Grant of 36% Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners w.e.f. 1st July 2022
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 1st November, 2022.
The Pr. Chief Controller of Accounts(Home),
Ministry of Home Affairs,
MDCNS, New Delhi-110 001
Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2022 – regarding
I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.45/08/2017-FF(P) dated 25.4.2022(copy enclosed) regarding 32% Dearness Relief to be paid to the freedom fighter pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2022 and to say that recently Dearness Relief in respect of Central Government pensioners has been enhanced by 4% by the Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare, New Delhi’s O.M. No.42/07/2022-P&PW(D) dated 8.10.2022. Hence the Dearness Relief admissible to the Central Freedom Fighter/ spouse/ daughter pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 32% to 36% w.e.f. 01.07.2022. The revised amount of pension for various categories of pensioners after increase of 4% DR, i.e. total 36% Dearness Relief, will be as follows:
|Sl No.||Category of freedom fighters||Basic amount of pension (per month)||Enhanced amount of pension after adding 36% DR (per month) w.e.f. 01.07.2022|
|1.||Ex-Andaman Political prisoners/ spouses||Rs.30,000/-||Rs.40,800/-|
|2.||Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India/spouses||Rs.28,000/-||Rs.38,080/-|
|3.||Other Freedom fighters/ spouses including INA||Rs.26,000/-||Rs.35,360/-|
|4.||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, i.e. in the range of Rs.17,680/- to Rs.20,400/-|
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.