Manipur government enhances DA/AR

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Imphal: Manipur government has enhanced the dearness allowance/dearness relief (DA/DR) to the state government employees, pensioner and family pensioners from the existing rate of 7 percent on Friday.

Chief secretary Rajesh Kumar issued a notification in this regard.

As per the order, the DA/ DR will be enhanced as 7 percnt to 14 percent of basic pay/basic pension ( 7 percent increase) from October 1, 2021; 14 percent to 17.5 percent of basic pay/ basic pension (3.5 percent increase) from April 1,2022; 17.5 percent to 21 percent of basic pay/ basic pension (3.5 percent increase) from june 1, 2022; and 21 percent to 28 percent of basic pay/ basic pension(7 percent increase) from December 1, 2022.

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The notification said the term “Basic Pay” in the revised pay structure, means the pay drawn in the prescribed level in the Pay Matrix but does not include any other type of pay like personal pay, special etc.

The DR at the rate will also be admissible on the additional basic pension, additional family pension available to older pensioner or family pensioners based on their age as indicated in the office memorandum of the finance department on July 11, 2019 , the notification said.

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Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed state government pensioners will remain unchanged, it added.

It will be the responsibility of the Pension Disbursing Authority, including the Nationalized Banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case. The accountant general, Manipur and the authorised public sector banks shall arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc on the basis of the aforementioned instructions, it said.

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