GOVERNMENT OF HARYANA
Dated Chandigarh, the 6th July, 2020
1. All the Heads of Department and Commissioners of Divisions.
2. All the Deputy Commissioners and Sub Divisional Officers (Civil) in Haryana.
3. The Registrar, General Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh.
Subject:- Freezing of Dearness Allowance to Haryana Government employees and Dearness Relief to Haryana Government pensioners at current rates till July, 2021.
I have been directed to invite you kind attention towards letter No.1/1/2020-E-II(B) dated 23.04.2020 issued by Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, New Delhi on the subject noted above and to say that in view of the crisis arising out of Covid-19, it has been decided that additional instalment of Dearness Allowance payable to Haryana Government employees and Dearness Relief to Haryana Government pensioners, due from 1st January, 2020 shall not be paid. The additional instalments 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 Relief at current rates i.e. 17% will continue to be paid.
As and when the decision to release the future instalment 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 till 30th June, 2021 shall be paid.
Copy of these orders may also be downloaded from the official website of Finance Department i.e. www.finhry.gov.in.
Under Secretary Finance
for Additional Chief Secretary to Government Haryana,