7th Pay Commission Latest News Today: Apart from the Central government employees, here comes a piece of wonderful news for the pensioners who were waiting for the hike in their payment. As per a latest circular issued by the Central government on Thursday, several categories of pensioners will receive the hike in their Dearness Relief from July 2021.  As per the latest announcement, the pensioners will get 28 per cent hike in their DR from July itself.Also Read - States To Provide Compensation Of Rs 50,000 To Families Of Covid Victims: Centre Tells SC

An Office Memorandum (OM) shared by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance & Pensions’ Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare on Thursday, July 22, 2021, stated that the Dearness Relief (DR) admissible to Central Government pensioners / family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 17 per cent to 28 per cent of the basic pension/ family pension (including additional pension/ family pension) with effect from July 1, 2021. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: Good News For Central Govt Employees. They Will Receive These Benefits Before 3% DA Hike

List of pensioners: As per the latest order, the Dearness Relief (DR) will be applicable to: Also Read - 7th Pay Commission DA, Gratuity, Leave Encashment Benefits For Government Employees Retired In 2021

  1. Civilian Central Government Pensioners
  2. Family Pensioners
  3. Central Government absorbed pensioners in PSU/ Autonomous Bodies
  4. The Armed Forces pensioners
  5. Civilian Pensioners
  6. Family Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates.
  7. All India Services Pensioners
  8. Railway Pensioners
  9. Pensioners who are in receipt of a provisional pension.
  10. The Burma Civilian Pensioners
  11. Displaced Pensioners

According to the order, the payment of Dearness Relief shall be rounded off to the next highest rupee. Other provisions governing the grant of Dearness Relief in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in the OM dated July 7, 1999 as amended from time to time.

Copy of the order:

The order from the Centre said that in the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

The notification also stated that the office of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks will arrange payment of Dearness Relief to pensioners/ Family Pensioners 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.