Lucknow. The Yogi Government of UP has issued an order to give the benefit of Dearness Relief Hike to more than 12 lakh pensioners and family pensioners from July 2021. Now they will get 31 percent Dearness Relief instead of 28 percent. This order will not apply to Judges of High Court, servants of local bodies and public undertakings etc. In respect of pensioners and family pensioners of All India Services, orders will be issued separately.
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The Finance Department has issued this order of Dearness Relief Hike on Wednesday. This order will also be applicable to such pensioners of educational institutions aided by the state fund under the Department of Education and Technical Education, who are admissible pension / family pension at par with government pensioners. Authorization letter of Accountant General is not required for payment of additional relief on pension etc. On the basis of this mandate, the admissible dearness relief will be paid. These pensioners will also get arrears of five months (from July to November) of dearness relief increase along with the pension received in January.
Joint Pensioners Welfare Committee UP’s convener NP Tripathi has expressed his gratitude to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for ordering three percent increase in dearness relief. Tripathi has demanded from the state government that in future the order of increased dearness allowance / dearness relief to the pensioners should be issued simultaneously.