Dearness Relief or DR to central authorities pensioners, household pensioners has been elevated by 3% to 34%, with impact from 1st January 2022.








Good News for Lakhs of pensioners





According to the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW), the Dearness Relief or DR to central authorities pensioners, household pensioners has been elevated by 3% to 34%, with impact from 1st January 2022.












The division by a tweet knowledgeable that it has issued orders rising the DR obtainable to Central Government pensioners, household pensioners of the fundamental pension, and household pension, efficient 1 January 2022.

It should be famous that the DR is payable on the unique primary pension previous to commutation.

Few days again, the Centre had accepted the discharge of a further installment of DA to central authorities staff and DR to pensioners, representing a hike of three % over the prevailing worth of 31 % of the fundamental wage, to compensate for the value rise.

This enhance is according to the accepted method which is predicated on the suggestions of the seventh Central Pay Commission and the extra installment can be efficient from 1 January 2022.












As per the workplace memorandum dated 5th April 2022, “The undersigned is directed to seek advice from this Department’s OM No. 42/7/2021 – P&PW(D) dated 27. 10.2021 on the topic talked about above & to state that the President is happy to determine that the DR admissible to Central Government pensioners/household pensioners shall be elevated from the prevailing fee of 31% to 34% w.e.f 01/01/2022.

The charges of Dearness Relief can be relevant to the next classes:-

Civilian Central Government Pensioners or Family Pensioners that embrace Central Govt. absorbee pensioners within the PSU or Autonomous Bodies concerning whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No. 4/34/2002-P&PW(D)Vol.II dated 23/06/2017 for restoration of full pension after the expiry of commutation interval of fifteen years.












The Armed Forces Pensioners, and Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates.

  • All India Service Pensioners

  • Railway Pensioners or household pensioners

  • Pensioners who’re in receipt of provisional pension

  • The Burma Civilian pensioners or household pensioners and pensioners or households of displaced Government Pensioners from Burma or Pakistan, concerning whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 1 1.09.2017.

The Pensioner’s Portal web site says, “Dearness Relief is normally announced twice a year during the months of March and September. Hence in January & February, the DR on Pension/Family Pension is calculated according to the DR Rates available for the month of December of the previous year. Likewise, for the month of July & August, DR is calculated according to the DR rates available for the month of June.”












Arrears of DR for January, February and July, August can be disbursed by the involved authorities in April & October, respectively.

Last month, it was introduced that the DA part of central authorities staff’ salaries has been elevated. As per the notification, the Dearness Allowance has been elevated by 3 % to 34 %.








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