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.
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
The Pr. Chief Controller of Accounts(Home),
Ministry of Home Affairs,
MDCNS, New Delhi-110 OO1
Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2022– regarding
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:
|CATEGORY OF FREEDOM FIGHTERS||BASIC AMOUNT OF PENSION (PER MONTH)||ENHANCED AMOUNT OF PENSION AFTER ADDING 32% DR (PER MONTH) W.E.F. 01.01.2022|
|Ex-Andaman Political prisoners/spouses||Rs.30,000/-||Rs.39,600/-|
|Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India/spouses||Rs.28,000/-||Rs.36,960/-|
|Other Freedom fighters / spouses including INA||Rs.26,000/-||Rs.34,320/-|
|Dependent 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.19,900/-|
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.