Thursday, March 27, 2014

Finance Ministry Issued Orders on Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2014
Finmin Orders on DA - Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2014

No.1/1/2014-F-II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 27th March. 2014


Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2014.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.I-8/2013-E-II (B) dated 25th September, 2013 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 90% to 100% with effect from January, 2014.

2. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M. No.1(3)/2008-E-11(B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.

4. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not he made before the date of disbursement of salary of March. 2014.

5. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will he issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

6. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Four monthly meeting at C.O. on 24th March 2014

It was a routine formal meeting on items of Agendas published earlier.

The minutes will be posted as and when received.

Several issues were informally discussed and  approach of our Chief PMG was very positive and judicious.

While discussing about forced trainings and meetings on Sundays and Holidays, staff side expressed thanks for cancelling such meetings in previous week responding our email. In this matter he asked PMG Rajkot on the spot to let staff enjoy Sundays and Holidays with their families. Approach of SP Jamnagar was also discussed, who reported to Circle office that all GDS staff is willingly ready to attend meetings and meals on Sundays and Holidays!! CPMG also commented that it is not convincing. Even if few persons show readiness, how decisions can be applied to all? Staff side was satisfied with response given by CPMG.

Issue of local purchase of stationary and allied matters was also discussed. 

Some minor issues like pending approval for purchase of printers at BK Dn, force to prepare manual PA17 etc were also discussed.

It was importantly discussed about relief arrangement of officials whose approval and posting orders already issued two years or more back. It was clearly ordered that they will be relieved after recruitment of 2011-12 but till this date divisional and regional heads are submitting plea of shortage on retirement or promotions etc. Staff side urged to consider that if once they are relieved, vacancies would be calculated for next recruitment. If some result oriented action is not taken, so many PAs will remain awaiting their relief all the time and years together. Our CPMG assured to streamline processes and cause relief arrangements shortly.

 We are thankful for affirmative response.