Dearness Relief to Re-employed Pensioners
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
New Delhi, dated: 16.10.2019
All Zonal Railways/Production Units.
Payment of DR to re-employed pensioners-reg.
terms of DOP&PW’s O.M. No. 45/73197-P&PW(G) dated 02.07.1999,
circulated to Railways vide Board’s letter No.F(E)III/99/PN1/21 dated
05.08.1999, re-employed pensioners who held Group ‘A’ post or posts of the ranks of Commissioned Officers, at the time of their retirement,
are not entitled for any dearness relief on their pension during the
period a pensioner is re-employed under the Central or State Government
or in a Statutory Corporation/Company/Body/Bank under them in India or
2. Instances have come to the notice of Board
seeking clarification on how to regulate the dearness relief in cases
where Group ‘A’ Railway Officers re-employed in Joint Ventures and
companies registered as the private under the Ministry of Corporate
Affairs (MCA) in which government shareholding was below 50% at the time
of their joining and subsequently the shareholding of Government has
gone more than 50%. The issue was examined in consultation with Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW),
nodal department of Government on pensionary matters. The clarification
received from DOP&PW vide their O.M. dated 22.02.2018 has been
considered by Board.
3. DOP&PW vide their O.M.
dated 22.02.2018 has clarified that the pensioner whose last pay drawn
is protected and is not fixed at the minimum in the re-employed post in a
Government or Corporation/Company/Body/Bank under the Government, he
would not be entitled to dearness relief on pension while working in the
re-employed post. For this purpose all Corporations/Companies which are
owned by the Government are to be treated as Corporations/Companies
under the Government. Further, such Corporations/Companies, though not
directly owned by the Government but more than 50% of their shareholding
lies with the Government and/or Government Companies are also required
to be treated as Corporations/Companies under the Government for the
purpose of regulating Dearness Relief on pension (copy enclosed).
Strict compliance of the aforesaid instructions may be ensured while
deciding the cases of Dearness Relief on pension on re-employment.
D.A.: As above.
Director Finance (Estt.),