Saturday, September 29, 2012

Instructions regarding date of birth/age of family pensioners.

No.1/23/2012-P&PW (E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd floor, Lok Nuyak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated: 27.9.2012


Sub: Instructions regarding date of birth/age of family pensioners.

This Department has issued instructions vide OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A), dated 21.5.2009, 11.8.2009, 25.6.2010 & 28.9.2010, OM No.1/19/11-P&PW(E), dated 3.8.2011 and OM No. 1/23/2012-P&PW(E), dated 13.09.2012 for consideration of date of birth/age for grant of additional pension/family pension to old pensioners/family pensioners. Certain documents i.e. PAN Card. Matriculation certificate, Passport, CGHS Card, Driving Licence, Voter’s ID Card and Aadhaar Number issued by UIDAI have been allowed to be accepted in this regard.

2. For revision of an old PPO, date of birth of family pensioner is a mandatory field in the software. Some queries have been received in this Department regarding clarification whether these instructions are applicable for accepting date of birth/age of the spouse at the time of revision of PPOs.

3. It is hereby clarified that the above instructions are applicable at the time of issue/revision of a PPO for a family pensioner irrespcetive of the age of the family pensioners at that time. It is further clarified that in case the exact date of birth is not available in the PPO/office records, the age of the family pensioner as on 1st January may be taken same as what she/he had completed in the previous year. For example. if a family pensioner completes the age of 54 years in 2012, her/his age as on January, 2013 may be taken as 54 years and PPO may be revised accordingly.

(Sujasha Choudhury)
Deputy Secretary

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.7.2012.


Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 28th September, 2012


Subject : Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.7.2012.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1(1)/2012-E-II (B) dated 3rd April, 2012 on the subject mentioned aboe and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 65% to 72% with effect from 1st July, 2012.

2. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M. No.1(3)/2008-E-II(B) dated 29th August. 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.

4. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

(Anil Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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