Enhanced DA after Retirement on 30th June and 31st December to be considered for Retirement Benefits
Shri. JVSR.Krishna raised an important issue in our comments forum. Considering the merits of this issue, we posted here to draw the attention of authorities concerned to take necessary action to address the grievances of similarly placed retiring government servants.
Dearness Allowance & Dearness Relief:
As per the prevailing conditions, Govt of India sanctioning DA once in 6 months i.e. 1st Jan. & 1st July. Based on consumer price index, due to raise in the inflation for the period of once in 6 months i.e. 1st Jan. to 30th June & 1st July to 31st December respectively DA being sanctioned to those Central Govt. employees and as DR to the Central Govt. Pensioners. This DA/DR is cumulatively added every month, for administrative convenience, it was being sanctioned once in 6 months. For those Central Govt. employees who were having DOB 1st of any month are being forcibly superannuated on the last working day of the preceding month. Particularly, those who were having DOB 1st Jan. & 1st July, though they have completed 6 months, sanctioned DA was not considered for calculating Retirement benefits viz. Gratuity & Leave encashment purpose.
Retired Government servants is entitled for revised rate of D.A
whether a retired Government servant is entitled for revised rate of D.A., which comes into force after such Government servant retires from service on attaining the age of superannuation.
As per the Honble. CAT judgement, DA was allowed for calculation of retirement benefits; to those retired on 30th June (DA was sanctioned next to their retirement date. The said case was appealed in Honble. High Court of A.P. the WP was dismissed, further, Govt. of India appealed as SLP in Honble. Supreme Court of India, there also it was dismissed.
Orders were issued for implementation of DA to the Central Govt. Servants, who were working in Accountant General Office, Hyderabad. The same was implemented.
Since, it is a common issue, individuals who were worked in various Departments of Central Govt. should not insisted that who ever will proceed litigation, it will be implemented. It shall be implemented across the board to all the employees to save the money & man power of Govt. of India to avoid litigations.
References: a) CAT Hyderabad Bench OA No.552 of 2003;
b) High Court , Andhra Pradesh WRIT PETITION NO.26506 OF 2012 dt.11/9/2012
c) Supreme Court SLP No.16237/2013 dt.27.10.2014
d) Through Lr No.PAG(G&SSA)/Legal Cell/RTI/F.No.118/2016-17/D.No.45 dt.02/11/2016 intimated that Supreme Court order was implemented for payment of Retirement Gratuity & cash equivalent to leave salary.
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Respected sir, Retirees whose DOB 1.1.1956 and forced to retire on 31.12.2015 they worked last 10 years till pay commission comes, they should be benefitted by giving assessment benefits like other technical staff, it is so important issue, concerned committees should consider the same.
As stated above, whose DOB 1.1.1956 and forced to retire on 31.12.2015 lost all the 7th pay commission benefits for one day though they worked last 10 years after 6th pay commission are there some hopes to get some benefit? Also is there proposal for Administrative staff assessment like technical staff benefitted? Pl. reply
Andhra Pradesh government vide GO Ms No 235F&P (FW-FR-II)date7.10.98 grant one notional increment to those who have completed one year service on the day of superannuation Please initiate similar incremental grant for Central Govt retirees too
Dear Rajendran Sir,
I agree fully with u for sanction of increment for those who have completed one year and retired on 30th June and those are having DOB 1st July of the year. As a special case, Tamil Nadu Govt. sanctioned an increment to their employees who completed one year and retired on 30th June.
Based on the Tamil Nadu Govt. GO dt. 31.12.2014, our NC JCM submitted a representation dt. 6-7-2015 to the DOPT requesting to implement the same to the Central Govt. employees also. After submitting the representation to the DOPT, they never bothered to make a follow up action.
Recently, I have made an RTI requesting to provide action initiated by the DOPT based on the representation of NC JCM, but shocked to receive reply stating that they could not traced representation submitted by the NC JCM, that is the fate of increment issue. If it is the case, how, the issue of granting increment will be solved.
I also brought to the notice of NC JCM the reply given by the DOPT in response to my RTI application and requested once again to follow up the issue.
Let us hope, some body will come forward after reading this article from Gservants to resolve the sanction of increment issue.
Like grant of DA for those retired employees having DOB on 1st of Jan and 1st of July, grant of one increment to those retired on 30.06. may also be considered since they have completed one year of service.
Thank you Mr. Krishna. you have really provided such valuable information which will certainly benefited us in due course to get the revised gratuity, leave salary based on the DA sanctioned w.e.f 1.1.16 just on the date on which literally attain the age of 60 though retired on 31.12.15. Let we fight for similarly placed pensioners.