State finance department establishment & ROP Cell have notified on payment of dearness allowance to the state government employees. According to an official bulletin, Toshi Aier, additional chief secretary & finance commissioner, informed that the details as below:
No.FIN/ROP/4/84 (VOL-I) Dated Kohima the 26th October 2010:
The officer in-charge has been directed to refer to this Department O.M. No. FIN/ROP/4/84 (Vol-I) dated 30th October, 2009 and to say that the Governor of Nagaland is pleased to grant Dearness Allowance/Additional Dearness Allowance with effect from 01.01.2010 and 01.07.2010 to the State Government employees at the following revised rates and subject to the following conditions:-
(i) Dearness Allowance for employees drawing: pay under ROP Rules. 2010:
With effect from 1.4.2010 to 30.6.2010 from the existing rate of 27% to 35% and w.e.f. 1.7.2010 from 35% to 45% of pay in the Pay Band including Grade Pay.
(ii) Dearness Allowance for employees drawing: pay under ROP Rules 1999:
With effect from 1.1.2010 to 30.6.2010 from the existing rate of 73% to 87% and w.e.f. 1.7.2010 from 87% to 103% of pay including Dearness Pay.
(iii) Additional Dearness Allowance for employees drawing: pay under ROP Rules, 1993 With effect from 1.1.2010 to 30.6.2010 from the existing rate of 333% to 371% and w.e.f. 1.7.2010 from 371% to 415% of pay.
1. The term ‘Pay’ for the purpose of calculation of Dearness Allowance/Additional Dearness Allowance shall be the pay drawn in the prescribed scale of pay (including Dearness Pay in respect of employees drawing pay in the pay scale under ROP’99), stagnation increment(s) if any, and non-practicing allowance but shall not include any other types of pay like special pay or personal pay etc.
2. The Dearness Allowance /Additional Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of FR 9(21).
3. The amount of Dearness Allowance/Additional Dearness Allowance shall be round off to the nearest rupee. Fraction of 50 paise and above shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee and the fraction of less than 50paise shall be ignored.
4. These orders shall also apply to the employees appointed on contract against sanctioned posts, and drawing pay in identical scale applicable to the regular employees of the corresponding categories. But these orders shall not apply to the work-charged employees (whether on time scale of pay or on fixed daily/monthly wages) nor shall these orders apply to any other categories of employees on fixed monthly pay or on daily wages.
5. The whole of the arrears from 01.01.2010 to 31.10.2010 shall be credited to the respective GPF/CPF accounts of the employees concerned. Cash payment shall be made from November, 2010 salary onwards (that is, from the salaries of November, 2010 payable in December, 2010). No part of the arrears upto 31.10.2010 be paid in cash except in respect of those employees who have already retired from service, or have died or are due to RETIRE ON SUPERANNUATION on or before 28.02.2011. The Government servant who has not yet opened Provident Fund Account can be allowed to draw the arrears only after the Provident Fund Accounts are opened so that the arrears can be credited to their Provident Fund Accounts. Arrears of DA/ADA may have to be paid in cash in respect of those employees who are not required to subscribe to Provident Fund under the Rules applicable to them.
6. All heads of offices/DDOs are hereby instructed to carefully scrutinize all arrears DA/ AD A bills to ensure that ‘No Cash Payments’ are allowed except in respect of those who have already retired or died or are due to ‘Retire On Superannuation’ on or before 28.02.2011. All such bills must be clearly certified, to that effect, by the head of office/DDO concerned. In case of Government servant due to retire on superannuation, the exact date of retirement shall be recorded in each case. In case of gazetted officers claiming cash payment on account of being due for retirement on superannuation certificate to that effect indicating the exact date of retirement shall be recorded on the body of the bill. Treasury Officer shall personally ensure that no cash payment of arrears in respect of serving gazetted officers is allowed in the absence of such certificate.
7. In regard to the credit of arrear to the Contributory Provident Fund, there shall be no matching contribution by the Government.
8. The amount of arrears credited to the Provident Funds shall not be treated as accumulation for the purpose of temporary or Non-refundable withdrawals till 29.02.2012. While sanctioning temporary or Non-refundable withdrawals from Provident Funds, the sanctioning authority shall take care to EXCLUDE this lump sum credit till 29.02.2012. However, this condition shall not apply in case of final withdrawal form Provident Funds in respect of employees who have retired, died or have ceased to be in service otherwise.
9. The amount of arrear credited to Provident Funds under these orders shall earn interest at normal rate.