Revised Dearness Relief to the retired Judges of Supreme Court/High Courts and Family Pensioners – Ministry of Law and Justice

Revised Dearness Relief to the retired Judges of Supreme Court/High Courts and Family Pensioners – Ministry of Law and Justice

Revised Dearness Relief to the retired Judges of Supreme Court/High Courts and Family Pensioners – Ministry of Law and Justice’s No. L-19016/01/2018-Jus. dated 03 August, 2021

L-19016/01/2018-Jus.
Government of India
Ministry of Law and Justice
Department of Justice

Jaisalmer House, Man Singh Road,
New Delhi Dated: 03 August, 2021

To,

  1. Accountants General,
    All States and U.T. of Chandigarh.
  2. Pay and Accounts Officer,
    Supreme Court of India, New Delhi.
  3. Pay and Account Officer, No. XIV,
    Government of NCT of Delhi,
    Fire Station Building, Shankar Road, New Delhi.
  4. Directorate of Pension & Provident Fund,
    Gujarat State,
    Block No. 17, Dr. Jivaraj Mehta Complex,
    Old Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar.

Subject:- Grant of Dearness Relief to the retired Judges of Supreme Court/High Courts and family pensioners of such Judges- revised rates effective from 01.07.2021.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to this department’s letter of even number dated 8th November, 2019 on the above subject and to say that consequent upon grant of further Dearness Relief (DR) on pension/family pension to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies vide Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare’s O.M. No. 42/07/2021-P&PW(D) dated 229 July, 2021 (Copy enclosed), it has been decided that retired Judges of Supreme Court/High Courts and family pensioners of such Judges would be entitled to Dearness Relief on pension/Family pension at the rate of 28% with effect from 1st July, 2021.The increase subsumes the additional instalments arising on 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021. The rate of Dearness Relief shall remain at 17% of basic pension/family pension for the period from 01.01.2020 till 30.06.2027.

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2. Payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

3. The provision governing grant of Dearness Relief to pensioners such as regulation of dearness relief during employment/re-employment, regulation of, dearness relief where more than one pension is drawn etc., will remain unchanged.

4. Other provisions contained in this Department’s letter No. L-19016/3/97-Jus. dated 13th January, 1999 will remain unchanged.

5. Accountant Generals/Pay and Accounts Officers are requested to arrange payment of dearness relief to the pensioners on the basis of the aforesaid instructions as per the procedure adopted by the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare without any further delay.

6. This issues with the concurrence of Joint Secretary and Financial Adviser (Law) vide note No. 46 dated 29.7.2021 (e-file no. 3834) and approval of Secretary (Justice) vide note no. 20 dated 30.7.2021.

Yours faithfully,

(Manish Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India.
Tel.: 23782465

Copy to:-

  1. Chief Secretary, All States/Govt. of NCT of Delhi and Chandigarh – Administration.
  2. Secretary General, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi.
  3. Registrar Generals, All High Courts.
  4. O/o Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Bahadurshanh Zafar Marg, New Delhi.
  5. Joint Secretary (Pers.), Department of Expenditure, North Block, New Delhi.
  6. Joint Secretary, Department of Pension &Pensioners’ Welfare, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi-3.
  7. Budget and Accounts Section, M/o Law and Justice, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.
  8. Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
  9. Pay and Accounts Officer, Central Pension Accounting Office, Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place, RK. Puram, New Delhi-110066.
  10. Director, NIC- with the request to get the circular uploaded in the website of this Department.
  11. Guard File.
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(Manish Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India.

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