No. 1/1/2020-E-11 (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 23rd April , 2020.
Subject: Freezing of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees
and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current
rates till July 2021.
The undersigned is directed to say that in view of the crisis arising out of
COVID-19, it has been decided that the additional installment of Dearness
Allowance payable to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners, due from 1st January 2020 shall not be paid. The additional installments of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief due from 1st July 2020 and 1st January 2021 shall also not be paid. However, Dearness Allowance and Dearness Rel ief at current rates will continue to be paid.
2. As and when the decision to release the future installment of Dearness
Allowance and Dearness Relief due from 1st July 2021 is taken by the Government, the rates of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief as effective from 1st January 2020, 1st July 2020 and 1st January 2021 will be restored prospectively and will be subsumed in the cumulative revised rate effective from 1st July 2021 . No arrears for the period from 1st January 2020 ti ll 30th June 2021 shall be paid.
3 These orders shall be applicable to all Central Government employees and
Central Government pensioners.
(Annie George Mathew)
Additional Secretary to the Government of India
(i) All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India (as per
standard distribution list).
(ii) Ministry of Railways
(iii) Ministry of Defence
Copy to: C&AG, UPSC, etc. as per standard endorsement list.