Thursday, 11 February 2016

GO MS 18 Dt.10.2.16. D A to State Gov. Employs form Jan 1st 2015

      GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH                                    ABSTRACT

 ALLOWANCES – Dearness Allowance – Dearness Allowance to the State Government Employees from 1st January 2015– Sanctioned – Orders – Issued.

           FINANCE (HR VI) DEPARTMENT
      G.O.Ms.No.18            Dated: 10-02-2016.

Read the following:

1.   G.O.Rt.No.95, General Administration (Spl. A) Department dated.
28-02-2013.
2.   G.O.Ms.No.102, Finance (PC-I) Department dated: 14.05.2014
3.   G.O.Ms.No.198, Finance (HRM.V) Department, dated: 09-10-2014.
4.  G.O.Ms.No.46, Finance (HRM.V-PC) Department, dated: 30.04.2015.
5.  G.O.Ms.No.47, Finance (HRM.V-PC) Department, dated: 30.04.2015.

O R D E R:
Government hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance (DA) sanctioned  in  the  Government  Orders  fifth  read  above  to  the  employees  of Government of Andhra Pradesh drawing pay in the Andhra Pradesh Revised Pay Scales, 2015 from 8.908 % of the basic pay to 12.052 % of basic pay from   1st January, 2015.

2.          The  Dearness  Allowance sanctioned in  the  above  para  shall  also  be payable to:
i)   The employees of Zilla Parishad, Mandal Parishad, Gram Panchayats,
Municipalities, Municipal Corporations, Agricultural Market Committees and Zilla Grandhalaya Samasthas, Work Charged Establishment, who are
drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015
ii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Aided Institutions including Aided Polytechnics who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015.
iii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Universities including Acharya N.G.
Ranga  Agricultural  University  and    Jawaharlal  Nehru  Technological
University who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised
Pay Scales, 2015.

3.          Government also hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance rates in respect of State Government employees drawing the Revised U.G.C Pay Scales, 2006, from 107% to 113% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January, 2015.


3.1.       The above rate of Dearness Allowance is also applicable to:

(i)     The  Teaching  and  Non-Teaching  staff  of  Government  and  Aided Affiliated Degree Colleges who are drawing pay in the Revised U.G.C Pay Scales, 2006.

(ii)   The Teaching staff of the Universities including the Acharya N.G.
Ranga    Agricultural    University    and    the    Jawaharlal    Nehru
Technological University and the Teaching staff of Govt. Polytechnics who are drawing pay in the Revised UGC/AICTE Pay Scales,2006.

4.          Government also hereby order the revision of  Dearness Allowance rates in respect of State Government employees drawing the Revised U.G.C Pay Scales 1996, from 212% to 223% of the basic pay with effect from 1st  January 2015, as DA equivalent to  50% Basic Pay was already merged through G.O.Ms.No.9, Higher Education (U.E.I) Department, dated: 8-2-2006 and G.O.(P)No.173, Finance (PC.I) Department, dated:23.07.2007.


4.1.       The above Dearness Allowance rate is also applicable to:

(i)     the  Teaching  and  Non-Teaching  staff  of  Government  and  Aided Affiliated Degree Colleges who are drawing pay in the Revised U.G.C Pay Scales, 1996.

(ii)   the Teaching staff of the Universities including the  Acharya N.G.
Ranga  Agricultural  University  and  the  Jawaharlal  Nehru Technological University and the Teaching staff of Govt. Polytechnics who are drawing pay in the Revised UGC/AICTE Pay Scales,1996.


5.        Government also hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance rates in respect of Judicial Officers whose pay scales were revised as per Fifth National Judicial Pay Commission Report vide G.O.Ms.No.60, Law (LA&J SC-F) Department, dated: 07.05.2003 from 212% to 223% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January
2015, as Dearness Allowance equivalent to 50% of basic pay was already merged as
Dearness pay vide G.O.Ms.No.27, Law (LA&J SC-F) Department, dated: 13.03.2008.

6.        Government also hereby order the revision of rates of Dearness Allowance in respect of Judicial Officers whose pay scales were revised as per Shri E.Padmanabhan Committee  Report  vide  G.O.Ms.No.73,  Law  (LA&J  SC-F)  Department  dated:
01.05.2010 from 107% to 113% with effect from 1st January 2015.


7.          Government hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance rate sanctioned in the G.O. third read above to the State Government employees in the Andhra Pradesh Revised Pay Scales 2010 from 77.896% of the basic pay to 83.032% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January, 2015 in the Revised Pay Scales of 2010.


7.1.         The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in  the above para shall also be payable to:

i)    The employees of Zilla Parishad, Mandal Parishad, Gram Panchayats, Municipalities,  Municipal  Corporations,  Agricultural  Market Committees and Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas and Work Charged Establishment who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2010.

ii)  Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Aided Institutions including Aided Polytechnics who are  drawing pay in  a  regular scale of  pay in  the Revised Pay Scales, 2010.

iii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Universities including the Acharya N.G.      Ranga    Agricultural    University,    the    Jawaharlal    Nehru Technological University who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2010.

8.        Government hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance rate sanctioned in the G.O. third read above to the State Government employees in the Andhra Pradesh Revised Pay Scales 2005 from 191.226% of the basic pay to 201.558% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January, 2015.

8.1.         The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in  the above para shall also be payable to:

i)    The employees of Zilla Parishad, Mandal Parishad, Gram Panchayats, Municipalities,  Municipal  Corporations,  Agricultural  Market Committees and Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas and Work Charged Establishment who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2005.

ii)  Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Aided Institutions including Aided Polytechnics who are  drawing pay in  a  regular scale of  pay in  the Revised Pay Scales, 2005.

iii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Universities including the Acharya N.G.      Ranga    Agricultural    University,    the    Jawaharlal    Nehru Technological University who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2005.


9.          Government hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance rate sanctioned in the G.O. 3rd   read above to the State Government employees in the Andhra Pradesh Revised Pay Scales, 1999 from 196.32% of the basic pay to 205.318 % of the basic pay with effect from    1st January, 2015 in the Revised Pay Scales of 1999.

9.1.      The  Dearness  Allowance  sanctioned  in  the  above  para  shall  also  be payable to:

i)      The employees of Zilla Parishad, Mandal Parishad, Gram Panchayats, Municipalities,  Municipal  Corporations,  Agricultural  Market Committees and Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas and Work Charged Establishment who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 1999.

ii)     Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Aided Institutions including Aided Polytechnics who are  drawing pay in  a  regular scale of  pay in  the Revised Pay Scales, 1999.

iii)    Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Universities including the Acharya N.G.      Ranga    Agricultural    University,    the    Jawaharlal    Nehru Technological University who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 1999.


10.        Government also hereby sanction an ad-hoc increase of Rs.100/- per month in cash to the Part-Time Assistants and Village Revenue Assistants from 1st January,
2015.

11.         The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the paras 1-9 above shall be paid in cash with the salary of March, 2016 payable on 01st  April, 2016. The arrears on account of payment of Dearness Allowance for the period from 1st January, 2015 to
29th  February, 2016 shall be credited to the General Provident Fund Account of the respective employees.

11.1.       However, in the case of employees who are due to retire on or before 30th June,  2016  the arrears of Dearness Allowance shall be drawn and paid in cash as the employee due to retire on superannuation is exempted from making any subscription to the General Provident Fund during the last four months of service.

11.2.      In respect of the employees who were appointed to Government service on or after 01.09.2004 and are governed by the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) of the arrears from 1st January, 2015 to 29th February, 2016, 10% of the DA arrears shall be credited to the PRAN accounts of the individuals along with the government share as per G.O.Ms.No.250, Finance (Pen.I) Department, dated: 06-09-2012 and the remaining 90% of arrears shall be paid in cash.

11.3.       In the event of death of any employee before the issue of these orders, the legal heir(s) shall be entitled to the arrears of Dearness allowance in cash.

12.         The term ‘Pay’ for this purpose shall be as defined in F.R.9 (21) (a) (i).

12.1.     The Drawing Officer shall prefer the bill on the Pay & Accounts Officer, Hyderabad, or the Pay & Accounts Officer/ the Assistant Pay & Accounts Officer of the Andhra Pradesh Works Accounts Service or the Treasury Officer, as the case may be, for the amount of arrears for the period from 1st January, 2015 to 29th February,
2016 to be adjusted to the General Provident Fund Account in the case of an employee who has opened a General Provident Fund Account.

12.2.     Bills for the adjustment of arrears of Dearness Allowance to the Compulsory Savings Account as per para 11.2, shall be presented at the same time as bills for crediting the arrears of Dearness Allowance to the General Provident Fund Account as per para-11.

13.        The Drawing Officers shall ensure that the Bills are supported by proper schedules in duplicate indicating details of the employee, the General Provident Fund Account  Number  and  the  amount to  be  credited to  the  General  Provident Fund Account, to the Pay & Accounts Officer/Treasury Officers/Assistant Pay & Accounts Officers or Pay & Accounts Officers of the Andhra Pradesh Works Accounts Service, as the case may be.  The Pay & Accounts Officer/Assistant Pay & Accounts Officer or Pay and Accounts Officer of the Andhra Pradesh Works Accounts Service/District Treasury Officer/Sub-Treasury Officer shall follow the usual procedure of furnishing one copy of the schedules along with bills to the Accountant General based on which the  Accountant General  shall  credit  the  amounts  to  the  General  Provident Fund Accounts of the individuals concerned.  The second copy of the schedules shall be furnished to the Drawing Officers with Voucher Numbers.

14.        All Drawing Officers are requested to ensure that the bills as per the above orders are drawn and the amounts credited to General Provident Fund Account by 15th April, 2016 at the latest.   The Audit Officers (Pay & Accounts Officer, Deputy Directors of  District Treasuries and  Pay &  Accounts Officer of Andhra Pradesh Works Accounts Service, etc.) are requested not to  admit the pay bills of the Office concerned for the month of  May, 2015 unless a certificate is enclosed to the bills to the effect that the arrears of difference in Dearness Allowance for the period from   1st January, 2015 to 29th  February, 2016 are drawn and credited to the General Provident Fund Account before 15th April, 2016.

15.        In respect of employees working in Government Offices in the Twin Cities, the  Pay  and  Accounts  Officer  shall  consolidate  and  furnish  information  in  the proforma annexed (Annexure-I) to this order to the Finance (HR VI) Department to reach on or before 15th June, 2016.


16.        All the Audit Officers (Sub-Treasury Officers) are requested to furnish the figures  of  the  amount  credited  to  the  General  Provident  Fund  Account  and  the amounts credited to Compulsory Savings Account in the prescribed proforma (Annexure-I) enclosed, to the District Treasury by 15th May, 2016.

17.        The Deputy Directors of District Treasuries in turn shall consolidate the information and furnish the same in the same proforma to the Director of Treasuries and Accounts by 15th  June, 2016, and who in turn, shall furnish the information to Government by 15th July, 2016.


18.        In respect of employees of Local Bodies, the Drawing Officers shall furnish the above information in the prescribed  proforma as per Annexure-II to the Audit Officer of the District concerned before 15th May, 2016 and who will, in turn furnish the consolidated information to the Director of State Audit by 15th June, 2016.  The Director of  State Audit in  turn shall furnish the  consolidated information to  the Secretary to Government, Finance (HR VI) Department by 15th July, 2016.

19.        In regard to the Project Staff, the Joint Director of Accounts of each Project shall furnish the information in the prescribed  proforma as per Annexure-II  to the Director of Works Accounts by 15th  June, 2016, and who, in turn, shall furnish the information to the Finance (HR VI) Department by 15th  July, 2016.

20.        All the Drawing and Disbursing Officers and Audit Officers are requested to intimate to the employees working under their control as to how much amount of arrears of Dearness Allowance is credited to the General Provident Fund Account as per the  Proforma annexed (Annexure-II) to this order. They are further requested to adhere  to  the  above  instructions  and  any  deviation  or  non-compliance of  these instructions will be viewed seriously.

21.        All Heads of the Departments and Departments of Secretariat are requested to issue suitable instructions to the Drawing and Disbursing Officers under their control and  to  see  that  these  instructions  are  followed  scrupulously.    The  Director  of Treasuries and Accounts/Director of State Audit/Pay & Accounts Officer/Director of Works Accounts, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, are requested to issue suitable instructions to their subordinate Audit Officers so that these instructions are carefully followed by them.

22.        The expenditure on the Dearness Allowance to the employees of Agricultural Market Committees, Greater Visakha Municipal Corporation and Vijayawada Municipal Corporation shall be met from their own funds in view of the orders issued vide G.O.Ms.No.9, Finance (PC.I) Department, dated: 18-01-2010.



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