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    ENHANCEMENT OF PENSION UNDER THE SWATANTRATA SAINIK SAMMAN PENSION SCHEME, 1980 IN RESPECT OF FREEDOM FIGHTER AND THEIR ELIGIBLE DEPENDENTS-CLARIFICATION ON DEARNESS ALLOWANCE

    Enhancement of pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, 1980 in respect of freedom fighter and their eligible dependents-Clarification on Dearness Allowance

    GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
    MINISTRY OF FINANCE
    DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
    CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
    TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
    NEW DELHI-110066
    PHONES : 26174596, 26174456, 26174430

    CPAO/IT&Tech/Freedom Fighter /1 (Vol-X)/20 16-1 7 /238
    23.01.2017 

    Office Memorandum 

    Subject:- Enhancement of pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, 1980 in respect of freedom fighter and their eligible dependents-Clarification on Dearness Allowance-regarding. 

    Reference is invited to OM No. CPAO/IT&Tech/Freedom Fighter/2016-17/132 dated-08.09.2016 on enhancement of pension under Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, 1980 in respect of freedom fighters and their eligible dependents and FFR Division, Ministry of Home Affairs letter No 45/06/2016-FF(P) dated 28.10.2016 (both copies enclosed) whereby the existing Dearness Relief system based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers, which was hitherto applied to freedom fighter pensioners on annual basis, was discontinued and replaced by the Dearness Relief system applicable to Central Government employees twice a year. 

    2. Now, FFR Division, Ministry of Home Affairs has clarified vide its letter No. 45/06/2016-FF (P) dated-09.01.2017 (copy enclosed) that 2% Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.07.2016 announced recently for Central Govt. pensioners and employees will not be applicable for the Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners whose pension have been revised/enhanced w.e.f. 15.08.2016 subsequent to the effective date of the 2% Dearness Allowance which is 01.07.2016. However, next Dearness Allowance due from 01.01.2017 and subsequent Wks will be applicable for the Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners. 

    3. Heads of CPPCs of all the banks are advised to take necessary action as per above instructions. 

    4. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

    Encl:- As above (11 Sheets)
    Sd/-
    (Vijay Singh)
    Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)
    Ph. No.011-26166758

    Source:-http://cpao.nic.in

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