DA Dearness Allowance to Telangana State Government Employees


Dearness Allowance to the State Government Employees from 1st of January, 2018 – Sanctioned

Government hereby order revision of the Dearness Allowance (DA) sanctioned in the Government Order 8th read above to the employees of Government of Telangana from 25.676% of the basic pay to 27.248% of basic pay from 1st of January, 2018.

2. 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 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 Professor K. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015.

3. Government also hereby order revision of the Dearness Allowance rates in respect of State Government employees drawing the Revised U.G.C Pay Scales, 2006, from 139% to 142% of the basic pay with effect from 1st of January, 2018.

3.1. The above rate of Dearness Allowance is also applicable to:
(i) The Teaching and Non-Teaching staff of Government and AidedAffiliatedDegreeColleges who are drawing pay in the Revised U.G.C Pay Scales, 2006.
(ii) The Teaching staff of the Universities including the Professor K. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University and the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad 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 rate of the 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 139% to 142% with effect from 1st of January, 2018.

5. Government hereby order revision of the Dearness Allowance rate sanctioned in the G.O. 5th read above to the State Government employees in the Revised Pay Scales 2010 from 105.288% of the basic pay to 107.856% of the basic pay with effect from 1st of January, 2018in the Revised Pay Scales of 2010.

5.1. 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 Samasthas, Work Charged Establishment, who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2010 and to the full time contingent employees whose remuneration has been revised from Rs.3850/- to Rs.6700/- per month vide G.O.Ms.No.171, Finance (P.C.III) Department, dated 13.05.2010.

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 Professor K. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2010.

6. 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 of January, 2018.

7. The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the paras 1-5 above shall be paid in cash with the salary of September, 2018payable on 1st of October, 2018. The arrears on account of payment of Dearness Allowance for the period from 1st of January, 2018to 31st August, 2018 shall be credited to the General Provident Fund Account of the respective employees.

7.1. However, in the case of employees who are due to retire on or before 30th of November, 2018, the arrears of Dearness Allowance shall be drawn and paid in cash as the employees due to retire on superannuation are exempted from making any subscription to the General Provident Fund during the last four months of service.

7.2. 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), 10% of the Dearness Allowance arrears from 1st of January, 2018to 31st August, 2018 may be claimed in the month of October, 2018 andshall be credited to the PRAN accounts of the individuals along with the Government share as per the existing orders. The remaining 90% of Dearness Allowance arrears shall be paid in cash, with the salary for the month of September, 2018, payable on 1st October, 2018.

7.3. In respect of Full Time Contingent Employees, who are not eligible for GPF Accounts, the arrears may be paid in cash, with the salary for the month of September, 2018, payable on 1st of October, 2018.

7.4. 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.

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

9. The Drawing Officer shall prefer the bill on the Pay & Accounts Officer, Hyderabad, or the Pay & Accounts Officer/ the Assistant Pay & Accounts Officer of the Telangana Works Accounts Service or the Treasury Officer, as the case may be, for the amount of arrears for the period from 1st of January, 2018to 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.

10. 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 Telangana Works Accounts Service, as the case may be. The Pay & Accounts Officer/Assistant Pay & Accounts Officer or Pay and Accounts Officer of the Telangana 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.

11. 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 November, 2018 at the latest. The Audit Officers (Pay & Accounts Officer, Deputy Directors of District Treasuries and Pay & Accounts Officer of Telangana Works Accounts Service, etc.) are requested not to admit the pay bills of the Office concerned for the month of December, 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 of January, 2018to 31st of August, 2018, are drawn and credited to the General Provident Fund Account before 30th of November, 2018.

12. In respect of employees working in Government Offices in the Twin Cities, the Pay and Accounts Officer shall consolidate and furnish information in the proforma annexed (Annexure-I) to this order to the Finance (HRM.IV) Department to reach on or before 15th of December, 2018.

13. 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 of15th of December, 2018.

14. 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 by31st of December, 2018, and who in turn, shall furnish the consolidated information to Government by 15th of January, 2019.

15. In respect of employees of Local Bodies, the Drawing Officers shall furnish the above information in the prescribed proforma as per Annexure-II to the Audit Officer of the District concerned before15th of December, 2018 and who will, in turn furnish the consolidated information to the Director of State Audit by 31st, December, 2018. The Director of State Audit in turn shall furnish the consolidated information to the Secretary to Government, Finance (HRM.IV) Department by 15th of January, 2019.

16. 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-II to the Director of Works Accounts by15th of December, 2018, and who, in turn, shall furnish the information to the Finance (HRM.IV) Department by 15th of January, 2019.

17. 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.

18. All Departments of Secretariat and Heads of the Departments 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, Telangana, Hyderabad, are requested to issue suitable instructions to their subordinate Audit Officers so that these instructions are carefully followed by them.

19. The expenditure on the Dearness Allowance to the employees of Agricultural Market Committees and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation shall be met from their own funds in view of the orders issued in G.O.Ms.No.9, Finance (PC-I) Department, dated:
18.01.2010.

Pension–Dearness Relief to Pensioners with effect from 01.01.2018 – Revised– Orders issued

Government hereby order the revision of Dearness Relief to pensioners sanctioned in the G.O. 15th above from 25.676% of the pension to 27.248% w.e.f 01.01.2018 in respect of:-
(i) Those who retired from service after 01.07.2013 and are drawing pension in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015.
(ii) Those who retired prior to 01.07.2013 and whose pension was consolidated in the light of orders issued in the G.O. 3rdread above.
2. Government also hereby order the revision of rate of Dearness Relief from 105.288% to 107.856% with effect from 01.01.2018 to the pensioners who are drawing their pension in revised pay scales, 2010 and not consolidated in terms of the orders issued in the reference 3rd read above.

3. Government also hereby order the revision of rate of Dearness Relief to the pensioners who retired while drawing UGC Pay Scales 2006 from 01.01.2006 from 139% to 142% w.e.f. 01.01.2018.
4. Government also hereby order the revision of rate of Dearness Relief to the pensioners/family pensioners whose pension was consolidated as per orders issued in G.O.Ms.No.54, Higher Education (UE.II) Department, dated.08.06.2011 and G.O.Ms.No.31, Higher Education (UE.II) Department, dated.24.05.2013 from 139% to 142% % with effect from 01.01.2018.
5. Government also hereby order the revision of rate of Dearness Relief sanctioned vide G.O.Ms.No.4, Law (Law & J-SC.F) Department,
dated.06.0 1.2011 to the Pensioners who a r e drawing pension as per Justice E.Padmanabhan Committee report from 139% to 142% with effect from 01-01-2018.
6. These orders are applicable to:
(1) (a)All government Pensioners in receipt of Service Pensions, Family Pensions under Revised Pension Rules,1951, Andhra
Pradesh Liberalised Pension Rules, 1961 and Andhra Pradesh Government Servants (Family Pension) Rules, 1964.
(b)Teaching and Non – Teaching pensioners of Municipalities, Panchayat Raj Institutions and Aided Educational
Institutions, in receipt of 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 Provident Fund – cum – pension and Gratuity Rules,1961 and Andhra Pradesh Liberalised Pension Rules, 1961.
(d) Those drawing family pensions under G.O.Ms.No.22 Finance & Planning (FW-Pen.I) Department dt.16.11.1971, G.O.Ms.No.104 Finance & Planning (FW-Pen.I) Department dt. 13.04.1973 and G.O.Ms.No.25 Finance & Planning (FWPen.I) Department dt.02.02.1974.
(e)Pensioners in receipt of compassionate pension under the rules for Compassionate Pensions and Gratuities in the Hyderabad Civil Services Rules; and
(f) Those in receipt of Pensions under the Wound and the Extraordinary Pension Rules.
(2) Jagir and Estate pensioners and
(3) Pensioners governed by the Telangana Revised Pension Rules, 1980.

7. These orders are not applicable to Financial Assistance grantees and others who are not entitled to Dearness Relief.
8. The amount of Dearness Relief shall be rounded off to the next rupee.
9. The Revised Dearness Relief shall be paid along with the pension of September, 2018 payable in the month of October,2018. However, the arrears of revised Dearness Relief to the pensioners from 01-01-2018 to 31-08-2018 shall be claimed along with the pension of October 2018 payable in the Month of November 2018.
10. All the Treasury Officers/Pension Payment Officers shall workout 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), Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, in terms of the orders issued in the G.O.Ms.No.270, Finance & Planning (FW:PSC.I) Department dt.07.10.1986.
11. All the Treasury Officers/Pension Payment Officers shall workout 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.
12. The expenditure is allocable among the various States in accordance with provisions of Rule 24 of the Incidence of Pension Rules in Appendix III-B of the Telangana Accounts Code, Volume-I.
13. 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 Zilla Parishads and Pension Funds of the respective Municipal Councils.
14. 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.

Government hereby order revision of the Dearness Allowance (DA) sanctioned in the Government Order Seventh read above to the employees of Government of Telangana from 24.104% of the basic pay to 25.676% of basic pay from 1st of July, 2017.

2. 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 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 Professor K. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015.

3. Government also hereby order revision of the 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 of 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 Professor K. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University and the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad 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 rate of the 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 of July, 2017.

5. Government hereby order revision of the Dearness Allowance rate sanctioned in the G.O. fifth read above to the State Government employees in the Revised Pay Scales 2010 from 102.72% of the basic pay to 105.288% of the basic pay with effect from 1st of July, 2017 in the Revised Pay Scales of 2010.

5.1. 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 Samasthas, Work Charged Establishment, who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2010 and to the full time contingent employees whose remuneration has been revised from Rs.3850/- to Rs.6700/- per month vide G.O.Ms.No.171, Finance (P.C.III) Department, dated 13.05.2010.

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 Professor K. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2010.

6. 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 of July, 2017.

7. The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the paras 1-5 above shall be paid in cash with the salary of May, 2018 payable on 1st of June, 2018. The arrears on account of payment of Dearness Allowance for the period from 1st of July, 2017 to 30th of April, 2018 shall be credited to the General Provident Fund Account of the respective employees.

7.1. However, in the case of employees who are due to retire on or before 31st of October, 2018, the arrears of Dearness Allowance shall be drawn and paid in cash as the employees due to retire on superannuation are exempted from making any subscription to the General Provident Fund during the last four months of service.

7.2. 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), 10% of the Dearness Allowance arrears may be claimed in the Month of July, 2018 and shall be credited to the PRAN accounts of the individuals along with the Government share as per the existing orders. The remaining 90% of Dearness allowance arrears shall be paid in cash, with the salary for the Month of June, 2018, payable on 1st July, 2018.

7.3. In respect of Full Time Contingent Employees, who are not eligible for GPF Accounts, the arrears may be paid in cash, with the salary for the month of June, 2018, payable on 1st of July, 2018.

7.4. 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.

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

9. The Drawing Officer shall prefer the bill on the Pay & Accounts Officer, Hyderabad, or the Pay & Accounts Officer/ the Assistant Pay & Accounts Officer of the Telangana Works Accounts Service or the Treasury Officer, as the case may be, for the amount of arrears for the period from 1st of July, 2017 to 30th of April, 2018 to be adjusted to the General Provident Fund Account in the case of an employee who has opened a General Provident Fund Account.

10. 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 Telangana Works Accounts Service, as the case may be. The Pay & Accounts Officer/Assistant Pay & Accounts Officer or Pay and Accounts Officer of the Telangana 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.

11. 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 of July, 2018 at the latest. The Audit Officers (Pay & Accounts Officer, Deputy Directors of District Treasuries and Pay & Accounts Officer of Telangana Works Accounts Service, etc.) are requested not to admit the pay bills of the Office concerned for the month of July, 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 of July, 2017 to 30th of April, 2018, are drawn and credited to the General Provident Fund Account before 30th of June, 2018.

12. In respect of employees working in Government Offices in the Twin Cities, the Pay and Accounts Officer shall consolidate and furnish information in the proforma annexed (Annexure-I) to this order to the Finance (HRM.IV) Department to reach on or before 31st of September, 2018.

13. 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 15th of September, 2018.

14. 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 15th of October, 2018, and who in turn, shall furnish the consolidated information to Government by 31st of October, 2018.

15. In respect of employees of Local Bodies, the Drawing Officers shall furnish the above information in the prescribed proforma as per Annexure-II to the Audit Officer of the District concerned before 15th of August, 2018 and who will, in turn furnish the consolidated information to the Director of State Audit by 15th of September, 2018. The Director of State Audit in turn shall furnish the consolidated information to the Secretary to Government, Finance (HRM.IV) Department by 15th of October, 2018.

16. 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-II to the Director of Works Accounts by 15th of September, 2018, and who, in turn, shall furnish the information to the Finance (HRM.IV) Department by 15th of October, 2018.

17. 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.

18. All Departments of Secretariat and Heads of the Departments 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, Telangana, Hyderabad, are requested to issue suitable instructions to their subordinate Audit Officers so that these instructions are carefully followed by them.

19. The expenditure on the Dearness Allowance to the employees of Agricultural Market Committees and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation shall be met from their own funds in view of the orders issued in G.O.Ms.No.9, Finance (PC-I) Department, dated: 18.01.2010.


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