Dearness Relief : Revised rates @ 32%  w.e.f. 01.01.2022 admissible to the Central Freedom Fighter/ spouse/ daughter pensioners

Dearness Relief : Revised rates @ 32%  w.e.f. 01.01.2022 admissible to the Central Freedom Fighter/ spouse/ daughter pensioners

Dearness Relief : Revised rates @ 32%  w.e.f. 01.01.2022 admissible to the Central Freedom Fighter/ spouse/ daughter pensioners

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

2nd Floor, NDCC-II Building,
Jai Singh Road, New Delhi – 110 001,
Dated, the 8th April 2022

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. 01.01.2022– regarding

Sir,

I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.45/08/2017-FF(P) dated 23.11.2021 (copy enclosed) regarding 29% Dearness Relief to be paid to the freedom fighter pensioners w.e.f, 01.07.2021 and to say that recently Dearness Relief in respect of Central Government pensioners has been enhanced by 3% by the Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, New Delhi’s O.M. No.42/07/2021- P&PW(D) dated 5.04.2022. Hence the Dearness Relief admissible to the Central Freedom Fighter/ spouse/ daughter pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 29% to 32% w.e.f, 01.01.2022. The revised amount of pension for various categories of pensioners after increase of 3% DR i.e. total 32% Dearness Relief will be as follows:

SL NOCATEGORY OF FREEDOM FIGHTERSBASIC AMOUNT OF PENSION (PER MONTH)ENHANCED AMOUNT OF PENSION AFTER ADDING 32% DR (PER MONTH) W.E.F. 01.07.2021
1Ex-Andaman Political prisoners/spousesRs.30,000/-Rs.39,600/-
2Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India/spousesRs.28,000/-Rs.36,960/-
3Other Freedom fighters / spouses including INARs.26,000/-Rs.34,320/-
4Dependent 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, ie. in the range of Rs.16,380/- to Rs.18,900/-

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

3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

Yours faithfully,

(Meenu Batra)
Director

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