Dearness Allowance to the Andhra Pradesh State Government Employees and Pensioners from 1st January 2016 @18.34%


GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
ABSTRACT
ALLOWANCES – Dearness Allowance – Dearness Allowance to the State Government Employees from 1st January 2016– Sanctioned – Orders – Issued.

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FINANCE (HR VI) DEPARTMENT
G.O.MS.No. 16 Dated: 03-02-2017
Read the following:
1. G.O.Rt.No.95, General Administration (Spl.A) Department,
Dated:28.02.2013.
2. G.O.Ms.No.102, Finance (PC-I) Department, dated: 14.05.2014.
3. G.O.Ms.No.198, Finance (HRM.V) Department, dated:19.10.2014.
4. G.O.Ms.No.46, Finance (HRM.V-PC) Department,dated:30.04.2015.
5. G.O.Ms.No.47, Finance (HRM.V-PC) Department, dated:30-04-2015.
6. G.O.Ms.No.18, Finance (HR.VI) Department, dated:10.02.2016.
7. G.O.Ms.No.172, Finance (HR.VI) Department, dated:27.08.2016.

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O R D E R:

    Government hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance (DA) sanctioned in the Government Orders 7th read above to the employees of Government of Andhra Pradesh from 15.196% of the basic pay to 18.34% of basic pay from 1stJanuary, 2016.
2. The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the above para shall also be payable to:
    i) The employees of ZillaParishads, Mandal Parishads,     Gram Panchayats, Municipalities, Municipal Corporations,     Agricultural Market Committees and Zilla Grandhalaya         Samasthas, Work Charged Establishment, who are drawing         pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales,         2015.
    ii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Aided     Institutions including Aided Polytechnics who are     drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay     Scales, 2015.
    iii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Universities     including Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University,     Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University who are     drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay     Scales, 2015.
3. Government also hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance rates in respect of State Government employees drawing the Revised U.G.C Pay Scales, 2006, from 119% to 125% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January, 2016.
3.1. The above rate of Dearness Allowance is also applicable to:
(i) The Teaching and Non-Teaching staff of Government and Aided
Affiliated Degree Colleges who are drawing pay in the Revised
U.G.C Pay Scales, 2006.
(ii) The Teaching staff of the Universities including the Acharya N.G.
Ranga Agricultural University and the Jawaharlal Nehru
Technological University and the Teaching staff of Govt.
Polytechnics who are drawing pay in the Revised UGC/AICTE Pay
Scales, 2006.
4. Government also hereby order revision of Dearness Allowance rates in
respect of State Government employees drawing the Revised U.G.C Pay Scales
1996, from 234% to 245% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January 2016, as
DA equivalent to 50% Basic Pay was already merged through G.O.Ms.No.9,
Higher Education (U.E.I) Department, dated: 8-2-2006 and G.O.(P)No.173,
Finance (PC.I) Department, dated:23.07.2007.
4.1. The above Dearness Allowance rate is also applicable to:
(i) the Teaching and Non-Teaching staff of Government and Aided
Affiliated Degree Colleges who are drawing pay in the Revised
U.G.C Pay Scales, 1996.
(ii) the Teaching staff of the Universities including the Acharya N.G.
Ranga Agricultural University and the Jawaharlal Nehru
Technological University and the Teaching staff of Govt.
Polytechnics who are drawing pay in the Revised UGC/AICTE Pay
Scales,1996.
5. Government also hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance rates in
respect of Judicial Officers whose pay scales were revised as per Fifth National
Judicial Pay Commission Report vide G.O.Ms.No.60, Law (LA&J SC-F)
Department, dated: 07.05.2003 from 234% to 245% of the basic pay with effect
from 1st January 2016, as Dearness Allowance equivalent to 50% of basic pay
was already merged as Dearness pay vide G.O.Ms.No.27, Law (LA&J SC-F)
Department, dated: 13.03.2008.
6. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Allowance
in respect of Judicial Officers whose pay scales were revised as per
Shri E.Padmanabhan Committee Report vide G.O.Ms.No.73, Law (LA&J SC-F)
Department dated: 01.05.2010 from 119% to 125% with effect from 1st January
2016.
7. Government hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance rate
sanctioned in the G.O. 7th read above to the State Government employees in the
Andhra Pradesh Revised Pay Scales 2010 from 88.168% of the basic pay to
93.304% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January, 2016 in the Revised Pay
Scales of 2010.
7.1. The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the above para shall also be
payable to:
i) The employees of ZillaParishads, Mandal Parishads, Gram
Panchayats, Municipalities, Municipal Corporations, Agricultural
Market Committees and ZillaGrandhalayaSamsthas and Work
Charged Establishment who are drawing pay in a regular scale of
pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2010.
ii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Aided Institutions including
Aided Polytechnics who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in
the Revised Pay Scales, 2010.
iii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Universities including the
Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, the Jawaharlal Nehru
Technological University who are drawing pay in a regular scale of
pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2010.
8. Government hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance rate
sanctioned in the G.O. 7th read above to the State Government employees in the
Andhra Pradesh Revised Pay Scales 2005 from 211.95% of the basic pay to
222.312% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January, 2016.
8.1. The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the above para shall also be
payable to:
i) The employees of ZillaParishads, Mandal Parishads, Gram
Panchayats, Municipalities, Municipal Corporations, Agricultural
Market Committees and ZillaGrandhalayaSamsthas and Work
Charged Establishment who are drawing pay in a regular scale of
pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2005.
ii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Aided Institutions including
Aided Polytechnics who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in
the Revised Pay Scales, 2005.
iii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Universities including the
Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, the Jawaharlal Nehru
Technological University who are drawing pay in a regular scale of
pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2005.
9. Government hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance rate
sanctioned in the G.O. 7th read above to the State Government employees in the
Andhra Pradesh Revised Pay Scales, 1999 from 214.316% of the basic pay to
223.314% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January, 2016.
9.1. The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the above para shall also be
payable to:
i) The employees of ZillaParishads, Mandal Parishads, Gram
Panchayats, Municipalities, Municipal Corporations, Agricultural
Market Committees and ZillaGrandhalayaSamsthas and Work
Charged Establishment who are drawing pay in a regular scale of
pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 1999.
ii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Aided Institutions including
Aided Polytechnics who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in
the Revised Pay Scales, 1999.
iii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Universities including the
Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, the Jawaharlal Nehru
Technological University who are drawing pay in a regular scale of
pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 1999.
10. Government also hereby sanction an ad-hoc increase of Rs.100/- per
month in cash to the Part-Time Assistants and Village Revenue Assistants from
1st January, 2016.

11. The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the paras 1-9 above shall be paid

in cash with the salary of March, 2017 payable in the month of April, 2017. The

arrears on account of payment of Dearness Allowance for the period from 1st

January, 2016 to 28th February, 2017shall be credited to the General Provident

Fund Account of the respective employees in the month of April, 2017.


11.1. However, in the case of employees who are due to retire on or before
30th June, 2017 the arrears of Dearness Allowance shall be drawn and paid in
cash as the employee due to retire on superannuation is exempted from making
any subscription to the General Provident Fund during the last four months of
service.
11.2. In respect of the employees who were appointed to Government service
on or after 01.09.2004 and are governed by the Contributory Pension Scheme
(CPS), out of the arrears payable for the period from 1st January, 2016 to 28th
February, 2017, 10% shall be credited to the PRAN accounts of the individuals
along with the government share as per G.O.Ms.No.250, Finance (Pen.I)
Department, dated: 06-09-2012 and the remaining 90% of arrears shall be paid
in cash in the month of April, 2017.


11.3. In the event of death of any employee before the issue of these orders,
the legal heir(s) shall be entitled to the arrears of Dearness allowance in cash.

12.The term ‘Pay’ for this purpose shall be as defined in F.R.9 (21) (a) (i).
12.1. The Drawing Officer shall prefer the bill on the Pay & Accounts Officer,
Ibrahimpatnam, or the Pay & Accounts Officer/ the Assistant Pay & Accounts
Officer of the Andhra Pradesh Works Accounts Service or the Treasury Officer, as
the case may be, for the amount of arrears for the period from 1st January, 2016
to 28th February, 2017to be adjusted to the General Provident Fund Account in
the case of an employee who has opened a General Provident Fund Accountin
the month of April, 2017.
12.2. Bills for the adjustment of arrears of Dearness Allowance to the
Compulsory Savings Account as per para 11.2, shall be presented at the same
time as bills for crediting the arrears of Dearness Allowance to the General
Provident Fund Account as per para 11.
13. The Drawing Officers shall ensure that the Bills are supported by proper
schedules in duplicate indicating details of the employee, the General Provident
Fund Account Number and the amount to be credited to the General Provident
Fund Account, to the Pay & Accounts Officer/Treasury Officers/Assistant Pay &
Accounts Officers or Pay & Accounts Officers of the Andhra Pradesh Works
Accounts Service, as the case may be. The Pay & Accounts Officer/Assistant Pay
& Accounts Officer or Pay and Accounts Officer of the Andhra Pradesh Works
Accounts Service/District Treasury Officer/Sub-Treasury Officer shall follow the
usual procedure of furnishing one copy of the schedules along with bills to the
Accountant General based on which the Accountant General shall credit the
amounts to the General Provident Fund Accounts of the individuals concerned.
The second copy of the schedules shall be furnished to the Drawing Officers with
Voucher Numbers.
14. All Drawing Officers are requested to ensure that the bills as per the
above orders are drawn and the amounts credited to General Provident Fund
Account by 30th April, 2017 at the latest. The Audit Officers (Pay & Accounts
Officer, Deputy Directors of District Treasuries and Pay & Accounts Officer of
Andhra Pradesh Works Accounts Service, etc.) are requested not to admit the
pay bills of the Office concerned for the month of May, 2017 unless a certificate
is enclosed to the bills to the effect that the arrears of difference in Dearness
Allowance for the period from 1st January, 2016 to 28th February, 2017 are
drawn and credited to the General Provident Fund Account before 30th April,
2017.
15. In respect of employees working in Government Offices under his audit
control,the Pay and Accounts Officer shall consolidate and furnish information in
the proforma annexed (Annexure-I) to this order to the Finance (HR.VI)
Department to reach on or before 31st May, 2017.
16. All the Audit Officers (Sub-Treasury Officers) are requested to furnish
the figures of the amount credited to the General Provident Fund Account and
the amounts credited to Compulsory Savings Account in the prescribed proforma
(Annexure-I) enclosed, to the District Treasury by the end of 31stMay, 2017.
17. The Deputy Directors of District Treasuries in turn shall consolidate the
information and furnish the same in the same proforma to the Director of
Treasuries and Accounts by 31st July 2017, and who in turn, shall furnish the
information to Government by 31st August, 2017.
18. In respect of employees of Local Bodies, the Drawing Officers shall
furnish the above information in the prescribed proforma as per Annexure-I to
the Audit Officer of the District concerned before 31st May, 2017and who will, in
turn furnish the consolidated information to the Director of State Audit by 30th
July, 2017. The Director of State Audit in turn shall furnish the consolidated
information to the Secretary to Government, Finance (HR.VI) Department by
30th August, 2017.
19. In regard to the Project Staff, the Joint Director of Accounts of each
Project shall furnish the information in the prescribed proforma as per Annexure-
I to the Director of Works Accounts by 31st May, 2017, and who, in turn, shall
furnish the information to the Finance (HR.VI) Department by 30thJune, 2017.
20. All the Drawing and Disbursing Officers and Audit Officers are requested
to intimate to the employees working under their control as to how much
amount of arrears of Dearness Allowance is credited to the General Provident
Fund Account/Compulsory Savings Account as per the Proforma annexed
(Annexure-II)to this order. They are further requested to adhere to the above
instructions and any deviation or non-compliance of these instructions will be
viewed seriously.
21. All Heads of the Departments and Departments of Secretariat are
requested to issue suitable instructions to the Drawing and Disbursing Officers
under their control and to see that these instructions are followed scrupulously.
The Director of Treasuries and Accounts/Director of State Audit/Pay & Accounts
Officer/Director of Works Accounts, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, are requested
to issue suitable instructions to their subordinate Audit Officers so that these
instructions are carefully followed by them.
22. The expenditure on the Dearness Allowance to the employees of
Agricultural Market Committees, Greater Visakha Municipal Corporation and
Vijayawada Municipal Corporation shall be met from their own funds in view of
the orders issued vide G.O.Ms.No.9, Finance (PC.I) Department, dated: 18-01-
2010.
23. The G.O. is available on Internet and can be accessed at the address
http://goir.ap.gov.in andhttp://www.apfinance.gov.in.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
AJEYA KALLAM
SPECIAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

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GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRAPRADESH
ABSTRACT
PENSIONS – Dearness Relief to Pensioners –
Revision of Dearness Relief with effect from 01.01.2016– Orders –Issued.

FINANCE (HR-5-Pension, GPF)DEPARTMENT
G.O.MS.No. 17 Dated: 03-02-2017

Read thefollowing:-
1. G.O.Ms.No.46, Finance ( HRM.V-PC.I) Department, dated30.04.2015.
2. G.O.Ms.No.51, Finance (HRM.VI-Pen) Department, dated08.05.2015.
3. G.O.Ms.No.18, Finance(HR.VI-TFR)Department, dated10.02.2016
4. G.O.Ms.No.173, Finance(HR.5-Pension, GPF)Dept dated30.08.2016
5. G.O.Ms.No.16, Finance(HR.VI-TFR)Department dated03.02.2017

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O R D ER:

            Government hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief to
pensioners sanctioned in the G.O. 4thread above, raising it by 3.144% from
15.196% of the basic pension to 18.340% of the basic pension from
01.01.2016in respect of:-

(i) those who retired from service after 01.07.2013 and drawing pension
in the Revised Pay Scales,2015;

(ii) those who retired prior to 01.7.2013 and whose pension was
consolidated in the light of orders issued in the G.O. 2ndread
above.

2. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief from
88.168% to 93.304% with effect from 01.01.2016to the Pensioners who are
drawing their pension in Revised Pay Scales, 2010 and not consolidated in terms of
the orders issued in the reference 2ndreadabove.

3. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief from to
211.95 % to 222.312 % with effect from 01.01.2016to the Pensioners who are
drawing their pension in Revised Pay Scales, 2005 and not consolidated in terms of
the orders issued in G.O.Ms. No.100, Finance (Pen.I) Department,dated
06.04.2010.

4. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief from
214.316 % to 223.314 % with effect from 01.01.2016to the Pensioners who are
drawing their pension in Revised Pay Scales, 1999 and not consolidated in terms of
the orders issued in G.O.(P) No.248, Finance (Pen.I) Department,dated 04.10.2005.

5. Government also hereby order there vision of rates of Dearness Relief in respect of
pensioners who retired after 01.01.1996 drawing UGC Pay Scales1996 from 234%
to 245 % with effect from 01.01.2016 since the Dearness Relief was regulated upto
01.01.2007 by merging 50% Dearness Relief with basic pension through
G.O (P) No.183 Finance (Pen.I) Department dated 2.8.2007 based on the orders
issued in G.O. (P) No.173 Finance (PC.I) Department dated 23.7.2007.

6. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief to the
pensioners who retired while drawing UGC Pay Scales 2006 from 01.01.2006 from
119% to 125% with effect from 01.01.2016.

7. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Relief tothe
pensioners/family pensioners whose pension was consolidated as per ordersissued
in G.O.Ms.No.54, Higher Education (UE.II) Department, dated 08.06.2011and
G.O.Ms.No.31, Higher Education (UE.II) Department, dated 24.05.2013from 119%
to 125% with effect from01.01.2016.

8. Government also hereby order the revision of rates of DearnessRelief
sanctioned in G.O.Ms.No.4 Law (Law & J-SC.F) Department dated 06.01.2011 to
the Pensioners who are drawing pension as per Justice E.PadmanabhanCommittee
report from 119% to 125% with effect from01.01.2016.

9. These orders are applicableto:
(1) (a) All Government Pensioners in receipt of Service Pensions, Family
Pensions under Revised Pension Rules, 1951, AndhraPradesh
Liberalised Pension Rules, 1961 and Andhra PradeshGovernment
Servants (Family Pension) Rules,1964.

(b) Teaching and Non-Teaching pensioners of Municipalities, Panchayat
Raj Institutions and Aided Educational Institutions, in receiptof
pensions under the Andhra Pradesh Liberalised Pension Rules,1961
and Andhra Pradesh Government Servants (Family Pension)Rules,1964.

(c) Teaching and Non-Teaching staff in Aided Educational Institutions in
receipt of pensions under the Contributory ProvidentFund-cum-
PensionandGratuityRules,1961andAndhraPradeshLiberalised Pension
Rules,1961.

(d) Those drawing family pensions under G.O.Ms.No.22, Finance &
Planning (FW: Pen.I) Department, dated 16.1.1971,G.O.Ms.No.104,
Finance&Planning(FW:Pen.I)Department,dated13.4.1973and
G.O.Ms.No.25, Finance & Planning (FW: Pen.I) Department,dated
2.2.1974.

(e) Pensioners in receipt of Compassionate Pension under the rules for
Compassionate Pensions and Gratuities in the HyderabadCivilServices Rules;and

(f) ThoseinreceiptofPensionsundertheWoundandExtraordinary
PensionRules.

(2) Pensioners governed by Andhra Pradesh Revised Pension Rules,1980.

10. These orders are not applicable to the financial assistance grantees
and others who are not entitled to Dearness Relief.

11. Ready Reckoner showing the Dearness Relief payable to the State Pensioners
in terms of these orders is annexed.

12. The Pension for March 2017, at the enhanced DR rates shall be payable in

April 2017. The arrears of the Revised Dearness Relief to Pensioners shall

be paid along with the pension of March, 2017 payable in the month of April, 2017.


13. All the Treasury Officers/ Pension Payment Officers shall work out and make
payments of the Dearness Relief on Pension sanctioned in this order without
waiting for further authorization/ instructions from the Accountant General
(A&E), Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, in terms of the orders issued in the
G.O.Ms.No.270, Finance & Planning (FW: PSC.I) Department, dated 7.10.1986.

14. All the Treasury Officers/Pension Payment Officers shall work out and make
payments of the dearness relief on pension sanctioned in this order in terms of
orders issued in G.O.ms.No.122, Finance(Pen.I)Department, Dt: 22.05.2014

15. The expenditure is allowable among the various States in accordance with
provisions of Rule 24 of the Incidence of Pension Rules in Appendix III-B of the
Andhra Pradesh Accounts Code, Volume-I.

16. In respect of the categories of employees who are not covered for payment
through the Treasuries, the expenditure shall be debited to the Pension Funds of
ZillaParishads and Pension funds of the respective Municipal Councils.

17. In respect of the Pensioners of the Universities the expenditure on account
of the Dearness Relief now sanctioned above shall be met from the Block Grants
allotted to them.

18. The G.O is available on Internet and can be accessed at the address
http://goir.ap.gov.in.

(BY ORDER IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)

AJEYA KALLAM
SPECIAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVARNMENT

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