Central PAO has changed the system of Payment of revised Dearness Relief to the pensioners

CPAO is responsible for processing the pension cases of Central Civil Pensioners, Freedom fighters (SSS Yojana), Justices of the Supreme Court, Members of Parliament, etc and issuing the Special Seal Authorities for implementation by the CPPCs of authorized banks. The Dearness relief on the pension payment is payable to the pensioners at the rates specified by the respective office from time to time. The necessary orders in this regard are issued by the concerned departments and are available on their websites.

Now vide their letter dt 06 January 2022 they have intimated all CPPCs that Dearness Relief (DR) to Pensioners should be paid immediately by the CPPCs after downloading copies of Govt. Orders issued by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW), Freedom Fighters & Rehabilitation (FFR) Division, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Justice, Ministry of Civil Aviation & Tourism, Department of Public Enterprises, etc by accessing their website. CPPCs should not wait for the Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) to reiterate the orders related to DR release issued by the concerned Ministries/Departments.  The instructions in this regard have already been mentioned in the SSA issued by CPAO.

It has been observed by the CPAO that CPPCs of Banks are waiting for CPAO to reiterate the orders related to DR release and issue additional circulars in this regard. Therefore they have again brought to the notice of the authorised banks that their CPPCs should immediately pay the revised Dearness Relief to pensioners after orders to this effect have been issued by the competent authority

Copy of the CPAO letter is here :-

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