Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners @ 32% w.e.f. 01.01.2022 admissible to the Central Freedom Fighter/ spouse/ daughter pensioners.
F.No.45/08/2017 -FF(P) Government of India/ Bharat Sarkar Ministry of Home Affairs/ Grih Mantralaya Freedom Fighters & Rehabilitation Division
2nd Floor, NDCC-II Building, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi -110 001, Dated, the 8th April 2022
To The Pr. Chief Controller of Accounts(Home), Ministry of Home Affairs, MDCNS, New Delhi-110 OO1
Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2022– regarding
I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.45/08/2017-FF(P) dated 23.11.2021 (copy enclosed) regarding 29% Dearness Relief to be paid to the freedom fighter pensioners w.e.f, 01.07.2021 and to say that recently Dearness Relief in respect of Central Government pensioners has been enhanced by 3% by the Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, New Delhi’s O.M. No.42/07/2021- P&PW(D) dated 5.04.2022. Hence the Dearness Relief admissible to the Central Freedom Fighter/ spouse/ daughter pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 29% to 32% w.e.f, 01.01.2022. The revised amount of pension for various categories of pensioners after increase of 3% DR i.e. total 32% Dearness Relief will be as follows:
CATEGORY OF FREEDOM FIGHTERS
BASIC AMOUNT OF PENSION (PER MONTH)
ENHANCED AMOUNT OF PENSION AFTER ADDING 32% DR (PER MONTH) W.E.F. 01.01.2022
Ex-Andaman Political prisoners/spouses
Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India/spouses
Other Freedom fighters / spouses including INA
Dependent parents/ eligible daughters (maximum 3 daughters at any point of time)
50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the freedom fighters, i.e. in the range of Rs.13,000/- to Rs.15,000/-
50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the freedom fighters, ie. in the range of Rs.16,380/- to Rs.19,900/-
2. Further, it is also clarified that as per Policy Guidelines dated 06.08.2014, TDS is not applicable in respect of Central Samman Pension.
3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.