Revision of Dearness Allowance (DA) in Andhra Pradesh 17 Sep 2018


Government hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance (DA) sanctioned in the Government Orders 10th read above to the employees of Government of Andhra Pradesh from 24.104% of the basic pay to 25.676% of basic pay from 1st July, 2017.

2. The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the above para is also applicable to:

i. The employees of Zilla Parishads, 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 A.P. Agricultural University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and Dr. YSR Horticulture 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 136% to 139% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2017.

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 A.P. Agricultural University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and Dr. YSR Horticulture 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 that the Dearness Allowance to State Government employees who will draw the Revised U.G.C. Pay Scales, 2016 shall be admissible at the rate of 5% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2017.

4.1. 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, 2016.
ii. The Teaching staff of the Universities including the A.P. Agricultural University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and Dr. YSR Horticulture University and the Teaching staff of Govt. Polytechnics who are drawing pay in the Revised UGC/AICTE Pay Scales, 2016.

5. 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 264% to 268% of the basic pay w.e.f. 1st July, 2017 as DA equivalent to 50% Basic Pay was already merged through G.O.Ms.No. 9, Higher Education (U.E.I) Department, dated. 08.02.2006 and G.O. (P) No. 173, Finance (PC.I) Department, dated. 23.07.2007.

5.1. 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, 1996.
ii. The Teaching staff of the Universities including the A.P. Agricultural University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and Dr. YSR Horticulture University and the Teaching staff of Govt. Polytechnics who are drawing pay in the Revised UGC/AICTE Pay Scales, 1996.

6. Government also hereby order 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 264% to 268% of basic pay w.e.f. 1st July, 2017, as Dearness Allowance equivalent to 50% of the basic pay was already merged as Dearness Pay vide G.O.Ms.No. 27, Law (LA & J SC-F) Department, dated. 13.03.2008.

7. 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 136% to 139% with effect from 1st July,
2017.

8. Government hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance rate sanctioned in the G.O. 10th read above to the State Government employees in the Andhra Pradesh Revised Pay Scales 2010 from 102.720% of the basic pay to 105.288% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2017 in the Revised Pay Scales of 2010.

8.1. The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the above para shall also be payable to:

i. The employees of Zilla Parishads, Mandal Parishads, Gram Panchayats, Municipalities, Municipal Corporations, Agricultural Market Committees and Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas 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 A.P. Agricultural University, the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and Dr. YSR Horticulture University who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2010.

9. Government hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance rate sanctioned in the G.O. 9th read above to the State Government employees in the Andhra Pradesh Revised Pay Scales 2005 from 240.210% of the basic pay to
243.978% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2017.

9.1. The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the above para shall also be payable to:

i. The employees of Zilla Parishads, Mandal Parishads, Gram Panchayats, Municipalities, Municipal Corporations, Agricultural Market Committees and Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas 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 A.P. Agricultural University, the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and Dr. YSR Horticulture University who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2005.

10. Government hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance rate sanctioned in the G.O. 9th read above to the State Government employees in the Andhra Pradesh Revised Pay Scales, 1999 from 238.856% of the basic pay to
242.128% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2017.

10.1. The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the above para shall also be payable to:

i. The employees of Zilla Parishads, Mandal Parishads, Gram Panchayats, Municipalities, Municipal Corporations, Agricultural Market Committees and Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas 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 A.P. Agricultural University, the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and Dr. YSR Horticulture University who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 1999.

11. Government hereby sanction an adhoc increase of Rs.300/- per month from 01.07.2017 to 01.06.2018 in respect of Village Revenue Assistants whose honorarium has been enhanced from Rs.6,000/- to Rs.10,500/- in the G.O. 11th read above .

12. The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the paras 1-10 above shall be paid in cash with the salary of September, 2018 payable in the month of October, 2018. The arrears on account of payment of Dearness Allowance for the period from 1 st July, 2017 to 31st August, 2018 shall be credited to the General Provident Fund Account of the respective employees in the month of October, 2018.

13. Employees who are due to retire on or before 31st December, 2018 the arrears of Dearness Allowance shall be drawn and paid in cash as the employee due for retirement on superannuation is exempted from making any subscription to the General Provident Fund during the last four months of service.

14. In respect of 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 July, 2017 to 31st August, 2018, 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 October, 2018.

15. 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.

16. The term ‘Pay’ for this purpose shall be as defined in F.R.9 (21) (a) (i).

17. 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 July, 2017 to 31st August, 2018 to be adjusted to the General Provident Fund Account in the case of an employee who has opened a General Provident Fund Account in the month of October, 2018.

18. Bills for the adjustment of arrears of Dearness Allowance to the Compulsory Savings Account as per para 14, 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 12.

19. 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.

20. 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 31st October, 2018 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 November, 2018 unless a certificate is enclosed to the bills to the effect that the arrears of difference in Dearness Allowance for the period from 1st July, 2017 to 31st August, 2018 are drawn and credited to the General Provident Fund Account before 31st October, 2018.

21. 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 (PC and TA) Department to reach on or before 30th November, 2018.

22. 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 30th November, 2018.

23. 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 Jan 2019, and who in turn, shall furnish the information to Government by 28th February, 2019.

24. 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 30th November, 2018 and who will, in turn furnish the consolidated information to the Director of State Audit by 31st Jan 2019. The Director of State Audit in turn shall furnish the consolidated information to the Secretary to Government, Finance (PC and TA) Department by 28th February, 2019.

25. 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 30th November, 2018, and who, in turn, shall furnish the information to the Finance (PC and TA) Department by 31st December, 2018.

26. 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.

27. 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, Ibrahimpatnam, are requested to issue suitable instructions to their subordinate Audit Officers so that these instructions are carefully followed by them.

28. 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 terms of the orders issued vide G.O.Ms.No.9, Finance (PC.I) Department, dated: 1801-2010.


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