पर भी लागू होंगे I

2. पेंशन और पेंशनभोगी कल्याण विभाग के  संलग्न कार्यालय ज्ञापन  में उल्लिखित अनुदेश रेलवे बोर्ड द्वारा जारी तदनुरूपी अनुदेशों को नीचे आमने-सामने दिया गया हैं:-





पेंशन और पेंशनभोगी कल्याण विभाग के का.ज्ञा. की सं. एवं तारीख

रेलवे बोर्ड द्वारा जारी तदनुरूपी अनुदेशों की सं. एवं तारीख



का.ज्ञा.सं.  42/13/2012- पि एंड पिडब्ल्यू (जी) दिनांक 04.10.2012

पी सी-VI/2008/I/7/2/2 दिनांक 08.10.2012



  1. का.ज्ञा.सं.23/1/97 –पि एंड पिडब्ल्यू (बी) दिनांक 23.02.1998

(ii) का.ज्ञा.सं.23/3/2008 –पि एंड पिडब्ल्यू (बी) दिनांक 15.09.2008

कुछ नहीं



(i) का.ज्ञा.सं.4/59/97 –पि एंड पिडब्ल्यू (डी) दिनांक 14.07.1998

(ii) का.ज्ञा.सं.4/29/99 –पि एंड पिडब्ल्यू (डी) दिनांक 12.07.2000

(i)एफ(ई)III/96/PN1/9 दिनांक 18.08.1998.

(iiएफ(ई)III/96/PN1/9 दिनांक 02.08.2000



का.ज्ञा.सं.45/73/97 –पि एंड पिडब्ल्यू (जी) दिनांक 02.07.1999

का.ज्ञा.सं.38/88/2008 –पि एंड पिडब्ल्यू (जी) दिनांक 09.07.2009

(i)एफ(ई)III/99/PN1/21 दिनांक 05.08.1999

(ii)एफ(ई)III/2008/PN1/13 दिनांक 20.07.2009.


3. इसे रेल मंत्रालय के वित्त निदेशालय की सहमति से जारी किया जा रहा है I

संलग्नक : एक                                                                                                (हरि कृष्ण)

निदेशक/वेतन आयोग-II

रेलवे बोर्ड

सं. पि.सी-VI/2008/I/7/2/2                                                नई दिल्ली, दिनांक 7.05.2013



F. No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3r° Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,

Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003

Date: 2nd May, 2013


Subject :         Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government                       pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 1.1.2013.


            The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G) dated 4th October, 2012 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 72% to 80% w.e.f. 1 st January, 2013.

2. These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs. 3500/- p.m. in terms of this Department's OM No. 23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.2.1998 read with this Department's OM No, 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 15.9.2008. 

3. Central Government Employees who had drawn lumpsum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department's OM No. 4/59/97-P&PW (D) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 80% w.e.f. 1.1.2013 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lumpsum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfilment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the 0.M. dated 14.07.98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department's OM No.4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated. 12.7.2000 refer.

4. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department's OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department's OM No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9 th July, 2009.  The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension, will remain unchanged.

6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8. The offices of Accountant General and Authorised Public Sector Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these Instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, II/34-80-II dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21 st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

10. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure conveyed vide their OM No. 1(4)/EV/2004 dated 1st May, 2013.

11. Hindi version will follow.


( Charanjit Taneja )

Under Secretary to the Government of India


            All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India/Chief Secretaries and AGs of all States/UTs.

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