To compensate for rise in the cost of living, the state government has sanctioned dearness relief to its pensioners and family pensioners at the following rates, in supersession of the rates sanctioned earlier w.e.f, January 1, 2010. For the period of January 1, 2010 to March 31, 2010 (under pre-RoP, 2010): from the existing rate of 73 % to 87 % of Basic Pension (BP)/Family Pension (FP) (including dearness pension in case of pre-April 1, 2004 pensioners/family pensioners) per month.
From April 1, 2004 onwards (under RoP, 2010): from the existing rate of 27 % to 35 % of revised Basic Pension (BP)/Family Pension (FP) per month; payment of dearness relief involving fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to next higher rupee; other provision governing dearness relief to pensioners such as regulation of dearness relief on re-employment, regulation of dearness relief where more than one pension is drawn etc will remain unchanged.
An office memorandum issued by additional chief secretary and finance commissioner Toshi Aier has authorized public sector banks, treasuries, sub treasuries have been requested to arrange payment of dearness relief to the pensioners.
Accountant general Kohima have also been informed to circulate the memorandum to all state accountants general so that government pensioners drawing pension under their jurisdictions may be authorized for payment of relief at the earliest.