Dearness Relief (DR) Arrears Calculator for Central Government Pensioners
The central government has recently announced the postponement of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief for its employees and pensioners from 1.1.2020 to June 2021, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. This has impacted all central government employees, pensioners, and family members for a period of 18 months. Although the finance ministry has lifted the suspension, arrears for the suspended period will not be released yet. Various Unions, Federations, and JCM Staff sides have demanded immediate release of arrears. To assist employees and pensioners in calculating their arrears for the past 18 months based on their basic salary, we are providing a simple and easy-to-use online tool – the DR (Dearness Relief) Arrears Calculator for CG Pensioners.
Pension Arrears Calculation 2021
- 1st January 2020 to 30th June 2020: 21% of Basic Pension
- 1st July 2020 to 30th December 2020: 24% of Basic Pension
- 1st January 2021 to 30th June 2021: 28% of Basic Pension
COVID-19 Impact on Govt Pensioners
We have assumed to hike the Dearness Relief for the two installments from July to December 2020 and Jan to June 2021 will be each 3% of the basic pension. The expectation may differ! We have presented here a ready reckoner table for all pensioners from pay levels 1 to 5. A rough calculation of loss in Dearness relief for the frozen period of one and half years (Jan 2020 to June 2021).
31% of Dearness Relief from July 2021
The Union Cabinet Committee today approves a 3% of additional Dearness Allowance for Central Government employees, pensioners, and family pensioners with effect from July 2021. The total DA is hiked to 31%.
The Department of Expenditure already issued orders on release of 28% Dearness Relief for Central Government Pensioners with effect from 1st July 2021. [Click to view order]
Also check: 7th CPC Pension Calculation
18 Months DR Arrears Table
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